Brief posts for a fortnight as my hand is in a splint. However, toujours gai!
I am pleased with this happenscape: I had picked some eucalypt, Stefan bought a load of oranges, but what is that mysterious dome in the background, over a little pot of cuttings?

It is the cover to my new iron, a cordless Panasonic to replace the same one bought in 1999 – thirteen years, not bad when you consider it has had some spectacular bounces, and the last one sheered off the plate. Apart from looking sleeker, the only difference is this silly dome, so it is pressed (HA!) into service as a Wardian case.

The other event of this cosy wet weekend was that I have been working on a linen night shift. I wanted it very simple, while fearing it would end up looking like something they’d hand out in the asylum. It is my daughter’s size so the jury is out until she can try it on.

Another experiment is computing standing up, by creating a shelf from driftwood to hold the screen at eye level, the keyboard is at thirty six inches and the desk remains at twenty six. The aim is to stop the permanent crick in my neck, and improve my touch typing. So far I have learned that my keyboard skills are decayed, and that my neck feels much better already. I am spending much less time online though, could this be a good thing? I don’t know anyone else who has tried it, I just read about it, so I will report back.

Fire and candles are lit, tarragon-scented creme Crécy is ready, and it is such a pleasure to be home while the wind howls outside. Stay safe.

About Tricia Rose

Not distracted by shiny objects.
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7 Responses to

  1. I love the color of the oranges and the eucalyptus together.

    How odd that an iron comes with a dome. An iron cloche.

  2. jen says:

    I love the look of the oranges and the eucalyptus. I know many people don’t, but I love the eucalyptus smell.

  3. Kerry says:

    Did you know that the Chinese roll 9 oranges over the threshold to celebrate new year, or just place 9 in a bowl. I didn’t until I read about it a moment ago either!

  4. stitchfork says:

    How ironic – an iron cover for a mini-steamy-greenhouse! Never would have guessed what it was. And if Kerry says you roll 9 oranges to celebrate – you must have had lots of celebrating with the number of oranges you have there!
    Heal fast! Hope it wasn’t your ironing-arm.
    xo Cathy

  5. Oh, I know that neck crick thing. I sometimes stand with the laptop — have rigged it up on a shelf. Not bad at all but I don’t have arm support. Have you thought about adjusting the height of the desk to correspond with the arm rests? That helped me quite a bit. Potage Crecy here tonight as well. One of my favorites. I recently saw some upholstered linen furniture that made me think of you. I will do a post on it soon.

  6. Tricia Rose says:

    And the wonderful news is that the Iron Dome is working, for two of the fuchsia cuttings are suddenly thriving!

  7. tammy says:

    you are so cool.
    i think you might have a whole new side business…
    hate that word for what you do. you are so elegantly creative… (even to oranges)
    but the linen shift thing could be wonderful! pure
    simplicity of the best kind. though your asylum comment did make me laugh. see… i was picturing ala a. hepburn in bird girl.. no i think the name was green mansions.
    tammy j
    hey… p.s… saw your video for the first time, teaching a gorgeous young man how to make a bed and stuff a duvet.
    your accent and hearty laugh so perfectly you.
    duh.. or what i envision your life and you are like.
    okay. will end this gushy book now. good grief charlie brown.
    all the best,
    tammy j brown

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