Tuesday evening on the University of Essex campus, at Wivenhoe House, before going in for dinner. In 1759, Thomas Reynolds was commissioned by Isaac Rebow to build this, now Grade II listed, property. Later, in 1816, Rebow's descendant, Major-General Francis Slater Rebow commissioned John Constable to paint the house and grounds. That painting became part … Continue reading Tuesday Evening
The air is milder, the days little-by-little longer, now, I feel it is but a short hop to Spring. In the morning, I leave for work as the sun comes up, and in the evening, I leave for home just as it sets. Winter is clocking off.
Yesterday was a good day. To be clear, I do see most days that way; I can usually find occasion to smile and moments of gratitude. Unusually, yesterday was aware how good it was, too, and reminded me frequently. Now, it's almost daylight when I leave the house in the morning, telling me Spring is … Continue reading Sunset on a Good Day
Once upon a time, the campus of the University of Essex was simply Wivenhoe Park. Now, the University expands ever-faster with ever-increasing student numbers and ever-changing demands - so, much of the Park has been built over. Of the few spaces remaining in which to breathe and be still, this is my favourite - by … Continue reading A Seat With a View