An inspirational evening of baroque

What better than a feast of baroque music to celebrate the magic of the  season? so says the brochure for Red Priest’s Winter Baroque Carnival. They have been compared to the Rolling Stones and the Cirque du Soleil amongst others and have been described in the press as; visionary, outrageous, heretical, outrageous and more. I had to…

A stitch in time

It may well save nine but has also saved my sanity this week. I’ve kept my head down and sewed and crocheted my way through the pre Christmas madness, until today that is. Today I went in to town, finally to face the hordes spending money like water. In some places it was a case of forming…

Blowing away the cobwebs

Last weekend flew by, time does that when you’re having fun. Blink and you’ll miss it. On Saturday we spent the day in Brixton The weather was great, blue skies and after a wander we stopped for lunch at Brixton Village. Saw the Electric Avenue Strip, lit up by Eddy Grant in October: Stopped off at the…

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…

Friday I’m in love

Last week was stressful and by Friday I had a bad back and had developed a rash round my eyes (horror, no make up!) so I was feeling a bit down to be honest. This wasn’t a good state of affairs because I love Fridays. The weekend starts here, is my attitude. So, by late afternoon I had…

A change is as good as a rest

I’ve been away since the middle of last week. I was born and grew up in the in the North East, then I moved away 30 years ago but still love to go back. It’s where my family live and one friend in particular (Rapper’s delight, see last post) I still see regularly. So it was good to have…

Time will pass you by

I’ve been reminiscing over the past couple of days. It all started when I was clearing out a cupboard and I came across an old skirt. Not just any skirt mind you, this skirt has been with me since I was 15, it was made to dance in, specifically to Northern Soul dance in. I…

It ain’t what you do (it’s the way that you do it)

I didn’t really do much last week; when I got to thinking about what to write in this week’s blog I realised that there wasn’t much to say. I didn’t do anything particularly exciting so I decided to go through the week and think about what I’d achieved. Whilst there was nothing big I actually did…

Upcycling for an Autumn look

Last week I found an old 1990’s black velvet mini skirt which still fit but had lost it’s appeal. I decided I would look for some material and upcycle it. I wanted to go for something that looked like this tree that I snapped whilst out walking the dog: and I found this 1950’s material on…

Brighton Rocks!

I’ve mentioned Brighton before, I love to visit and so last Friday we went for a night. My husband had booked it as a surprise and he got a very good online deal at The Grand. I’ve stayed there before and it’s lovely. Right on the seafront it faces the sea, a big wedding cake…

Upcycled TV table

I’ve been sitting looking at my TV table for years and thinking ‘I must do something with that table, it’s a mess’. We bought it years ago as an oak TV table; the only oak is a 1mm sliver coating the surface, clearly then it’s an oak veneer. Not only that but within a short…

Enchanting, abundant Autumn

It was frosty yesterday morning, the car windscreen needed scraping. Now that it’s October it feels like Autumn has arrived. Only a couple of weeks ago it was swelteringly hot and now I’ve packed away my summer clothes. I’ve got out the jumpers and boots and even wore a scarf yesterday. I love October, I…