bookishness

Book Review and *GIVEAWAY*: Calling Invisible Women

Being fifty-something, I love a great read. I love it even more when a great read just falls in my lap. No prevaricating over the “just returned” shelves at the library. No trawling through the “people who bought this also bought this” recommendations at Amazon. No hoping to luck onto a pre-read gem at the… Continue reading Book Review and *GIVEAWAY*: Calling Invisible Women

it's all about me · remembering / musing

Lunching with the sisterhood.

Being fifty-something, I’m more grateful than ever for my sisters. I recall many years ago I was trying to convince a teary friend that she’d feel better if she talked through her troubles with someone. “It’s all right for you,” she sobbed defensively. “You’ve got all those sisters.” It dawned on me that I had… Continue reading Lunching with the sisterhood.

craftiness · inspiring folk · shopping / or not

Lunar Concept Store and Gallery – Mark II

Being fifty-something, I know that some things are too much to digest in one sitting. That’s exactly how it was when I visited the brand new Lunar Concept Store and Gallery in Pakington St, Geelong West last week. Just when I thought I’d had my fill of the gorgeous visual feast on offer, I glanced… Continue reading Lunar Concept Store and Gallery – Mark II

out and about

Ardbeg day … celebrating the finer things in life

Being fifty-something, I’ve worked out a few of my favourite things. One of them is something Julie Andrews never sang about: single malt whisky, particularly the smoky, peat-filled expressions produce on Islay, a remote island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Mr P has a connection to Islay. His cousin (maybe removed once or twice) is… Continue reading Ardbeg day … celebrating the finer things in life

decorating / homefront · shopping / or not

Lunar (Concept Store and Gallery) … eclipsing the ordinary

Being fifty-something, I love sussing out delicious new places to shop browse. As you know, I don’t really shop (as such). I live to look, admire, stare, lust-after. I’m all “oooh” and “ahhh”. Today I stepped inside a new shop … one I’d been seriously window-shopping (OK, relentlessly) for the past week. The newest object… Continue reading Lunar (Concept Store and Gallery) … eclipsing the ordinary