Monthly Archives: December 2010

Free Form

The week between Christmas and New Year is the perfect time to let the mind wander free – I think. Once we pass the birthdays (Felix used to have an Un-Birthday party June 26 to make up for it) I … Continue reading

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A Sweet Spot in a Bleak Day

I made her a big, soft floppy cushion to fit the basket, put it in front of the woodstove and she hopped in as if she had had one all her life.

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Winter Beauty

How different all the colours are in winter – softer, subtle, more sophisticated altogether. I can just imagine pulling together camel, olive and sepia, then sharpening it with watery blue…

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Staying Up While Down

I am not gifted in this manoevre, but the main thing is making the effort, and so many people seem to be sick right now, I wanted to share what I am culling from the experience. At least there is … Continue reading

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Sometimes when I can’t sleep I have a little party – candle, favorite book… my *best* cashmere shawl, quiet music, the remains of the stir-fry. I am blessed to have many friends on distant continents, guaranteed to be awake for … Continue reading

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Feet – Up here. Ground – down there.

Lyfe, my dears, in all it’s glory, has been too much for me of late (I have been thinking of Edward Burra) The Remodelista/SummerHouse Market was pretty wonderful for me, over six hundred people through the doors, and wonderful co-stallholders … Continue reading

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