Today the world said goodbye to one of our greatest folk musicians and activists, whose songs protested against some if our great injustices. Our song is so often individual & introspective, his passing reminds me again of the power of song to unite, inspire & provoke social change. What a well lived life, rest in peace Pete Seeger.
Category Archives: Sarah
Hello all! Hope you’re enjoying the heatwave and keeping hydrated! Sorry about the radio silence recently… We’ve each had a lot going on from starting a new job, finishing up training to other big life changes. So we’re trying to keep Tracks going but when it’s quiet in here you know it’s because we’re just a bit hectic on this side.
Anyway, without further ado, here’s some snaps from our weekend…
Celeste had some good coffee, found a spoon in honour of Nessie and looked down to find Pac Man on the pavement.
Sarah is globetrotting in North America (lucky!), here’s a few beauties from Seattle.
Hanna is moving house (again!), in the midst of packing boxes there was a bit of time to give an old banged up bureau a new lease of life.
Hope ya’ll had a good one!
-Sarah, Celeste and Hanna xx
Hope you had a fun weekend! We’ve had a good one with friends, fresh air, cooking experiments, live music, bit of work and car boot sales. What more could you ask for from two little days?!
Hanna’s hubs us a wiz in the kitchen.. he made these homemade crumpets for Saturday’s breakfast (following Paul Hollywood’s recipe)
The kitchen laboratory continued with some serious bottling of the home brew.
Celeste’s got a new baby to create lovely sounds with.
Some talented friends playing their socks off.
Anyone else think these tube seats look like liquorice Allsorts?!
Hope you have a good first week of May!
-Celeste, Sarah and Hanna
Hope you enjoyed the sunshine this weekend – we sure did! (now more of that please!)
It wouldn’t be a Saturday morning without a picture of breakfast!
A is for adventure – Hanna and hubs decided to get lost in the woods (and then get a map out and find the way back).
What is an adventure without a packed lunch? (PS. We all have a Fjällraven and love them -find out more here!)
This quarry near Hanna’s is looks like big boys playground…
Celeste managed to down some drinks in the sun! (surely this is what summer is all about!)
There is a lovely place called Caravan in Kings Cross London that Celeste and Sarah got to spend quality time in.
Wahaca is our all time favourite – Celeste was the lucky girl to get to sample these treats!
Hope you had a good ‘un!
-Sarah, Celeste and Hanna
This weekend we’ve been appreciating life’s little joys…
Celeste was a trooper and stayed up most of Friday night so she fully deserved her chilled out Sunday eve with Gatsby, Kinfolk and Tequila.
As well as some sparkly, Danish men and a good film! (what more could you want?!)
Sarah kept active with the Craftivists…
Hanna made her bed (picture worthy occasion) and picked branches to bring Spring inside…
Hope you had a good weekend and are ready to face the new week!
-Celeste, Sarah and Hanna
In case this week has made you want to run away with a bear to the forest here is Ursus, a beautiful charcoal animation by Latvian artist… (Thank you Liga Kitchen for the find!)
I am a sucker for ships and an old man with an aussie accent, so this is quite perfect. Thank you Smith Journal. A little story about an Australian man who puts ships in bottles… magic.
‘Nothing good gets away.’ Some wise words from Steinbeck on love, written to his son on hearing news of his falling in love with a girl at boarding school. Those boarding school girls, they break hearts!
Here it is courtesy of the beaut little blog that is, Letters of Note.
November 10, 1958
We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.
First—if you are in love—that’s a good thing—that’s about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don’t let anyone make it small or light to you.
Second—There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you—of kindness and consideration and respect—not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn’t know you had.
You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply—of course it isn’t puppy love.
But I don’t think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it—and that I can tell you.
Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.
The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.
If you love someone—there is no possible harm in saying so—only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.
Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.
It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another—but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.
Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I’m glad you have it.
We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.
And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens—The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
Have a beaut weekend. Be good to yourselves.
-Tracks of Foxes
We’re still willing Spring to come!
And perhaps it’s working?
One of our favourites was celebrated in the lovely ‘Speakeasy‘ coffee shop just off Carnaby street.
Some American coffee beans to be ground.
Perfect for trying out the aeropress.
A lovely Sunday roast in St Albans ‘the Boot’.
Smashed it right in my face
followed by Punk IPA Brew Dog and a Rock n Roll band.
A little bit of making
We’re serious about making our food H-O-T!
Just hanging out with my first aid bag hoping not to be mistaken for a doctor in the event of a medical emergency!
- Hanna, Sarah and Celeste
Here comes the sun … doo doo doo doo.
Coffee and banana muffins, starting the weekend as you mean to go on.
Farmer Jo, doing chores and looking the part.
Coconut, cinnamon and banana pancakes. That’s 2 of your 5 a day right?
Raspberry and banana muffins inspired by Hanna’s Saturday breakfast ones.
Ask us about our special dishwashing dance.
A flat white with an extra shot and a heart. A latte with an apple… or bum?
Here’s hoping that this week is full of blue skies and fun times.
- Tracks of Foxes
A pretty lovely weekend has been had. We’re making a habit of this!
This weekend has seen us in Bristol, Birmingham, London and the west coast of the United States of America. We got around.
It wouldn’t be a Saturday morning without good food and trashy telly! (In this case Nashville!)
Frightened Rabbit kicked up a storm.
Birmingham was showing off a little.
Sleeman’s Honey Brown Lager as a little Saturday treat.
Followed by passionfruit margarita and some Wahaca with one of the best.
Sarah has been making us super jealous as she travels the west coast of the states with her husband…
Jack Kerouac bar in San Francisco
The Fox Theatre.
Jack London Square.
‘Some people stand in the darkness afraid to step into the light’
Happy Monday … if such a thing exists!?
- Sarah, Hanna & Celeste
A weekend and a half has been had… If you are at all squeamish about air rifles and metal squirrel targets you are advised to avert your eyes. Now.
Hanna finished these beautiful ceramic lamps, yet another epic assignment and got her life back… at least for the weekend!
To celebrate clever Hanna I took a little visit to Bristol bearing presents from our lovely friends. A beaut little card from their god-daughter ‘To Auntie Jon and Uncle Hanna’.
There was also a squirrel target for Jon to practice his shooting with.
So, after some beautiful wholemeal pancakes…
Her husband romantically held her hair from her eyes so she could shoot the squirrel. Totes true love!
If you’re shooting a gun, you should probably have a cigar too… and red nails? Perhaps not my finest hour?
Shooting an air rifle is thirsty work. Skinny Flat White extra shot should do the trick!
A little potter around Bristol.
Some new friends.
Big silver ball in Millenium Square, Bristol’s answer to Anish Kapoor?
A taste of Aus with some Cooper’s Pale Ale. Mmmm..
Some tasty lunch.
Sarah has jetted off to visit her man she’s with as he gallavants around North America… So jealous!
Not before stopping in Giraffe for some brunch at the airport! Have fun!! We’ll miss you!
So there is our weekend and a half. What a good one it was. Let’s hope that life is full with many more like this. Good friends, good food, good drinks, jetting off on adventures … and an air rifle.
Celeste, Sarah and Hanna