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Making Christmas Bunting

This year I decided to make some Christmas bunting! It was fun, not too difficult, and definitely made me feel christmassy.  This tutorial works for any bunting you may want… Read more Making Christmas Bunting

A Small Town in the Atlantic Rainforest

In the state of Paraná in southern Brazil, nestled in the Atlantic Rainforest, is a small colonial town called Morretes.  Founded in 1733, it retains the typical architecture and brightly coloured buildings of historic Brazil. The town is surrounded by lush green hills of rainforest and to reach it I had to take a historic train ride through the rainforest from Curitiba.

Damson Jam

So a few weeks ago I noticed a small tree in the garden was starting to bear fruit.  I had no idea what kind of tree it was and if the fruit was edible so I waited and watched the fruit ripen.

Love & Friendship Film Review

This year is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.  She is one of my favourite authors and I recently had an opportunity to watch Love & Friendship, which is an adaptation of her juvenilia Lady Susan.

Since there has been a drought of recent Austen adaptations, I was pleased to hear that Love & Friendship was being made.  It is based on a novella by Jane Austen, Lady Susan, which was written in the form of letters and I thought it would be interesting to see how the filmmakers translated it to screen.


‘Tis the season for roses!  Yesterday, I went for a walk in my village and saw so many beautiful roses in people’s gardens.  So today I thought I would grab my camera so I could share some images with you.