11 January 2015

the most adorable thrift shop in the world

The cutest thrift store in the world has to be here in Raratonga.

A beach hut on the waterfront with extra friendly staff who showed me plans for the stray dog kennels they have built

Prices are reasonable

and I was happy to find this beautiful silk obi or sash for 25 cents.

Its not my first visit here.

08 January 2015


We have rented a light and breezy beach house in the Cook Islands for a few days.
All mod cons, 

the communal drinking water tap is just one minute down the road.

There are strange fruits in the garden

as well as the family graves.

Cook Islanders like to keep their dearest close by, a tradition I find endearing.


I usually count on there being a good selection of holiday reading available, but this time the pickings were slim. I read second from left......it would be kinder to say nothing, except it began the the letter " c", and ended with a "p". ( middle letters " r a".)

03 January 2015

Stella comes to stay.

Stella is here for a few days, so I persuaded  her to model a couple of scarves.

 My Hermes are overwhelming for her in size and personality. 

She also does not have the confidence to carry off a vintage 1930s Liberty scarf.

1970s Liberty is  closer to her comfort zone.

Cheeky 1950s neckerchief is suiting her quite well....very Roman Holiday.  My favorite movie of all time,  we watched it together last night.

I am off on my travels tomorrow, to the South Seas and New Zealand  .......hope you will join me.

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