Yes. I know. He looks grumpy. That’s probably because he was. In the last week he has had cataracts removed from both eyes. A week apart. First one was a breeze. Done and dusted in two hours in a walk-in /walk-out eye clinic. Most of that time was spent resting in a reclining armchair with … More The Week That Was
House renovations continue. Contrary to what I said in my last post about this, I was pleased to find I could actually take a semi decent photo of the recently renovated hallway. ‘Let there be light’ is what happened miraculously when the little round skylight was fitted into a dingy and dark hallyway. It had … More From the Man Cave and My Craft Corner 2
I was feeling in the mood for trying a new recipe on Sunday. The paper had a lovely sounding cake from Jamie Oliver. Ginger and Rum orange. Yum. Having sent himself to the shop for some missing ingredients, I set about getting myself organised. First, I prepared the meat and veg for a slow cook … More I filled the house with smoke!
It’s been a while since I posted pictures of the latest Man Cave creations. Time has not been standing still, however. Seeing it is not possible to take any decent photos of the latest house renovations- enlightening the corridor, I thought I would share a few photos of his time pieces…. Want to know more … More From the Man Cave – and My Craft Corner
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?
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 ….