6th August 2014 My Mum’s delicious red cabbage recipe from the archives. #365gratefuls A photo posted by The Urban Nest (@theurbannest) on Aug 6, 2014 at 10:35am PDT When I was in the greengrocer’s this morning my eyes lighted on some vibrant red cabbages. My mind instantly travelled back to childhood and I could almost … Continue reading A Recipe for Nostalgia – My Mum’s Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage.
We moved into our little house nearly 18 years ago. After 4 years we did a huge renovation of the house, and a few years after that an entire make-over of the back yard, turning our home from super-ugly to super-stylish (in my eyes anyway). Unfortunately everything we tried in the front yard has been … Continue reading Front Yard Make-over.
During 2013, when I finally surfaced from a horrible few years and felt the sunlight again, I decided I’d like to write a blog. It was just an idea that I thought might help put into words the feelings of joy and excitement I’d found in a new, simpler life. It might also help process some … Continue reading A Fresh Start . . . again.
As Valentine’s Day approaches each year many romantics are filled with equal measures of hope and dread. Not me. Mr. B and I decided long ago it was not for us. I think of it as a ‘Hallmark’ occasion. This year was a bit different, well for me anyway. I had a bride and her … Continue reading V-Day.
It has been a long time between posts. How have you been? I’ve not been so good since I saw you last. 2014 seemed to be going along nicely, and I was in a good place. Until I wasn’t. It’s a long drawn-out story, and pretty familiar to lots of people, I imagine. We all … Continue reading A Long Time Between Posts.
My name is Therese and I collect mid-century crockery. I’ve said it. I admit I’m a recovering addict of sorts, obsessive, if you will. My obsession began when I made my first breathless purchase, a gift to myself for getting my fashion degree, in the late 1980s. There was a cool little shop selling retro … Continue reading Mild Obsession.