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I’m back!!!

It’s been a long time between blog entries but I’m officially back and coming to you from the wonderful Brisbane in Australia. Our expat sojourn is over. We’ve staggered through airports (“Yes we ARE moving country”), adjusted our eyes to the quietness of Australia (“Where’s all the traffic?”), rediscovered our home, reacquainted ourselves with our family/ friends/ cat /neighbours, negotiated a new school/ activities/ business etc etc. It’s been HUGE but great. Living in Oz is VERY easy and I hope we can all hold onto that. I love that our 6 year old still thinks it’s cool you can drink water out of the tap! And I LOVE sleeping in our bed again!!!


More on the business ventures (both of them) soon …. plus a new adventure – New Zealand in the New Year. The first for quite a while. Til next time ….


Images of yukata ….

Yukata are essentially a kimono worn during summer or for casually hanging about when the weather is warm. They’re generally made of cotton and vary enormously in design as you’ll see below. In Japan they’re also experiencing something of a resurgence in popularity.  I saw many, many, more people wearing them than previously. Mainly young people. Both men and women. It was great to see!






I use vintage examples to add something unique to otherwise ordinary items like sheets and pillow cases.  Anything grab you?

Scary things

Does it scare you to do something totally new that you have no knowledge about at all? Does me! Here’s the confession …. the digital world scares me witless. I spent 20 years protecting my privacy as a health professional (okay …. psychologist) and yet here I am putting it all out there into cyberspace! I love other people’s blogs, could grow to like mine in an almost therapeutic kind of way, but I’m still working on the facebook, twitter, pinterest etc. So it’s all up hill for this little black duck. But who wants to be left behind? They say the only failure is in not trying and I truly believe regret is soul destroying so what else is there to do? Baby steps. One foot in front of the other. Lots of learning. Lots of reading. Lots of muttering!

Red letter, digital world achievements for this week …. my very own photo installed on my blog banner (lanterns in Marrakech), some tags on posts and a post with a photo. Yay for me!

Real world achievements for this week …. enjoying my kids (mainly) whilst they are on holidays and my husband is away for work in Oz, and producing some bedlinen trimmed with vintage kimono fabrics in vivid reds and blues. Photos to follow soon.