Monthly Archive: April, 2012

of Queen’s Day – it’s party time!

Happy Queen’s Day! For a full 24 hours each April 30, the country explodes in a burst of orange merriment, free concerts and flea markets to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. It’s madness. If… Continue reading

of chevron revival, or a DIY dresser revamp

So, in a previous post I included the following disclaimer: WARNING: Wielding a spraypaint can may send you into a megalomaniac episode. Once you’ve tasted the power of instant colour, you will find… Continue reading

of TGIF tunes: Cloud Control

I always get a little anxious when Friday comes around, because that’s the day when many of my favorite blogs unleash a link round-up to everything cool, quirky, touching and beautiful they’ve discovered… Continue reading

of fresh, bright Hummus

Not to feed you incriminating information or anything, but the Man and I are hooked on the epic HBO series Game of Thrones. Every week we gather with a few friends who share… Continue reading

of the secret power of compliments

I rode Lotje languidly to the coffeeshop this morning, locked her to an obliging telephone pole, and stumbled in. My bright-eyed friend looked up from her newspaper, gave me a once-over, and told me I… Continue reading

of Regime-Change Chocolate Torte

When I promise the universe a luscious chocolate cake, the universe knows I will deliver. For years I’ve been making a dense flourless chocolate torte called Winning Hearts and Minds Cake. The singular… Continue reading

of Liverpool, or four hard days’ nights

Liverpool. City of big hair, orange tans, thick Scouse accents. City of my sweet friend Maia, who has none of those things. We spent a four-day weekend alternately braving the city and retreating… Continue reading

of quiche lorraine, or how to keep a man fed in your absence

Quiche is a bastion of Western oomph! in my mother’s otherwise Asian kitchen. Growing up, quiche meant guests for lunch. Quiche also meant braving the risks involved in balancing a tin box oven… Continue reading

of tracking the endtimes, or Senioritis, Ltd.

Last year I officially stepped down from my position as CEO of my company, Procrastination, Inc. After 20+ fulfilling years, I was happy to pass the torch to a younger star rising in… Continue reading

of the slow and simple lunch

I like slow days – the kind where I don’t shoo myself out of the house until one p.m., having spent the morning on some epic domestic task like turning a stale loaf… Continue reading

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