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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pumpkin colours

We had a wonderful trip to Paris and I promise to post some pics as soon as I get organised enough. Life has been somewhat busy since we got back and some days our time away seems like it was all just a dream. While on that subject of "busy-ness", I read somewhere that having a busy, busy life isn't the status symbol that some people seem to think it's just a sign of bad time management. Makes one think, doesn't it?

Moving on to other things....  Halloween is not really a big thing here in South Africa. The kids have caught on to the trick or treating idea - any excuse to gather a collection of sweets and treats, but generally people don't decorate their houses or celebrate the day in any significant way, as they do in the USA. But, because many of my blog friends and readers are American, I thought a post featuring the rich autumn colours of pumpkins might be appropriate.

Wishing you a all good week ahead and try not to be too busy! Doing nothing every now and then is good for the soul!
Till next time
Sharon x

Images all from Tumblr and Pinterest

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Raw beauty - brick floors

One normally associates brick flooring with patios or paving, but I'm sure these pictures will convince you that brick floors work equally well inside the house.

It is a great option for kitchens, low maintenance and hard wearing.

It works particularly well in laundry rooms and utility areas...

.....but brick flooring doesn't have to be confined to the "back rooms" of the house. Here are some examples of where it has been used to great effect in entrance halls...

and living and dining rooms...

...and it is the perfect flooring to use for a wine room or cellar...

....and, while you are at it, why not use it on the ceiling as well?

Finally, it works surprisingly well in a bedroom or bathroom as illustrated here.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. I am off to Paris on Wednesday so I will say au revoir for a while but will certainly get back to blogging on my return.
Till next time
Sharon x
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