Monday, 23 June 2008
Bits 'n' Pieces
I received this gorgeous bunting in the post last week but as yet I've not decided where to put it. For photographic purposes it's lying on the bed at the moment and I just don't think it would be practical if it lived there. Your suggestions are welcome. Bunting is one of those things that you don't really need do you? I am however a great believer in that famous William Morris quote. 'Have nothing in your homes unless you know to be useful or believe it to be beautiful.' (Apologies to Morris experts if I've added or missed out words there). I justify most of my buys using that maxim - and therefore I buy a lot of things that I believe to be beautiful and it's all Willaim Morris's fault! Althought I'm not sure that he meant that I should buy everything that is beautiful - perhaps he was the World's first de-clutterer and I can assure you that no de-cluttering goes on in my house.
This weekend has been a bit of a waste really. On Saturday I was at work all day and on Sunday the weather really didn't co-operate. Although the day was bright, the wind was so strong you really couldn't garden or do anything useful outside. Rob ended up acting as taxi driver for Josh and his friends who went to Games Workshop for their weekly dose of wargaming. That left me free to play so I made some of Tamasin's chocolate brownies
and some lemon curd.
I love this lemon curd which bears no resemblance to the awful gloop that's sold in the shops - and it only takes 4 minutes in the microwave. The problem is I never get to eat any myself as I'm always making it for friends or it just gets given away before I can get to it.