Getting creative to liven up the walls

I wrote about my upstairs landing the other week, I want to brighten it up. The material for the windows hasn’t yet arrived so I decided to start on the walls. I’m not painting them yet so they needed some new artwork and I needed to do it on a very small budget. I spent…

Django revisited

I really started to like the gypsy swing jazz of Django Reinhardt after the film Chocolat. I had always liked it but seeing it played in that lazy summer gypsy setting was perfect. I haven’t listened to it for a while, so when I saw that Django’s Tiger was playing at a café in town…

Planning a revamp for a monochrome upstairs landing

If you’ve ever heard the song ‘Walk out to winter’ by Aztec camera you’ll have some idea of what greets me when I open my bedroom door each morning. Okay this is a black and white photograph but the colour version looks virtually the same! As a lover of colour, with a house that has…

Another year over…Happy new year

Well, happy new year! It’s that time when one year turns into another and we start to reminisce and look forward simultaneously. Strange that we think that as new year’s eve turns into new year’s day something new starts, it’s absurd and yet it also makes a kind of sense. If, for example, everyone decided that…