Wouldn’t you though?
11th Jun 2013
Fantastic art exhibition in North Oxford
10th May 2013
I popped into the lovely Sarah Wiseman Gallery in Oxford’s Summertown a while ago and Sarah gave me a sneaky preview of some of the paintings and prints of an upcoming exhibition by the much-admired Catherine Rayner. Then I promptly forgot …Read more you may also like...
26th Jan 2013
I came across this on ANother magazine today. It’s a zebra, painted onto a hand. No reason to post it other than I think it’s both bonkers and beautiful. It’s by Guido Daniele, an Italian artist who clearly has …Read more you may also like...
FOUND: Culture and Countryside in central Oxford
25th Oct 2012
I touched on this a few posts back, but there’s a lovely half-day to be had in central Oxford, either on your own, with kids or extended family that effortlessly includes a bit of culture, a lovely walk, and some …Read more you may also like...
WIN! A gorgeous Illuminated Canvas for your wall
2nd Oct 2012
I absolutely love these sparkly LED-lit pictures from Oxfordshire-based company Illuminated Canvas. Brilliant for wedding presents, personalising bedrooms or even – my favourite – displaying your kids favourite works of art. There are loads of different canvases to choose from, …Read more you may also like...
REVIEW: Edward Lear exhibition at The Ashmolean, Oxford
22nd Sep 2012
I don’t know about you, but I love going to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. It’s really calming, beautifully set out and, apart from some not-so-great expereriences in the cafe which is a bit too school canteen for my liking …Read more
EXHIBITION: Unmissable modern sculpture at Waddesdon Manor
17th Sep 2012
Waddesdon Manor is my ‘local’ National Trust estate, and it’s greatly admired and loved round here, because there’s something for everyone, from the gorgeous woodland playground for kids, vast well-kept grounds and the treasures of the house itself. Somehow I …Read more you may also like...
ART: Last few days of Jenny Saville’s exhibition in Oxford
10th Sep 2012
If you’re going into Oxford this week, take a 30-second detour from the Westgate Centre and see the last few days of the Jenny Saville exhibition at lovely Modern Art Oxford gallery in Pembroke Street. I popped in on a whim …Read more you may also like...
Vermeer on a hangover – feels pretty good!
22nd Apr 2012
Hangovers, children and museums are not a natural mixymatchy. God knows I was struggling with Visions of Mughal India today…! But my blood pressure dropped pleasantly as I approached Vermeer’s painting, Young Woman Seated at a Virginal at the Ashmolean. A late …Read more you may also like...
Dinosaurs – always a winner!
4th Apr 2012
Had a lovely time with my 3 and 4 year olds today at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, peering at T-Rex skeletons, stuffed foxes, pinned beetles and whole aviaries of taxidermied birds. If you haven’t been to the Pitt …Read more you may also like...