Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hunky Dory at 65/Anglophile

Ah, yes, I am an Anglophile. Ever since The Beatles!
I saw an article about the best English pubs to visit for Christmas in The Guardian and immediately had an idea for a scene.
Here are the pictures from The Guardian. Wouldn't you want to have a pint in either place?

Little Nan's in Deptford

The Flask in Highgate 

Well, my version is pale in comparison, but I like it. And the action figures ARE all British. There's Doctor Who, Rose Tyler and Martha Jones from Doctor Who and Stephen Hart and Nick Cutter from Primeval. And, of course, Oscar Wilde from himself.

Getting served by Oscar Wilde...that's wild!

Quite the literary pub.

And there's tea.

Cozy fire.

Hunky Dory at 65/Walking

Walking is my thing. I love the way it makes me feel alive and I get to enjoy nature. I have done several 10ks and one half marathon. 

So, here's my mini-take on it.
Wish I were this thin and young and I wish
I could do my walking in Provence. Not
sure about the boots.

Here's the real me at a 10k in Apalachicola, Florida.

And one in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

SKELETONS!! Cool New Re-Ment Minis

I was scouting around for Re-Ment minis when I happened upon these funny new sets on Amazon.
Aren't these hilarious? And, since they are Re-Ment, the quality should be good. I am asking for them for Christmas. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Hunky Dory at 65/Cooking

I love what I call Adventure cooking; the more spices and other weird ingredients, the better. So here's a cute little kitchen all decked out for me.

For Thanksgiving I made Yorkshire pudding. Here is the table all ready.
There are eggs and milk, a whisk, a cookbook, and laptop so I can get the recipe.
I've got a little snack of bread, cheese and wurst.
There's a Corona and a crossword puzzle I am trying to add the last 4 letters to.
No quite sure why the open can of pudding is there; maybe I thought
I needed it for the Yorkshire "pudding,"

Nice sideboard laden with the necessities.

Simple things.

Little fridge and a bulletin board to keep up with life.

Water kettle for the all important coffee making. Spices and cooking tools.

Extra storage.

Fire extinguisher, steps to access hard to reach areas and a recycling bag.

Closer and inside views showing all the cool stuff.

Plates and bowls.

Rolling pin, skillet and serving trays.



Snack drawer with Nestle Crunch and Smarties.

Extra plates.

Camping grill and plate.

Dishes above sink.

Dirty dishes in sink.

First aid kit and plunger under the sink.

Dinner cooking in oven.

Noodles and wine.

Well stocked fridge.

Beer and Coke.

Meat and sausages.


Full pantry.


Espresso maker.


It took me forever to finish this scene. I dithered around trying to make the refridgerator shelves out of Legos as the entire inside is really a big void. I have had the refridgerator since I was about 9 years old and I really love it but I wanted to be able to put things in it and make it look somewhat real. So I was able to make the shelves out of Legos today....finally. The drawers are Re-Ment but they work well here.
The blue and white sideboard and cabinet are German made by Modella (I think). The sink, stove and little cabinet are PlanToys which I painted white. The table and chairs are vintage found for me by my nephew Nicholas. The foods and kitchen implements are Re-Ment, Playmobil, Kaleidoscope House, L'il Woodzeez, Barbie or misc. things from here and there. The whisk, bowl, cookbook and eggs are from my sister Erika.