I’ve just returned from a little trip to see my lovely linen lady in Autun. It’s a blisteringly sunny day in Burgundy and I enjoyed the drive. Although there’s not much between us and Autun the countryside is calm and soft with herds of Charolais cattle dotting the hills. Back home now with a coffee and sitting at my desk cataloguing all that I’ve bought. Some treasures , most notably an unused striped linen mattress ticking and a gauzy antique lace curtain. Plus two large bags of linen and hemp sheets, of course. Oh, and an adorable pink linen small tablecloth and two napkins, all hand embroidered with flowers; just too cute!