Category Archives: fooling around

What’s in a Name?

I feel as though I travel around the world every day just checking in with customers – and some of them have the most entrancing place names!  Runaway Bay!  I would love to!   Ngaruawahia could only be in New … Continue reading

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My Education

Felix dropped in last night on his way back from his cancer kids camp, caught his parents in their maturity rigged up with 3D glasses all ready to watch John Carter of Mars. I felt v. silly. He was full … Continue reading

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Odd Sources

I am spending white nights mentally building a box bed in the spare room. I loved the one in my grandmother’s house, curtained, and with mysterious spaces below, so cosy and enticing. The space I have to play with is … Continue reading

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Ned’s Bed

I have been spending a fair amount of time plotting my Australian visit next month with my sister – we will be driving up from Sydney to Murwillumbah and she has booked us into her favorite halfway stopover: Ned’s Bed. … Continue reading

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Caught in the Act

I like to spoil my daughter when I can, so I made her one of my old-fashioned Ayurvedic facial recipes when she came to visit. She said, “The minute you put that on, George will walk in.” and she was … Continue reading

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The Bikers come to Town

Canada geese have invaded, and they are not good neighbours, drinking and hooting and brawling into the small hours. I am ashamed to say I have longing fantasies of a BB gun. Can you imagine how quickly I’d be drummed … Continue reading

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Just a Cabin

I am pleased with the shutters.

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Lovely Weekend

Sometimes, you get it right. First thing to brighten the morning was finding one leftover chocolate truffle, just right for breakfast. Then we had to create new cable runs for wiring for the video projector – quite a business in … Continue reading

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It Gets Worse…

My boundless optimism does get me into deep waters… I just know everything will work out, and am always willing to take that leap of faith. Swapping our workspaces left one equipment rack in my sewing room, and on Friday … Continue reading

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TV Easel

I took some time out yesterday to make my tv easel, but it was really for the sake of my sanity. My bedroom ceiling is down, the wiring is presenting the usual complications Viennay can only work half days (why … Continue reading

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