Sunday, 27 February 2011

snowy morning

so much for
thoughts of spring.

in the depth of winter,
i finally learned that within me
lay an invincible summer. albert camus, return to tipasa

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

sunny day

a sunny day
in the city,
-1 feels balmy,
dare i think
of spring?

Tuesday, 22 February 2011


do you ever buy products
just for the packaging,
and never use them?
i do.
time for a kitchen
clear out.

Monday, 21 February 2011


freshly laundered.

Saturday, 19 February 2011


for your viewing pleasure,
happy weekend.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


while on walks
i like to collect leaves,
seed pods, feathers,
branches and especially
while on the beach,
interesting pebbles and
i decided this spring
my collection will be
returned to the beach
where rocks and
pebbles belong.

Monday, 14 February 2011

cinnamon hearts

wishing everyone a sweet day

Sunday, 13 February 2011

baked doughnuts

having fun in the kitchen
is a good way to remedy
the february blahs,
the guest cook
made these cute
little baked doughnuts.
they are easy to make and
disappear rather quickly.
the recipe can be found here.
the variations are endless,
i am off to bake another
batch now,
then a walk...

Friday, 11 February 2011

new cafe

a cafe opened ten days ago,
as soon as i heard,
like a moth to a flame,
i fluttered over.
the owner and the resident baker
transformed what was once a tired
and dark coffee shop into a warm and
inviting neighbourhood cafe
offering good food and baking.
there was a photography exhibit
brightening the walls,
art exhibits will be an ongoing
feature. for lunch i ordered a
most satisfying panini followed by
a delicious cookie and excellent
coffee. i was very pleased with
my visit, the atmosphere was
friendly and comfortable.
okay, i really liked the place.
this wonderful little cafe already
has busy take away activity.
my only fear is that it will become
too popular. i'll just have to elbow my
way in...

Thursday, 10 February 2011

brilliantly cold

a crunchy crisp day,
too cold to take photos,
warmer temperatures
are promised.
i look forward to
more of a relaxed
winter cold.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

keeping warm

it does not matter that
it is -25 outside,
i have flowers, well any day now,
a fabulous portuguese orange cake
(slightly over baked, my fault),
my morning coffee and the new
anthropologie catalogue,
i want those boots.
wishing everyone
a warm day.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


a cloudy day
two robust
strawberry tarts
in a box,
from a pastry shop
rumour has it
that the owner
is planning
to retire.

Friday, 4 February 2011

cabin fever

computer desk
still life.
i have to get
out more.

Thursday, 3 February 2011


a snow