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Thursday, January 12th, 2012

May I present … my backlog… a book stash to rival the yarn stash and the fabric stash. I had made a little headway with the situation, but of course everybody knows how much I love to read and so I was inundated with oodles of lovely books for Christmas and my birthday. I’m not […]

A most delightful evening

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

I don’t know if it’s our crazy weather – which is swinging backwards and forwards from hot to cold – but I’m tired out at the moment. Come the evening I’m completely pooped and not fit for much at all. The Swiss call it Frühlingsmüdigkeit – spring tiredness. Whatever, I need to get it sorted […]

The Delicious Delectable Monty Don

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Every spring I find myself thumbing through garden books picking up bits of inspiration and dreaming of what could be and the summer that is to come. One of my favourite gardeners is the ruggedly dishy Monty Don. I love the way he writes – beautiful eloquent prose brim full of his enthusiasm. This year […]


Monday, February 28th, 2011

Today I was up at six and ready to spring into action to start getting on with my new life! But you know how it is….the best laid plans… It was an indescribably disgusting morning. Sleet. Yuk. Rain I can do, snow I can do, but sleet? No thank you! It looked like it would […]