Currently i am participating in one of the many redbubble challenges with some very classy artworks based around the theme *nude*.

GO HERE to see the artworks participating. The end result of this challenge is inclusion in a book to be published around the theme.....

I have a non-conventional piece in the challenge....... non conventional as it is a work that would not come immediately to mind when one thinks of NUDE.....maybe that is a good thing in the end....

Traditional Scottish Fare

Well talking to my mum this morning on skype she directed me to a very interesting and useful site on traditional Scottish Recipes. HERE

I was thinking how much fun it is to rediscover how to make things you like to both eat and also how connected that can be to what it says about the value you place on home making and putting value on the time that goes into it. 

I just am not really big on the whole 'fast food' mentality and i actually find the whole idea of eating quick to be offensive.... Whatever happened to 'savouring the moment'?

Seems food sharing is not just about nourishing our bodies... but also our relationships...and that is one of my biggest issues with the popular approach is quick quick quick..... and theres no time for conversation and no time to connect. Both are exceedingly important. 


I have started decorating the master bedroom....... 2 $1 cans of green velvet spray paint and some sandpaper..... and SOME of the BEIGE is gone.....

i think it looks great...... i really cannot stand too much beige...... i really can't!

what do you think?


Ciabatta...... home made loaves ..... Patricks favourite.....




Yesterday my personal copy of the book 'Capture Rochester' arrived and i was very excited to have a look within. Quality is excellent and i was very happy with the product......The quality of the photography is fabulous and will be a delight to those who Capture Rochester Book and DVD.

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Halloween was a wonderful night here in Moravia. Lots of people out and about with their kids everyone dressed up and lots of laughing and fun conversations along the way. One of the most interesting things was it seemed to me there were MORE people than last might have been because of the mild weather and the fact it was a Friday Night this year.....but the boy's had a great time and we enjoyed a fabulous night.......Even some of the dogs were dressed up....