Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Chester Jones Interiors





















I love it when a design studio does both modern and traditional interiors. UK's Chester Jones uses some lovely pieces of furniture. It's a shame they don't include more pctures of their bathroom designs in their portfolio- no kitchens either.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Sad Mondays


I do not hate Mondays. I haven't had to since I started working for myself. But this Monday is a little gloomy and put in my mind to hear an old ballad--Barbara Allen. Definitely pretty and old--if plenty sad.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Faith Ringgold



"Faith Ringgold, painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist"












But what I love best by Ms. Ringgold are her quilts. So much story telling happening here.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Netflix and Chill



















It's my birthday amd I don't mind that the number's creeping up to 40. What I do mind is 20-somethings running circles around me with urban slang...not knowing what the hell people are talking about because I am not in sync with the latest lingo. So I was chilling by the pool at Vytautas Minseral Spa in Birstona and reading a book when I came across "netflix and chill" and it made me wonder: at 38 years old, just what I else don't I know...? While growing up, I hated it when my aunts couldn't relate to my life and I really don't want to be able to communicate or even understand Hazel when she is a teen. So, how to keep up...or do I need to keep up? Do I really need to know what "netflix and chill" means at the age of 38? My feeling is yes. Right up until about 55 I want to know what it all means. You?

I had a lovely weekend at the Spa. Such a charming and unspoiled town is Birstona. It has the prettiest, little houses, a beautiful forest, a yellow dude statue (maybe Dali...lol), exercise equipment in the forest and a river running through  the town.. And mineral water. You have to go!

I spent the weekend in mud wraps, Himalayan-type and mineral water saunas, jacuzzis and massages. We bicycled through the forest and along the lake and enjoyed the cool breeze and sun above (btw I now know I am allergic to the European sun--I break out in red, swollen rashes. It's why I am covered in a blanket). But it was lovely, I couldn't ask for a single thing more for my birthday. It was so lovely.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Birthday at the Spa



It's my birthday on Monday. I'm headed out today for a long weekend at the Spa. Am gonna relish this.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Look Up!










I am sitting in the middle of a Women's Empowerment conference here in Vilnius. And of course we are talking about women's ability to earn, to forestall victimisation, being made use of, suffering violence. And of course we are discussing the ever-present glass ceiling. My mind is on the discussion but I veered off ...because the speaker at the time started to talk about the history of colonisation, etc....so my mind left the conference. Glass ceilings put me in the mind of what's 2017 doing with ceilings these days? 

So, what do you want on your ceiling--apart from the light fixture?