In search of alcohol

In the mere blink of an eye our lives have changed. Done a 360.  COVID19 has done that. Globally. That’s quite an achievement. We had one of those bizarrely surreal days yesterday.  In the prelude to that we’d gone for our usual – no, UNusual – weekly foodshop the day before. Over the last few … More In search of alcohol

No eggs? No problem!

Dare I say it? Coronavirus panic. Here, it’s gone ridiculously crazy. Stockpiling is out of control. So, in the spirit of sharing knowledge and providing alternatives to some things that are well, scarcer than hen’s  eggs – I present you with an egg alternative.  And a few other tit bits. The stuff in canned beans … More No eggs? No problem!

Crickets

The other day as I was wandering down the aisles of our local supermarket looking for those disappearing rolls of toilet paper (not really! we have enough for now) my eyes were drawn to this bright red packet. I wasn’t sure I was reading right. So I picked it up. Yes. It definitely said crickets. … More Crickets

Damascus Wood

Himself has been at it again. Creating masterpieces.  He has developed something he calls Damascus Wood. You may have heard of Damascus Steel. During our road trip to Darwin I asked my brother, who lives there, to help me make a knife. He’s a master craftsman. Well – he and Himself did.  While I watched … More Damascus Wood

The Cat by numbers

Having completed The Parrots, I believe I mentioned that I would be painting a cat as my next paint by numbers artwork. I am pleased to announce that The Cat is now finished. And I am ever so pleased with the result. However, it has not been without its challenges. Teeny tiny numbers not even … More The Cat by numbers

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

Kim’s Photos – #5

Kim has been experimenting with black box photography. With pretty stunning results!   Want to see more of his photos? You have two options – Select Kim’s Photos from my Categories on this blog OR This link will take you to his Instagram page.   Raili Tanska