Tag Archives: house restoration

Dusting off the Past

It had to be done. Nearly thirty years’ worth of old furniture, boxes of books and clothes, tea chests full of glasses and crockery I hadn’t seen since we moved from London, rugs, building materials, ladders, scaffolding, gates, seven pairs … Continue reading

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Australians, a Dolphin and Temporary Wheels

Nope, I haven’t migrated to warmer climes (though given the barely noticeable appearance of Summer in northern Europe, I could have been tempted) but I’ve had Australian visitors, who brought a large armful of virtual sunshine with them on their … Continue reading

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A Unicorn? Where do you draw the line?

Back in my London life, a hundred and something years ago, I jettisoned an unpromising career in advertising and started an interior design business specialising in stencilling and paint finishes.  That sounds like some kind of period piece now, akin to embroidering antimacassars … Continue reading

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Labour of Love

  When I wake up to the news of the world around me, watch the dreadful catastrophes dropping down on people everywhere, I know I have no right to complain about a thing.   But, some days, if you’re weary and spirits are … Continue reading

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Light My Fire

(Today’s soundtrack, “Light My Fire” – the Doors or José Feliciano, take your pick.) It’s been one of those weeks.  I was so tired today that when I lay back in the orthodontist’s chair, I warned her I might fall … Continue reading

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