A tale of woe

Over the years my husband has given me many beautiful pieces of glassware in the form of sculpture, vases or glasses.  My husband gave me a beautiful L’Alique glass as a gift many years ago.  It is precious to me but I use it whenever we have champagne or sparkling wine.  I should say I…

I can dream

This arrived in the post some time ago now.  I have been drooling over the amazing pictures of Shetland Wool Week posted on the internet and decided that I would purchase the annual so I could imagine that I had been there. 🙂 These are some of the photos from their Instagram account. I am…

Paint makes a world of difference

I have been redecorating our lounge room as it is almost nine years since we moved into the house and I decorated the lounge when we first moved and now feel it is time for a change. The lounge is two steps down so the wall behind the lounge suite is tall and therefore needs…

Fondue for the family

During the holiday period over Christmas I decided to have fondue for one of our desserts.  It has been decades since I last had fondue at home so it was going to be an enjoyable experience. Our Fondue burner was bought in the seventies from a homeware shop called the French Kitchen in The Boulevarde…

What is this you may ask?

Our three children are all creative and this creation is amazing.  Our son made this in his apartment, he doesn’t have a shed so all the work was done either in his courtyard or in his kitchen!  What he has made is a Japanese soaking tub. This website tells you all about Japanese soaking tubs….

Memories and plates on the wall

Many years ago we bought a plate for my mum and dad for Christmas. Since then we bought two plates of our own.  When mum and dad passed away the plate came back to us and we now have three plates above our kitchen doorway. In our family room we have a wall of plates…