Monthly Archives: April 2011

Style and Utility

My style is not Romantic, despite the name of this blog and the row of straw hats hanging on a clapboard wall. Truth is that previous owners had cut a round hole smack bang in the middle of that wall, … Continue reading

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Stripping Back

Things accumulate, it’s true, so I have been focussing a beady eye on my belongings. If I have misgivings, it’s out. First victim – a driftwood pike on my kitchen wall. I made it from a likely piece of wood … Continue reading

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Pottering About

Razmataz have started a McLinky of dressers, and this is mine. I swiped a prodigious amount of fluff from it Before Photo, but that really is what my dresser looks like – no draped bras, coffee cups or piles of … Continue reading

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Balance and Delight

This has felt such a rich day, from the freshness of salt air and water on waking, to the pleasure of having the cat come to my bedside and call politely but firmly for her breakfast instead of her recent … Continue reading

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Pillow Talk

“Whan that Aprill, with his shoures soote The droghte of March hath perced to the roote… Thanne longen folk to go on pilgrimages” – or in my case, to do laundry.Yesterday was hot for the first time this year, so … Continue reading

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