Wishing Everyone a Happy Summer Solstice!

Summer Solstice Celebrating the Oak King The Summer Solstice, also known as Midsummer and Litha, has been celebrated by various cultures all around the world for millennia. The longest day and the shortest night of the year is a celebration of the sun. In the Northern hemisphere everything is green and growing as we await […]

The Gnome and I – Episode 12 – Winter

The Gnome and I – Adventures in First-Time Home Ownership Episode 12 -Winter To read from the beginning click here: The Gnome and I November arrived and with it, cold and snow.  So now was the perfect opportunity to unpack everything and get organised.  No excuses!  Henri supervised, as usual, and soon practically every box […]

Mystery Blogger Award and Blue Sky Tag Award

Much to my surprise I have been nominated for two blog awards!  Thank you so much! 🙂 True to form I will not be playing by the rules (as it states on my blog in bold letters: Confirmed Contrarian). I’ll be answering the questions only. Mystery Blogger Award Questions courtesy of JIF, cartoonist extraordinaire from […]

The Night Mare

The Night Mare – Full Moon Madness An orange full moon fills the night sky as clouds sail by on the wind. Gliding on leathery bat wings, gray as smoke, the Night Mare invades your dreams… My dreaming realm is often much more interesting than my waking life.  Do you remember your dreams?   The […]

New Book! Begging the Question – Poetry About OCD and Depression

One of my friends has written his first book! Here is an exerpt: Are you a poetry lover whose life has been touched by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or depression? Perhaps you’ve experienced one of these disorders first hand? Perhaps a friend or loved one has? Perhaps you’d just like to learn more about these oft-misunderstood […]