Excuse me, but I’ll be back.

I have a few friends to meet, and a few friends to make, across the pond.

Trinity library via pinterest


Big Ben via pinterest


The Eiffel Tower via pinterest




Spring Ice Storm Essentials

Winter isn’t leaving without a fight. Ice storm warnings began last night.

I’m sitting in my home office listening to the rap of ice pellets against my window hoping and praying that this is the last blast of cold. Spring weather has to come eventually. Right?

Here’s how I’ve been surviving this *final* brush with the cold:

Spring tulips

Flowers are necessary! I’m a purist when it comes to my flowers. I prefer the garden variety: tulips, iris, peonies, lilies and ranunculus.

G and T

Sometimes you need something strong to get you through it. You know what I mean? Last night I decided it was time for a summery cocktail. My all-time favourite is the gin and tonic. With extra lime. You can’t go wrong.

Veggie lunch

Vegetables.  I don’t know why, but eating brightly coloured vegetables assures me that spring is coming.

So that’s how I’ve been coping. How about you? What’s helping you get through this final wintry blast?



Sunday Snaps: Texture Play

Overcast dull days drove me to find brightness and texture. From flower petals to animal prints I found the contrast and colour I needed to shake off grey weather.

Frosty Branch

Flowers in the sink


iphone case

Purse and chair

cupcake on counter



Sunday Snaps: Around the House

This was a lay low and stay close to home week. I was out of commission last week – which put a serious dent in photo taking.

Looking at pictures over the past week I saw a clear pattern: I’m dreaming of bright pastels, and demanding colour. How much longer till spring time?


Purple Nails

Spring colours

Winter Still Life


Pink Carnation Close-up

Recycled Sparkle

Feel Better Flowers

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