first_imgCopyHousing•Bordeaux, France Architects: ANMA Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Cyrille Weiner+ 52 Share Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA 2014 “COPY” photographs:  Cyrille WeinerPhotographs:  Cyrille WeinerProject Manager:Ronan Le HyaricSite Project Managers:Bruno Isambert, Matthieu MiquelArchitect In Charge:Cyril Trétout Studies, Nicolas Michelin, Michel DelplaceCity:BordeauxCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Cyrille WeinerText description provided by the architects. Les Bassins à flot Les Bassins à flot is an exceptional area in Bordeaux because of its maritime and manufacturing past and its patrimonial nature. The entire venue was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in 2007. It is also singular for the position it occupies in the Bordeaux urban development project. This vast port area acts as a kind of hyphen between Les Chartrons and Bacalan and between Lac and the large area of La Bastide thanks to the recently constructed Bacalan-Bastide bridge. The Bassins district is serviced by the line-B tramway and contains extensive public spaces intended for radical transformation, i.e. the port area itself, but also a reconfiguration of Place Latule, rue Lucien-Faure and the Bacalan-Bastide bridge. Among the buildings and elements of this heritage site worth mentioning are the submarine pen, the dry dock slips, the locks, the silos, the food-storage buildings, some of the warehouses on the rue Achard, the cranes and, of course, the docks themselves for their size and shape. Just as remarkable are the 18th-century Richelieu house, the Garage Moderne, the Nautilus, the paving-stone quays, the bridges, the harbormaster’s office, the Lesieur factory and the water that runs into the submarine pens. Developed by Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associés with the Atelier des Bassins, the urban development project was based on the idea of “doing cities differently”.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Cyrille WeinerSave this picture!First Floor PlanThis meant not continuous strips of land that characterize the Chartrons district and not copying the rationale of a small island with the landscaped interior gardens of the Bacalan district. The urban-planning project set out to create a new urban fabric adapted to the specifics of the wet docks. This new neighborhood facing the two central bodies of water asserts the multi-purpose intention of the wetlands area (dwellings, work, activities, hobbies, etc.). Fun, cultural and economic activities have been created or reinforced to stress the idea of a place for urban living around the theme of “active water”. In order to conserve the notion of access to the docks, the project preserves as many of the existing road patterns as possible as well as openings onto the water. The existing small islands have also been preserved to define the size of the new operations. The macro-plots or big islands have consequently been divided up so as to adhere to the occupation principles as defined in the master plan.Save this picture!© Cyrille WeinerA Changing BlockThe Achard-Blanqui-Étranger block fits into a fairly nearby environment that is in full mutation. The overarching goal of the urban planning project led by Agence Nicolas Michelin et Associés was to piece together a mixed block where buildings for collective housing would share space with nearby facilities and buildings that maintained their existing activities or created others. The project has, as far as possible, preserved buildings already housing activities and rehabilitated patrimonial elements. Such was the case for the hangar located on the rue des Étrangers that is presently home to the “Garage Moderne” association.Save this picture!© Cyrille WeinerThe desire for transparency towards the docks has been emphasized by placing buildings perpendicular to the port zone. This configuration ensures equal views for residents. The blocks are crisscrossed by landscaped paths between the new and existing buildings. These pedestrian spaces cut through the depth of the district on a N-E/S-W line from outside the neighborhood (Chartrons, Bacalan) down to the docks. The “unusual” buildings erected on either side of the paths echo the typologies adapted to the docks. Based on the existing urban forms, the types on offer (“residential hangars”, activities buildings, small “towers” and “hybrid” buildings) compose different blocks and are linked in parallel in a blended program to the block and buildings. The roofs of the new buildings are in shed-like sloping sections open to the north.Save this picture!© Cyrille WeinerLiving in an AtriumDesigned along lines of a lived-in boathouse, the two apartment buildings for Nexity and Domofrance are organized around two parallel main buildings with a shared atrium-covered garden. Shared space The two main buildings are each 10 meters deep and stand face to face. This arrangement allows for a 15.50-meter wide space that serves as a shared area that contains the ground-level parking lot and a garden on the first-floor platform that is open to all residents. This shared space is covered by a shed-shaped roof that is mostly glassed in to the north and supports photovoltaic panels on the southern side. They are walk-through with an east-west prospect.Save this picture!© Cyrille WeinerThey are accessed by passageways that give directly onto the garden. Four shared reception halls serve as entrances to the two main buildings. The atrium, an inter-climate space The central area is an enclosed atrium that is ventilated naturally. In the summer this ventilation makes it possible to maintain compfortable air temperature. During the day the heat is evacuated by large openings located on the tympanums; while at night the atrium continues to be ventilated with the space benefitting from the earth’s and buildings’ themal accumulators. The volume of air moved and the combined thermal accumulation by the ground and the concrete mitigate the strong summer temperature variations.Save this picture!© Cyrille WeinerIn winter the ventilation is restricted in the central space so as to accumulate the sunshine captured by the south-facing roof and drawn by conduction towards the inside. Likewise the sunshine passing through the tympanums enables the walls and plant-supporting soil to warm up. These two factors directly contribute to creating an inter-climate space under the atrium. And the stored warm air is used to ventilate accommodations, thus reducing heating needs. This more temperate climate also makes it possible to considerably reduce the insulation required in the garden-facing walls. Covering this central area therefore makes it possible to have considerable energy in-put. Indeed the atrium becomes a controlled inter-climate space enhancing the interior comfort level all year round. Moreover the roof surface thus exposed makes it possible to alternate the opening part (to the north) that provide light, ventilation and the regulation of the temperature for the entire project. The immovable south-facing parts are particularly well disposed for supporting the solar panels. The shed-like roofing The roofing is a succession of north-south facing sheds in the manner of the hangars present on the site. On the south-facing side of the roof there are photovoltaic panels with some of the elements being transparent. On the north side the roof covering the public park is made of glass. The east-west facing tympanums are equipped with manual glass vents. The north-facing roof covering the accommodations is made of metal.Save this picture!© Cyrille WeinerContextual plant-life The roofed garden covers about 1,500 sq. m. It owes its uniqueness to the vertical plants, the “meeting” points and its criss-crossing paths that lead directly to the accommodations. The plants have been selected according to the place’s context and buildings’ architecture. The tallest plants are out in the middle and wind along the paths. The plants are smaller n size as they approach the walls, changing from an underbrush effect to that of a moor at the edge of the buildings. The land is at different heights also to increase its volume and give the tallest plants room to grow.Save this picture!DiagramThe temperature in the inter-climate space is optimal for temperate and oceanic climates (even Mediterranean) plant-life. There is mulching between the plants that helps to maintain a certain moisture in the soil, thus reducing the need to water. The plants also serve to provide a certain distance between the accommodations and the public passageways. There are larger spaces at either end of the garden, and a gazebo on the southern side opens up views of the surrounding landscape and is big enough to contain playing space for young children. The Domofrance building stands on the west side of the development on a plot measuring 4,826 sq. m. It is surrounded by rue Blanqui, rue Ouagadougou, rue des Etrangers and an east-running path. The Nexity building covers 34,168 sq. m and stands on rue Ouagadougou to the north, rue des Etrangers to the south, rue Achard to the east and a path to the west.Save this picture!© Cyrille WeinerProject gallerySee allShow lessEU Copyright Reform May Wipe Thousands of Building Images from WikipediaMiscHow Popular Could “Anti-Builder” and “Anti-Architect” Homes Become?Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:Maison du projet des Bassins à flot, Quai Armand Lalande, 33300 Bordeaux, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Area:  27363 m² Area:  27363 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Housing Year:  CopyAbout this officeANMAOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingBordeauxFrancePublished on July 09, 2015Cite: “Les Bassins à flot Housing / ANMA” 09 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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first_img Facebook Outlook on the Viral Antigens Global Market to 2027 – by Component, Technique, End-user and Geography – Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – January 29, 2021 Twitter Previous articleBooz Allen Hamilton Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2021 ResultsNext articleGlobal Passenger Information System Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Analysis – Digital AIM Web Support TAGS  WhatsAppcenter_img Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 29, 2021– The “Viral Antigens Market Forecast to 2027 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Component, Technique, End User, and Geography” report has been added to’s offering. According to this report the global viral antigens market was valued at US$ 101.41 million in 2019 and is projected to reach US$ 236.80 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.0% during 2020-2027. The report highlights trends prevailing in the global viral antigens market, and drivers and restraints pertaining to the market growth. The growth of the viral antigens market is attributed to the increased acceptance of viral antigens in vaccine development, and advancements in image analysis software and informatics platforms for viral antigen detection. Further, the emerging markets offer lucrative opportunities to the global viral antigens market players. However, the high cost of vaccine development hinders the market growth. On the basis of component, the viral antigens market is segmented into Influenza Viral Antigens, coronavirus antigens, Zika virus antigens, Ebola virus antigens, Dengue virus antigens, Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) antigens, rotavirus viral antigens, Hepatitis A-E virus antigens, measles virus antigens, mumps/parotitis virus antigens, and others. In 2019, the coronavirus antigens segment accounted for the largest share of the market. The growth of the market for this segment is attributed to the rising number of product launches and increasing innovations in corona viral antigens. Reasons to Buy:Save and reduce time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the growth, size, leading players and segments in the viral antigens market.Highlights key business priorities in order to assist companies to realign their business strategies.The key findings and recommendations highlight crucial progressive industry trends in the global viral antigens market, thereby allowing players across the value chain to develop effective long-term strategies.Develop/modify business expansion plans by using substantial growth offering developed and emerging markets.Scrutinize in-depth global market trends and outlook coupled with the factors driving the market, as well as those hindering it.Enhance the decision-making process by understanding the strategies that underpin security interest with respect to client products, segmentation, pricing and distribution Market Dynamics DriversIncreased Acceptance of Viral Antigens in Vaccine DevelopmentAdvancements in Image Analysis Software and Informatics Platforms for Viral Antigen Detection RestraintsHigh Cost of Vaccine Development OpportunitiesEmerging Markets Future TrendsGrowing Trend of Plant-Made Vaccine Antigens and Biopharmaceuticals Companies MentionedMicrobix BiosystemsBIO-RAD LABORATORIES INC.Creative DiagnosticsAalto Bio Reagents Ltd.Advanced Biotechnologies Inc.Prospec-Tany Technogene Ltd.ACROBiosystems.MERIDIAN BIOSCIENCE, INC.Rekom Biotech S.LLGC Limited For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH INFECTIOUS DISEASES SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/29/2021 06:55 AM/DISC: 01/29/2021 06:55 AM Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Suspicious object has been discovered in the front garden of a home in Derry WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest A suspicious object has been discovered in the front garden of a home in Derry.Police have closed some roads around Trafalgar Court.Up to 20 homes have been evacuated, Sperrin Park community centre has been opened for anyone that wishes to make use of it.DUP councillor Drew Thompson, is at the scene..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Previous articleCllr Shiels slams Council for not advertising availability of Strategic Development FundNext articleUpdate – Another security alert in Derry after suspicious object found in Jeffrey Avenue News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – February 19, 2015 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleTrail Gazers and Inch Levels to feature on National Airwaves this weekNext articleDonegal hurlers heading for Croke Park News Highland Facebook Google+ By News Highland – November 16, 2020 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img #BuyDonegalWeekend hailed a success Homepage BannerNews The recent #BuyDonegalWeekend or #BuyDonegal campaign as it has now become, has helped to shine a spotlight on Donegal businesses to a global audience. Over the course of #BuyDonegalWeekend the campaign website had visitors from over 40 countries who browsed through over 200 business offerings from art, craft, food, drink and retail. Here we speak to some of those consumers who helped to positively contribute to Donegal economy.Sarah Perry originally from Ballyshannon but now residing in Austin, Texas stated ‘’I was delighted to be able to support my home county during #BuyDonegalWeekend. My calendar was marked well in advance, as I’d heard a lot about it through social media beforehand. During #BuyDonegalWeekend I bought a beautiful Donegal Tweed scarf from Orwell and Browne for my sister-in-law. Her birthday fell on Tuesday so the timing was perfect. Needless to say she was absolutely thrilled and had also been eyeing it up!’’Sarah, who works with Dell in the Lone Star state, already has many Donegal items in her home including ‘’a Folk Festival poster on my Ballyshannon wall, a gift from home that was purchased in Local Hands Art Gallery and Gift Shop. I have lived in Texas for 5 years, but my heart is always in Donegal. This year more than ever, I feel a strong connection to home and will embrace the opportunity to #BuyDonegal whenever I can!’’Closer to home Carrigart resident Ann Doherty, originally from Falcarragh stated that ‘’#BuyDonegalWeekend introduced me to so many new businesses within the county, including ones in my local area that I didn’t know about’’. Ann is currently finishing up her research studies so thought she would put her time on social media to better use to support Donegal businesses through a number of avenues. Before the campaign started Ann had actually created a list of local Donegal businesses on Twitter and encouraged others to follow it for ideas for local Christmas shopping‘’For #BuyDonegalWeekend I bought a selection of cards as Gaeilge, from Póilín NicGeidigh’s new business and also a lovely framed print from Rita Wilson Photography. I’ve also created a shopping list of items that I will be purchasing in the next few weeks. So #BuyDonegal will continue for me for quite some time! It’s so important that local businesses can see we are behind them even if we cannot be in store just now.”Some memorable social media posts over #BuyDonegalWeekend included – ‘’ haven’t been there yet, but have now bought the t-shirt @FanadLighthouse – arrived today’’. TD Joe McHugh also lent his support for the campaign tweeting ‘’that’s the Mammy sorted. Early start to the Christmas shopping. Such an amazing array of top quality, gifts, products and services in our County!’’The #BuyDonegal campaign will continue in the run up to Christmas and the people of Donegal wherever they are in the world are encouraged to #BuyDonegal as often as they can. You can see a range of hundreds of business offerings and more details on the #BuyDonegal campaign by visiting RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

first_img By News Highland – July 31, 2018 Harps come back to win in Waterford Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ Pinterest Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday July 31st:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday July 31st DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleInterim flood mitigation works to begin in Twin TownsNext articleCountdown is on to the Errigal International Youth Tour 2018 News Highland Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Facebook By News Highland – April 1, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter There’s to be a dramatic drop in temperature this week compared to last week’s high of 17 degrees. Met Eireann has warned there’ll be night-time lows of minus 1, with some wintry showers expected.Forecaster Vincent O’Shea says some areas may even see snow.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNewscenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Pinterest Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleGMAC hopes victory is springboard for the yearNext articleMore incentives needed for rural businesses – Gallagher News Highland Cold snap to return this week as temperatures set to plummetlast_img read more

first_img Many of the qualities that mark out successful managers can pose hidden risks, an audience of City HR professionals heard.Speaking at a seminar, author and broadcaster Adrian Furnham, professor of psychology at University College, London, said desirable traits can also have a negative side, leading to incompetent management.He said the team player is potentially indecisive and lacking in independent judgement, while the innovative employee may also be unrealistic, impractical and prone to wasting time and money.Even a member of staff with a high level of integrity can create problems, he said, if they turn into a rigid zealot intent on enforcing their personal standards on others.Michael Moran, executive director of event organiser Meridian Consulting, said HR professionals can gain valuable insights from Furnham’s work. He said, “The incompetent manager may be an amusing concept but these people cost business money and they can be a liability when they get things wrong.” Previous Article Next Article Double-edged leadershipOn 4 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Conveyancing volumes at highest since financial crisis previous nextHousing MarketConveyancing volumes at highest since financial crisisIndustry did well during 2016 despite a ‘testing year’ says Search AcumenNigel Lewiis22nd February 201701,022 Views Last year conveyancing volumes hit their highest point since the financial crash of 2007/8, an industry market tracker has revealed.Search Acumen, which uses Land Registry data to examine competitive pressures among conveyancers, says the number of properties sold exceeded a million during 2016, up from a low point of 650,000 in 2009, although the market has yet to regain its pre-crash highs of 1.3 million.The number of conveyancing firms is also increasing, says Search Acumen’s Conveyancing Tracker, rising by 4% to 5,357 firms, breaking a five-year long run of decline. Since 2007 approximately a quarter of conveyancing firms have exited the industry, the Search Acumen data shows.“The number of firms operating in the market might have decreased [but] conveyancers are becoming more productive and are adapting to the challenges in the market to meet the increasing demand for property,” says Mark Riddick, chairman of Search Acumen (pictured).Riddick says the industry’s improved performance came despite a “testing year for the conveyancer” that has included changes to Stamp Duty, the EU referendum and, before that in 2014, the Mortgage Market Review.“The sector very much adopted a ‘business as usual’ attitude, disallowing the multitue of obstacles from the ongoing Brexit saga,” he says.Riddick also says that 2017 could also be a roller-coaster. “As we look to the next twelve months, we can by no means predict which path the UK economy will take,” he says. “Conveyancers must expect the unexpected.”Search Acumen convyancing February 22, 2017Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgHome » News » Grenfell cladding debacle has left 600,000 owners struggling to sell homes previous nextRegulation & LawGrenfell cladding debacle has left 600,000 owners struggling to sell homesClaim is made by Labour Party which says bungling over cladding is forcing surveyors and lenders to under-value some properties within towers over 18m tall.Nigel Lewis4th November 201901,012 Views The horrors of the Grenfell Tower disaster last year have not concerned the estate agency sector directly.But over the weekend the Labour Party released research that claims a huge number of leasehold apartment owners are now unable to sell their homes because of the uncertainty around cladding safety.Its research claims that many of the 600,000 people living in apartment blocks over 18 metres tall are now facing difficulties selling their homes.According to Inside Housing, this is because surveyors and mortgage lenders are valuing properties significantly below their usual market price within towers that have not had their cladding safety confirmed.This follows recent government guidance that stipulates the minimum safety requirement of cladding for apartment blocks, known as Advice Note 14.“More than two years on from Grenfell, concerned residents in blocks around the country are still stuck in limbo, unsure whether or not their home is safe and unable to sell,” says shadow housing secretary John Healey.“The government must now act to test suspect cladding, publish the results and force private block owners to remove and replace all cladding found to be unsafe.”The Labour party claims this inaction has drawn thousands of homeowners into the Grenfell Tower prompted scandal and that government ministers remain unsure how many blocks are covered in suspect cladding.“The Conservatives simply do not care about keeping people safe in their homes and are now sitting idly by while the entire market for high-rise flats grinds to a standstill,” says shadow housing minister Sarah Jones. Grenfell Tower Labour Party November 4, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

first_imgTom Herbert is a fifth-generation baker and director of Hobbs House Bakery, a multi-award-winning craft bakery, based in GloucestershireThe media attention spotlight has hovered over our world of baking and bread lately. And boy how bright it has shone. After a harsh winter, renewal in the Hobbs House camp came with a theatrical bottom spank in the spring as The Radio Times and its four million readers foretold the interest in real bread, with a double-page highly camp portrait of me at the oven (they wanted me in a vest, so I think I got off lightly).Then there was the yeasty love-fest on BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends with my mate Clive and the delicious Sophie Dahl. Things really looked to be hotting up when the broadsheets made my programme, In Search of a Perfect Loaf, pick of the day.The bread season started in earnest at that point. To kick it all off, BBC4’s New Yorker in Lyon, Bill Buford, with his program Fat Man in a White Hat, spent an eye-raising morning in a traditional boulangerie. My mind boggled as the obese baker crafted wheaty works of art while blowing his nose on a flimsy handkerchief!The very next night, on the same channel, the heavyweights of baking were in turn given a 15-minute platform to chart the rise of bread in Bread A Loaf Affair. And the viewer could afford a deeper respect and understanding of our beloved craft as we voyeured the grim nostalgia that was our great grandfather’s lot and learnt of the progress that has been made.It’s progress too far in my opinion, and more of that timbre came in my programme, as the camera followed me in my romp around the country in search of perfection. Then, before seven days had passed, chef Raymond Blanc had another bite of the cake in his programme on bread. “Ziz iz home, simple, lovely, beautiful!” he burred in his French accent.Since then, I have had the privilege to play a part in Mary Queen of Shops’ first programme in Mary Portas’ new TV series on BBC2, where she tried her best to help an ailing bakery, in the same week that the story about my Shepherd’s Loaf went bonkers across all media modes.If you haven’t harnessed the power of the Real Bread renaissance for your bakery, then you are passing up an unmissable opportunity.It’s not just the media spotlight that has been shining recently. The sunshine in Nailsworth, where we have our bakery/café/bistro, made the cherry blossom appear more vivid and Disneyesque than ever before earlier this year. And customers grinned and squeezed my elbow to say ’well done’ for spreading the word about real bread, but also to congratulate us on the arrival of our beautiful baby.last_img read more