Our friends from Racked tell us that a long line of shoppers descended on the store yesterday morning, and the first 50 people in line got gift bags with items from the collection as promised, but when the shop opened, it was only a display allowing visitors to win items from the collection by using the KARL mobile app and pointing their iPads or iPhones at the window. Net A Porter staffers were on hand with iPads to assist the non Apple equipped, but there was nothing to actualy buy and carry away at that time. The other lucky cities are London, Paris, Berlin and Sydney.
I didn’t walk too far on the trail as the snow was still a little too deep and I wasn’t properly dressed. You may also see mountain goats. They are used to people and walk on the observation decks like they own them. Meadow Lea Cottage, Church Street, Stiffkey is for sale along with a range of outbuildings, including the brick and flint studio of Henry Williamson.The three bedroom cottage with a lovely garden and river frontage, apparently attracted many fans of the book over the last 30 years but the owners always resisted having a blue plaque put up.This is the first time ever the cottage has been sold away from the farm. The sale is the result of the owner living abroad but the farm, which now includes converted agricultural buildings, is owned separately. Over the years the cottage was once lived in by a gamekeeper and about 10 years ago, was modernised and has been rented but in recent years, was an occasional residence for the owner.London born Henry Williamson came to Norfolk about a decade after his book Tarka the Otter was published in 1927 and after selling the farm in Norfolk, in 1946, he moved to Devon where he bought a wooden hut where he wrote many of his later books, often sitting alone there for 15 hours a day.
We used to have a small river running past our house, with a flowerbed under our dining room window turning into a pond with all that water worryingly sitting up against the house wall. Now it a trickle of runoff and no pond, thanks to the roof run off going into the tanks and not straight out of the gutters. Yay! At my mom she no longer has to bail out the house lower down on the property thanks to the cottage two rain tanks ensuring that roof run off is channeled away from her back door..
Ms. Coffey, who first came to my attention when she appeared in Mr. McCallum’s 2014 Mint Theater revival of John Van Druten’s “London Wall,” is at home with both aspects of Richard II’s cloven personality, pivoting from arrogance to desperation so smoothly as to suggest that both qualities are opposite sides of the same coin of character..