Category Archives: Home sweet home

Winter is coming

(Sorry.) But I figured you’d all want to know how my neighbour’s famous rain barrel is doing.

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The Squirrel Days of Summer

Fall is upon us and there is a nice crispness in the air in the mornings. Some weeks ago, however, temperatures were reaching 39° C (102F). Too hot for me, and clearly too hot for what we have come to … Continue reading

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General wildlife update

It has taken almost two years since this post, but I’m happy to report that the rumours are true. Last night, coming home from an event in the “I’m in way over my head” category (not a particularly pleasant experience* … Continue reading

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Dispensation from gravity

Stepping into the husband’s office this afternoon, I spotted this: Intrigued, I stepped closer: And yes, I do realize that this apparent miracle is a reflection on my housekeeping skills or lack thereof. But I have been known to go … Continue reading

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A girl can dream

In response to the infamous selfie, the Guardian has set up a site for the (obviously much more interesting) shelfie. Consequently, I’ve been spending more time than I’d care to admit drooling over other people’s bookshelves. It’s also reassuring to … Continue reading

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Conversations with our neighbour

(Grunting noises from behind the hedge.) Me: What’s wrong? Her: Oh, technology is defeating me today. Me, interpreting the sounds: Your bicycle pump? (Rummaging sounds from her shed.) Her: Oh, this one is better! Me: You should throw the other … Continue reading

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Sometimes I doubt

… whether I really should have taken on this house, what with all the time and effort and money it eats, and whether I was right to involve the Husband in this project which holds great sentimental value for me … Continue reading

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