New Roses

Sadly, we have lost several of our well established standard rose bushes. We suspect they had wet feet as the result of a fabulous new ground cover we planted. It keeps the soil cool and moist. And that is a treasured condition in our dry and arid summer weather. But some of the roses succumbed … More New Roses

For Tess

Yesterday we farewelled this little bundle of joy. She filled our hearts and home with so much love and joy. I wrote this poem dedicated to her  almost exactly five years ago. It seems fitting to revisit it. Love wrapped in a small bundle of fur wagging tail total acceptance never questioning trusting forgiving watching … More For Tess

Pandemic Paintings

Himself has completed his paint by numbers painting. And made a stunning wooden frame. He did a great job all round. It is aptly titled HMS Corona 2020. That ship has sailed, leaving in its wake a plethora of new ‘viruses’ to contend with, and many an adjustment to a new ‘normal’.   I painted … More Pandemic Paintings

Isolation art

In these surreal times creativity has taken some more twists and turns in our household. This paint by numbers crazy cat family  joins my menagerie of other colourful feathered and furred friends I decided to give a shot at doing one of those diamond dotz thingys Found this Rainbow Moon Yet to be framed. Himself … More Isolation art

A New Paradigm

I was browsing for some inspiration for this post. But you know what? Everywhere I looked, it’s COVID19……. Oh, oh Corona Why, why Corona…. Life has shrunk the four walls that surround me are my world Everything has changed. For now…   Raili Tanska  

Supercharging food 2

Yesterday I promised to give you more information about DIY food supercharging. Here it is – I’ve known for a long time that oats are good for you. They keep you regular. They taste nice. They’re low GI so they keep you full for longer. But did you know that oats are higher in protein, … More Supercharging food 2