Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive

You’ve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative Latch on to the affirmative Don’t mess with Mister In-Between Sod Mister In-Between, that’s what I say. Well, when life ain’t a bowl of cherries and I need to perk up. I think of this song. I first heard it years ago on The Singing Detective,…

Digging your scene

  As I’m writing this I’m listening the wonderful high camp of the Blow Monkeys and already I’m starting to feel positive. When the world seems to have gone to hell in a handcart, it helps to be listening to some of my favorite feel good music. Sometimes the happiness quotient needs a bit of a…

Vintage Rules

It does AND there are none! Or at least only the rules you make for yourself, which you can change and break at will. I’ve loved vintage forever, it wasn’t called vintage back then though, it was second hand, or, even less charmingly called, junk. Call it vintaging, upcycling, re purposing, chazza shopping ( I love that…

Blog Anniversary, what now?

  I started writing a blog a year ago this month, not knowing anything about how to do it but wanting the challenge of setting it up and committing to writing each month. As the year has progressed I’ve mostly written weekly and now a year has passed I have been thinking about what I’ve got from it….

Dreaming in colour

I  came across a book the other day when I was browsing, which had the title; Monochrome Home: Elegant Interiors in Black and White. Hmm, it had very good reviews and just the thought of it fills me with horror! Each to his own, everyone’s taste is different but when I then saw another called Bohemian…

Epicurean delights

If I had to choose a favorite philosopher it would have to be Epicurus. Even though not much evidence of his philosophy remains, in a nutshell he believed that the pursuit of happiness, tranquility and peacefulness was the way to live your life. He thought that this should be achieved through self sufficiency and strong…

Change is the only constant

It can be uncomfortable to realise that everything changes and it’s no good getting too complacent. On the other hand it can be energising to know that you don’t have to stay in a rut. I’ve made so many friends over the years who have moved away and I’ve lost regular contact with. I still…