"let your boat of life be light, packed with only
what you need - a homely home and simple pleasures, someone to love and someone to love you,
enough to eat and enough to wear
and a little more than enough to drink:
for thirst is a dangerous thing"

Friday, 20 May 2011

to keep you in the picture

and if you think that i exaggerate, a couple of pictures:-

sorry not that clear but top shelf is black (one and a half piles) and grey, middle shelf is white - hope you are impressed there is a bit of colour there too,  bottom shelf - don't get shocked by the polka dots (that is a nighty and wont be seen during the day - lucky michael!!!).  perhaps i did exaggerate on the tidiness point it does not look as neat as i thought.

still experimenting with the new camera so the pictures are not that sharp.  below is the kitchen as it is today:-

the before picture to save you scrolling back to the "simplicity" post:-

the tin collection:-

the snobby tin collection (bet you all have bought either the biscuits, tea bags or a single carrier bag from harrods, but have you got the fortum & mason's biscuit tin?)

on the subject of things british it is my brother david's birthday today (he is half-british but more south african than me).  david is 36 today (there you go nic -  if you are still a follower - he has asked me very nicely to please stop using the em, bb and bs in my posts - apparently it is fine if the entire post is anonymous but it is a bit irritating to new readers (and to him).  he always gives constructive criticism so point taken). it was 6 years ago on this very day that my mom (the eccentric one), dalene (the bestest one) and i flew into london for david's 30th birthday.  it was a wonderful 2 weeks with the family.  nicky deacon joined me once dalene left and we had another 2 crazy weeks - time in london with dave and gareth,  a week with matthew in bristol and a very memorable paddy wagon tour to ireland.

i think you may enjoy this little clip as well.  sushi in soho, london exactly 6 years ago today - after very fancy cocktails we met up with some of david's friends for sushi.  below you will see me taking on one of his mates in a wasabi challenge.

i accept your respect.  note the worried little sister's voice in the background (and how many times my mother says jen, jen, jen, jenny and jennifer).  also please note how andrew ducks out of the challenge - not very noble (no invite to the wedding for him).  i have an amazing video that david made of the trip and would love to show you bits of it but i need to have a crash course in editing first.

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