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Our Garden + NEWS!

Hi there!  Quite a few people have been asking me lately for a peek at our garden. And this ties in quite nicely with two pieces of really nice news, so let’s do all of that at once! I took this picture of Amelia today.  We have struck a summertime bargain– one hour outside + […]

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Corners: Autumn is Creeping In…

How’s the weather over in your part of the world?  We have definitely been having some gorgeous days, mixed with the usual stretches of gray and rain.  But I’m ready to hunker down a little, and enjoy being indoors.  This weekend I worked on a couple of projects, bringing autumn foliage indoors. We have a […]

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New Lady-Friends

We have some new lady-friends, and they make us very happy. It’s true what they say about good things coming in small packages.Well, hello!  Don’t look so worried.  I think you’ll love it here! It didn’t take long for them to hop out of their boxes and start scratching and pecking.  We have lots of […]

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Into the Mouse Hole!

Ever since Amelia could crawl, she has been clutching some little scrap in her fist.  It started out as something edible, but now it’s usually a wad of tissue, a barrette, or a pebble.  I also find these in her pockets, along with, leaves, twigs and a hundred tiny bits of paper.  Although she isn’t […]

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The British Bathroom: One Can Never Be Too Careful!

Hi there.  What have you been up to?  The weather over here has been so nice this week, and I have been having a one-person pool-less pool party over here from the hours of 11:30 to 1:30, when the sun comes into our conservatory just right!  This includes sunbathing, drinking lots of iced sparkling water […]

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The Kitchen: How to Make it Look Like Old

What I love about our home is that it still has the old-fashioned character of the era it was built in.  I love the wood floors, the super-cool fireplaces, the antique knobs and hinges, and the tile flooring.  So many places like this have had their insides virtually erased and covered over with really blah […]

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The Living Room, and a Tale of Overcoming

I have never liked the color red as a main decor element.  I don’t mind it at all in other peoples’ spaces, but home needs to feel really relaxing to me.  Red does not. It feels so overbearing, overstimulating, even heavy. The kitchen is the one place I like it, where I like a little […]

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Why Not Just Come In for a Moment?

My sister has been asking me for a while now to share some pictures of our home.  It is slowly coming together, and since the sun was out this morning, I walked around and took some pictures to share.  I think we’ll just go one room at a time, so it will take a few […]

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Time to Get Dirty!

That’s right, folks!  Time for planting.  We got the green light from our letting agent to put in some raised beds, and even for keeping chickens (we’ll work on that later!)  I haven’t tended a garden since we left Portland, almost two years ago! Being able to plant and dig in the dirt and grow […]

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Cozy Time!

Hurray!  It’s that sweet time of year again, when we get to put up decorations and bring in some extra greenery.  We have had the extra pleasure this year of having decorations from all three countries we have lived in during the last year or so, to the point that we have more ornaments than […]

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