GnHome Sweet GnHome

Last Monday when I went into the kitchen to make breakfast I was greeted by Henri bearing a brightly-wrapped gift. “Joyeux Anniversaire!” I had completely forgotten that today marked my 5th year of being a bona fide homeowner. How time flies when one is constantly performing home-maintenance chores!  Of course, technically the bank still owns […]

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 […]

Gnomes Vie for Ice Hockey Medal

It was Gnomes against Goblins in this last competition of the IMPS* Olympics. Henri of Team Gnomes managed to pull off a hat-trick despite 2 offsides by the opposing Goblins in the first period.  But it was Team Goblins who won the match and the gold medal. A number of minor penalties were called on […]

Henri Smokes the Competition in the Halfpipe

He isn’t called the Flying Potato for nothing!  This reporter was able to obtain  slo-mo footage of Henri performing his latest tricks which assured him the gold medal in the Halfpipe event. The judges look for big air and amplitude.  And they were speechless after watching Henri execute a flawless 1280 double twist pepperoni 480 […]