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Tuesday, March 29, 2011


There is nothing more comforting than knowing that this is where you are meant to be.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I am reading the most fascinating book at the moment, The Muslim Discovery of Europe. Its amazing how small accidents of history have come to make the world as it is today.  It could all have been so different.

In the course of the struggle for the succession between the Sultan Bayezid II and his brother Jem, the Ottoman troops were withdrawn from Otranto, and the plan to conquer Italy was postponed and eventually abandoned. The ease with which, a few years later in 1494-1495, the French were able to conquer the Italian states one after another, almost without resistance, suggests that had the Turks persisted in their plans they would have conquered most or all of Italy without undue difficulty.  A Turkish conquest of Italy in 1480, when the Renaissance was just beginning, would have transformed the history of the world.

Friday, March 18, 2011


ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that delivers emergency shelter, warmth and dignity to people affected by disaster worldwide.  

Shelterboxes are currently deployed to help people affected by flooding in Peru & Bolivia, cyclone in Madagascar and also in Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life Without TV

Ahhhh, life without TV.  More time to spend finding stuff I like on the internet.  Bliss!

You can find a copy of this awesome print at the Keep Calm Gallery.

Monday, March 14, 2011


Now this is fabulous ... and fun.  Its designed byFabio Milito and Francesca Guidotti.  I found it on

Saturday, March 12, 2011


With winter looming just around the corner (we had our first snow on the hills last weekend) this pile of blankets looks incredibly inviting!  They were made by Lucy who blogs at Attic 24.  It is the most beautiful blog full of crocheted fabulousness!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Who'd have thought that maths could sound so totally awesome?  

Friday, March 4, 2011


I love my family, and really, truly couldn't get by without them!

And now, they have blogs ...

Threads and Flowers
42 Paisley Place
Thinking Small

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