Monthly Archives: January 2014

Shine on Hester Bateman

Because Iā€™m lucky enough to have birthday and Christmas close but not so close that the presents are combined, I have recently been on the receiving end of a few small silvery items gifted by thoughtful friends. Together they tell … Continue reading

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Interesting things with lamps

When I first moved into this house I really only occupied one room ā€“ now the Studio ā€“ which was then somewhat exposed to the street. This more so once we took out the aluminum joinery and put in enormous … Continue reading

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The secret power of RINSO

As the season of entertaining approached, it was becoming increasingly obvious that the family silver was getting itself into something of a state. Without an army of footmen to keep the silver clean, pieces were slowly descending into a certain … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Normie

I have always had an ambiguous relationship to Christmas cards. This may date from the competition I had with my best childhood friend about whose parents were most popular and she effortlessly won. Or it may have been those weird … Continue reading

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