September 26, 2014

While planning for our kitchen re do, there was a lot of thinking to do. A lot of questions that needed to be asked and answered. The existing kitchen is entirely too small and lacks storage. On two walls there are doors that lead to the wet kitchen and dining room respectively, another wall is fitted entirely with windows and on the last wall, french doors open to a small courtyard. What works is that the kitchen is light filled and the access to the courtyard brings the outside in and is pleasing... Read More


8/52- space

September 18, 2014

Every time we go to the apartment , there is a feeling of space. Space around us. And space in my head. It feels like you can do more when you have less. All we have there is a couple of sets of clothes. Stuff to go to the gym. There is no food except cereal and milk, coffee and tea. Each time we go there , we bring what we need for the duration. Some food, a book…

We linger over meals. Sit for ages just looking at the sea.

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8/52- Unfinished Projects

This was going to be a post about  function in the home. I was procrastinating the start. The getting down to writing. In the most common way. Smartphone. While procrastinating with my smartphone I came across a post by Jeff Goins. About how our life’s work is always unfinished. This struck... Read More


7/52- Simplifying

I’ve been struggling this week with what to write in this post. While week 6 was a rush of excitement and activity, week 7 was wrought with less than positive thoughts. I asked myself why I was doing this. Why the self imposed challenge to write these posts regularly, to document everything... Read More


6/52 – inside our house

It seemed like a good idea at the time. An editor of an online magazine found my blog. “Would you like  your home to be featured?”

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5/52-still loving Project Life

Part of this 52 week project is to... Read More


5/52 – random monday thoughts

Monday morning blues.

Sometimes fantastic things that happen to you that require more effort and energy than you can muster. There is the valley and the mountain and maybe a rainbow beyond. In the valley it is sometimes dark and muddy, sometimes your shoes get stuck and you have to yank  a... Read More


4/52- details, details

Interior decorator.

Interior stylist.

A perfect occupation for one with OCD tendencies. Someone who leans toward micro management. Maybe someone who sometimes needs to straighten the rug, align it with the sofa. Oh, but now it isn’t at a right angle with the other chair. Now where’s... Read More


3/52- sunday at home

Loving the way the light comes in from the too many windows. Less walls and more windows makes it hard to hang art and place bookshelves but there is a plus side, lots of yummy light drifting in from the courtyards. Love that!

Couldn’t resist the photo op.

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3/52 – bringing in the blue

I wonder how many people have sleepless... Read More


2/52 – let’s move it in, people!

Amidst the Raya traffic, visiting with 19 relatives (really fun), packing and unpacking, reshuffling and other assorted tasks and chores, we managed to ‘move in’. It was with mixed feelings that I laid the carpet down in the empty living room. (Do I see people who are not moved by decorating... Read More



Two Thursdays ago I walked into my dream apartment. It was empty yet filled with possibility. An open space. Empty canvas. Almost like the new day we are given each morning when we wake up. When I first got sick, I thought I was going to die. I would look at the future and see nothing. My kids would... Read More




Homebound these past two weeks fighting a mean virus and still feeling under the weather. I miss working out and I miss going to the shop. I don’t miss being in hospital waiting rooms at all but it seems there are two more scheduled visits this week.

Being home has it’s... Read More


random things

I noticed that I didn’t post here in April. It just whooshed by, man. In the blur, I remember  some random things.

I noticed myself noticing that all the clothes hanging in my closet were black.

I noticed that it didn’t rain that much but there were a few house shaking thunder... Read More


saying goodbye



Even as I sit here I’m thinking that I should have started writing about something else. How will I say all that I want to without saying, how to express without revealing? When  I lost my dad it was sudden and it was hard and deeply sad and yet the sorrow that I... Read More


Where did January go?

This year I welcomed the new year wholeheartedly! I picked my word which is cultivate, made lists of intentions, signed up for Ali Edwards ‘one little word’ course and Leo Babauta’s Sea Change program both aimed at optimal living, changing or improving aspects of life that... Read More