Lifestyle

Cabin Fever

As always you start the year with plans and as always those plans go quickly astray. This time the universe mocks your determination to live well with the kind of neck-aching, head-banging sniffly flu it usually reserves for those who truly deserve it in all its snotty-nosed glory. You do not deserve it and neither…

Housekeeper's Diary

Today. Your roof is a pepperpot. The relentless splosh of rain upon the treasure you have stashed in the loft, the chorus to a night stuffed with torturous dreams. Those who do not lead parallel lives the minute they close their eyes do not know how lucky they are. Then your gentle entry into the…

Sunday Poetry

Snow-Bound To the memory of the household it describes, this poem is dedicated by the author… Shut in from all the world without, We sat the clean-winged hearth about, Content to let the north-wind roar In baffled rage at pane and door, While the red logs before us beat The frost-line back with tropic heat;…

Forever Reading

“Forever reading has been essential, the necessary fix, the support system. Her life has been informed by reading. She has read not just for distraction, sustenance, to pass the time, but she has read in a state of primal innocence, reading for enlightenment, for instruction, even. She has read to find out how sex works,…

Vintage Bird Decorations

Ooooooooh look! My Ebay find of the day… Thirteen of the cutest little pink birds sitting atop glittery fircones and swinging from pink ribbon attached by somebody’s Mum in the glorious 1950’s… Wouldn’t they look just DIVINE decorating a  white tree or the barest collection of twigs? From Ebay Seller 57FordFairLane500.

Brocante Goes Social

Yesarooney, positoony, BrocanteHome now has it’s very own dedicated Fan Page on the now ubiqtuous Facebook. There I will be posting links to new posts on Brocante, news about what I am working on, early invites to new downloads, quick links to all the gorgeousness around the t’internet and links to all the special offers…