Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hat Rescue

It adds colour to the day, leaping into my kayak.

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Portland

Concretion is the function of Time, according to Alfred North Whitehead: beforehand all is limitless but abstract potential, which is just where I am. Love these colours, and there are more: http://www.portlandcementco.com/colors.html

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Koi

It is almost mean to share these beautiful images http://www.designspongeonline.com/2010/03/portland-cement-co.html from Grace at design*sponge! How many of us can replace our bathroom tiles purely on aesthetic grounds, just because lovely fish-scales come along? Sometimes blogging is just so tantalising,

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Kale!

Exclamation marks look too excitable for kale, but this is popcorn dressed with seriously crispy baked kale and parmesan. http://smittenkitchen.com/2010/03/baked-kale-chips/ Who needs dinner? A loaf of bread, a glass of wine and thou, oh kale and parmesan popcorn.

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Big Straw Hats

My next decorating initiative involves two more big straw hats, for the wall you can see reflected in the mirror and here, behind the tv cosy ( ok, I know it isn’t pure to cover things up – the crinoline … Continue reading

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Men like Flags

I love the clean lines of flags, the graphic shapes, the need to communicate. And it delights me that they appeal to so many men, speaking comparatively. The field of the web where I happily graze is mostly distaff, but … Continue reading

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This Morning

outside my window…

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An Unexpected Pleasure

I had no idea when I started the Rough Linen lark just how nice it is answering inquiries! This morning I sat down to follow-up queries which were still hanging, and already I have had lovely emails back updating me … Continue reading

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The Day Job

Just to prove I don’t always exist in a cloud of dust. This was shot in a hospital corridor with wonderful natural light, so instead of setting up the Soflight, back light and Dedo on the green screen, I hung … Continue reading

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I’m so Stiff!

It was a very messy business getting the drywall and the ply underneath off the porch wall, but there was shiplap underneath, and it is now painted (two coats, even though I bought the expensive ‘don’t prime’ stuff – rats). … Continue reading

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