Here at Casa da Praia, we have a longstanding house rule – no breakfast unless you have been for a walk or a swim (or both) even if it is just down to the PO box to clear the mail and back up the “Stairmaster“. I am convinced that this daily routine is conducive to […]
Our major home maintenance project seems to have taken forever. At last the carport has been cleared of tools and building materials and “the cows” are back on the wall. We impulsively bought this sepia photograph from a butchery that was closing down in inner-city Balmain in the late 1990s and carried it home. The […]
I love honey. In particular, I love honey from New Zealand. As a child growing up in Warkworth, my family would stop by Mr Sharp’s honey stand en route to Omaha and Matakana. Mostly we bought it in a large metal canister but, as a treat, we sometimes bought wonderfully oozy comb honey. For a […]
I love autumn! The bounty of harvest, the extra weight of bed covers at night, the softer light and the picnic weather. Today the Laundry King, already a keen bread and pizza maker, took a bread-making class at a local restaurant Bells at Killcare. He returned home with these yummy samples and a generous portion […]
From time to time, I think we all have moments where things seem a bit precarious and it takes all our strength just to hang on. I have some friends going through challenging times and wish them love, hope, strength and courage. A recipe for resilience.
After a busy week, it’s refreshing to take Sunday to recharge. This sight is what greets me outside my studio most days. Yes! the builders are back. This time they are replacing weathered carport decking and finishing up miscellaneous small tasks from last year. The guys are great but I can’t wait for them to […]