Monday, 29 April 2013

Feeding the Dog!

Greyhounds are wonderful,  just the most superb of pets.

But they are large, and they find bending down to bowls on the floor a bit of a trial. To alleviate this we have an adequate, (but rather ugly) double dish contraption that I bought at a dog show here in England.

However,  in Brittany I wanted something more elegant and appealing to the eye, a few years ago, whilst we had two dogs my wonderful husband turned his hand to this beautiful tray.

We bought the coastal tray in a local, rather chi-chi shop, and then we added the legs, (they are simple brackets painted white).

The three bowls are ex-pate bowls from our local Super-U, and cost 1 Euro each!

All in all, a chic and elegant eating station for our dog.

I am now looking out for a pretty tray and lovely dishes to make a second dog bowl stand for my house here in London.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Champagne and Sparkling Wine Cage Furniture!

I keep seeing these on Pinterest, and just had to try and make some.

I was limited with available tools here in Brittany and had to  use my husband's fishing knife.  I intend to make a further attempt at home with jewellery pliers and other equipment.

However, I am quite pleased with them as a first attempt, and think that though they not perfect,  they are really quite quaint!

What do you think?  Have you tried making some yourself?  Were you successful?  And do you have any tips?

More Champagne please, I need the cages to create a roomful of chairs !

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

The Easter Holidays

I can't remember the last time it was this cold here in Brittany, certainly not at Christmas!

We have been fortunate to have a couple of clear days hours, with some sunshine, though little warmth.

I managed a sunny beach walk, and am delighted that I actually had my camera with me.  As you can see the beaches were empty, and you can almost imagine a warm temperature with the startling blue sky.  What the photographs do not portray is the stunningly cold wind that accompanied the sunshine.  I was muffled under a coat, hat, scarf and sheepskin gloves while I took the photographs.   Luckily the dog was unconcerned with the cold and had a wonderful time running across the sand.

Golden frozen sands



No-one around


"Now which way shall I run?"