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Jane Cumberbatch  Long time writer, thinker, designer, stylist, gardener and photographer of books on simple style blog: http://www.purestyleonline.com/blog.asp

More #painting
#writing, less #pontificating and #netflix in #2019 I hope it will be a good one for you all too🥂#stilllife #oilpainting #narcissi #simplestyle #purecolour #purestyle

After the tinsel looking forward to 2019 and #spring things #narcissi #bulbs #enamelware #simplestyle #naturalhome #purecolour #purestyle

Looking up to the peg doll Christmas fairy dressed in her silk finery.. She was made about 30 years ago by Irene, an elderly actress friend who created whole casts of peg doll characters.. #xmastree #decorations #simplestyle #purestyle #stripes #naturalchristmas #cotton-ticking #locationhouse @light_locations

More cuttings from the nineties!: 21 years on and Part 2 of #asimplechristmas I am still enjoying #simple #homemade #natural ideas . Just got the box of decorations down from the attic with all the old favourites . The small boy will be 30 in January... #purestyle #simplestyle #purecolour #sundaytelegraph @simonbrownphotography

#oranges and #lemons #seasonalcitrus #olhaomarket plump, juicy, sweet and sour, vit c, #watercolour #purecolour, purestyle

Lit the fire last night burning fragrant #olivewood and the smoke wafted up the #chimney - no mean little chimney pot this, and a typical #algarvian feature #simplestyle #houseforrent #summerholidays #whitedetails #purestyledetail #purecolour

#roastchestnuts #castanhas #olhao #seasonal #streetsnack served from hot coals 2 euros a bag with a pinch of sea salt. #simplefood #glutenfree #purestyle

Ambling up the #Avenida past the exhibition with retro #blackandwhite views of #Olhao .. not so much has changed in parts but then so much more has changed in others that the past is more another planet than another country. On my way to the market: #fig-cakes and #mojama dried Tuna for Christmas treats. #purecolour #purestyle

21 years ago(the small person is now 24 ) we were living in #spitalfields,not a hipster in sight then,#simplechristmas #timelessstyle #purestylechristmas #diywrappingpaper #papercrowns #potatoprints #driedfruitwreathes #sundaytelegraph #purecolour purestyle

End of the week, west light and the sun going down. As well as my #paintingskills I have been learning the art of #motorbikepillon person en route to the Thursday class with a fellow student at #morleycollege. I am quite good now at leaning in to a turn without a wave of nausea and fear and keeping eyes open through close up encounters with every form of vehicle as we snake a zippy 15 minute journey through the thick city traffic. Really missed it last night taking the usual sluggish hour and a bit trip on the 59. Even missed the slight stomach churning upon any form of acceleration. But then a real shock. Wrecked at the lights by my Imperial War Museum stop , a heap of crunched wheels plastic and metal from an earlier accident. I hope the injuries weren’t grave. Will not let it stop me getting back in the saddle next time. #keepongoing #londonlife #simplestyle #locationhouse #locationbedroom @lightlocations #purecolour #purestyle

Only 30 more bulbs to plant and a final push into the murk (was it really golden yesterday?)where I think a scattering of #remsfavourite #tulips under the rose standards in the front garden will make inviting raspberry ripple colour in spring. Meanwhile, more colour focus and having a go at painting this #pomegranate whose ruby jewel like seeds are so sweet.. it’s one of a pair-from a huge crate outside a sprawling fruit and veg shop on #TootingHighRoad which is named as one of the top ten coolest neighbourhoods in the world by #TheLonelyPlanet guide.....Certainly has sparkly saris, fab Indian vegetarian grub and Alfonso mangoes in season ... wasn’t quite the place to be when I was a south London teenager fleeing the ‘burbs each Saturday on the 49 to hippy Kensington market #painting #londontreasures #purestyle #londonstyle #mylondongardenretreat #ayearinmygarden #purecolour

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