Category Archives: Home sweet home

Guests at the table

Last year I wrote about my efforts to help a jay through the winter by feeding him peanuts. I’m happy to report that they were successful — not only did the jay come back this winter, he also brought two … Continue reading

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I’m a hedgehog, get me out of here

Here’s a post from the Drafts folder that was meant to go out in October: This little guy looked much smaller than the other hedgehogs that frequent our garden, so I took him inside to weigh him to be on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

Monograno Felicetti (somewhat ticker than ordinary spaghetti) with a homemade sauce made from yellow San Marsano tomatoes by my gourmet husband. The plate is made in East Germany, probably some time in the 1950s, and used to belong to my … Continue reading

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September

  September is sitting in a lounge chair outside on the terrace, a cup of tea at hand, captivated, of all things, by a 1968 East German novel about a teacher. Isla jumps on my lap and curls up there, … Continue reading

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Birdwatching

Our neighbour has gone on a trip for a few days and so I’m stuck with caring for her bird. It’s not that I mind the actual caring part or the bird, it’s just that the bird is not a … Continue reading

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Coming home

The Husband and I took a long time choosing the door for our house. I wanted something with glass in it — perhaps thinking a few decades ahead, imagining myself old and wanting to know who’s out there before opening … Continue reading

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A perfect excuse…

…for not making the bed:  

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