Archives for "July, 2011"
From the street-facing windows of my third-storey flat, I can see directly into the gardens of the units over the road – one of which is home to a rather endearing bulldog. Hubby and I have vicariously enjoyed watching the sweet-looking polony-sausage-with-legs puppy grow into to a lumbering – and rather lazy – “teenager”. Like [...]
When my parents retired and moved from our sprawling family home into a compact villa on an enormous housing estate, the thought didn’t appeal to me at all. Until I saw how the move has improved their quality of life. Instead of barricading themselves into their home, they now feel safe enough to spend time [...]
I’ve had a bit of a thing for yellow lately and last week impulsively bought two grey cushions with acid-bright butterflies embroidered on them. Incorporating them into the lounge’s existing decor scheme necessitated a total re-organise – but that’s another story for another time. They look divine nestled against my scuffed black leather armchairs. Even [...]
In the past few weeks, I’ve sat spellbound through two beyond-beautiful royal weddings and wished so hard that I write a fashion blog instead of a décor one, just so that I could dedicate 500 words to their gloriousness. Oh, those dresses … those flowers … And then it hit me! The nuptials both have [...]
My friend Yolisa has just bought a flat, where she will be living sans family and flat-mates for the first time. Her very first home of her very own! On hearing her oh-so-grown-up news I did a happy dance and offered to help her unpack and get settled. Imagine my horror when I arrived, bottle [...]