Hi all (or rather, none)

This blog has been dying a slow and painful death, so I’ve decided it’s time to put it out of its misery. Whether I’ll ever try to revive it at a future date is doubtful, but all I know is that for now, it’s serving no purpose in my life or yours.

It all started as a way to connect with the world when I was a carefree housewife for a season, but my life has changed both steadily and drastically since then. And now I’m at the point where I have to start over in many ways, and I can hardly recognise myself in these pages anymore.

So, cheerio! Thanks to the handful of lovely people out there who stopped by, commented or followed.

As always, I wish you plenty sunshine wherever you are 🙂




Goal #52: My one-month photo challenge (Part 4)


This is the last post of pics from my August photo challenge. Hope you’ve enjoyed it so far 🙂

Day 22_Necessity (hehehe)

Day 22_Necessity (hehehe)

Yes, I realise that picture deserves a post of its own! Don’t worry, that’s in the pipeline 😉

But for now, here are the rest of the photos from my challenge…

Goal #52: My one-month photo challenge (Part 3)


This is my third post on the August photo challenge I did.

Day 15_Perspective (a rat's-eye-view of the kitchen!)

Day 15_Perspective (a rat’s-eye-view of the kitchen!)

Further pics here…

Goal #52: My one-month photo challenge (Part 2)


This is Part 2 of my photo challenge posts. Part 1 is here.

Day 8_Small

Day 8_Small

More pics here…

Goal #52: My one-month photo challenge (Part 1)


Note: this would be such a pic-heavy post if I loaded all 31 pics at once, so I’ve split the post into a few parts 🙂

These are the keywords I chose for the August photo challenge that I’ve just completed:

Aug challenge

And here are the pics… Keep on reading…

Goal #100: My jewellery purge


Every once in a while it seems a drastic mental about-turn hits us, seemingly out of nowhere. Suddenly we see the world through different eyes and shift our values and attitudes in response. Ever experienced that?

Recently I was blindsided by an overwhelming desire to purge my life and home. All at once I noticed the clutter in my little cottage and saw how it was bogging me down. I came home one afternoon from work and just began throwing out years’ worth of junk. It was wonderfully freeing… and I’m not done yet!

Ready for a spring clean? Read more…

Goal #74: Celebrating Raksha Bandhan 2014


Namaste, everybody!

I realise I haven’t posted much up till now on my enjoyment of several aspects of Indian culture… but the Hindu celebration of Raksha Bandhan gives me the perfect opportunity to do so.

Hang on a sec! Did you just say Hindu, Zest? We thought you were supposed to be a Christian!

Yes of course I am. But that doesn’t make me afraid to learn about other cultures in the world. So if I hear of a tradition that strikes a chord in me without contradicting my beliefs, well – why not branch out a bit and have a little fun? 🙂

So how DO you celebrate Raksha Bandhan? Keep reading…

Little bits of progress


Hello sun-lovers! We haven’t quite sorted out the internet issues yet, but I’m trying to steal a bit of time wherever I can to upload some of the many posts on my mind.

As a means of getting up to date, let me share with you a number of goals from my 101 list that I’ve been working on over the last few months…

Keep reading…


Hi all

So the bad news is that we won’t be getting a new internet connection just yet, because the internet service provider refuses to install cables in our area. What?! Yes indeed. Apparently there’s too much cable theft in our area, so it’s not worth their while.


So, a little more patience and a little more waiting… perhaps we’ll get wireless instead – at least they can’t steal that! o.O

In the meantime, though, I’m having a great time chiselling away at my 101 things list, undertaking an epic spring clean, spending time with family and friends and generally preparing for what I hope will be a marvellous summer.

Hopefully I’ll be able to upload some pics and share longer posts soon… even if by then I only have one follower left, hehe! 😉

Keep well,


Another update