Category Chez moi

Lights are up!

One of my favourite nights of the year: when I come home and my little Passage is all lit up for the holidays. It’s just the best. And since I’m in England I don’t even have to pretend I’m horrified they didn’t wait until after Thanksgiving. That window you can see just over the shop […]

That extra hour

One of my favourite days of the year: when summer time ends and we’re back on standard. Because I never bother to check the date in advance, it’s always a surprise. I wake up at the ordinary hour and discover that it’s actually an hour earlier. That blessed miracle of an extra hour in the […]

Look what came today…

Art! It definitely seems bigger in my living room than it did in the gallery — which I think is actually a good thing because hopefully that means it will be the right scale for my living room back in Seattle. But here’s something I didn’t know about Real Art: it doesn’t come ready to […]

Art! I may have bought some…

The James Freeman Art Gallery is a little gallery just around the corner from my flat.  I walk past it every day, and it almost always has something that draws my eye.  But, you know, galleries are intimidating and art is expensive — and, well, how am I going to achieve my life goal of […]

Seattle!

Back in the Emerald City for a week of work… and Justin and friends and house and garden and feeling like a human being with a context. The autumn leaves are turning outside my window… …and my Mexican daisies are still blooming on the roof. Sometimes I think this might be all I need.

Late summer sunflowers

I saw these on my way to get lunch and felt like I needed them in my kitchen. They’re just so bright and cheerful.

Seattle for the Fourth!

This was our third Fourth of July with the parents in Seattle. The first was boiling hot, the second freezing cold, and this time? Well, as for Goldilocks, the third time was the charm: This one was just right. Beautiful weather — sunny and warm but not hot — and lovely company. We scrapped the […]