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 ….
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
Son, the youngest, asked dad if he could make them a pallet wood coffee table. Sure. It was to be a hexagonal design top. With a black aluminium frame. Sure. As it turned out, the ‘sure’ proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated. The design of the top created some logistical conundrums. It … More From the Man Cave – 2019
You may have read my recent post about the foot pain I have had of late. Self administration of an assortment of therapies and treatments has yielded a bit of improvement. Some days have been good. Monday gone was horrible and led me to administer heavy duty prescribed meds to ease the pain. Today I … More Shockwaves to my Foot
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