Inspired by the Orient

Last week John and I drove to Latrobe , a pretty little town on our island’s north west coast, for lunch at a French inspired restaurant and to spend a gift voucher we were given for Christmas.As it turned out we did have a yummy lunch but came home with the gift voucher as there was nothing quite right this…
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Postcard Wednesday- Pousadas of Portugal

  On our return trip to Portugal we decided to stay in several historic properties run by Pousadas de Portugal.We stayed in a monastery, a castle and a palace, each offering a unique experience and providing an insight into the history of Portugal. Our first Pousada was Mosteiro de Guimares, a 12th.century Augustinian Monastery. The property was truly magnificent with…
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Cream, Checks and a Cautionary Tale

A combination of cream or white and black has long been a Summer favourite of mine. Last week for my trip to Hobart I paired this cream blouse from Victoria & Wood (from a few seasons ago) with my Moyuru check skirt, I rather liked the way the different shapes worked together. The blouse is both cotton and made in…
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Postcard Wednesday- Monet’s Garden in Autumn

 Postcard Wednesday (I know its actually Friday today , life got in the way), features the glory of Autumn in Monet’s Garden at Giverney. I was fortunate to visit the garden in Spring 2016 and as a keen gardener this was a dream come true to see the Spring bulbs, especially the glorious tulips. I honestly thought this was a…
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Scribbles Dress In The Heat

Our heatwave continues , time to bring out my cool cotton dresses .This Moyuru dress with its scribbles pattern fits the bill , cotton, loose and comfortable, what more could a girl want. I teamed it with this bright head wrap, an old cotton scarf from my collection. I rather enjoy wearing them but know full well my technique needs…
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