Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bed 'n breakfast

Stylist Charlotte Rust keeps it simple at her Auckland home with a loft bedroom over her kitchen.

Photo: Todd Selby, The Selby via Isaac Likes

With some sort of pulley system, she could raise the bar on lazy Sundays.  Love the light.  Love the ladder.

I bought an antique library ladder near Lumsden (south of Queenstown) once.  It was a fabulous and thrifty find.  Unfortunately, I left it behind in one of my flats because I was too disorganised to rescue it.  Even more unfortunately, the list of belongings sacrificed to disorganisation is very long.

There is something to be said for having left that phase.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

No, no, no

The time has come when I find such god-awful phrases as "end-of-life care" rolling off my tongue in hushed tones during conversations with too many of them and not enough of me.

I don't want to be here: watching another parent succumb to bloody cancer.  Not now.  Not again.  Not ever.  No.