A quick way to impress your guests! Recently my friend Une came for morning tea …. we haven’t caught up for such a long time so I needed something quick and easy to prepare so that we could spend all of our time chatting! Start with 1 sheet of puff pastry .. thawed Cut into… Continue reading Apple Pastries
The beautiful gem, ‘Labassa’ stands proudly in Caulfield Melbourne. Its history is rich and full …. many have called this grand lady home. Fortunately Labassa has been spared from the wrecking ball and now in the care of the National Trust, its walls speak to inquisitive visitors. The joy is in the detail ….. room… Continue reading Labassa, Textures, Tiles & Friezes
6 days in Stresa on Lake Maggiori …. magic! If you are in Italy to unwind there is no better place …. here water laps the mountain shadows, Borromean islands share their garden splendour and majestic history …and Switzerland is a half hour by ferry! And my favourite photo of all time …. spring daffodils… Continue reading Stresa de-stress!
How can you make someones life better today? This morning I received a lovely card with beautiful thoughts from a dear friend. She has been suffering stoically with illness for many years now ….but as with other close friends and family who have endured illness and poor health, what has been given to us is… Continue reading Giving & Sharing
Driving through Perthshire you can appreciate all the descriptions you have ever read. Lush pasture, rolling hills, rushing rivers, meandering streamlets and heather clad moors at the foot of the highlands … and then there is the mist which hangs over the morning sun drift. If you are close enough you can chat with pheasants,… Continue reading Mist & Moors Scottish Wanderlust
Gates are those entry and exit points that welcome or deter you, peek your interest or just make a statement in the surrounding streetscape. On my regular walk the other day I snapped a few gates which reflected period charm and practicality. I rather like the detail and cut out motif complimenting this one A… Continue reading Gates
Think Kingdom of Fife and golf lovers putt to the fairways of St Andrews and other golfing wonderlands in the Kingdom. But there is more to this small Eastern region, ancestoral home to Scottish Monarchs. From Edinburgh we trailed over the Firth of Forth with its visually stunning road and rail bridges to then swing… Continue reading Kingdom Wanderlust
How lovely is the Hebe flower, a spike of dozens of little flowers that cluster to perfection. I remember this plant as a child …. I don’t think it appealed to me much then, but now I love to be greeted by this hardy shrub. Once established they are so easy to care for and… Continue reading Hebe Beauty!
For embroiderers, quilters, crafters, and stitchers … learn to make a twisted cord that will give a professional finish to your projects. There are a number of online demonstrations on how to do this …… I particularly like the National Quilters Circle However, I would like to share my method with you and the couple… Continue reading How to make a twisted cord
Scotland has always been on my wanderlust radar and this time last year I researched and planned a Scottish/UK adventure. Etihad was due to begin direct flights to Edinburgh from Abu Dhabi …. This suited perfectly, as I try to plan with minimum connections for such a long journey. Packed and ready to go in… Continue reading Edinburgh Wanderlust