For no reason at all, here are some lovely high end, no rubbish things. Like Hydrangeas. Luff them Sick.
But not as much as bromeliads. Especially ones struck from a cutting.
My sister's avocado, mango and macadamia nut salad. It tastes just as summer should.
Shrubs that survive drought, gale force winds, hail, varmints and other old testament conditions
The sand crab soufflé in the lobster bisque at Montrachet.
The colour orange
The Zebra Pegasus scarf. It's attractiveness knows no limitations
Orchids in Bloom.
Succulents. Such good stalwarts and garden survivors.
Sequins. They ask for so little and give so much.
Blue and white plates.
A resort holiday
Geraniums. You can't kill them with a blow torch and they'll bloom when nothing else will.
Paintings that look like my zebra pegasus scarf.
scented geranium leaves.
An overdone coalface tree. This was mine last year:
Iceberg Roses. Hooray for floribundas.
bulbs that you forgot about and then suddenly bloomed.
the scent of fresh basil
Bromeliads. They divide the masses but what else survives hardcore shade and drought?
In the community service part of the blog Asos has 20% off everything with the code CYBER.
And in other news, this little kid graduated from kindy last night. It was so sweet- they all wore mortar board hats and gowns! So proud, so thankful, so grateful, so lucky.
He told me that he wanted what sounded like a Valiant Vulcan or a Valium Vulcan for Christmas.
I was confused too.
Further research revealed that what he wants is the Millennium Falcon space ship from Star Wars.
Happy Thanksgiving to my beautiful American friend C and to my American readers. I've loved reading your blogs about Thanksgiving food and decor prep, especially Stephen Andrews- so funny and entertaining.
In Solidarity, I am roasting a turkey and actioning other Thanksgiving style accoutrements and I've baked a pie.
May the Force Be With You All.
Where ever You Are.