Monday, 3 April 2017

Mosaic Monday - Looking Back at March





I'm pressed for time this week so I decided to look back on
some of my previous posts.

I'm working tomorrow morning and
I have a dental appointment in the afternoon.
Then on Wednesday morning I'm flying to Queensland, Australia.

Cyclone Debbie has created havoc - I've looked at the photos on line
and the devastation is incredible - nature at her worst.
It's heartbreaking for families whose homes  have been destroyed.
I feel somewhat guilty arriving for a holiday amid such chaos.

I will be catching up with a very dear blog friend in Brisbane
whom I met two years ago when she was passing through
Auckland on her way to see her family in Canada.
Have you guessed who she is?
All will be revealed very soon!

 I'll be out and about taking photos and if time allows
I'll join you all next Monday.


Thank you dear Maggie for hosting




Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane





Thank you for visiting.


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Early Autumn Down Under






My garden is losing it's energy - slowly and quietly 
giving in to the demands of Autumn






A host/ubiquity/quarrel of Sparrows.
I couldn't think what a group of sparrows was called
I consulted Mr Google
and I found these names here - and thought they were quite interesting!





An amazing Autumn sunset




Some of the delicious fruits of Autumn

Oh how I love these figs - given to me by one of my work mates.
I poach them in a little white wine, add a drizzle of honey
and serve with a scoop of vanilla Ice Cream. Oh so yummy!


I'm joining
Fast Five on Friday



Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane





Thank you for visiting!


Monday, 27 March 2017

Singing the Blues in Interiors





Have you guessed I'm enamoured with blue - all blues
from the soft blue with a hint of aqua to the deep inky navy and slate blues!

No points for guessing the program.

YES - the marvellous Downton Abbey!!!
I actually photographed our television screen
during an episode filmed in Isobel Crawley's house
because I needed to record the transluscent Duck Egg blue on the walls.
My husband thought I had completely lost my marbles!!!




One has to be careful using blue on walls in small spaces
 as blue is part of the cool colour spectrum
and it can feel cold during the winter months.

However, warmth can be added with furnishing fabrics
rugs, art works, books, table lamps, candles and other decorative pieces.









I love this kitchen/family room.
The kitchen area is white and modern.
The tones of the wooden table, french style chairs and flooring
tie in with the elegant living area in the other part of the room.







Yellow daffodils bring warmth and life to any room.
I think this room is so inviting - what do you think?





The pretty chest of drawers above is painted in
Annie Sloane chalk paint.
2 parts Aubusson Blue and 1 part Duck Egg Blue.




I'm joining Maggie for Mosaic Monday
Thank you again for hosting M!




Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane




Thank you for visiting.


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