A good match - we love each other very mnuch
It’s happening again. Right outside my front door, under a thin layer of leftover snow, the snowdrops are pushing their way up into the sunlight. The sunny places in the garden are thawed and messy, the roofs are dripping. Some stems of daffodils push upward through the earth. Allium fortis et liber A brave allium got a head start. I strolled [...]
I am sure most people moving into a house in need of a 'bit of work' reach a point where they realise the magnitude of the project. We completely underestimated the amount of work that was required. I think due to our lack of experience in building work, we naturally assume that everything is a fairly quick and [...]
A standard joke in mathematics illustrated below 'A topologist can't tell a coffee mug from a doughnut'. A standard joke in Romanian communist building industry 'A builder can't tell a straight wall from a leaning, curving, waving one and neither does he care'. I honestly believe the Leaning Tower of Pisa is the work of a [...]
Legend has it that the amaryllis began as a shy, timid nymph. Amaryllis fell deeply in love with Alteo, a shepherd with Hercules' strength and Apollo's beauty, but her affections were unrequited. Hoping that she could win him over by bestowing upon him the thing he desired most - a flower so unique it had [...]
And we said 'Let there be light' and there was light. We saw that the light was good; and we cut big openings in the walls everywhere we could. The living room now opened to the garden. The living room wall cleared for cutting a new window It was a hot and dry July - [...]
The solitude of a painter
On this freezing foggy February morning I dream about our first breakfast in Paris on a perfect summer's day .. Is there anything better than cake for breakfast?