The room is all white except for the pink walls below the rail behind the bed and next to the cupboards. Everything else is black and white, or neutral. And that mozzie net is not just decorative, we have hectic mosquitoes in summer and it comes in handy! So now you know where the lady will be living.... thanks so much!
Most South Africans are nauseatingly proud of the fact that JRR Tolkein was born here, even though, to be honest, he only stayed till he was 3, when he returned to England with his mother and brother. (His dad died while they were there on holiday, leaving them in a financial pinch, so they had to stay with her parents)
I have been crazy about his writing since I was a young teenager, and have read Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit and the Silmarilion several times, as well as many biographies on the man. But somehow, the fact that he was also a really talented artist and illustrator never sank in until I found this book. I adore his style, and was actually reminded of Janet's work while I was enjoying it.
These really appealed to me... he was an avid newpaper crossword fan, and used to doodle all over his newspapers with coloured ball point pens......
And now for something completely different, but still arty in a way... well creative anyway!
What do you do when you are trying to change your lifestyle, after year and years of living on take-aways which provided practically intravenous cholesterol? But after a while the bunny food seems so BORING? Well, you make it look pretty of course!
Neither of us felt like meusli AGAIN for breakfast on Saturday, so I whipped up this little Norwegian Salmon and tomato open sandwich on soya/linseed low GI bread, on a bed of baby spinach, baby button mushrooms, mange-tout peas, roma tomatoes, spring onions and cucumber with avocado oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice for dressing. Note the his and hers olives, he likes green, I like black! We really enjoyed it, maybe I CAN do this bunny food thing after all, it is like a creative adventure finding new ways to serve leaves without dying of boredom!