dog-eared togetherness

March 13, 2012


“As I got older, the tea parties became a bit less one sided, and I learnt that tea always has a language, never more potent than in the “How do you take it?’ early days of courtship.
Carol Ann Duffy says it best, with her “I like the questions – sugar? Milk? – And the answers I don’t know by heart, yet (…)”

How well I remember, the morning cups of half drunk PG, or English Breakfast, the afternoon tempered with a weak sugarless Earl Grey and a biscuit. The things that become second nature in tender dog- eared togetherness which early on feel like the discoveries of Columbus in miniature.”
introduction to Ten Poems About Tea, by Sophie Dahl


wake up call

February 2, 2012

Sous Style’s Wake Up Call series is lovely.

8:00 a.m. Wake up my daughter, Sofia, give her clothes for the day, ask her what she wants for breakfast, convince her not to have waffles again. She settles for toast and fruit. (x)


9:30 a.m. It’s either a smoothie or grapefruit for breakfast while I sit at my desk and check emails. This can go on forever, so time management is a skill I practice here often! (x)

herriott grace

January 23, 2012


My birthday is in less than a month now and I got myself a subscription to Kinfolk Magazine & a trip to Italy.

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