This time last week, the Laundry King and I were bunkering down during the superstorm. Our home faces south and was exposed to the full force of gales and the driving rain. The pole house shook violently (bringing dreams of sailing on the high seas in an 18th century barque); large pane windows creaked ominously; […]
After 6+ weeks of kitchen renovations, and having to cart dishes downstairs to the laundry*, it is so good to have an operational kitchen sink and a new shiny one at that. *where does one find a scullery maid in 2015 apart from Downton Abbey?
Following yesterday’s post about Lisa Walton’s e-book Fun & Easy Surface Design Techniques, here’s a photo of the cards I made using my stencilled fabric. I traced around a biscuit cutter to get my star shapes. While I was at it, I made some lime shortbread for my neighbours (see recipe below.) Follow me @brendagaelsmith […]
Yesterday, I wrote about empowerment that comes with learning new skills. Mindful delegation also brings empowerment. Recognising that you cannot be an expert in all things, and thoughtfully outsourcing to people or services with complementary skill sets, can free you up to focus on assignments that bring you joy and satisfaction. Against this background, I […]
For many months, my laser printer has displayed a message Cyan Cartridge: Replace Soon. Naturally I was half way through printing materials for France when that message changed to Replace Cyan Cartridge. Not to worry, I had a spare cyan cartridge ready to go. But then there was a clunk and a loud whirring sound […]