Posts tagged ‘holiday’

August 25, 2012

I’m loving…….

the last lazy days of summer

 I love them

eat, drink, swim


January 2, 2012



I am sitting here on my veranda (porch) sipping my coffee and  thinking about what this New Year will bring.

 I decided many years ago not to make resolutions at this time of the year, mainly because I could never keep them!

But I guess it is good time to set yourself a goal or two.

Since my blog is so new I am  looking forward to continuing to post often.

I really would like to improve my photography skills and I also want to spend more time on my crafty pursuits.

(Since we moved to China two years ago I am sad to say that I have not been so productive.)


But more importantly I am excited about all the new and interesting things that this year will bring.

Suprising things – some good and some, perhaps, not so good…..

If there is one thing that living abroad has taught me about life it is:

to always expect the unexpected, to be flexible and to embrace change.

So,  I wish you a Happy New Year and  I look forward to a great 2012.

Bring it on!!!


December 18, 2011

dolce luce


This week  I’m loving……

the sweet, gentle light of Christmas…..

flickering candles, shimmering lights on the tree,

the perfect reflection from a silver bauble.

Pure joy!


December 3, 2011

I’m loving……



I have always loved white interiors.

I have this idea that one day  I’ll have a house with white walls and painted white floorboards in every room.

Until then, I’ll just  have to be content with adding touches of white to the home.

Some flowers here, a candlestick there and a Christmas ornament or two.

White floorboards…….how lovely…….I’ll keep on dreaming!


By the way did you spy the cute, crocheted stars on the tree?

I wish I could say I made them, but I didn’t.

You can find them here


November 26, 2011

this week


The Christmas edition of Mollie Makes



This  morning I was delighted to discover that the latest copy of Mollie Makes had downloaded onto my computer.

Its full of fantastic crafty, Christmas inspiration.

Now I’m really in a Christmas mood.   This weekend maybe the perfect time to make a felt ornament or two!


November 8, 2011

the season



Its getting colder, the days are shorter now

I can light the fire and cosy up under a woolly blanket

Winter is calling, December beckons

When the season changes my mind turns to Christmas