Halloween is so, SO close! (Monochrome Monday)

It feels as if Halloween was only a few months ago, how can it be Halloween again tomorrow night? The days seem to fly by these days without any effort at all!

And if it’s Halloween tomorrow night, that can only mean one thing… Christmas is just around the corner. WOO HOO, let the countdown begin!🎄







The “Smell” of Christmas!

The smell of rosemary will always remind of stuffing, but not turkey stuffing. It will forever remind me of growing up with our Sunday lunch of roast chicken with a hint of rosemary in the stuffing. Every week it was the same, it never changed.

Then I was given a rosemary bush which Hubby couldn’t get enough of. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, contained Rosemary, ugh. Oh how I began loathing the smell of rosemary. That was until this! How fabulous is this for a table?

Rosemary and Cranberry Candle

My love of rosemary may JUST be returning. Admittedly the aroma of rosemary and cranberry doesn’t actually fill the air but as the woman I worked for in Germany would often say, its “visually pleasing“!

Odd how I often think of her and ask myself if what I’m doing is visually appealing. At the time though every time that woman uttered that phrase I would scream in my head… “mum, how much longer?”

What’s black and white and red all over?

Our family portraits of course, lol!

It had to be when at the end of a wonderful day cruising, no one wanted to wear matching outfits hence had to request of the photographer that our family portraits be presented in black and white!

The Family in Black and White - and many shades of grey!

Lucky for us the red on the walls really compliments the black and white of the photos. Now when we sit at our dining room table this is what we see hanging proudly in our foyer.

It had been almost five years to the day since we’d last had a family portrait taken. Hopefully Nanny will now be happy with what we chose for her so there’ll be no more asking… “mum, how much longer?”