The Perils of Being Sensible

By Alison February 10, 2012 4 Comments 1 Min Read

Though those that know me might snigger at the next sentence. I am intrinsically sensible. And as I head into what my dad is referring to as my “middle age”, I seem to be getting more sensible by the day. All of a sudden longevity matters. I don’t want to tire of things and I don’t want them to wear our before I do. I am in fact, rather sick of my own conspicuous consumption and yearn to feather my nest with functional beauty and quality of the always and forever kind.
Which is my way of explaining why I own a bright red leather, really rather ugly iPad case. Because I like how it stands up. And it seems indestructible. And it matches my Kindle case. And there is a whole lot of me that hates it and wishes there weren’t a hundred and one other things I need before I could even contemplate splashing out my pennies (not too many – it’s on sale!) on Rachel Ashwell’s truly lovely DODOcase for the iPad.
I want.
Gosh. Nobody told me sensible was dull. 


  1. Shayne says:

    I'm sure that a capable lady such as yourself could turn your existing ipad cover into something similar to this with just a little courage, an iota of work and a scrap of something pretty. It can't be THAT different to covering a book can it?

  2. Amanda says:

    Sensible IS dull alot of the time. That's why I love your "puttery treats". They elevate the every-day, ordinary, have-to, must-do things about housekeeping into utterly divine home making! Is there something you can do to make your i-pad case more to your liking? I've seen a lot of people affix lace to their leather purses to doll them up. Maybe a piece of fabric in a lovely pattern could beautify your case. I, myself, love Rachel Ashwell and Cath Kidston and would probably have a field day decorating my i-pad case if I had one. Since I don't even have an I-pad, I'll have to live vicariously through you. Let me know what you do.

  3. Ali says:

    Your sentiments are admirable. But that cover is so brocante. Doncha think?
    Ali x
    My recent post Day Before Friday

  4. Brunette says:

    I know I've said this before, but I have to say it again.
    And I love part III of the Art of Homemaking, thank you! It made my day, yesterday.

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