Kitchen planning

I’m hoping to renovate my kitchen/dining area later this year and have been working on my “vision board” today to clarify what I really want. I know for sure that I want something beautiful as well as practical. I want a place I will love to work and be creative in, but I also want it to be a warm and inviting place for friends and family to gather. I envisage it as a place for dinner parties and laughter and gooey desserts and deep conversations. Basically, I want to be able to walk in each day and think “wow, this is great!”. (Hmm, I’m not asking much am I?)

Renovation dream
Culinary centrepiece
True heart of my home

© Leah Dowsett 2013


Feline Reconnaissance

I had a plan for a quiet night in.

Don’t you just love those opportunities to get into your pjs, put on a movie and enjoy some quality time on the couch? I got home a bit early and have tried to kick back and relax, but my cat has had other ideas. She has been set on disturbing the peace.

Normally happy to lay on my lap, this evening has been different. She has been very talkative and has undertaken more reconnaissance trips than usual. I’m not sure what it is she’s been seeking but I have my suspicions that the neighbour’s cat has been by today so she’s been on the lookout for his return, and eager to remind me (repeatedly!) what a cheeky ginger boy he is to sit outside and taunt her.

So I left the comfort of the couch and got up and involved with other things around the house. She was undaunted – her circuits and chatting continued on.

And yet, as I finish this post I notice she is now curled up and snoozing…and I can’t help but smile at her peacefulness.

The cat is pacing
Scanning windows for movement
In restless rhythm

© Leah Dowsett 2012

A beautiful day

Sunday laziness /

Sleeping, eating, patting cat /

I can’t help but smile

© Leah Dowsett 2011

Box of tricks

Computer dramas /

Days to get things sorted out /

But back online now

© Leah Dowsett 2011

Lazy Saturday

Time in the garden /

Even got my washing dry /

Loving the sunshine

© Leah Dowsett 2011

IT item

External hard drive /

Love the extra storage space /

Computer geek-ette

© Leah Dowsett 2011

Dark clouds

Got rainy day blues /

Illness and Winter weather /

A perfect combo

© Leah Dowsett 2011

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