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

TRH does it again!

He’s been at it again – The Retired Husband (TRH) that is. ‘It’ being those Man Cave projects. THE latest most impressive and hot off the press completed one is a refurbishment of our original carport. Marc’s Toyota Sprinter has finally moved to live with its master in Darwin. This means we now have a … More TRH does it again!

DIY Skin Care

I am a strong advocate for using what I call kitchen cupboard ingredients for beauty care. Mind you, I would have to be the first to admit that my own regime is not exclusively based on them. However, I  do try and avoid mainstream products that are laden with all sorts of toxic additives and … More DIY Skin Care

Cheesy stuff

Are you a cheese lover? In this house we both are. I prefer sharp, aged, vintage, full flavoured. The Retired Husband (TRH) leans towards the milder flavours. He’s a lover of haloumi, Jarlsberg and feta. We both love a good blue vein. For me it was an acquired taste. A couple of years ago we … More Cheesy stuff

The Treasure Chest – Methusela’s Musings

Here we are again, sitting around Gramp’s rocking chair waiting for story time. As always, the  fire is burning and crackling cheerfully, warming the home hearth of the humble little cabin by the lake. Gramp’s nightly ritual  is  soothing and  comforting in its familiarity. We know it  off by heart yet it never fails to … More The Treasure Chest – Methusela’s Musings