Thursday, 28 April 2011

in the windows

in the shop
a branch
in front of
a map
made an odd
i love the
red keys
on this
it needs a
good home.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

a morning walk

hurray! blue sky and warm temperatures,
i had my cappuccino in a paper cup
and enjoyed the view.
grey clouds hovered above,
the tree buds were struggling to
trains rumbled by
and einstein appeared.
a fine
it was.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011


two layers of biscuit
sandwiching a dulce de leche
i discovered these
delightful cookies at a
local latin american cafe,
and i was smitten.
they have two types
one more of a shortbread
the other pictured above
a softer cake like
to continue my search
i brought home
milhojas de dulce de leche
(more like a napoleon)
from a nearby chilean bakery,
nice if you like puff pastry.
i had to try baking
them at home, i found a
recipe for alfajores de maizena
from here that was
adapted from here.
(i used a store bought
dulce de leche imported
from argentina).
martha stewart featured a
version without cornstarch
the search for the perfect
alfajores continues.
thankfully this city
has many latin american
cafes and bakeries.

Monday, 25 April 2011

easter lunch

some snaps from
easter lunch
at my mother's.
it would not be easter
for me without her
potato salad, devilled
eggs and cucumber salad.
the rest I could do without,
except for the bunny cookies...
do you have any favourite
holiday dishes?

Saturday, 23 April 2011


happy easter

Friday, 15 April 2011

more colour

flats of brilliant flowers
have arrived at the shops,
an excellent
remedy for the
colour starved.
i have been
craving colour.
happy weekend!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

easter colours

an amazing collection
of wooden eggs,
it is always
difficult to
decide which
one to

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

in time for spring

just in time for spring,
i finally finished this
less than perfect scarf
using leftover wool.
a bit grim looking
but very cosy
for dog walking
during cold
blustery wintery

Friday, 8 April 2011


yesterday i brought home
a closed
bunch of daffodils.
in the dim morning
this beauty
greeted me.
oh joy.
daffodils are one of those
perfect flowers.
happy weekend!

Thursday, 7 April 2011


in the reeds,
castor canadensis
at work.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

first flowers

up and

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

moody tuesday

a dark moody april day

arouse thee from thy moody dream!
sir walter scott the lady of the lake

Monday, 4 April 2011

shop window love

smitten by
her cool indifference
as she perched on
the edge
of a tub
full of floral splendour
gliding heart
lit up
to a full
forty watts
vintage passion.

Friday, 1 April 2011


april fools' day
is not observed here.
an extremely mellow
miss m
and i (less mellow)
wish everyone
a wonderful april
and a good weekend.