How Henri Avoided Spring Cleaning (Again!)

As a perennial procrastinator I sheepishly admit that some years my Spring cleaning doesn’t get done until Autumn.  This year, however, I promised myself extra chocolate if I accomplished these tasks in a timely fashion. I toiled away at these mundane chores for two months. I noticed Henri was conspicuously absent for several hours every […]

Tiny Houses, Gnome-Style

Tiny houses are becoming more popular with humans world-wide. They are affordable and eco-friendly. Of course, gnomes have always lived in tiny houses that are off the grid. Although it’s still Winter, Henri is planning a new garden. He was inspired by some designs I created and submitted to Better Gnomes and Gardens Magazine. Both […]

Eek! A Mouse! The Final Chapter

To catch up on the story:  Part 1 and Part 2  and Part 3 Eek!  A mouse!  The final chapter I consulted with friends. The always-imaginative Sir Doubtpuppet came up with a rather creative solution. He suggested that I make a lady mouse decoy with blonde hair, lipstick, stilettos and mousecara-ed eyelashes to be placed […]

Eek! A Mouse! Part 3

To catch up on the story:  Part 1 and Part 2 Eek! A mouse!  Part 3 The next day I confronted Henri about the truffles. “C’était censé être une surprise.”  (They were to be a surprise.) I glared at him with raised eyebrow. “Have you tried them?” I asked. Henri looked down at his boots […]

Eek! A Mouse! Part Deux

A Mouse in the House Some of my dear readers may remember my first encounter with a mouse in the house. (The Gnome and I-Episode 10) Last Thursday night when I went into the bathroom to brush my teeth I had a visitor.  Out of the corner of my eye I saw a rather large […]