Sunday, May 29, 2011


Today I accomplished nothing. My flight arrived rather late last night and we got home after midnight - naturally I had a brutal headache (part of the reason I hate flying). To mark the end of my idyllic vacation, I was very migrainey today and spent much of the day in bed. Luckily, I had some company:
Biscuit keeping guard over sick Mummy.

After a lot of sleep, I visited with David and then read the new "House Beautiful", which was waiting for me at home. I also picked up an interesting book at the airport called "Nurture Shock" by Po Bronson (more new philosophies of child-rearing) which is very interesting.

My trip home was excellent. Basically we did lots of visiting, talking, and eating. Some exercise was done, I finished the first Edith Wharton novel, and got to watch the final episodes of Oprah and American Idol with my Mom (she's a fan and I called it that Scotty would win months ago when I saw his audition!). We visited my Grandma lots at the nursing home. A perfect family holiday...

Here is a close-up of the bedroom shelves I stared at all day from my post in bed:
The little swan came from Vancouver (it's antique Goebel). The horse is from a Paris flea market. The paper-covered books and box were made by my friend Noel. The tiny picture frame is from Holland. "The Remains of the Day" is a favorite book, as is "Dwellings" by Sills and Huniford.
The walls in this room are painted a dreamy Skylight by Farrow & Ball, made up by BM.

Hope your day was as relaxing as mine, minus the headache...! I've missed you all.


  1. What a good little Biscuit keeping you company all day. I'll bet you were greatly missed.

    Your shelves look amazing, very peaceful. I think I need to take an editing lesson from you.

  2. Glad to know that you are home safe and sound. If those shelves could send a migraine packing, I'm quite certain those could...very restful arrangements and so easy on the eyes.

    Also glad that you had a good time with your mother and that you had lots of visiting time with your grandmother. It's the little things...always the little things that make a gal happy.

  3. Glad you're home safe and sound and I hope your head is better today. So sad I missed you there in Calgary last weekend and am quite jealous of your weather there!!

  4. you couldn't ask for a better companion, too cute :)

    Love the little landscape pic on the shelves - charming


  5. Anonymous5:31 am

    Marmalade cats are the perfect splash of colour for any room.

    What a cutie!