Category Keeping Up Appearances
Dang it. Apparently this is what happens when your 18th Century china taps the granite countertop in just the wrong way. I could be devastated and flagellate myself for not having wrapped it in bubble tape or hung it safely on the wall. But that would be no fun and besides I need something to […]
Beach day today! Because let’s be honest, that’s the whole point of being here: sun, surf, and hot lifeguards reminding you of all the ways you might die. We skipped beachy scene at Bondi and instead headed out to Manly Beach (so named because the British colonisers were so impressed by the manliness of the […]
Ever vigilant in keeping my gardening standards at the cutting edge of taste, Lady took to heart Muriel Stuart’s sage advice that gnomes and pheasants are out . . . . . . but stone nymphs are in . . . . . . with the happy result that my window boxes are now graced […]
Back at the beginning of the summer I wrote about planting some flower boxes outside my kitchen window. They were full of pink geraniums, yellow snapdragons, and a mass of trailing petunias. I never followed up with a “here’s how they turned out” post because, well, they never quite lived up to my hopes. This […]
I don’t always wear black tie to work events… but when I do I aim to win.
What do you do when you have a rental car in London on a sunny Sunday? Return the car early and spend the day at home! Haha, I know what you’re all thinking: “Riiight. Who are you and what have you done to my brother/boyfriend/hot role model.” But I kid you not. The point of […]
From some very young age (maybe 8 or 9?) when I first saw my mother’s photo albums from her time as a student in Germany, I have wanted to (1) live in Europe, and (2) have flower boxes in my windows. This has been an elusive goal. I’ve done parts of it — this is […]