Winter crafting

The change in season combined with nights that are drawing in sees the return of two peaceful and calming crafts from the Harada repertoire.  The first is Origami. In my teenage years it was all about the simple crane or the flapping bird, but since then due to the birth of the Internet and its…

Home making is enjoyable but time consuming

Four months into the house ownership and my productivity of making it into a Harada home has definitely slowed down.  Since my last post (in no particular order) I have: Finished painting the wooden shelves for the fireplace meaning my TV and “ornaments” can go somewhere. Learnt to drill. There are now 3 prints above…

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…