BC: 2003 - 2013 - A Decade in Pictures
FC: THE FIRST 10
1: What an amazing ten years it's been. Putting this little scrap book together has been an wonderful journey. People and events I'd forgotten both remembered and forgotten took on new vibrancy and came alive. I hope you enjoy looking through it as much as I have enjoyed making it. Now, on to Volume II Much love!
4: the shining stars of Ghana
6: from the Amalfi Coast
7: to the American desert
8: to the four days each year from which it takes four weeks to recover.
9: ball | bath
10: camden and the cotswolds
11: whiskies walks and country pubs
14: The Cotswold Farmers John Drinkwater Sometimes the ghosts forgotten go Along the hill-top way, And with long scythes of silver mow Meadows of moonlit hay, Until the cocks of Cotswold crow The coming of the day. There's Tony Turkletob who died When he could drink no more, And Uncle Heritage, the pride of eighteen-twenty-four, And Ebenezer Barleytide, And others half a score. They fold in phantom pens, and plough Furrows without a share, And one will milk a faery cow, And one will stare and stare, And whistle ghostly tunes that now Are not sung anywhere. The moon goes down on Oakridge lea, The other world's astir, The Cotswold Farmers silently Go back to sepulchre, The sleeping watchdogs wake, and see No ghostly harvester.
18: there's not a better place on earth for relaxing with friends and family
19: G R A P H I C S | Wherever we go and whatever we do we always manage to find a good meal and a well-made cocktail.
26: some friends have fur
27: some friends have feathers
29: Fess up. You killed the shield bug.
30: mr. gatsby
31: oh hai. i would like some cuddles please.
32: It's important to always feed the chickens
33: no matter where we go or what we do whether at home or abroad we make adopt new pets even if just for a short time
36: Shinto Jorge Luis Borges When sorrow lays us low for a second we are saved by humble windfalls of the mindfulness or memory: the taste of a fruit, the taste of water, that face given back to us by a dream, the first jasmine of November, the endless yearning of the compass, a book we thought was lost, the throb of a hexameter, the slight key that opens a house to us, the smell of a library, or of sandalwood, the former name of a street, the colors of a map, an unforeseen etymology, the smoothness of a filed fingernail, the date we were looking for, the twelve dark bell-strokes, tolling as we count, a sudden physical pain. Eight million Shinto deities travel secretly throughout the earth. Those modest gods touch us-- touch us and move on.
38: From a Window in Princes Street to M.M.M'B William Ernest Henley Above the Crags that fade and gloom Starts the bare knee of Arthur's Seat; Ridged high against the evening bloom, The Old Town rises, street on street; With lamps bejewelled, straight ahead, Like rampired walls the houses lean, All spired and domed and turreted, Sheer to the valley's darkling green; Ranged in mysterious disarray, The Castle, menacing and austere, Looms through the lingering last of day; And in the silver dusk you hear, Reverberated from crag and scar, Bold bugles blowing points of war.
39: Edinburgh, Scotland. Honeymoon. December, 2003
40: Bora Bora & Tahiti. May, 2005
41: We always manage to find a decent vessel. And then we find a Crocky Boat
42: "Seville is a pleasant city, famous for oranges and women." Lord Byron
44: Capri.May, 2009
46: "I’ve been to New York. It’s like Prague sans the whimsy." Brian Griffin, Family Guy | Prague. December, 2010.
51: "It always amuses me that the biggest praise for my work comes for the imagination, while the truth is that there's not a single line in all my work that does not have a basis in reality. The problem is that Caribbean reality resembles the wildest imagination." Gabriel Garcia Marquez
54: BVI Antigua Grenadines St. Martin Antigua St. Lucia 2007 - 2012 | It is always happy hour at sea.
55: How great it's been getting our sea-legs, meeting old friends, making new ones, and lazing about on boats and beaches.
56: "What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life – to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." George Eliot
57: Sorrento, Italy. 2008
58: sedona, az. 2008.
60: clockwise: taormina, lyon, ireland, belfast, ireland
61: vespa helmets. rome.
62: We sat on the beach | on the Indian Ocean | and watched a storm | roll in from sea | and leave behind | the most glorious sunset | Phuket, Thailand. 2005
63: Luang Prabang, Laos
66: nantucket, 2008 | baltimore, 2013 | vientienne, laos, 2005 | edinburgh, scotland, 2005 | golden palace, bangkok, 2005 | slovenia, 2010
67: baltimore, 2005 | baltimore, 2003 | chipping camden, 2012 | lake como, 2006 | london 2012 | Mr. Butler
68: "Happiness is only real when shared." Jon Krakauer Friends & Family | "One day you will do things for me that you will hate. That is what it means to be family." Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated
80: Thank you for passing on your passion for this glorious sport. | RUGBY
82: KENTISH TOWN OUR HOME
83: I can't wait to start filling volume II! All my love, Bethan! Matt xoxo