Category Archives: Life, the universe and everything

A Christmas Cactus Tale

Sometime during the summer I spotted a Christmas cactus in our neighbour‘s garden. It was just lying there on the lawn without a pot, looking a bit worse for wear. I figured she had put it there to be rinsed … 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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Plus ├ža change

In January 2004, the not-yet-husband and I travelled to the Seychelles to celebrate a biggish birthday of mine — and the trip certainly lived up to our expectations. (Cue the Bounty bar commercial.) We were determined to go back sometime, … 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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Rainy Sunday at home

The house is so quiet that the loudest sound is the crackling of the filament in the light bulb of my old-fashioned desk lamp. A sound not likely to be familiar to future generations.

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Priorities

The husband just sent me this photo from his phone. I think the unwritten message is “I haven’t got started on supper because I’m busy being a cat couch”. That’s ok. We can always have sandwiches later.

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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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