1. RH catalogue for baby and child 2. Cross from Mexico 3. A sliver box made in Barbados from a broken piece of china..a git from a friend) 4. Pretty filigree on this old wall lamp. 5. the pretty but unbalanced mug from Anthropologie
I've been perusing baby names, and also names for grandparents in different cultures....since I was born in Kenya, I thought a Swahili name for the Raz Man and I would be fun. That would make me Bibi, and the Raz Man, Babu. No-one seems that impressed with this, but they don't realize I'm dead serious. If anyone has a good nick name for a granny and granddad, I'd love to hear it. I've also been looking at baby furniture...have you seen what Restoration Hardware has for babies...quite grand.
I always feel like baking in the Autumn...I've got a few banana loaves in the oven to repay kind neighbors who leave food on my front porch all the time. Last night my friend Disey knew I was on my own and dropped by a huge bowl of spicy meatballs and sausages in her homemade tomato sauce. You just can't beat that kind of neighbor. The other day I was eating a gorgeous coconut lemon square. The Raz Man asked where I got it. "on the front porch" I said. "who left it?" he asked....and I had to admit I had no idea, it was there when I got home from walking Frenchie. So, if you want to poison me, just leave cake on the porch, I'll eat first and ask questions later.
I loved this mug from Anthropologie despite not like initials on things. Love the colour of this, however, it's pretty but not so stable. The handle sits quite low and isn't very functional or comfortable when you have a full mug of tea.
Frenchie has recovered nicely from his surgery. The vet is so concerned about his fear of vets, she has me call from the parking lot and she comes outside to check him. A few cookies on the floor and those butt stitches were out without him knowing it. After a long walk in a few minutes, I'll be ready to settle in to watch the X Factor (I love L.A. Reid, when he really likes a song and starts bobbing and swaying his head and closes hi eyes). I'm also thrilled to have Dexter back (there's a name you cannot name your baby) and if anyone is looking to a FABULOUS AUSSIE drama, download RAKE. You'll love Richard Roxburgh playing the bad ass Cleaver Green.