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"It's Not Easy Being Green" - Kermit the Frog ...

March 16, 2017

Vignettes - the Lowdown

The word vignette may sound intimidating but creating your own vignette shouldn't be....

July 28, 2016


"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library" - Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer...

June 21, 2016


"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community" - Anthony J.D'Angelo, author...

June 15, 2016

Autumnal Musings.

"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower" - Albert Camus, French philosopher, author and journalist....

April 28, 2016

Art for Arts sake!

I have thought long and hard about the content of this my first blog but attending the opening evening of the Waikato Dio ArtX on Thursday night has sealed it. There are many aspects of interior design that can make your house beautiful but putting art on your walls , shelves or in your garden gives a home personality and life. Art doesn't have to be expensive, created by professionals, bought especially to 'fit a space' or to match your furnishings.Pieces you love or those with sentimental his...

August 4, 2013

Blackwood Bloggings

Hi, I'm Amanda Gow. From time to time I would like to share with you experiences, thoughts and tips on interior design, art, lifestyle and anything else that takes my fancy! I live on a small semi rural piece of paradise in Cambridge with my husband, 2 young adult children, 2 horses,2 dogs, 2 calves and a bossy Burmese cat! Loves include all aspects of interior design, art, books, show jumping, food - more an eater than a chef,wine - drinking more than cellaring, and chocolate. ...

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