Thursday, 20 March 2014

The journey home and a return view of the Alps

A packed flight back to Gatwick.  The past few days have been much warmer: can spring have come to the Alps? Still lots of snow - can see ski stations and roads winding through the mountains.
Back in London, the blossom is at its peak.

The next morning the petals on the cherry trees in Ravenscourt Park look like so many pieces of mosaic. 
Imagine placing each one on the tree.
Am on my morning run but stop. Life is short like the three days of glory of the cherry trees etc.

Reading and watching

  • Foot by Foot to Santiago de Compostela/Judy Foot
  • The Testament of Mary with Fiona Shaw at the Barbican
  • The Testament of Mary/Colm Toibin
  • Schwanengesang/Schubert - Tony Spence
  • Journals/Robert Falcon Scott
  • Fugitive Pieces/Ann Michaels
  • Unless/Carol Shields
  • Faust/Royal Opera House
  • The Art of Travel/Alain de Botton
  • Mad Men Series 6
  • A Week at The Airport/Alain de Botton
  • The Railway Man/Eric Lomax
  • Bright Lights, Big City/Jay McInerney
  • Stones of Venice/John Ruskin
  • The Sea, the Sea/Iris Murdoch
  • Childe Harold/Lord Byron
  • All The Pretty Horses/Cormac McCarthy
  • Extreme Rambling/Mark Thomas
  • Story of my Life/Jay McInerney
  • Venice Observed/Mary McCarthy