MooreMundi is the digital digest of thoughtful and uplifting articles about our world which we hope will leave you feeling inspired and optimistic.
Amongst the Roman pantheon of deities sits Janus. Representing beginnings and transitions, this is the god after whom the month of January is named. Depicted as having two faces, one looking back to the past and the other looking in the opposite direction towards the future, Janus captures perfectly the duality I always experience as the year draws to a close.
Here’s a question for you. When it comes to being on holiday are you the type that likes to rise and shine with the lark, grabbing a swift espresso before heading off to beat the tourist queues? Or do you prefer to linger longer over breakfast, letting the day unfurl slowly?
I take my hat off to anyone who seriously embarks on a New Year’s Resolution. Such stoic souls strike me as being either extremely optimistic or extremely strong willed. Or both.
Given that the rose was named Gardeners' World Jubilee Flower earlier this month, Country Life's choice of Waterhouse's The Soul of the Rose for its cover, published just two days before, was somewhat prescient. Both pleased me immensely.
Some things in life are so outstandingly good that to experience them just once simply isn’t enough. For us, singer Caro Emerald’s ‘Emerald Island’ tour falls into that category.
'Australia's Impressionists' scintillates with the energy of being at the very beginning of something new and excitedly embracing the opportunities which lie ahead.
Mr Moore tells me that he's constantly got some track or other playing in his head. That's rarely the case with me, but January proved to be an exception.
Unusually we weren't at home this New Year's Eve. We were at Stratford upon Avon for the Royal Shakespeare Company's final performance of 2016: The Tempest.
You may not be familiar with Jo Loves but I bet you've heard of its founder, Jo Malone whose eponymous perfumery shops can be found in high streets and malls across the country.
L P Hartley is right about the past being a foreign country. They did indeed do things differently there.
Last year, to mark one hundred years of publication, Vogue organised a series of events which included a festival hosted by London's National Portrait Gallery.
Keen to make the most of our trip to London we decided to stay for a couple of nights and organise a botanically themed break.
“Wisdom begins in Wonder"
MooreMundi’s mission is to seek out and share those things that infuse our life - and hopefully yours too - with a sense of wonder and joy. Stuff that makes makes us feel enthusiastic, energised and excited. It’s going to be a mixed bag, embracing everything from shining the spotlight on boutique hotels and telling you about our experiences of blockbuster exhibitions to interviews with inspirational artisans and reviews of cutting-edge gizmos and gadgets. Along the way we will pause to reflect on different ways of looking at life as well as celebrating the aspirations and achievements of both historical figures whose legacy lives on and people who are very much alive and kicking today. From the smallest scale of personal endeavour to the best offerings from global enterprises, MooreMundi will embrace anything and anyone that fills us with joie de vivre. We’d love you to join us as we set off on our voyage of discovery and if you’d like to find out more about the story behind MooreMundi, visit Our Journey page.