I bet you never knew you could use coke for cleaning. After you see this, you will probably never want to drink it again! Raili Tanska Steps for Peace First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others. ― Thomas à Kempis
Following on from my post about pyrography I am happy to report I have mastered the use of the potentially deadly device. I have not burnt myself or the house. I have, however, burnt stuff onto a piece of wood . I came home from a woodburning workshop a month or so ago with the beginnings … More I’m burning !
TRH (The Retired Husband) bought a new tool on-line a few weeks ago. It arrived the other day – a Pyrography machine. As with all good tools, there is a set of enclosed safety and operational instructions. They are usually in several languages. These instructions are in two. Chinese and English. However, given that … More Lost in translation
The other day I wrote a poem about disposable relationships. Today I write a sequel based on a lifetime of relationshipping experiences. A mini how ‘to have and to hold from this day forth, in sickness and in health, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health…’ When things go pear … More To have and to hold
Himself, TRH (The Retired Husband) has been busily constructing things of timber in the man cave. These two beautiful pine boxes are now waiting for me to find things to put into them. They stack and have hand grip holes in the sides for ease of moving. They really are very good. He’s a clever little … More Echoes of Creation
Have you ever had the pleasure of wearing handknitted woollen socks in winter? These ones are very nearly like the ones we used to have. I found this picture on Pixabay. We used to always have someone who could weave the magic of those knitting needles to create such toasty warmth. When the … More Woollie socks
Today was a busy day. It had started already by the time I woke up. There is another new build starting in our little cul-de-sac. The foundations have been prepared during the last week. Today was concrete day. I counted NINE cement trucks in all between 7.30 am and 1pm. As one was being hooked … More Echoes of Activity
After five hours at the hairdresser, this is the result. Yep, that’s my new look. I am now a rainbow parrot 🙂 © Raili Tanska Steps for Peace “Peace begins with a smile..” ― Mother Teresa
For the last thirty odd years I have been sporting a spot next to my left eye. Slap bang where everybody could see it. It got bigger. I went to the doctor. He said it was an age spot and froze it. Ouch. It got rid of it. But it grew back. Again. And again. … More Its gone!
While on our mini birthday getaway to the Adelaide Hills we went to Aldgate. A good cup of coffee was calling us. The plan was to get back to the cottage before dark. That was very nearly kyboshed when we got a flat tyre. Well, semi-flat. After inspecting it more closely TRH decided to try adding … More Awesome Food