The Merger

Just as I’d thoroughly Maria Kondo-ed my home and embraced minimalism without the monochrome palette, Hot Stuff came along. That was alright at first when we had a house each but then his possessions started to creep across. It hasn’t…

Building A Blog

My resurrected blog has been up and running for nearly three weeks. I see from my stats that there’s a few returning visitors already. Howdy all and thank you for joining me. I am rather chuffed that you are coming…

Want, Need, Wear, Read

I’m writing this post on the occasion of my son’s 18th birthday. It’s a special one for him and a day of reflection for me.   Where have all those years gone and how did my teeny baby turn into a…

Mad Walls

In my heart to hearts I yearn to be a minimalist but it is not to be. For I love things that catch my eye and there are many pops of colour throughout my home. So that every surface isn’t…

Effing Gulls

For a while my aerobic exercise du choix was on the back burner. I blame the bird life around here that I’m still fatter than I’d planned. For during the summer months I am inexplicably under attack when I go…

Southend Pier

I was brought up in Southend-on-Sea, that playground for Londoners.  On the seafront there is a beach cafe and takeaway joint called the ‘Three Shells’.  It has a roof made out of big artificial scallop shells.  Yep you’ve guessed it…