My Home

From the day I first moved to Letchworth, it took me a mighty 3 years, 11 months and 22 days of saving to finally buy my very own home.  I am very glad to have moved out of my flat, there is nothing that I miss about it.  Its not that it was a horrible…

www.isobelharada.com One year in.

Last week was the 1st year anniversary of my blog.  The important site stats are: 1497 Total views 207 Followers. 26 Countries the blog has been accessed from 18 Dollars for my domain 14 Comments and 11 Posts. Can I describe the first year as a success?  I’m not so sure.  For starters, I didn’t…

2014 Harada: The Hopeful Home Owner

Each year as I reach December, I am excited for the new year.  I like the feeling that I have a fresh new start and a chance to change my direction. This year my three main resolutions were to: 1. Buy my own home 2. Improve my oral hygiene 3. Drink more water. So far…

Christmas Decoration Christmas Cards

This month I watched the BBC’s Imagine interview with Judith Kerr, the author of the Tiger who came tea.   I found it inspirational that at 90 she still runs up her staircase to her office eager to work.  The one part that has stuck in my mind is when she was describing how her father,…

The Harada shop in miniature form

I don’t know why but I have always liked things in miniature form.  I’d quite like a miniature village in my back garden or the job of making scaled models of buildings from white card.  As a child I had a doll’s house which had 2 floors with 3 rooms on each floor.  I remember…

Birdcage lampshade

There are 3 things I like to draw, and strangely all of them begin with the letter B; birdcages, birds and bicycles.  However, it is important to note that I don’t like to combine them, I dislike a bird in a birdcage.   Some may think this is because subconsciously I don’t like the thought of…

Aunty Lou’s Birthday Bus Cushion

It is hard to believe that Aunty Lou was born 80 years ago, 400 years to the day that Queen Elizabeth I was born (I know this because Aunty Lou mentions it every birthday).   To celebrate the occasion the Harada’s travelled from our various UK location to congregate with the Cousin Smith’s at Aunty Lou’s.…