Plastic changed the world. In many ways when it was first discovered. It provided cheap and convenient solutions for example to storage. If your home is anything like ours, the kitchen is full of plastic storage containers for food and liquids on. And that’s just the kitchen.  It can even be found in shower gels, … More Plastic

My New Laundry

Himself has been busy renovating again. Our laundry has been long overdue for a make-over.  It has been a work in progress for a few months. For a small room, it’s a big job. Old, open wall shelving was removed. Thought to be a good idea at the time, it never really fitted the brief. … More My New Laundry

I Painted Parrots

I always thought painting by numbers was for kids. I was SO very wrong as I discovered when I was gifted a kit of flowers to paint I got hooked. And ordered two more. The parrots are delightully colourful. And here is the virgin canvas with its plethora of tiny numbers and spots waiting for … More I Painted Parrots

Homemade Gravlax

Now for something totally different. A friend asked me yesterday for some recipes. Food that we eat. She said her family is sick of the same old same old so she is looking for something different. I flooded her inbox with lots. She may be sorry she asked!  There is one recipe I thought I’d share … More Homemade Gravlax

Tapping – it’s weird

In Dec 2017 Healthline published a medically reviewed story about something called  Emotional Freedom Technique   aka  tapping. It really does look super weird when you  see someone doing it. Tapping, that is. It’s the DIY  acupuncture you have when you don’t have someone  poking you  with needles. By tapping on certain meridian points you are restoring … More Tapping – it’s weird