Monday, February 28, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I'm asking you because we here in Ireland are not good at Value For Money. What we've been getting in return for our tax contributions are some extremely generously pensioned politicians and senior civil servants, now retiring gracefully from the scope creep they've presided over, but it's only lately that we've stopped to think, "hmmm, are extremely generous pensions that aren't for us really what we want?"
At least our potatoes are in good shape. I stood in the supermarket the other day and had a good close look at them, under the bright lights, and there was no sign of blight. Do you find supermarket lights are particularly bright in the vegetable aisle, so that extra mascara is needed to look one's very best while checking for signs of impending Famine?
In the Meadows and Byrne accoutrements section (less harshly lit), I spot these jam-jar covers. Ah, how Blogtopian, I think with delight, but the Value For Money alarm rings in my head and I wonder whether 5 euros is a bit much for 5 squares of fabric and 5 elastic bands. I could make my own, if the trade unions don't mind. Then I recall that I own no pinking shears, so buy them anyhow. I hope the manufacturers get the sales and success they deserve for correctly identifying our nation's lack of a pair of pinking shears.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The chest of drawers makeover is part of my mission to turn the world from pine to shades of white. Note carefully, people, that this photo is the AFTER of the before and after. Not the before. The AFTER. Just in case you inadvertently say the wrong thing. Here's the link.
Monday, February 14, 2011
"The Artsy Cousin would perch on the dressing room steps with a vodka cocktail, speaking of chiaroscuro and the New Poetry."
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This is Blue Daughter with pinkish-red carnations, for Sinead and flwrjane, who always post such pretty flowers.
[Image: Jim Lawrence Traditional Ironwork]
And I've taken to this style of clear glass pendant light, and am wondering whether I could make something similar but bigger for the hall using a goldfish bowl and Scottish Husband's electrical skills. Now that he has affixed the magnetic knife-strip to the wall, anything is possible.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Scottish Husband says he is going to fix the magnetic knife-strip back into place. I merely mention this in case he reads this post.