Thursday, 25 November 2010


 thalis all snuggled up in his wonderful array of hand-knitted blankets - mine was still in progress at this point. lefkosia, cyprus, march 2010.

i tried to link to a previous post about thalis and his blanket but it seems there were more problems importing this blog from posterous than i thought. i'm not sure i'll ever have time to get around to sorting it so i'll just post them again...

and while i'm in the process of posting pictures of my blankets, here's one of noah and his

i would say more about noah and the things i've knitted for him here but that requires a post all of its own :)

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


dimitris sorts louvana (split peas) while hombre sleeps on.
lefkosia, cyprus, march 2010

Friday, 19 November 2010


i am feeling quite stressed today but this picture calms me. i'd just love a bedroom like this and an eames rocker has been on my wishlist for a while. via

Friday, 5 November 2010

bristol lido

the lido is my favourite destination in bristol. i go there a lot - for coffee, for drinks, lunch, tapas, dinner. i've been on special occasions - mine and P's first anniversary and my last birthday - and it's a regular pop up office for my PhD.

today i suggested meeting my mum there for brunch since i figured a custard tart and some lahloo tea was just what i needed on a grey, rainy day when i was beyond fed up with a horrid cough.

we ended up getting there at lunch time and tucked into some tortilla with beetroot, feta and dill salad and some deep-fried honey and thyme oregano. oh, and some caperberries.

mum and i had lots to catch up on but it was such a nice atmosphere, we bumped into a friend of mum's who joined us for a drink, watching the swimmers in the rain was so soothing and our waiter was so lovely that we ended up staying for six hours! we moved on to olives (the best i've ever tasted) and roast crunchy corn and broad beans with more wine.

my view changed from this

to this

if you live in bristol and have not yet been to the lido, do it! jay rayner rates the food and this is another lovely review from dan 'essex eating'.

i *still* haven't been for a swim yet. must get round to that soon...

(first four photos from the lido website)

Thursday, 4 November 2010

little winter

this weekend i would love to be in portland for the little winter market which sells beautiful handmade goods.