Hi, I'm Amanda and a great interest of mine is art and design, whether it's my own creation or something beautiful that I'm inspired by. I do tarts and tartans, and love books, gardens, the sea (which I live near) and the mountains (which I escape to every summer). And dogs, obviously! This is a small 'cabinet' to show a little of what I do and what I live for. 

One of my own tartan designs, woven in wool (top) and cotton (the cushion). My inspiration looks on!

A favourite species of tree (Bucida buceras) from the tropics, which seems to do well a bit farther north, where I live. It has several names in English, including 'bullet tree' and 'gregorywood'. 

My first Boxer, deeply beloved: Chummy.

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All original text, photos, and art © Amanda Brenchley, 2018. Any image or text that is not my own is credited, is subject to fair use principles, or is in the public domain.