17 April 2014

14 April 2014

Keeping busy

I always have a few projects in progress and many, many more in my mental list of things I'd like to get done. This is a snap of the current top of the pile.

07 April 2014

Art Deco and Art Nouveau

I'm fairly certain I've written about my love of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles before. Here are some of my favourite examples of the styles.

Elizabeth Norton, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fork pendant, Doctor Gus

Via http://datography.tumblr.com/archive

London Underground poster

02 April 2014

I love the Tiffany blue

Something on Twitter made me keen on a small project which involves the Tiffany blue colour. I'm really quite excited about it. Stay tuned for more details. 

01 April 2014


I know there are a lot of people who don't really like cats, but I love them. The current "lord-of-all-he-surveys" is a big male but doesn't like to be left on his own. He always calls to find out where we are in the house and then wants to sit on our laps or laptops.
Here he is in sleep mode
Recently there's been a neighbourhood gangster-cat who has been leaving some serious wounds on our cat so we've implemented a curfew. After 8pm the windows are closed and the litter tray is made available. This is met with vociferous complaint until the DH and I go to bed and then it's all purrs and snuggle time.
Catching up on a little more sleep

31 March 2014

Woolworths excellence for Easter

Woolworths has an excellent selection of Easter treats this year. This is my selection of their greatest hits!
Hand decorated "quail eggs"
Bunny bags containing praline eggs
Hand decorated chocolate egg selection
Ceramic bunny containing mini oat digestives 
Cuddle bunny

28 March 2014

"How can I be happy?" Narrated by Stephen Fry

I've written before about interconnectedness and human nature and quoted Henry Melvill (1798-1871) before "Ye cannot live for yourselves; a thousand fibres connect you with your fellow-men, and along those fibres, as along sympathetic threads, run your actions as causes, and return to you as effects". 

Well, I've found another resource for a similar train of thought via the British Humanist Association and in particular their video narrated by Stephen Fry called "How can I be happy?"