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A (Belatedly) Easter-Themed Arrangement

This weekend, Erick and I visited my grandmother and aunt, who live in Quebec City. We had a fabulous time catching up and celebrating Easter, but it was bittersweet at times. 442 more words

DIY

I'm yelling timber..

The cool change of season has made us realise we love the feeling of a warm space and the sense of being cosy, surrounded by textures. 127 more words

Design

A Change is as Good as A Rest (apparently)

Well, do you like the new look? I have been playing around with the various free themes and have gone back to this one. This is the one I started out with originally. 191 more words

A Slice Of Life

In Praise of Shadows Jun'ichiro Tanizaki

This book is an essay by the novelist Jun’ichiro Tanizaki on Japanese aesthetics. It focuses on the differences between the western obsession with light and space, large windows and large open plan rooms, in comparison to Japanese aesthetics and the fondness for darkness and particularly shadows, something that is being dwindled with the introduction of modern technology.  74 more words

On Bank Holidays and blue arsed flies

And so the holiday known as Easter hove into view and it was most welcome indeed. Now I don’t know about you Dear Reader, but I suspect that most normal people regard the words ‘bank’ and ‘holiday’ as a time for kicking back and taking things easy. 663 more words

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