Useful cooking tips

I learnt some new tricks watching this – What’s more, there is no swearing in either of these videos! And I learnt some more new tricks from this one too! Raili Tanska Steps for Peace We choose hope over fear. We see the future not as something out of control. but as something we can … More Useful cooking tips

Into the Future

What is that sound?  I could swear it sounds just like a giant zipper. And you know what? It actually is! I am standing looking out the window. All I can see is a giant zipper that is slowly pealing open to reveal a brilliant blue sky.  And caught slap bang in the middle of … More Into the Future

The Gift

Last week I posted about forest bathing and trees. This tale follows that trail…. There once lived an old man. Gentle by nature, he was very old. A solitary person of no nomenclature.  No-one had bothered giving him a name. Including himself.  It did not seem important or necessary.  Living alone in the woods gave him … More The Gift

Murder Most Foul

‘Twas a country trip, TRH  recalls. I had some jobs that took me away from home for a few days. Travelling with my DFL was always an interesting experience.”  (For the reader’s benefit, DFL is a term The Retired Husband used to describe his then assistant. It stands for ‘Dumb F#*# Labourer.) The DFL came wrapped … More Murder Most Foul

Butthead and Beavis

Two sheep. My nephew spotted them for sale whilst out for a country drive with a mate.  Just the ticket, he thought. He lived next door to us. Young, he had interesting and creative solutions to household management. Like the time there was a watermelon fight inside his house. It had left a sticky mess. … More Butthead and Beavis