Mancave Update

It has been quite some time since I last wrote about TRH (The Retired Husband) and his mancave. ‘Tis a place he disappears into every morning. All I hear is the endless grind and scrunch of machinery. Pre-Christmas was a busy time. He made some beautiful gifts for the boys. To my shame and horror, … More Mancave Update


You and I are diamonds in the sky What do you see when you look in the mirror? This is a selection of what I have seen over time . A changing parade of styles and colours … I wonder what that says about me? Obviously I like to change my looks. I like colour. … More Reflections

Heart Star

Heart star  ♥  ♥ each pulse ♥  ♥ ♥ each beat  ♥ ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ripples out   ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥    embracing     ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥   ♥  ♥  ♥  the Earth  ♥  ♥  ♥  ♥ in Pink Light ♥   ♥ ♥ ♥  ♥ ♥ ♥   Raili Tanska ©


It was with trembling hands and trepidation that I plunged in and changed the header and background colour on my blog. I took a deep breath, searched my file of images tucked away for possible future use. Did a preview. Played with some different shades of blues to complement the header till it felt and … More Newness

A great big THANKS

As you may know, I have been having difficulties with lack of internet. Although we have been given some extra data for hotspotting while it gets fixed sometime in the next millennium, I do need to be mindful of how much I am using. With that in mind I am taking this opportunity to say … More A great big THANKS

Saturday Smiles

Today I bring for your reading pleasure – A Recent Day in the Life of My Kitchen. True story. It was a sunny, mild day. Perfect for a bit of leisurely baking. TRH (The Retired Husband) and I had had a full day of Christmas baking only two days before. Something a little less intense … More Saturday Smiles

Echoes of Purple

It’s that time of the year when many of the streets in Adelaide are coloured purple. As the flowers fall the streets below are carpeted in purple. Simply stunning, the flowering jacaranda is known by students to be the harbinger for end of year exams. Jacaranda mimosifolia, if grown from seed, can take anywhere from … More Echoes of Purple