An eye catching book, filled with book eye candy, what could go wrong? Books make a home: Elegant ideas for storing and displaying books by Damian Thompson makes a fantastic “coffee table book” the pictures are enough to make any book lover drool, by the sheer amount of shelving and books pictured.
However, there was a distinct lack of creativity, if I actually wanted ideas regarding shelving and creative storing ideas, google is my friend. Just browsing generally I have creative ideas to use when I have my own house etc. The book is a handy guide, all in one place, but some of it is just common sense.
That said the love of books comes though in this e-dominant world and it is an enjoyable read. The pictures are great, and I am sure that everyone who reads this will take something away.
This is a borrow rather than buy book. But books do make a home (yes, books shelves surround me) and I probably will keep adding to the collection so there is inspiration to be drawn.
Balcony decorations for the Jubilee sorted thanks to the gifted penguin… now all I need is for the weather to be on my side.
Tea. My lifeline during the day. I am somehow back up to maybe 10 plus cups a day. The new job requires a lot of research and reading and less running around than my previous job so I can (a) actually drink my tea before it goes cold (b) use making tea as an excuse to stretch my legs and (c) I am no longer in a tea run do don’t have to make multiple cups every time I was a cuppa. perfect.
Anyone who also follows my personal account on twitter may know that last year I gave up buying coffee. specifically buying Starbucks coffee. Starbucks is less than a five minute walk from the new office – the temptation to go for a quick coffee is intense. So far I have resisted, but another downside of this is that when I get a craving for coffee I drink tea. Can’t win.
Tea: inspires the creative and keeps you running. Coffee: expensive but gives you a proper buzz.
Which one do you choose?
My Flatmates bought me “the Cupcake” for my birthday. A lovely cookbook full of cupcake recipes… unfortunately I have never made a cupcake before in my life.
So the question that faces me today is how to get started? It begins by getting the “kit” – all those items needed to make cupcakes and making a good old fashioned list (and in my case a shopping list).
How do you do your shopping list? Scrap piece of paper, back on an envelope? Shopping list which is stuck to your fridge, or a more simple list notebook (thin and narrow)?
List made – ready to shop. I shall let you know how the cupcakes turn out…
T.G. Green now offer personalisation of their Cornishware Mugs and Jars as part of their gift service. The “Type on a Stripe” service is available on their Blue and White Cornishware jars and mugs (available in a variety of sizes) and you can have up to 12 characters at £1 per letter.
An even more perfect gift than they were before – something to add your Christmas list.
Another tea related item to add to my wish list (and bring to your attention). currently out-of-stock but *fingerscrossed* there will be more on the way.
I love tea, I’m addicted to it ever second of every day particularly while I’m writing and I think that this is a cool design. Shame it doesn’t come in any other colours, the green is a bit pale for me.