"She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don’t know what she was - anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her."
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Image by Romeo Mori.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
A little while ago my Mum and Dad did a bit of a clean out of their rather large book collection. I hit the jackpot when I saw that Dad was getting rid of his ye olde 'Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary'. The 1958 dictionary weighs a ton, but it's glorious. The pages are yellowed and it has that old book smell. It even has little finger grooves so you can open each section more easily, and to top it off, it has the most awesome image pages. There aren't many, but they are lovely. Thank you Daddy.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I've never been much of a Fendi fan (I can just hear the little "tutt-tutts" of shock horror from some of you) but I'm afraid it's true people. Until now that is. I think their gorgeous girly new spring collection is inspired. It just makes me want to be walking down a gorgeous esplanade somewhere.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The November-December issue of Inside Out magazine arrived in my mail box today and I have to say I'm quite taken with the Pony Rider cushions featured in the 'Editor's Choice' section. The cushions and 'teakins' (a blend of napkin and tea towel) are screen-printed, hand-sewn Australian products.Be sure to take a look at their lovely website and blog.
Friday, October 2, 2009
For years we have walked past this old house and longed to own it and restore it to it's former glory. It's so grand and ornate – and even a little bit scary. I feel sorry for the house, all alone with no family to love it. Lella and I will save all our pennies and wait for the day that we can buy it and breathe life back into it.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Trying to spell your name
UP and down there it goes
It hasn't flown the seven seas to you
But it's on it's way
It goes through the hands
Then to someone else
To find you"