Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
I hope to run week long courses for people who would like to try this lovely form of textile painting and dyeing: perhaps even starting this spring.
Monday, October 23, 2006
Saturday, October 21, 2006
I fumed quietly for some time, whilst trying to hold on to my architect Boucoum's advice: calme-toi Sophie, c'est l'Afrique. Then I decided not to have him dig up what he had planted but instead to get some more pawpaws and simply have him plant those too but exactly where I want them, in my presence, in between his rows, thus ruining his scheme. Am I being a dreadful and cruel memsahib?
is green and Mopti surrounded by inundated rice fields- the Bani is swollen and wide as a lake, where in May it was reduced to a trickle. But soon this abundance will make way for the dusty ochre and terracotta which is the normal palette of the Sahel.
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Spent the afternoon packing a HUGE new suitcase with clothes doubling up as security wrapping around yet another 44 solar powered 'Charlie Dimmock elegant garden lights' from Woolworths in Portobello Road. (see last July entries) Sorry to go on about these lights, but they were now down to an incredible £9.99 reduced from £59.99! I mean, how could I possibly NOT buy up the whole lot??? At least the Djenne Djenno gardens will be twinkling away in an ecologically impeccable manner, although it won't be possible to run the rest of the place on solar power, alas..
Thursday, October 05, 2006
If I show the picture above- as a symbolic representation, will people understand or will they think that they have to eat their soup with ladles made from old cars?? Hmmm...an arrogant part of me says that if they don't get it, I don't want them at my hotel anyway. But clearly that's no way to be a nice hoteliere, is it?