One Hundred Miles on a Bicycle in 1869

In these days of velocipede wonders the following excursion may be considered the greatest feat yet accomplished. On Thursday morning last Mr. G. R. Noble, of Thirlby House, Woodford-bridge, mounted on one of Charles P. Button’s Improved bicycles, and, accompanied by Mr. H. E. Kaye, also of Woodford, started from the latter place at half-pastContinue reading “One Hundred Miles on a Bicycle in 1869”

Cycling with the Pennells

American writer and cycle “touring wheel-woman” Elizabeth Robins Pennell lived in London during the late 19th Century and, with her husband, was a pioneer in the art of writing bicycle travel books. Born into a prosperous banking family, her grandfather was a trustee of the First Pennsylvania Bank and president of the Philadelphia Bank whilstContinue reading “Cycling with the Pennells”

Spices We Love

Spices are something really special for me, the smell and taste reminds me of special times. Some travels, certain events or how someone teached me a recipe. I especially love Indian spices or spices from South East Asia. In sit augue, pid porta scelerisque lundium, egestas in! Montes odio mid turpis egestas penatibus, porttitor vutContinue reading “Spices We Love”

Behind the Scenes @ Elmastudio

As you may have notices already, it’s really important to us to create kind of personal live demos for our WordPress themes. And we always have such a fun time getting creative and think of some new photo ideas and stories for our live demo blog posts. I would love to have my own personalContinue reading “Behind the Scenes @ Elmastudio”

Welcome to the Zuki Magazine Theme

Zuki is a modern, flexible WordPress Magazine theme by Elmastudio. You can feature your posts on the custom front page in multiple widget areas and with a wide range of Recent Post widgets that can be filtered by categories. Next to the custom front page Zuki also comes with a beautiful default blog layout withContinue reading “Welcome to the Zuki Magazine Theme”

Getting Ready for a Creative Day

What should I pack for a creative day outside, maybe writing and sketching some ideas and getting away from the computer for a while. Well, I would take my camera, a book by Seth Godin, my little notebook and a pencil. And to stay comfortable while maybe sitting in a park, I would also needContinue reading “Getting Ready for a Creative Day”

Shanghai: Life in the Big City

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Fresh Lavender – Like the Smell of Summer

I have to admit that, if I thought of lavender for a long time, I could only think of an old closet, since lavender is ofter used against clothes moths. But since we live right next to a huge field of fresh lavender it always reminds me of summer now and I love the smellContinue reading “Fresh Lavender – Like the Smell of Summer”

My New Owl Stamps

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