Wednesday, January 25, 2012


The little wooden bench that used to be under our staircase before this happened...
Has now been moved upstairs to our master bedroom.
It just fits inside the window area, next to my mannequin...
With a few special pillows scattered along it...
And the tapestry that I bought on my last buying trip of 2011, hangs over the back.

I'm slowly getting around the whole house making it work better for us and our generally hectic lifestyle. (More of the living room make-over to come...)
Taking care of our gorgeous granddaughter for a whole day each week is great fun, and I wouldn't trade it for the world, but housework has definitely gone out the window of late!...
But you won't tell anyone, will you?! ;-))
Niki x
Dust if You Must.

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better
To paint a picture, or write a letter,
Bake a cake, or plant a seed;
Ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time,
With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb;
Music to hear, and books to read;
Friends to cherish, and life to lead.

Dust if you must, but the world's out there
With the sun in your eyes, and the wind in your hair;
A flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
Old age will come and it's not kind.
And when you go (and go you must)
You, yourself, will make more dust.

Written by Rose Milligan.


  1. Anonymous8:32 pm

    ooooh Niki your bedroom is beautiful and the bench looks really great under the window,i love the tapestry draped over the back and how beautiful is your mannequin,wow!
    Love your bathing corner with all the little bits and bobs hanging over the bath,very dreamy.
    What a wonderful little poem and written by a rose,how perfect x

  2. LOVE your poem at the end of this post! ;) Have fun watching your grandbaby... what a precious time!

  3. I love your blog, you are so talented!

  4. Thanks SO much for that poem, I have no excuse but slatternliness and having read the poem I feel totally vindicated!

  5. What a wonderful poem, just what I need whilst pondering what to do next! The bedroom pictures are also an inspiration.

  6. It looks great where ever you put it :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  7. I agree with the poem! I've got way more important things to do... and so do you, Dear Friend. Enjoy the little things in life!!! like babies!

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Niki xx