When Rain Stopped Play

After weeks of living in the garden, the skies darkened and along with torrential rain we have had a couple of evenings of thunderstorms. This morning it has rained continuously, stopping just before lunch. The garden is looking very grateful and abundant, the leaves have perked up and I feel sure the fruit has grown…

Lockdown Creativity…or lack of it

There’s a big hole full of good intentions and mine are all in it! I’ve been lazing around like the lazy feline in the sun that I’ve become. No sorry, that’s not being fair to cats, they look so elegant while they do nothing and I can’t lay claim to elegance at the moment. Infact…

More from the lockdown house

We’re in the seventh week of lockdown. The days seem to fly by, on some of them I’m a bisy backson (from Pooh, meaning busy back soon, in a note to rabbit left by Christopher Robin), running around and getting lots done, then on others I’m just so laid back I’m horizontal (literally, lying down…

A Peep Through the Keyhole

To date, I’ve lived in no fewer than 14 places that I’ve called home and they have varied enormously in size, age and characteristics but I’ve come to the conclusion that this one may be my favourite. Built in the decade that both P and I were born, 1965 to be exact, it has retained…

Week three in the lockdown house

Dearest fellow lockdowners, I’m just popping by to share a few of my activities from this week. It’s Friday evening and we’ve completed another week in the house, it’s almost time for end of week wine and music, followed by a hearty veggie tempeh pasta. Just before I start here are some of the things…

Every Drop of Juice

This post is for everyone who feels stressed at the moment. Whether you are feeling unwell, have someone you care for in hospital that you can’t visit. Or if you are working in one of the vital areas of healthcare or food supply, or maybe you are just trying to cope at home, doing the…

Just a few musings

Autumn is here and it feels like the year has passed in a blur. Where has the time gone? I’ve just been sitting looking through photo’s I’ve taken this year, bemoaning that once again I just haven’t taken enough of them – I’m hopeless at remembering and then regretting it and wishing I had more…

Would I buy this?, the acid test

My philosophy of make, reuse and re-imagine is a constant theme in my blog. It’s a thing that gives me a lot of joy; creativity is fundamental to me. When I’ve finished something I usually look at it critically and think, ‘would I want to buy this’. It’s my acid test of whether it’s just…

Pimp my Pallets

Upcycling, reimagining, remaking are some of my favourite words. The challenge of taking something torn and broken and making something interesting or useful, sometimes both, is irresistible. To the point that I’ve even lain awake at night picturing how I could re make something. Take the humble pallet, it has so many uses, it’s like…

Inspired by Nature

My need to connect with nature seems to grow in proportion to the dire warnings we hear about the fate of our planet. Vintage clothes, thrifting, upcycling, yep, I’m still doing those and I’ve seen some amazing things that other people are doing too. I’ve discovered bags that I can keep reusing to buy my…

Moonsilver and Me

It’s been a few months since I posted and after a few months of sorting stuff out I thought I’d drop in and say hello! As a self confessed spicy philosopher, I do like to think about things! Sometimes the best thing you can do, I find, is unplug and be mindful and I’ve been…

Taking a break

I’m just back from a wonderful, relaxing holiday in Northern Ibiza. It’s not a big island, measuring 28 miles long by 16 miles wide but we were worlds away from Privilege, Amnesia, Pacha, and all the other clubs the island is famous for. The north of the island is beautiful and unspoilt, with sandy beaches…