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Spaces and Places

Ever since I was a teenager I’ve liked creating spaces; spaces for being. I never had ambitions to be an architect or an interior designer.  I wasn’t particularly interested in designing spaces for other people; it’s been a purely personal … Continue reading

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A Boys’ Weekend

Sometimes I worry that Luca doesn’t have brothers and sisters.  He likes the company of other children, but most of the time, other than at school, he has to make do with the company of adults. As parents we’re challenged … Continue reading

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Toad in the Tree

Today is a big day.  OK, maybe that’s overstating things a little but it’s a big day in the life of a small person and a small house. Today Luca is having friends round for lunch at the tree house … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I came across a quote I really liked the other day.  It was by Abraham Lincoln. I’m in the middle of reading David Herbert Donald’s biography of Lincoln.  I’ve been in the middle for a while.  I’m pretty much at … Continue reading

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A Home for the Soul and a Fire for the Imagination

When it comes to the tree house what I get asked most is “Who is it for?  You or Luca?”  It’s a good question. First and foremost I’ve long wanted Luca to have a space he feels is his.  For … Continue reading

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Treehouse Frenzy

This was my lovely mallet when I started making shakes for the treehouse. And this is it now. There have been a few casualties in the process of making the treehouse.  A notable one has been my left hand – … Continue reading

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Hot News from the Treetops

Bang, bang!  Crash, crash!  Ow! *&%$£!  All things treehousey proceed slowly but surely and in the right direction.One of the problems with getting it done is that when I’m up in the treehouse quite often I’d rather just stand and … Continue reading

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Me Tarzan, You Luca

When I started this project I never thought it would take so long.  Mind you I didn’t imagine that I’d decide to teach myself how to make oak shakes and build a tree-manor rather than a mere treehouse. But it’s … Continue reading

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The May

We’ve always called it, simply, ‘The May’.  Back in the days when friends would come and sleep on sofas and floors, rise at five and stride into the centre of Oxford for a blast of ‘Summer is a cumin in’ … Continue reading

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A Sussex Equinox

I never tire of the passing of the seasons in Sussex.  Yesterday morning, as the sun broke through the mist over Bewl Water, spring made its presence felt with its electricity in the air. The fecund earth is about to … Continue reading

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