For Allie, Abdul and Bernie

Nov 2, 2014
I’m going through a phase where things are giving up, running out, needing major repair. Not me, myself yet, thank heavens, but my chandelier, my car and my tv. This post is about the support I ...

Maintenance and some big questions.

Jul 14, 2014
I’m having my front windows seen to. They take a hammering, being on the weather side of the house; the paint was peeling and the putty was cracked. So George is taking out all the putty, sandin...

Being a rebel

Mar 30, 2014
I don’t think one should be a rebel just for the sake of being a rebel; and I think it is better to be a rebel with a cause than one without. So here’s a little bit of rebellion from me. F...

Inside and Outside

Dec 30, 2013
To be honest my inside thoughts last night and early this morning were not very cheerful. I felt I might be getting a cold. I thought I would spend the day reading in bed and slouching around my house...

Covering Up

For quite a while now I have been irritated every time I go to my bathroom because of some damp in the wall that has caused the paint to turn into powdery while patches on the dark grey paint. Yes, I ...

Wear the outrageous hat!

Oct 25, 2013
I visited such a lovely place the other day – Rustique Romance is the name. It is run by a creative woman with an eye for creating beauty and she describes herself as being mad about junk. And s...

Being bad and happy!

I like wood as much as anyone else and I have spent many hours of my life stripping paint from wooden door frames, dado rails and skirting boards. I really love beautiful wooden furniture and I look a...