Catamaraning round the balmy tropics of the Whitsunday Islands sounds so idyllic. And it has been for himself and fellow holidaymakers. But it is not always the case. Only two years ago the very area in which they were cruising till this morning was in the grips of a massive cyclone. They called her Debbie. … More The Flipside of the Balmy Tropics
Sometimes life drops unexpected surprises in your lap. This week himself- the retired one – copped one of those. And viraciously so did I. A long planned self sail catamaran cruise in the Whistunday Islands off the coast of Queensland had a vacancy. Someone couldn’t go. And himself was asked to take their place. Really? … More A Sailing He Will Go – Pt 1
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