Have you heard all the hoopla lately about something called the microbiome? To put it simply, it’s about the gut and its health. It’s all those itty bitty little bugs that live in your intestinal tract. And keep it working well. They have some really important roles to play : The gut microbiome is made up … More What is this thing – Microbiome?
I know, it’s a strange topic to be writing about. However, it IS a serious subject. Amazingly people have very strong opinions and preferences about what they use to wipe their unmentionable parts. The cavemen undoubtedly had far more limited choices than we do in the Western world. Here, we are spoilt for choice. They … More Loo Paper
The Easter Bunny is one of those weird traditions I could never get my head around. Why does a cute little bunny go around delivering chocolate easter eggs? Donning my clever bunny detective outfit, I hopped and snooped trying to uncover the secret. Alas, I could not find a definitive answer. It seems the origins … More The Easter Bunny delivers eggs ?
Our youngest has a birthday coming up this week. Twenty five. Which of course led me to reminiscing. Which is when I found this post…. “Do you know there’s a dog on the roof of your house?” asked the newspaper man in amazement as he collected the monthly fees. “Oh, yes. That’s Jessica. She’s surveying … More Mangled Fingers, Sheep, Turkeys, Puppies and Jabs
Just thought I’d indulge and re-visit a post I wrote a few years ago. Given it’s New Year’s Eve (2015) and he – The Retired Husband – is out there on the high seas, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into his favourite play-time on our 52 foot ferro-cement yacht, Finnally . If you’re … More A Sailing Tale
Yesterday I was chatting with a friend about her love of all things Marimekko. I told her I had several items sporting the iconic Unikko (poppy) logo for which they have become so famous. For a small country Finland has become known for some very distinctive brands. The fabric designer Marimekko is one of them. … More Marimekko – a Finnish Icon
We’ve ordered a council hard refuse kerbside pick up. It’s happening this Friday. What that means is there will be a flurry of sifting, sorting, decluttering. A process of deciding what has to go. What might go. What must be kept. I started that yesterday. There are little, and not so little, piles of stuff … More It’s Time to Let Go – of Stuff
Our lives have been turned upside down. To lives of never ending waiting. Is there a higher purpose to this frustration? Perhaps we are learning patience. Then again, it just may be signs of poor customer service, inefficiencies and lack of communication. The last couple of days have been fraught with frustrations. What the heck, … More Waiting, waiting, waiting ….
We have become intimately familiar with pain in our household of late. Wikipedia describes it as a distressing feeling. Well, they sure got that right. Some of you may have read my posts about knee and heel pain. Having watched this TedEd video, I can confidently report that my intensity scale ranges anywhere from 0 … More When Pain Roosts
Like himself, my hands have been busy creating too. I don’t like just sitting watching TV. My hands need something to do. So I have been using up odd bits of left over crochet cotton. Too lazy to concentrate on following patterns, I let my intuition guide me. There were many unravellings along the way … More Raili’s Realm – using up left over yarn