The Sofa Ate His Phone

Yes, you read that right. It seems the curse of the phone continues in our lives. Mine is broken. The aged relative’s is misbehaving. And now this…. The Retired Husband  (TRH), bless his little cotton socks, has a habit of falling asleep on our comfy reclining sofa. The ever present mobile phone slips and slides … More The Sofa Ate His Phone

Lost in translation

  TRH (The Retired Husband) bought a new tool on-line a few weeks ago. It arrived the other day – a Pyrography machine. As with all good tools, there is a set of enclosed safety and operational instructions. They are usually in several languages. These instructions are in two. Chinese and English. However, given that … More Lost in translation

Echoes of Yard Reno

Some of you may remember my post from a while back about TRH (The Retired Husband) renovating our  orchard.  Being a genteel, ageing person, I requested  hinted that I needed something on which to put my laundry basket to save my aching back. This is what he came up with. He calls it a floating … More Echoes of Yard Reno

Echoes of Brisbane

This week TRH is in Brisbane, the sunny capital of the state of Queensland. He’s visiting his parents.Brisbane is 2,500 km north east of Adelaide. They live in Australia’s only Finnish retirement village – Finlandia Village. It’s like a mini Finland.  Service and health care providers are either Finnish speaking or residents have access to … More Echoes of Brisbane