I will be honest. There is not a day that goes by where I do not feel totally in love with myself. It is a hard act to follow. Tiff. X
Love just works together within all life. Love is beautiful. For those who deny it – let them go. Walk on. Your lives here are short.
And for those who need a word to distort – turn to art.
After sky water – colour is more vibrant. That’s because nature is perfect. The elements know exactly what to do. TBH©
Well … it is Tuesday – the UK has just had a bank holiday which means a long weekend. I don’t know why they are called ‘bank’ holidays as the banks are usually taking it easy. I’ve been talking with a colleague about furniture. It is official – I have a bunk bed addiction. I cannot stop looking at the things. We can improvise space when we create a sleeping area. I suppose the fact I slept on a floor for a few years has made me appreciate the importance of sleeping well. I was homeless for a while. But the main reason I slept near the ground was to show myself to appreciate having my own home when I finally got back up. I didn’t want to take anything for granted. I almost felt ‘unworthy’ to have a mattress. I felt guilty for those who did not. So I suppose it was a sort of silent vigil. I often do similar and just go into my tent with the bare essentials. It gives me a reality check. I never want to take anything for granted.
Now I’ve got a loft bed. It’s a long story but I don’t use it. When I stay at my house, I sleep on the top floor in the attic. Reason being the loft bed which is on the first floor, is so close to the ceiling I have almost knocked myself out on it. Plus, I fell asleep one evening only to wake the next morning with the blinds open in full view of the entire street ‘naked.’ I must have looked as though I was floating?! I love bunk and loft beds because no matter whether you live in one room or a mansion you can create a nest type feeling. I don’t know … perhaps it’s my inner child. Making dens will never tire me.
Oh my gosh, it’s been lovely weather in the UK. I hope other places on earth have experienced the sunshine. It’s just so uplifting. I dislike the dark nights. I know it’s when we get inwardly crafty but it makes me feel so ill when there’s too much dark. Spring is a little late but at last it is here. I feel so blessed. Thank you Mr Sunshine – you are loved! Tiff. X
I have just by chance stumbled on the most amazing dish I’ve ever created!
- coconut milk
- quality muesli
- soft honey
- ground almonds
- topped with summer fruits
Just add what you want from each and mix. Serve cold. Gosh it’s gorgeous! Tiff. X
My next book is going to be a little cook book sharing some of my favourite recipes that are easy to prepare and cost very little. I will be telling you about some great juices and dressings too! It will probably be next year as I am working on something new but I have always wanted to craft a cookery book. Food is so much fun to work with – food brings us together – it’s social but not complexed and I love taking photographs of meals. All the mixed colours and textures. I’ve got lots of new snaps coming soon. Tiff. X
They sell iced tea and coffee as an ‘aritsan’ choice – so don’t throw your cold tea and coffee away – stick some ice in it and pour into vintage crystal. TBH©
Sometimes when you want to get things clean real quick and you get sick of humping the vacuum cleaner around the place – a Ewbank is fabulous. My nan had one when I was little and I used to help her clean the house. She never had a vacuum – or phone – she used to wash by hand and then mangle the linen to wring out the excess water. So I learned how to be sustainable from a young age.
I bought one for Annona which was ideal for keeping the floors clean. I didn’t realise until now it was a British invention! I decided to Google it and apparently it was invented in the 1800’s. A bit of worthless information but really, if you can afford one get a Ewbank. Mine will have a lot of work to do! I’ll post a video of me in action with it soon … They’re less than £25 too! Boom … Bargain! I don’t understand why technology moves so fast when we have enough around already. Click image above if you like and find the website I just sourced. It is fascinating. Anyway, time to crack on – tea break over. I am panicking a bit at the moment. The more I worry, the less I get done.
Long story. You would probably struggle to believe me if I told you. Basically, I went to Wales for Easter and got stuck there for almost two weeks. I am not going to get much time to travel for a while – so I am trying to get rid of so much stuff – while struggling to find enough time to get it all done! Sigh .. come on Tiff – snap into it! I just get so distracted by absolutely everything. TBH©