Quarantine eating

Do any of my readers find that, like me, you eat a lot more when working from home and staying inside? I snack a lot. I am not sure why. Maybe I am avoiding doing certain tasks I don’t enjoy,… Read More ›

Weighted blankets

When I was little, my mother always used to tuck me up really tight at bedtime. I liked the feeling of the weight of the blankets and that I could not move around. I am naturally a very restless sleeper… Read More ›

I love these vases

I like these vases by Onetic design. I have a feeling they could look pretty kitschy if you didn’t style them correctly, though and I don’t have the instinct to avoid that. But they are so beautiful. My favourites are… Read More ›


  Imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and… Read More ›

Scottish chest of drawers

Last weekend we spend an afternoon giving my beloved Scottish chest of drawers some loving care. My carpenter grandfather made this in the 1920s. The central drawer was apparently for a top hat. My husband took out all the drawers… Read More ›