When Pain Roosts

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

New Puppies

Life just got a whole lot more busy. Christopher and Alisha introduced us to their newly acquired puppy on Friday, 6 week old Tilly. She is a bundle of cuteness. Lo and behold, on Saturday afternoon, Tilly had cloned into two! She has been joined by her brother Kobe. All of a sudden we find … More New Puppies

Ship in a bottle

For the last few years TRH (The Retired Husband) has been gifted Lego sets by son #1. Last year we both did. It was my first ever own kit. Wall.E emerged into being only because I got expert tutoring to make it. This year TRH was given a ship in a bottle kit. It’s 962 … More Ship in a bottle

When Life Ends

Salme Kaarina Tanska née Kaski 4.9.1927 –     18.12.2018 It has been a long and emotionally exhausting twelve days. Markku (TRH), his brothers and father have been supporting each other through the final days of his mother’s life. Early this morning she breathed her last. At 91 years of age I guess you could say … More When Life Ends

Christmas Crafts

I may have mentioned that himself, The Retired Husband, has got himself a new toy in the Man Cave. He has been busy learning how to use it. These cute little reindeers are multiplying to a veritable herd on my dining room table waiting to be dressed. I think the latest tally is over 20.  … More Christmas Crafts

I Rolled My Face

It’s the latest trend in beauty care. Using a mini rolling pin on your face. While it may seem like a weird – OK, really weird – thing to do, the technique has been around since the 7th century. Originating in China, the mini rolling pin was made from jade, a semiprecious stone  that was … More I Rolled My Face