This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.


How to Cope .. When there is no Chocolate

Friday, September 30, 2011

Summer Warmth

Summer will be here before you know it.
Soaking in the bathtub, with the windows open ..
Climbing into bed, with the crisp white sheets and cool bare floors ..
I think am ready for it.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Antiquing

We spent yesterday in a part of town where the streets are lined with antique stores.
We like this one especially.

It is more Alladins cave than a shop.

I always feel like there are magical things just around the corner .. behind a bookcase, under a table.

I have to go back soon, I want to see if I can find something to bring home with me .. that will fit in the door.
I spied a rocking chair that was one of a kind.
Mirrors of all sizes and shapes.
Rugs.
There will be something that I can't leave behind.
There always is ~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Toile


Yesterday we went to a part of town that is full of antique shops.
This one particular shop is like Alladins Cave, crammed full of treasure.
3 treasures in particular grabbed my attention.
Where to put them ... hmmmm...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Enjoy The Little Things In Life ....

Some things you forget are not going to always be with you, won't always be the same.
Remember that everything changes and nothing lasts forever and enjoy every day as much as you can.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Spring is in the Air

Everywhere you look, flowers are blooming, trees are bursting with green and birds are busy building nests and making lots of noise ... especially early in the mornings.
The Bicycle rentals have their stands everywhere.. people are out in the parks having picnics.

Spring is in the air ..

Thursday, September 22, 2011

This is Boo



there is a possibility that I will have a Boo in my life one day.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dear Diary ...


Dear Diary,
We went to the Flea Market today.
For once , I didn't see much that I wanted.
Well, maybe there was this one thing ..

Monday, September 19, 2011

Me-Spring, You-Fall

This is me right now ... or where I am

This is you right now .. where you are .
as much as I appreciate Spring after a long , dreary, cold and sad winter, I still love Fall.
I think next year, I will fly to the Northern Hemisphere for the Autumn, treating ourselves to a Double Dose of Autumn.
Sounds good to me ~
Everywhere we go there are birds building nests and making a racket, there are flowers popping out of plants that I had no idea even flowered and I didn't have to wear a coat for 2 days now !
Good things come to those who wait ... or some such nonsense.
Happy Fall !
or Spring if you are way down here in the Southern Hemisphere ~
photos: Tumblr.com

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Dreams of a City Girl

Driving down the lane, the house is hidden, set into the trees with gardens surrounding it .
Charm abounds..
Come in and stay for a while,
there will be much eating and drinking and talking to do ...
Chats around the kitchen table in the morning, over coffee..
After enjoying a good nights sleep ..

All photos from Tumblr.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Skin You're In

Every year, I go to the dermatologist.
This year is no different.
Last year , was different.
I had skin cancer.
On my leg, my thigh to be precise.
Almost the same spot on that leg as the previous skin cancer I had on the other leg, in 1996.
Both have been taken care of and I am fine and the scars are more "interesting" than ugly and I don't really care because Skin Cancer is really ugly.
And it is fairly easy not to get it.
But as in my case, being blonde/blue-eyed/raised in the South and having lived in Hawaii and California and unfortunately being one of those people who is fair skinned but tans easily ..
I baked myself as a kid, never used sun block and now ( as are millions of other people ) I am paying for it.
So read this and take this tiny bit of caution away with you ...
No matter how old/young you are, wear sunblock or stay out of the sun.
That means your children too.
No matter how dark or fair you are .. remember, Bob Marley died from a Melanoma skin cancer.

So the doctor looks me over and tells me I am fine.
But I am too thin.


Boing !! when was the last time that happened to you ??
I was so surprised, I just looked at her and wondered, did this mean I have to take medicine ? will it bother my skin ?
Actually, being too thin will bother your skin.
It gets all loose and wrinkly and foldy .. from not being plumped up with the proper fats and things that belong in there.
Things that are missing when you don't eat properly.
I don't eat properly.
I drink gallons of coffee with a lot of sugar in it and I mostly only eat once a day and that isn't much.
I am not hungry these days.
I am sad these days.
But when I get happy again, someday, watch out .. I will be eating my way across the city/country/continent !!


If you have any none meat recipes for someone with a lack of appetite, here is where you get to post them.
I will try them and I will let you know how they worked out.
Or I will write to you privately and fuss at you because I will be all plump and round and my clothes won't fit ~

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Spring

It looks like Spring is here.
Flowers and buds are bursting everywhere.

The gardens are swept clean of the winters detrius and color is showing again.
I hear and see the birds, I am watching for a butterfly. Sooner or later, there will be a few.
I look forward to seeing the hummingbirds. A rare sight but so wonderful when you see them!
Spring in Argentina, not bad.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Getting the Urge

I'm getting that urge to move again.
I want a new home to renovate .. new rooms to decorate .. new places to explore.
Right now I am doing it all online, looking, daydreaming, making lists.
There are a few Big Questions though ... like ..
Where do I want to live ?
Which continent ?
City or Country ?

I have gotten to the point where my only real decision is that IF I were to live in another country, say in Europe, it would be an apartment in Paris.
Otherwise .....
I am liking the idea of a small-ish house in a country-like setting or the woods .. not too far from a big city .. really big , as in New York City.
There is always the option of moving from this apartment here into another one but that just doesn't have the same exciting feeling to it .. know what I mean ?

Flash !


Liverpool Street Station


I know, everyone has seen this already ... but I like it.
I wish I had been there ~











Friday, September 9, 2011

Let's go ...

I can have my bags packed in a jiffy ! Just let me know what season to look forward to.
Summer is expected here soon. Although I don't have a garden of my own, there are parks that are very close and grass and trees to take advantage of .. but these days, I am wishing to find myself in a new place, where there are no sad memories to stir up.
I will be happy to do some shopping and have just the right outfit for the city or country that I will visit.
A train ride might be fun ...
But an airplane would take me across the seas and farther.. yes, I think we need an airplane.
I will sit here and wait. ...


Source : the Amazing blog brown dress with white dots

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Buenos Aires Design Center

Walking through the Design Center yesterday, I found the sofa I want. Never mind that ours is only 4 years old. This one is Velvet ( ours is chenille) and the color is better and it has more seating room. Therefore I see no reason why I should not sell our old one and buy this one .
Do you?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My New Philosophy

If it is good enough for Charlie Brown, it is good enough for me ~

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dreams


I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all night.

Calvin & Hobbs

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thoughts of Summer

It will be nice when the trees get their leaves again.
They are beautiful bare, but the leafy green shading the streets and parks is a pleasure.
One of the great treats of finding a home near the parks, your green space is right there and no lawns to mow, no leaves to rake ..
This year I am getting something to use for picnics .. books to read on the grass in the park on a ( not too hot) Summer day .
Sounds so good, on a cold early Spring night.
Walking down these little cobblestone streets really makes me feel like I am in Another Country... Another World !
The charm of cobblestone and window boxes ..
Sunday, exploring other neighborhoods..

Friday, September 2, 2011

Daydream

Follow the path to our house
Where tea will be waiting
A comfortable room to spend the night
A shady spot in the garden to sit and chat and wait for the Sunset




All images : Tumblr