The very act of re-telling a story through generations is a wonderful thing, I love the tradition and the family embellishments that go with it.
Red Riding Hood is amongst my favourites not least because of her iconic red cape, there are so many illustrations of her, I really love this one.
This Christmas I shall be giving Louise Rowe's amazing Red Riding Hood Pop up book
It is quite scary!
Beautifully crafted and in a wonderful muted forest colour palette - have a look at it if you have a chance, you wont be disappointed. ( She has just published a new version of Hansel & Gretel too! I should be very grateful if Father Christmas popped one into my stocking - if your reading this Mr.Lane? )
Red Riding Hood as an image translates so well, this 1930's poster looks fantastic
as does this gorgeous etching
I remember being up far too late one Friday night whilst my parnts were out when I came across The Company of Wolves being shown on Channel 4 back in the early days!
It was a delicious behind the sofa experience!
I hadn't a clue what was going on, do you remember it?
The Company of Wolves was a 1984 gothic fantasy - horror film . The film is based on the werewolf stories in Angela Carter's short story collection The Bloody Chamber ( The Company of Wolves ,Wolf-Alice and The Werewolf ).
There is a new film being released March 2011
a gothic horror re-imagining of the fairy tale set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf. A young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter much to her family's displeasure....
Hmmm, sounds interesting.......
Have a warm weekend, and be very careful if you venture into the woods.............
Last night the village gathered together to celebrate Bonfire Night.
A large bonfire, a muddy field, fireworks, hot-dogs, soup and friends and neighbours.
It was a wonderfully simple and low key affair ~ looking around I was struck by the image of everyones' faces pointed up to the heavens illuminated by glowing firelight and heightened by the rythmic bursting of huge starry sparkles and coloured chrysanthemum flower heads exploding above our heads.
This morning, feeling more refelctive than ever! I reach for the TOAST AW2010 magazine and lose myself in the fantastic images for a while
Feeling inspired by the homely images I am off to make boiled egg and soldiers followed by blackcurrant jam on hefty wholemeal bread
and then off to market to buy casserole ingredients ~ I do like to cook when I am melancholy!
Tonight I am planning to put my feet up and stay at home
I am blessed as my husband is a very, very “good man” indeed.
He always behaves honestly and honourably and I marvel at the admiration I still feel for him after these eleven years of marriage.
His Father was also a very good man and we have had good reason to reflect on this of late.
Our lives are full of uncertainty , we have been on a rollercoaster ride full of hope and disappointment and now for a moment, hope again. Through all of this my boy has been stoic and wise and good humoured and true and I? A rudderless ship bounced around on the tides of fortune have been elated and battered by equal measure and still he steadies me and guides me home to safety.
Thank you my love.
The moment when, after many years Of hard work and a long voyage You stand in the centre of your room, house, half acre, square mile, island, country, knowing at last how you got there, and say “I own this”
Oh good, you found me!
It is such a little Lane and hard to find! This is where I carve my name in the bark.
Stepping down the Lane you will find tales from the Sussex High Weald and other everyday ramblings!
I simply like to notice things, you know just to be curious that's what I do!