Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all those who celebrate this Festival of Light This week celebrates the Festival of Light. Diwali (or Deepavali, the “festival of lights”) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated  every year around late October / early November.  One of the largest and brightest festivals in India, spiritually it signifies the victory of good over evil.  Our … More Happy Diwali


Food and stuff to make it with seems to be my focus at present.  Today it’s  ghee. That’s clarified butter. Ghee is pure butterfat cooked  until all moisture is removed, the milk solids are caramelized and then filtered out.  Or you can just buy it ready made. Butter contains 12-15 percent medium and short-chain fatty acids. Ghee … More Ghee

Sunday Serenity

Find somewhere quiet where you will be undisturbed for half an hour or so.  A space where you feel calm and peaceful. It may be a nook you have created at home, in the garden, by the seaside… Sit or lie in a comfortable position. Spine straight, arms and legs uncrossed… Take a few deep … More Sunday Serenity

Depression Glass

  Now that I’ve started intentorying (does such a word exist?)  our stuff, I find myself immersed in all sorts of highways and byways of the net. I’m doing background research. I have a couple of items that I think are genuine Depression Glass. This green set – cup, goblet and tray belonged to a … More Depression Glass

Memory Lane

  I’ve been  tripping around our home today revisiting history. It occurred to me that we have a lot of stories accumulated in objects around that house that are stored only in our hearts and minds. They are tales worth recording. For times to come when we can no longer share an oral history. So … More Memory Lane