My boy likes to hide in blankets. He loves lying underneath the bean bag. He loves making a nest of blankets and pillows in a tight corner. He loves a three-person pile-up where the whole family lies on top of him, squashing him until he can’t quite expand his lungs… & having a crochet-ghost at … Continue reading crochet ghost stops his haunting to eat breakfast
(Sweet peas from my garden. I planted them amongst the bean vines.) I was trawling my photographs looking for blog inspiration and I thought – Geez, there are so many random shots which aren’t really ‘about’ anything….’ …and there I found this post. (Friends of mine have a red window at the end … Continue reading an everyday dreamer
When is an ‘inspiration wall’ not an inspiration wall? When it’s been up for almost two years and you’ve stopped seeing it anymore… I have a creative room out in my backyard. Our garage was converted to a sleepout by previous owners and now we’ve set it up so half of it is guest-room (well, … Continue reading fresh inspiration
(Because I can no longer buy fabulous coloured Roman Sandals due to the sad closure of the Douglas Sandals factory in Auckland, I buy black ones when I see them about and customise them. These ones I painted with silver glitter nailpolish for that ‘night sky on your feet’ feeling…) A week and a … Continue reading Hullo, you fullas.
Well, I’m not quite sure what happened to December except that life is full to over-brimming which is no bad thing! This is me ‘tucking’ the blog in for the year. I’m going to take a wee summer break from blogging so I can BE solidly in the moment offline and get all re-invigorated for … Continue reading Merry Holidays and see you in 2014.
(Look at these outrageous Dahlias – the ones Willoughby chose – they are so big and obnoxious and like a child’s drawing of the sun. I would NEVER have chosen them, and I love them.) I talk to myself a lot these days. I guess because I spend most days alone…and I’m good company! Little … Continue reading standing in an empty room, talking to myself
One way I can tell we had a mild winter, is that the nasturtiums I planted at the beginning of last summer didn’t die off. Nasturtiums are very frost tender and they usually die and wither over the winter when the frosts hit…but because the frosts didn’t kill them off, they have been partying hard-out … Continue reading a conquest, a battle, a victory…