Thursday, 9 September 2010

Time to consolidate.....

Hi friends
Maybe you have noticed a lack of activity here recently -
 well I realise I am spreading myself too thin 
and one blog 
is more than enough for me at the moment.

So Rufus and I would love 
you follow us at The Fable of The Table 
from now on 
and hope we will see your happy faces there.

Today I have some great blogs for you to check out
so do pop over.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

A moment in time

image by Jodie Bell

I love the chance connections that can be made through blogs and the unexpected.
Maybe that is why you are here reading this now.

So I couldn't pass up an invitation on Jodie's blog this morning 
to join her for a moment in time.

Take a look and maybe do the same next Friday.
I'll be hoping to see you there.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Outdoor dinner parties

outdoor dinner party, originally uploaded by the style files.

Before the summer leaves wouldn't it be lovely to have a dinner party 
with close friends 
in an orange grove 
like this?
Read all about it on the fabulous the style files.

If you want dining on a larger scale 
then check out how to fill a field with friends!

Have fun whatever you decide to do with friends this weekend.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Magical mosaics

Charles Darwin for Time Magazine, originally uploaded by tsevis.

Just came across the work of an amazing artist, 
Charis Tsevis, 
who creates mosaic portraits.

Enjoy more of his mosaics here

Just have to share one more from his work for IKEA 

IKEA Sweden: Mosaic Boy, originally uploaded by tsevis.

- Mosaic Boy isn't he fab.
I know there are a few IKEA fans read my blog so this one is for you!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Why am I shopping early for Christmas?

When I say shopping early for Christmas, 
what I really mean is shopping early 
for Christmas INSPIRATION

through my new obsession

I wrote about it here and was hoping for an invite - 
which came within a couple of hours of me putting the thought out there.
 Thank you Universe - well Jodi actually.

'So what is all your fuss about?' you are asking.
 Well it is just the most amazing way to collect and save inspiration you find on the web. 
No need for messy bookmarks and folders 
where you never remember why on earth you bookmarked that page.
 It all looks so neat and beautiful.

 I just love my Christmas inspiration page... 
I know I am not being modest,
but the best of it is that you can look at everyone else's pin boards 
and get yet more inspiration.

 Drawback... there had to be one 
it is now midday and I am still not showered!
But it is Saturday 
Rufus has been walked and fed,
so why not enjoy the weekend being inspired. 
It's like a great cup of coffee...

At the moment it is just in beta stage 
(don't ask me what that is)
so if you want an invitation to join
just send Pinterest an email and they will hopefully oblige.

Thanks for dropping by and hope we can get pinning together soon.

Friday, 13 August 2010

I Am A Girl - The Girls With Glasses Theme Song

I just happened across the blog of Imedagoze today 
and stopped to watch this video.
Just love all their poses and the fun they are having taking photos.

 Made me think of Alice and Gemma (here's her new blog)
and all the cute girls I know who sometimes wear glasses.

Hope it brings a bit of sunshine to your day ... Beijing is very cloudy today!

Monday, 9 August 2010

Ethics of strangers

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people. --Bill Moyers 

This was the thought for the day when I opened my mailbox 5 minutes ago. 
What a coincidence that it should arrive for me today when I had just committed a blogging faux pas.

I had forgotten to ask a fellow blogger's approval before I used her photo in my last blogpost.
 I quickly sent an email to ask her permission and I was so happy that within a couple of hours Solveig had written back saying she was happy to be included.  What relief - I would have been so sad to remove her gorgeous label bag.

Now I am wondering how many strangers are reading this post of mine ...
and how much I would like to connect with everyone who drops by here. 

Thanks so much for being here at this moment 
and hope our paths will cross -
 if you drop me a comment,
 then we will connect more easily :)

But just being here is great too. 
Thanks for joining me on this journey.

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