There Are Many Windows Open

It's June already? Mid-way between Christmas, and...Christmas -so soon?  I'd like a word with the train driver, we are travelling way too fast.  Sliding doors are great but the past few days have been so blurred.  If I'm honest, I have found flying in and out of windows easier, no time for doors!  Here's a couple of lovely bits from my week in London. 

Fashion for a good cause?  Yes please.  Tusk Trust's British Designers Charity Sale gave me reason to smile yesterday. I stumbled across sexy scarves ala animal prints, and my newest favourite hand candy, a stringray bracelet!  Fabulous.  Also, I picked up a fuschia pink dog collar for my hound. Pictures currently being negotiated...
A few of the lovely goodies

A Book Launch for An Indian Portia, Selected writings of Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954)  Cornelia Sorabji was the first Indian woman to practice law in Britain, and the first woman in the world to read law at Oxford.  This book is a collection of selected writings by Cornelia, there are extracts from letters that she wrote home to her family.  I was fortunate enough to hear several on Wednesday evening, one told of her attendance at Lord Tennyson's funeral, another,-a letter to a Viceroy in India, and one, of her interview with Gandhi.  All very honest and quite delightful to read.  I bought the book, of course.

Cornelia Sorabji, An Indian Portia

Devils on Horseback anyone?  Polo in the Park is on this weekend in London, and if I'm very disciplined with my writing, I shall be popping along with friends and a picnic. It was exhilarating last year so I'm giddy with anticipation! 

A/N:  Well that's my week so far.  I shall report back on the Polo next week!  How's your week coming along?  Talei x


  1. I like the animal prints!

    What a pioneer! I bet there were a few obstacles in her path if she was the 1st to practice law back then. Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. I'm glad it's Friday! Even though we had a four-day work week with a holiday on Monday, it still was a LONG one.

    Y'know, I've never thought about attending a polo match some day. But it does sound rather fun. :-) Enjoy!

  3. Wow, lovely week you've been having! I heart the arm candy and the book. Cornelia Sorabji...never heard of the lady, but would sure love to find out more about her.

    Daily (w)rite

  4. @ Lisa, I LOVE Zebra and Leopard, a couple of old favourites!

    Cornelia was an incredible pioneer. Someone asked the question, if there was anything left for women to pioneer these days, and quite frankly, so many paths have been smoothened by people like stunned us into silence but only for a few seconds, there is still work to be done, right? Wonderful story and incredible lady.

    @Melissa, TGIF! Whoop, absolutely. Have a wonderful weekend! I'm looking forward to the polo match as long as the weather is fine! London has been beautiful lately, hope it stays that way!

    Damyanti, thanks! Loving my stingray! There's a lot about Cornelia online, very inspiring! ;-)

  5. What a fun week! I absolutely adore those scarves--you're going to be so fashionable at the polo match!

  6. Sounds like you better settle in with pen & quill, dearest because that sounds too fun to miss! Oh, and sorry I missed the jet yesterday. I just couldn't get out the door fast enough. Sounded like you had a lovely, lovely day! I came home to wine and gifts so I couldn't be too sad. More drinks for weekend!!! *clink, clink*

  7. A fuschia dog collar? How cool. Hope you add a pic of it next post. Those polo horses are gorgeous. Polo and a picnic sounds like a wonderful weekend. Have a great time.

  8. Intersting week. I've never played polo, or even rode a horse or that matter.
    Good luck with the pictures.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

  9. @ Meredith - thank you! I DO love these two! Still need to choose an 'ensemble' for the Polo...yikes!

    @ Danette - *clink clink* Hope you're enjoying your weekend! Jetboat leaves weekly on a Weds.. do come again!

    @LynNerd - yup. Loving the fuschia! Not sure le hound notices so much but still... ;-)

    Nahno - thanks! Shall try my best! ;-)

  10. I can't believe it's June already, either. Crazy stuff! Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Yesterday was lovely and sunny!

  11. What FUN finds!

    Polo.... how exciting!

  12. My blog Amish Stories is having its first ever contest this week. The First prize winner will win 2 tickets to tour the farm where the 1985 move "Witness" staring Harrison Ford and Kelly Mcgillis was made in Strasburg,Pa . This farm is now Amish owned, and the family has given permission for folks to tour their farm. This may be the last time anyone will be able to walk and see the same things that Harrison Ford and the other actors saw during the making of "Witness". The Witness tour should last about 2.5 hours. In addition to the Witness farm tour tickets, 1st prize winner will also receive 2 tickets for Jacobs choice. There will also be a 2nd place prize, which will be 2 tickets for the Amish Homestead. Please go to My blog for contest details, and more information on the prizes. Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon county.

  13. I'm with you: Our train conductor is on crack or something.

    *Sigh* That bracelet is gorgeous. And I so love scarves. I have a ton.


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