I don’t need to do that anymore

Whilst having lunch with a friend from Australia, I apologised for not eating the tomatoes in my salsa. She remarked, "you know, you don't need to do that anymore". "What do you mean?", I asked, laughing. "Apologise for not wanting to eat something." "I’m 60. I don’t need to do that anymore” She went on … Continue reading I don’t need to do that anymore

September everyday delights – Week One

Week One - I'm looking to find something every day that makes me stop, notice and perhaps pause for thought: a great piece of design, a quirky object, something that I might be grateful for, something wondrous, something mundane. I'm also dabbling in some vintage style post-processing - its been so long since I 'played' like this and I need it!

A plan is forming

Collections of things. Stuff - mental, emotional and physical. Don't you find that there is just too much of it? Why do we keep stuff? Big questions that I won't address here. But I want to share some stories about a particular pile of 'stuff' that I've kept for over 35 years. When I packed … Continue reading A plan is forming

Shweshwe: the tartan of South Africa

Join me in an "Everyday Delights" month This month I'm going back to my roots for this blog by focusing on finding everyday delights. "Be observant" is one of my Happiness Resolutions, so I aim to find something every day that makes me stop, notice and perhaps pause for thought: a great piece of design, … Continue reading Shweshwe: the tartan of South Africa