Weekend reading

25 May 2018
It was delayed a short while but we're almost finished our final renovation project - a new tiled splashback in the kitchen.  I'll have more photos of our home next week but these two will give you an idea of what we've been doing (and when I say "we" I don't include myself in that in the kitchen 😊). We had a tiler help with the tiling yesterday and we're both very happy with the result.  What do you think of it?

The tiles are down but we haven't had a chance yet to clean up. I'll be doing that this morning. 

Where was I while the workers worked? I drove over to the coast and spent some time here.

I've decided to cut The Simple Home posts down to two a month. Writing one a week was doing my head in so instead of giving up on it, halving them will give me a chance to write about our home life as well as The Simple Home.  Don't forget, I'll be giving away a free copy of the book in June and another in December.  All you need to do to enter is to share helpful information or discuss what you do in the comments.  The winners in June and December will be someone who has made multiple valuable, productive and supportive comments.  Good luck, everyone. ♥️

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The fabulous Alice Waters
Look at this beauty - crocheted flowers and bee wreath
Save our bugs! How to avert an insect Armageddon
Australia completes world's largest cat-proof fence to protect endangered marsupials
One yard revolution
Crocheted mandalas - free patterns and tutorial
Rising fame: experts herald Canadian woman's 120-year-old sourdough starter
How to recycle bits of leftover yarn
Knitting the easiest socks
Eight steps to sustainability
What a Japanese day care is like
Chelsea Flower Show 2018