"Pongáio" was the name my Aunt Mona gave to a long, green, cool room where we gathered at her home —
replete with comfy chairs, a rocker, sewing machine, sewing goods, beautiful beads, shelves, books, bibelots, photographs, odds'n'ends, mementos of a life, treasures —
a gathering of all the useful & 'useless' things that so make life a pleasure.

Friday, April 29, 2011

What were you doing?

Well, I just couldn't resist watching it!
After all, I did see his mother and father's in 1981.

I loved the speech (homily?) made by this clergyman.
(Sorry... I didn't write it immediately down... the Bishop of London?...I'm sure to find it someplace. The Rt Revd and Rt Hon. Dr Richard Chartres, Lord Bishop of London)

I hope to later be able to get the text... very good words for all couples and relationships.
I loved the Chaucer quote.
'Whan maistrie (mastery) comth, 
the God of Love anon, 
Beteth his wynges, 
and farewell, he is gon'.

Found on the web...
The short version...

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pug-licious Design

Puglicious and Eames. Need anything else be said?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Flying Fur Balls!

I've discreetly admitted elsewhere on this blog that I do have a cute-addiction, even as my highbrow blushes violently at the thought!

Looking through my folder today, I realized I had separeted some images to post, but never got to it.
Today, then, from last year: 
The Flying Fur Balls
[also known as the Hovercats]

Flying Fur Balls
via Cute Overload

Friday, April 08, 2011

April Ladies

Been out of posting mood for a while. A very upsetting beginning of the year. Now, I think all the bootstrap-pulling-upping is finally working.

Today, after a long abscence from quality blog-time, I visited The Girls.

Whenever I do come to the blog and give myself some short or long visiting time, these are usually the first I visit: Posy, Attic24, and Marmalade Rose.
So, why not post of this simple little ritual that brings me happiness.
A two-fold blessing: aknowledging the gift of their presence and getting a post written!

They always cheer me up (even when giving me that pang of envy by all their energy, lovely locations end crafty work!) I love their gorgeous photos. I love taking little or long trips with them to town, to the countryside, even to the supermarket; or just sharing, for a moment, a little bit of their lives.

They don't know of my existence as I'm pretty much of a "lurker", dreadful sounding as that word is. Although once I did comment at Posy's and once at Marmalade Rose's. Fiona, The Rose, kindly answered me back, a happy, warming moment. Although nice to receive, the "commenting" is not what is important: sharing their world through their blogs, these generous ladies share it with me, and this brightens my life.


Note to Self:
Ok, ok, already!!! My conscience pestering me!
So: I like all the blogs on my list!!! (or they wouldn't be there, right?)
Some also are cockle-warming, some have fantastic decorating info, many are crafty, all with interesting and beautiful photos... It's just that these three I start with, like today, when I specially want some coziness.
There, are you satisfied? Can you give me some quiet now?