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Friday, 9 December 2016

Countdown to Christmas

Originally written on 1st December but delayed in posting due to technical difficulties

Forget about Game of Thrones 'Winter is Coming'.  For us, that unknown monster of mystery is Christmas.  The House is currently a building site, our break away to Barbados has been cancelled and there is a general uncertainty in the air; what is really going to happen? The universe is working away in the background with a plan that none of us quite know or understand as yet.  But I can feel it and am more or less, going with the flow.  Whilst everyone else is blogging about and posting Instagram pics of their Christmas preparations, I am, well, I am!  I was tempted to pop into a store, take a picture of their tree and post it on Instagram tagging Tree.  Well its not quite a lie!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Happy 50th Independence Barbados!!!!

Happy 50th Independence Barbados!!!!  As a staunchly proud Barbadian I will be celebrating with my family this evening and reminiscing on great times in Barbados.

Have a look at a couple of posts you can read, linked to my heritage, with gratuitous pictures of beautiful land and seascape below.... 

Only Boys and Tomboys: How to cook Bajan fishcakes: Cooking with Alexande...

Only Boys and Tomboys: How to cook Bajan fishcakes: Cooking with Alexande...: It's Barbadian Independence Day would not be complete in the Only Boys and Tomboys house without Bajan Fishcakes!!  An old but GOODIE...

Monday, 28 November 2016

Home Renovation; Living on a Building Site

Living on a Building Site; The Good Bad and Ugly!

Well, we are now only three weekends left and this past weekend was FULL ON!  The wall is out and first fix electrics in.  There is dust everywhere, I blew my nose and dust flew out!  In fact, no matter how well we covered things and closed doors, the dust has travelled.  If only it was so easy for me to travel, riding the winds to a far away place with ease and determination.  At this point, I envy dust!

We will probably be cleaning for weeks after Christmas, but for now we, dust an me, live side by side, strategically cleaning in between.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Planning a Home Renovation Part 2: Deciding the style of your Interiors

My first ever all white room

What's your style?

What is your favourite time of the year?

Mine is Spring.  I love the freshness.  The bright Spring days and cosy evenings that are not too bright too late.  Mild weather warm enough to ditch the jackets but cool enough for a cardigan in the evening.  I love a cardigan and, if I could swing it, they would all be made from cashmere and merino wool.  Soft, light and a quiet luxury.  It kind of sums up my taste.  And thats what I think of when decorating.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in the Uk but the idea of having a day to be thankful is a good one.  To all of my friends/followers I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and mostly, I am thankful to be a part of your lives, even if it is just a picture and a few words on your little glass screen!