lost mojo...and my site is safe

on Tuesday, March 6, 2012

To be honest, I’m not 100% sure what mojo is exactly…but whatever it is, it’s deserted me. I need to take a bit of a break to recharge, and part of that will be stepping away from the computer in my non-work time. I know you’ll understand if I don’t visit for a while. I have another trip to Newcastle next week…this time for mum’s eye surgery. Sigh.
In the meantime, do you like my new necklace? Red Phoenix Emporium…pretty in instagram J
I know my site is coming up with a malware warning. I have checked it out and it's not me! We're all protected here so please continue to visit while I try to get it sorted.
Take care and I'll see you in a week or two... 
image; tranquiltownhouse on instagram

instagram has got me...

on Sunday, March 4, 2012

After a couple of years being wedded to the Crackberry, a few days ago I hooked up with Mr iPhone again...
And there’s a new baby as a result (who would have thought at my age!)...welcome instagram I’m a bit besotted.
If you’d like to follow...and goodness knows what you might find from time to time...I’m tranquiltownhouse...no surprises there! And how about you? Can I find you there too?
I'm still avoiding pinterest, though I'm not sure how long I'll be able to hold out!
Have a great week...I'm still recovering from Richard's 50th birthday party! Don't worry, just tired...couldn't possibly be any other reason could there Mr Tequila J
At least it's stopped raining...for the moment!

this week's top ten...29.2.12

on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

 Happy leap year day...if there is such a thing J
No time for too many words today possums
Just pretty rooms
Or unusual ones...
You decide

that one above is the waiting room of a hair salon...cool huh!
aren't these flowers spectacular?
Let me know which one you like best J
images seen on: from the right bank, a perfect gray, design manifest, design sponge, parlour, designing home, summer house, the brick house, the style files, tiny white daisies
p.s. thanks for agreeing with me on my last post...and for letting me in on the whole white spined french book thing...who knew! Not me....although the reason they do it still eludes me J

promise me you'll never do this...

on Sunday, February 26, 2012

This, dear bloggy people is a travesty...
An all white bookshelf. It's just plain wrong. When I first saw this picture I thought all of the books had been covered with white paper, and I wrote quite an impressive rant about that!  Which I had to delete when I realised that they weren't covered...that they were in fact books with only white spines. Which, I concede is not as bad, but it's still wrong. 
In my book J
You know I'm a book lover...and this just makes me wonder if these books are really loved for what's inside their covers, or if they're only in those shelves for their decorative appeal. Call me odd, but that makes me a bit sad.
Would you do this?  Would you, in the worst case collect, or if not collect because you already owned them (in which case I'm prepared to cut you some slack)...would you only display certain coloured books to fulfil a room vision? Could you? Should you? 
I really, really hope there's another room in this home with a bookcase full to the brim with books in every colour of the rainbow. But not colour coded...no, not that.... even though I will confess to having done it myself once upon a long time ago. Before it became a trend! 

Thank you for the kind comments on my last post and welcome to a few new readers...it's lovely to have you here in the townhouse, where the books are colourful and placed by height and sometimes category...so I know where to find them! 

this week's top ten...22 feb 2012

on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Some weeks it’s easy.
This, possums...was one of those weeks J
In fact it was so easy it was almost hard
...too many choices
Apropos my last post
I'd just like to clarify a few things
it's 30 bags in 30 days
but that doesn't necessarily mean consecutive days
nor, you will notice
did I stipulate the size of the bags!
I'm not silly...and yes, I have kitchens on my mind J

30 days...30 bags

on Sunday, February 19, 2012

I stumbled upon a list while I was doing a bit of blog hopping... it was about decluttering. 40 places in the house...a bag of junk evicted every day for 40 days.  Then I started to read The Happiness Project. First chapter...decluttering. Everywhere I look people are chucking stuff out. So I thought I'd better jump on the bandwagon. However, it's 30 days and 30 bags for me...40 being a bit too biblical for my liking!  Here are the first three from a very productive few hours in my wardrobe and chest of drawers over the weekend. With apologies for the very uninspiring photo...
That makes 27 over the next 29 days...easy!  Here's where I'm going to focus my attention:
  • kitchen drawers, pantry, under the kitchen sink
  • study drawers, cupboard, bookshelves, files (I tackled the wardrobe over the holidays)
  • bedside tables
  • wardrobe top shelf
  • linen cupboard
  • bathroom
  • cupboard under the stairs
  • studio drawers/shelves/wooden chest
  • living room storage
  • shed
  • garage
  • courtyard
  • car
  • magazines
And in a major change to my normal MO...those bags have already been dropped off to the clothing bin! Have you done a major declutter lately? How'd you go? What was the toughest thing about it? Any tips? I'll feel better once it's all done won't I...as long as I don't get chucker-outer remorse J

this week's top ten...16 feb 2012

on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A day late I know...
Sorry about that.
Actually, make that a week and a day late
There are many things happening in the world of Kerry right now
So the poor old top ten...
which gives me so much pleasure...
has had to slip off the metaphoric radar for a bit
so I hope you enjoy this lot
a bit of a mixed bag, but that's the way we like it right?
...of course it is!
images seen on: spongeg tumblr; brydie brown tumblr; decorology; design files; desire to inspire; from the right bank; gild and grace; interior inspiration tumblr; style files; the diversion project

a whole lot of lazy...

on Sunday, February 12, 2012

I’m sorry I haven’t been around much. Lack of posts, very few blog visits, unanswered emails, no top ten last week!
To be honest, I’m a bit fatigued. Lots on my plate and too much on my mind. So I downed tools this weekend and did very little except read in bed, do the most basic chores like washing and tidying up the kitchen, watched tv and crocheted. And fed the vampire slayer of course...unfortunately she's hard to ignore. But I did manage to ignore my computer screen for a very large chunk of time!
first in my 'classic of the month' reads
It’s done me the world of good, but I’m going to toddle off to the doctor this week and get a check-up. And the only reason I’m telling you that is because if I write it here I might actually do it
a new ripple for a baby boy
There WILL be a top ten this week, if nothing else! So you have a good one (week that is) and I’ll try to do the same J
....oh, and yeah! The blog is two today...thank you for being such wonderful company xox

not the top ten...not yet anyway

on Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Morning all. I’m in Brisbane. Working. Hard. Yes, really J
So the top ten will have to wait until Friday I’m afraid. 
I know...it will confuse me too!
Oh ok, just one...
from the right bank