February 21, 2018

'This week I’m channeling the art vibe but I feel the need to add some trash.  So to kick off on a bit of a subversive tip before we get all serious and cultural, let’s put the end of the night at the top of the page. Some trash food.  The inspiration dubbed ‘Midnight Cowboys’ caught my eye in a new mag...

February 14, 2018


If you’re reading this this evening, chances are you not in that toe curlingly totes awks position of sitting alongside other coerced couples chowing down a very average set menu.  Lucky you. Oh Valentine suckers, the fake romantics - the subjects of marketeers dreams dutifully obeyin...

February 8, 2018

Quote of the week: 'I thought it was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a pretty little ass. This kind of compliment is nice.'  Brigitte Bardot 

What to write this week? It’s a thought that surfaces as regularly in my head as ‘what’s for dinner tonight’ as I consume the endless word s...

January 28, 2018

From afar the thought of an escape to the mountains for a holiday seems so impervious, so far away so hard to reach.  You're right.  The joy of skiing downhill is bitter sweet.  It's taken everything in you to get to the resort, get to the ski hire shop, get yourself strapped into your (very uncomfortable)  b...

January 7, 2018

Zingy and limey with not a tinch of rum in sight 

I’ve started this blog entry around five times.  Let’s finally settle and call this the sixth and final version (more for my sanity rather than yours).    In the madness of December, a whole array of things ‘got in my way’ that prevented me from finishing it an...

November 14, 2017

Thought of the week 

“When you go Home, tell them of us and say;

For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today” 

John Maxwell Edmunds 1916.

How humbling, how true.

Interior of the week

Neon Lighting

I’ve oft had a thing for neon lighting but the one thing that stops me in my tracks and makes me quickly backpedal is how expen...

October 31, 2017

This week’s sentiment

‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ Audrey Hepburn.

Humble beginnings in an outdoor space
Some of the best humans I know have come from these.  Humble beginnings teach you to be appreciative, respectful and mindful. So news this week that following the imminent unleashing of the...

October 24, 2017

Word of the week 

Maybe the story about the spider mutation this autumn lay dormant in my subconscious when I chose this word of the week as at first sound it could be referring to a small cute spider with tiny feet?  But alas no, the word of the week is actually a light weight flannelette that is used for nig...

October 17, 2017

It's all gone a bit serious with topics this week.  But still, relevant and real and happening.  All part of the HIYOS mantra.

Literature of the week

Multi award winning actor, Tom Hanks has written a book of short stories and apparently it’s a very good read. Thinking about it, he must have read a million...

October 10, 2017

Question of the week (aged 5)

Mum, why is bird poo white and not brown?
Answer - No idea

surprised face*

Picture of the week

*note - one thing you will realise one day, little 5 year old, is that all the adults (who in your head know the answer to everything) are doing the above (maybe not the eyeliner bit).


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