… a bucket list in an orange book …

Just me … First night in Paris ….  Fabulous salmon at Bullier …. Just stumbled on it,  a stone’s  throw from my hotel … Across the road, something seemed familiar …. Yes, that place is in my book … Then, a facebook message … Are you in Paris … Let’s meet for a drink tomorrow … More … a bucket list in an orange book …


French Collections

De rigeur – follow the orange signs to ” brocante” – a French fixture,  an institution, – Bargain Hunt, Flog it! and Antiques Roadshow mixed up with a little bit (well, a lot really ….) of Steptoe and Son – wouldn’t be Sunday without it!!!  … egged on  by the fact that there could be … More French Collections

… thresholds

Our beautiful old girl – still wrapped in the warmth of those other Troes – enjoying a breath of “me time” between guests … Hold tight … I’m on my way to put a dent in the quiet …. and thank you Kirsten Hill for this sketch of a front door that means the world … More … thresholds

“It seems I’ve lit a lot of candles lately”

Two years ago, I spoke to a group – of women mainly – as we celebrated International Womens Day  “on the frontier” – in a remote East Arnhemland mining town recently devastated by the curtailment of the refinery operations here – and reeling in the uncertainty of “what next?” for us, our kids, our “menfolk”, … More “It seems I’ve lit a lot of candles lately”