I know. It’s a weird thing to write about. Just bear with me for a bit. Did you know that hedgehogs, porcupines and echidnas are not related? And here I was, thinking they must be ‘cos they all have spiky things. But it turns out that echidnas, one of those weird and unique Aussie animals, … More Hedgehogs

What Do I Call It?

Himself – the Retired Husband – has a Man Cave. Fair enough. It works. It fits.  Mysterious manly things go on in there. It is a testosterone ridden zone which one enters with fear and trepidation if one does not have the requisite loading of – testosterone. But I now have a dilemma. You see, … More What Do I Call It?

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

A Guest Room

We have been busy the last couple of months. TRH (The Retired Husband) has been making bedroom  furniture from palettes.  And I have been busy piling up all the stuff ready for styling the newly renovated guest bedroom. We did that today. Still a few finishing touches left – but it is ready for the … More A Guest Room

I Locked Myself Out

TRH (The Retired Husband) was away visiting the olds in Queensland a couple of weeks ago. My neighbour knew I was home alone with the fourlegged little girl. She kindly invited me to join her family for dinner.  About twenty minutes before I was due to go over, one of my other neighbours popped in.  … More I Locked Myself Out

I scored

I scored today. A HUGE boxful of assorted wool. Textured, normal, cotton, bobbly, fuzzy, mohairy…. I now have a serious dilemma. What to do with it all? Do I make more  kritters? Not the same of course. They never are. Even I don’t know what will emerge until it’s nearly finished.  More baby stuff?  More … More I scored


  C2C? What is that, you may well ask. Allow me to enlighten you – it is shorthand for corner to corner. That probably has you scratching your head too. It actually is a new crochet technique that I have been mastering the last couple of weeks after coming across a link about it in Oh, … More C2C

Echoes of Creation

Himself, TRH (The Retired Husband) has been busily constructing things of timber in the  man cave. These two beautiful pine boxes are now waiting for me to find things to put into them. They stack and have hand grip holes in the sides for ease of moving. They really are very good. He’s a clever little … More Echoes of Creation

Woollie socks

    Have you ever had the pleasure of wearing handknitted woollen socks in winter? These ones are very nearly like the ones we used to have. I found this picture on Pixabay. We used to always have someone who could weave the magic of those knitting needles to create such toasty warmth. When the … More Woollie socks