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‘Tis the night before Christmas

I’m sitting in front of an open fire here in my peaceful and quiet living room this night before Christmas thinking what a whirl-wind day this has been. I got the house ready last night and waited (a little anxiously) for my children to…

December 24, 2016

A small tradition: baking Czech Christmas cookies

I’m so excited to have my older children and their families here for the Christmas holidays, and, since I don’t usually have such a large crowd I rarely bake the kinds of traditional Czech Christmas cookies my grandmother (babi in Czech) used to bake.…

December 21, 2016

All is calm

Hi everyone, This post is long in coming and I’ve been looking at it for several days now, but the truth is that I’m finding Christmas very hard this year. Ok, I’m just going to stop writing about that now because it’s been two…

December 19, 2016

A morning in Puerto Vallarta town…and straight back out again.

OK, we’ve been putting this off and putting it off, but today we relented and headed into Puerto Vallarta town to do some shopping. This was torture for poor Robbie who just wants to blast into town to get whatever it is bought, and…

November 30, 2016

Art challenge: Sanctuary

Well my dearest darlings, I harnessed all in my heart, but completely failed to paint myself a new sanctuary. Some days…eh? I wished I had taken photos along the way of the put together, painted, then ripped apart, then put together, then ripped apart…

November 18, 2016

Wellness, seed cycling for balanced hormones

Hello from the waning side of the super moon. Did you all see it? “Come on”, I said to Robbie, “let’s have a look.” and we stood outside staring up at that glorious moon. It was a really powerful moon, wasn’t it? Lots of…

November 16, 2016

Well, maybe not a mountain…not like a real mountain…but still

Ok, this might be the last leaf post…although I can’t promise to stop drawing them…but I feel that I must point out my incredible wonder woman-ness. Yes, this was my front garden, after a leaf raking session last week. At this point I’m looking…

November 7, 2016

Hello from Sunday night

Hello form my Sunday night everyone. I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. It’s been raining quite a bit round here. So much so that the Friday night market was a bit of a wash out and I gave it a miss. I…

September 25, 2016
Veronica Roth studio

Nadine’s Art Challenge: A room with a view

It’s been a long time since one of us managed to host an art challenge and I’m so thrilled that we’re back. Thank you so much Woolfie girl! Nadine suggested room, with a view, so I looked outside my studio here in West Cottage…

August 26, 2016

So here I am back in England

Robert picked me up at Heathrow and drove me home. We actually managed to miss each other at arrivals with both of us texting each other at the same time while apparently walking right past…lol. First world problems. Robbie took care to have some…

July 11, 2016