My latest painting….

And quite possibly my most successful this year. Of course, it’s not a painting of a radiator. I actually painted the radiator! Only took me 7 years to finally get it done. 😀 My house was built in 1928 and this is the original radiator in the kitchen. Needless to say, Henri and Porthos were […]

Ah, Spring!

The snow has melted, birds are singing, flowers are beginning to bloom and …… Henri attempts to avoid helping me with Spring Cleaning yet again!

Happy New Year!

Happy Gnew Year from Henri, Porthos, Fledermaus and me! Wishing everyone a healthy, safe and prosperous year!

Happy Valentine’s Day

A handsome young gnome called Benny Was admired by gnome maidens a-plenty He found a fine wife They have a most happy life And were blessed with good children four-and-twenty. Limerick #6 🙂

Year of the Rat

25 January 2020-11 February 2021 marks the Year of the Rat in the Chinese zodiac. People born under this sign are said to be clever, industrious, diligent, successful and enjoy living peacefully. Needless to say, Porthos is celebrating!

A Yule Log

I was washing the lunch dishes when I heard singing coming from the back garden. I looked out the window and saw six gnomes valiantly rolling a log towards the back door. Sometime later, Henri finally brought it inside. “Madame, nous vous présentons le Yule Log!” “It’s perfect for our Winter Solstice celebration! Thank you […]

Another Visitation

The other night I had the strange feeling I was not alone in the house. The next morning my suspicions were confirmed. No, it wasn’t a ghost. Although a ghost would have been less trouble. Undoubtedly, a mouse had partaken of a midnight snack. And of course, chose the more expensive red pear to munch […]