Wednesday, 1 June 2011

First day of winter

Lots happening here, with Will soon to leave us for a week in Melbourne, staying with Lily, on his way to LA, San Francisco, Boston and New York for six weeks.My elder son Simon is about to take his son Mack (who has been c-r-a-z-y about dinosaurs for five of his seven and a half years) to walk with the dinosaurs in Brisbane — lucky pair!
My best friend Dace and her kids take off on Sunday for London, Rome, Paris, Riga and Krakow, and my best friend Shelley is very soon off to Hyderabad.
But I'll be at home in the warm, dreaming up more soppy adventures for Julia and keeping the home fires burning.It's the first day of winter, praise the whatever, and we've just endured the driest, warmest May on record, a complete fizzer of an autumn straight after the hottest, driest most horrible summer on record. I love winter! Let it rain. And please, please, please let it get below 10 degrees C (50F) at night occasionally so I can sleep the way I love to.
Enough words. These are all pics I've gleaned from my adventures on design blogs and tumblr.
I love the look of white floors and furniture, a la Scandinavian blogs, but I'm such a shoddy housekeeper I could never live with it for very long without there being baked bean stains and dog hair everywhere, or crap in the cracks in the floorboards. Sigh. So I'll confine myself to admiring pretty pictures.
Top pic is from Country Homes and Interiors, a UK mag which seems not to have its own website.
I've misplaced the info about pic 2 — mea culpa.
Pic 3 and 5 are from Hus o Hem.
Pic 4 is from Skona Hem.