My mother's orange Bohemian glass jug survived the Great January Declutter.
It definitely still brings the Joy of Orange into my life..
Dear M gave me this exquisite silk scarf for my birthday, with the beautiful heart scarf ring to wear with it. Thank you my dear, it is just perfect.
I am still reading my lovely Freida book from Christmas - and spinning it out by reading Victoria: The Queen, by Julia Baird, at the same time, and loving both of them. The TV series 'Victoria' is running again, so am watching more of it too.
It was sad to read how Victoria really could not get over Prince Albert's untimely passing. Perhaps today she would have been treated for depression. I was amazed to read that for the last 39 years of her reign she only opened Parliament seven times, apparently not being able to face crowds any longer.
Heatwave after heatwave rolls across Australia.
We took shelter at the Mall last weekend when it hit 39c hereabouts, and may do the same this weekend. Our simple one-room air-conditioner does not stand a chance against that sort of heat. It does make daily walking difficult, because the heat lasts until nightfall.
What with the heat and the intermittent storms, the roses are getting on with it.
But I have to pick them the minute they open, or a few hours later the petals are all burnt black.
This enormous stick insect had the audacity to visit me...
I enjoyed Michelle Obama's interview with Oprah.
She was a very gracious and graceful First Lady, I thought, and it will be interesting to see how she employs her talents into the future.
She was quite definite that it will not be in politics!
|Gratuitous look at Kate's new blue coat, as a reminder that some people live in cold climates..|
You all know I love a good accessory..
Here is a late pic from Christmas:
Matching Mum's coat and clutch, and Charlotte's outfit and hairbow:
Candy canes, I salute you as Accessory of the Year :)
Stay cool or warm, and be good.