Really, more snow!!!
Saturday, 30 June 2012
I am in Paris for a month - so exciting!
I am in Paris for a month - so exciting!
I adore it here and not sure I will ever want to go home, I have now been here around three weeks.
I can't believe how quickly the time is going.
I have done all the usual things so far;
The Sacre Coeur
Beautiful and with the most incredible panorama of Paris from here
The Pompidou Centre
Art Moderne - n'est pas?
Probably my favourite!
I actually had a lump in my throat when I walked into the Italian Galleries, and when I saw Ms Lisa - it was certainly a thrill.
What a stunning city
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Next to look forward to is Valentines Day
It never looses it's charm for me and I love it.
Keep thinking I will grow out of it, but no.
Doesn't have to be any big deal in these times of credit crunchiness!
If you can't afford to go out;
Cook at home, create a romantic scene with lots and lots of my favourite....
What to wear?
Your heart - on your sleeve, obviously!
That's where I always wear mine.
Happy Valentines Day when it comes around!
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Happy Burns Day!
to you and yours
Enjoy your haggis, neeps and tatties tonight
raise a glass of fine malt whiskey
'So deep in love am I,
and I will love you still my dear
'till a the seas gang dry'
(until all the seas run dry)
So utterly beautiful
Monday, 16 January 2012
Proud to be Scottish
Especially when Burns Night comes Around
Burns poems fill my heart with joy
If you have never read any of his poetry
and you are romantically inclined start with
'My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose'
It actually makes me cry the words are so beautiful
And there is not a New Year or celebratory gathering in Scotland where his skillfully penned
'Auld Lang Syne' is not sung at the end of the night
I think Burns was a genius and on the 25th January we get to celebrate and remember him
I urge you to join in!
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Having done most of my Christmas shopping on-line
I do have to wonder if some of the joy of wrapping up warm
and actually walking - yes, walking to the shops
has been lost.
It's lovely to come home freezing cold from the shops and sit in front of the stove with
a hot cup of mulled wine.
Get the mixer out and bake, filling the entire house with glorious aromas
Always remembering 'cooks cocktail treat'
Is the preparation the best part?
You see I have this image of how Christmas should be
But is Christmas really ever how we imagine it's going to be???
Be honest -
do you think smothered in brandy,
lashings of marzipan and
a couple of inches of icing.....
They'll really notice???
Isn't it the thought that counts?????
A rather despondent,
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Friday, 18 June 2010
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Enter through the front door of our home into our hall
Then at either side,
our Dinning Room
and our Sitting Room
The front garden looks so pretty out of our lovely,
old Victorian bay window
I love this pretty mirror
So now you have seen some of the rooms downstairs.
I hope you are enjoying the tour.
I'm loving it and beginning to wonder why I'm selling!
I will tell you more about that later too!!!
Monday, 7 June 2010
There is something comforting about a kitchen table.
A place where so much happens,
the world gets put to right here,
over good food and a bottle of wine
a huge pot of tea!
Cooking, baking, chopping, preparing -
I love being in my kitchen.
Especially when my friends are round sitting at the island
chatting sharing a bottle of wine, a coffee or my favourite - a cocktail!
While I make some nibbles.
I adore having good friends in my kitchen!
Sunday, 6 June 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Come and join us for
Monday 31st May
from 1pm - 5pm
Nahm-Jim Thai Restaurant
62 Market Street
We are raising money for a lovely young man.
Young Robert Brassington is 14yrs old and as he is growing up will require specific adaptations to his home to enable him to carry on living with his family as he enters adult life.
Please help us raise money for young Robert
and at the same time enjoy a lovely afternoon tea.
Tickets are available from Sue Mitchell who is Roberts Grandmother:
Charlesworth Guest House, St Andrews - 01334 476528
just come along on the day!
Tickets cost only £ 5.00 per person
which will include:
Selection of tea, sandwiches, cakes and scones
all lovingly prepared by Sue and her friends
You can enjoy your afternoon tea served in
I will be there with my Wendy-House vintage goodies for sale.
I hope to see you there!