Monday, 9 December 2013


In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
- Albert Camus

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Friday, 1 November 2013


Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

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Monday, 14 October 2013


Not all those who wander are lost.
- J.R.R. Tolkien

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Hokey Pokey Ice Cream

For the honeycomb...
4 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. light Karo syrup
1 tsp. Daydream honey
1 tsp. baking soda

Heat the sugar, Karo and honey over medium heat until it boils.  Stir constantly over low heat for five minutes taking care that it doesn’t burn.  Very quickly, add baking soda, stirring vigorously while it foams.  Turn off the heat and immediately pour the mixture onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Let it cool and harden.  When it’s completely cool, break it up into small pieces and set aside.

For the ice cream...
4 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
500 ml (1 pint) whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Cream together the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla.  In a separate chilled bowl, whip cream until it’s light and fluffy.  Gradually fold the egg mixture into the cream.  Immediately, pour the entire mixture into the ice cream maker.  Five minutes before it’s finished, add the crushed honeycomb.  Freeze.

- Carol Walls

Monday, 23 September 2013


Life isn't about finding yourself.  It's about creating yourself.  
- George Bernard Shaw

Found a kindred spirit this weekend and learned this beautiful alphabet.

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013


Every beginning comes from some other beginning's end.  - Seneca

Relaxing after my Etsy page went live this afternoon.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013


I was three years old when I started drawing.  I did it all my life.
- Alexander McQueen

I started Life Drawing classes again after a few decades.  I just love it.  There is nothing more challenging to draw than the human figure.  Here are some of my first attempts.

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anaïs Nin

Good afternoon and welcome to the first day of my blog.  I have decided to claim my sliver of cyberspace and plan to fill it with beautiful, interesting and magical images and ideas.  I hope you enjoy the journey.  Love, Carol


Clockwise from top left... Iris 'Katherine Hodgkin' just finished blooming, Hellebore 'Cotton Candy', Daffodils and Camellias are blooming now.  Compost has been spread and I've planted the early veg like peas and lettuce.

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