Roman Cardamom Biscuits

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Apologies for the delay in posts. Like most jobs, I suppose, the art gallery world has distinct seasons that are marked by the important art auctions and art fairs in each city. For London Old Master paintings dealers, the busiest season is July, when we have the Masterpiece Fair (and several others), Old Masters auctions, and various themed weeks in a row. We hold our annual exhibition during this time, so needless to say, I’ve been flat out. Continue reading

Cardamom Buns and the WI Walks

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As some of you may know, I joined the Islington chapter of the Women’s Institute back in the Fall. The WI is a women’s charitable organisation that is now celebrating its 100th year. Originally founded during the First World War to support rural women and assist the war effort, the WI has evolved over the years into a well-known cultural institution. In particular, in recent years it has become more popular in urban areas and with younger women who have the same desire to form communities, learn new skills, contribute to charity, and advocate for positive change that the original founding members had. Continue reading