We have had our first spring-y weekend here in London Town. It included a trip to savour pasta, olives and chocolate at an all-things-italian-fair and since we were in the area, I also popped in to my favourite islington shop, which embraces the most wonderful mixture of past time curiosities and restored vintage furniture one could ever wish for.

https://i2.wp.com/img.amazon.ca/images/I/51TMAD2TZ8L._SL500_AA240_.jpg"Blithe Spirit"

On a different note, I saw another one of those pick-me-up-films the other day which I just have to share. If you are a regular reader you might remember the Genevieve post from some time back, well this one is called Blithe Spirit. It is from 1945 and it ticks quite a few feel good boxes: it features both live and dead people, the glorious Margaret Rutherford has the role of Madame Arcati, the medium and the characters don’t seem to care much if they are of the dead or the living kind, which seems to be a dreadfully healthy attitude + it lends the film a rather surrealist tone.

Now, I’m off to change my header into something a little more spring like, mes petits gourmands, I shall see you soon, o’hoy!



I was tweeting about this lovely “weekend sized” suitcase that J came home with after some random thrift shopping on his stay in Sweden the other day and here it is. I considered painting a picture on it but after some thought I just think is so lovely as it is and in such good condition too.


It’s so sweet and the inside has a lovely houndstooth pattern in blue.


And then there was my new prints that I’ve been talking about. I have been so eager to try out my new gocco printer and it is just so neat! A totally different experience to someone like me who is constantly found leaning over rather more conventional, homemade, relatively huge, wooden screens. I am planning to make many a petite mini print on this new toy friend of mine.


So now you know how my dreamstealers manage to get their dangling little legs onto our dark streets and roof tops so they can pinch a dream or two, from both me and you. Yes, a truly diverse tool and the cream of vehicles, no need for parking space and so terribly energy efficient; meet the umbrella!


These are red and black gocco prints that have had a blue wash of water colour to give a cloudy sky background. I shall sell these in stationery form in my shop at my next update.