The Family Love Tree

July 11th, 2012 — 10:01am, 1 comment »

With a name like that, whatever it is, you know you’re gonna love it.   Particularly if you’re a sucker for cane, colour and textiles like I am.   Just so you know – I bags the turquoise cane bed table below.

photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files
photographs by Derek Selwell, via The Design Files

Read more about The Family Love Tree  at The Design Files, and to see more of the stunning collection visit The Family Love Tree website where you can shop at their online store.  What more could you possibly want?

View from sofa while icing my bung knee

June 22nd, 2010 — 4:34am, Comment »

Tomorrow we leave for Beijing for 2 weeks to visit son no 2, Sam, who moved there earlier this year.   No, I haven’t packed, in fact I haven’t done much at all except lay on the sofa with a bag of frozen peas on a bung knee, doing the prescribed exercises, and trying not to hyperventilate while thinking of all the other things I should be doing.   However at some point, I realised that I was quite enjoying the view…

Cushioned comfort …

View From Couch

Spot the Scrabble …

View From Couch

It had occurred to me recently that son no 3, Conor (13yrs), had never played or even heard of scrabble.  I decided to rectify this state of affairs  and introduce him to an old fashioned game of days gone by - long before Runescape, Fiesta, YouTube and Facebook.  I’m pleased to say that scrabble has been a success – in more ways than one.  As well as being loads of fun, my son has opened a dictionary …  I know – amazing.

However, I have to say that playing with plastic tiles just isn’t the same.  I miss the wooden tiles and tile holder that we played with when I was young – sturdy, smooth and darkened with age.   I am now longing for wooden scrabble tiles – a reminder of days gone by.