7 Days of Positive – Day 155: The joy of stuff

  My string   My Georgian back door lock with original key   One of the servants' bells from the house where I lived until I was six (we didn't have servants)   My compass table. It has a revolving top.   A favourite junk shop painting. I have too much stuff. It's hard work ...

7 Days of Positive – Day 149: My Kitchen Rules

One of my guilty pleasures is watching My Kitchen Rules – the original Aussie version. It’s on at just the right time, when I’m exhausted after cooking and eating dinner I just need some time, horizontal on the sofa watching something totally undemanding. The combination of food, time pressure, tension, personalities, Aussie ...

7 Days of Positive – Day 148: Oh sugar

One of the things which made me fall in love with my husband (not pictured above) is his swearing. In Serbian. This is why the first words I learned in his language were 'sexual intercourse with your mother...' , although the exact translation would lean more towards the Anglo Saxon term ...