Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Ghost of Kitchens Past : Op-Shop Show-Off; February 11th, 2014

Welcome back to the second-hand-gadget-of-cooking show-off.

Miniature toilet brush in appearance, miniature broomstick in gait; utilitarian, actually cleanable (the little metal cap retracts) and bristle retaining pastry brush, welcome to my humble implement drawer. You take me back little brush, to home-ec. (aka school cooking class). To the Madame Trelawny-like teacher who always gave me an irritating sympathy/doomed looks when she saw me (a once competitive excuse maker, my " I have reoccurring nightmares about drowning and I was too tired to get up this morning Miss" was a big mistake. To the A grade because even though I burned my cake I gave a marvellous (also confabulated) critique as to why. From the best school lunch of the week (a Friday morning class). From the spacious, sunny classroom of messy, tasty fun past, to the current tiny kitchen of messy, tasty fun present (Claud and I just made pies), for all of 20c.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Fin-The serious business of having fun.

Claud-The long wait over; watching his wings dry.

See you on Tuesday for the Op-Shop Show-Off.

Week six of the 2014 Portrait Project at Practising Simplicity.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Fin-Beseeching dad with his eyes to 'please push'!

Claud-New term, new shoes.

It's all go here. How is it with you?

Participating in the Portrait Project at Practising Simplicity.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Op-Shop Show_Off; January 28th, 2014

From my before-Christmas-$3-box-of-tricks. A small silver platter. Husband thinks it is silver plate though isn't hallmarked. In service, serving up Her Royal Claudness'es breakfast.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

4/52/14 Portraits Of My Children

Fin-Scrumptious and serious.

Claud-Laughter on legs.

Week 4 of the Portrait project at Practising Simplicity.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Darn It! Op-Shop Show-Off; January 21st, 2014

Haberdashery. Great vintage word, great vintage stuff. Notions, lisle. Also lovely words. Ahh.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

3/52/14 Portrait Project

Fin. Oh-ohh. You can't walk but you can climb?!!! Nothing. Safe.

Claud-Love the faraway look you get in your eyes when your thinking up something funny. (In this instance the knock-knees dance).

Week three with these two little loves in the Portrait Project at Practising Simplicity.