Folly

Folly

Happy Easter! The chocolate is flowing but it's been a quiet Easter so far as Chez Kess. We are doing the family stuff tomorrow with a big Easter roast dinner with the family. Today has been pretty relaxed and my daughter's dog, that has become the bane of my life, isn't here today either...soooo much [...]

I Wish I Had a River

I Wish I Had a River

  "It's coming on Christmas They're cutting down trees They're putting up reindeer And singing songs of joy and peace Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on" Joni Mitchell - River A new round of Shiny Shabby opened a week ago and there are some truly gorgeous items available. I'm [...]

Nordic Retreat

Nordic Retreat

Good morning! Well, it's morning in my part of the world when I am writing this...I guess it could be any time of the day for you when you read it. Whether it's the start or the end of your day I hope it's a good one. A new round of Uber is open and [...]

Forgotten Fun

Forgotten Fun

You'd think that the older we get the less risk averse but that's not the case. When I was a kid I'd be the first in line at the amusement parks for the biggest, tallest rollercoasters and the scariest, most gut-churning rides. It has been a while since I went to an amusement park in [...]

At The End of the Garden

At The End of the Garden

I have this place at the end of the garden, hidden away in the shrubs and bushes where I can go to work. It's calm and natural and peaceful and I can think there. Today I decorated it some more with some of my favourite items. It's the second, and last weekend of 6 Republic [...]

Create A Reality with Intensity

Create A Reality with Intensity

“The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity." Alberto Giacometti  Quick post today and I have rehearsals this morning for the pantomime I'm in soon! Today is the first time we're running through the whole play, both Acts, back to back. This should be interesting!!! [...]

Little Shop of Bakery Horror

Little Shop of Bakery Horror

I absolutely hated cooking at school...or home economics as it was also called. I hated the whole rigmarole of weighing and measuring ingredients the night before and putting them in a biscuit tin to walk to school with. I lived a good 20 min walk from my school and I detested the walk in with [...]

Time Stand Still For Just a Moment…Please

Time Stand Still For Just a Moment…Please

Time goes so quickly when you are enjoying yourself or in good company. Yesterday was one of those days. It was a packed evening where we went sailing for the first time in a long while. I remembered how relaxing and how enjoyable it is, especially as we had invited another couple along with us [...]