What we are given

Nov 22, 2015
My friend Marie found a lampshade in a charity shop that she thought I would like. So she bought it and gave it to me. My first attempt at getting a lampstand for it was hopeless. But the second, much...

The impossibility of getting it right

Oct 27, 2015
So now the latest thing is that we musn’t eat meat. But not long ago we were told that we should eat meat. Some people pointed out how¬† that was bad for the planet, but in terms of your diet it...

Shoes and show

Sep 27, 2015
I really like decor magazines. I fall on them, feast on them and digest them. But I have been irritated by a trend in some of the pictures lately. It seems that it is now considerd a very good idea to...

Invisible changes

Aug 10, 2015
Recently I bought myself a new stove. Although it is the same size as my last one, it has a gas hob, and therefore place had to be made for the gas bottle. I shall not bore you with all the many chang...

The eye of the beholder

Aug 4, 2015
I grew up in the Trasvaal (as it was then) and coming to Cape Town for the long December holiday was always a special thing. My Father liked to teach us about Cape Dutch architecture and point out the...

Wastefulness and pleasure

Jul 7, 2015
Been thinking about wastefulness lately and what it is that really makes something wasteful. There is no doubt that where you come from makes a big difference to what you would judge as wasteful, and ...

The perversity of procrastination

May 3, 2015
So today had two main tasks. The first thing was to prepare for a presentation to colleagues that I am doing tomorrow. The second thing was to prepare for guests who are arriving tomorrow. A beautiful...

Another collection – inspired by Eskom

Apr 17, 2015
Honestly, I can’t help myself when it comes to making little collections. Lez gave me a candlestick and it was the tipping point for displaying a candlestick collection.   So, here it is an...

Good out of bad

Yesterday while I was working in my back office, someone ripped my tap and some piping from my front garden. Water poured out of the wall and the fixture on the tap that controls my irrigation system ...