Thursday, 31 December 2015


And suddenly the shimmer of a new year, of this coming new year is upon us - like a distant sunset suddenly disappears behind the ocean.... darkness ...... and then light as the new morning of the first day of the new year will dawn.

But I want to tie a knot in today, I want to make it last, I'm just not quite yet ready to let go, I'm not yet ready for a whole new year - 2015 has run wild and sometimes it feels like I've been holding on to its mane while struggling to hold on tight enough to get back on and into its saddle and ride this wild stallion like the year I was supposed to have....

A good year nonetheless, it had its challenges and trials and tribulations - lessons have been learnt along the way - I have grown somewhat deeper and somewhat quieter - not because there was nothing to say,  but I guess I have learnt to speak without saying too much - and I have prayed and prayed and prayed - I have prayed for my family and for my friends, for peace in the world, and a stop to all the wars and the loss of innocent young lives, I have prayed for wisdom and a compassionate heart

And now on this new years eve - 
I will pray again for each and everyone to find contentment in their daily lives and to feel a sense of belonging wherever they may be on their path, on their life's journey.  I will pray that we may all be able to live fully our life's purpose and to find what it is that truly makes us feel alive and strive to live that life.  I will pray that we will learn anew each and every day what a wonderful gift each new day is, and that we will be grateful everyday, and that we will live to let our light and our love shine forth

This is my new years prayer and wish for you one and all - and with that a 'happy new year'
Make this one count!


Image via Pinterest

Thursday, 10 December 2015


Always have and always will love the Scandinavian take on interior design, and style and fashion and just pretty much everything.  In fact, I think if I were ever to skip countries again, and that has always been the plan - it will be moving further north - the Nordics, Scandinavia, Sweden, Finland..... 

But for the here and now, I am here and now its time to be fully in the here and now .... if that makes sense in a roundabout way!

This loft apartment is tastefully decorated and beautifully styled - rather lush and luxurious in quite an understated palette - so many inspiring ideas here

Beautiful beautiful beautiful

Photography by Anders Bergstedt (he has an interesting portrait album on 'beards' all sorts of weird and wonderfulness)
Interior design by Moodhouse Interior
Spotted via home adore

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


I originally had another project in mind to share, but this jaw dropping Villa in Croatia kind of just fell into my 'www' lap and it would be almost sinful not to share!

This 15th century villa was tastefully renovated to remain beautiful in its old worldly rustic charm, yet very contemporary in feel.  A real paradise get away, with the lush ocean views and that sunny veranda.... surrounded by deep greens and a splash of bright pink here and there - the stone building is offset rather invitingly against the crystal blue waters of the Croatian coastline.

This inspiring project by steven harris architects

Spotted via design gab