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 […]

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 […]

The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Homeownership – Episode 6

The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Home Ownership – Episode 6 Progress in the Parlours Episode 1    Episode 2    Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5 With Henri supervising (as I tend to procrastinate) I was making great strides with unpacking the boxes.  I could now see the floor!  But my elation turned […]

The Gnome and I: Adventures in First Time Home Ownership – Episode 2

Episode 2-Le Ciel Tombe! Episode 1 is here. Henri shouted again, “Le ciel tombe!”  My less than superior interpretation skills translated this announcement as ‘the sky is is tumbling.’  What?  ¿Que?!   Quelle?!!  Stumbling over half-unpacked boxes I raced into the bathroom to find Henri pointing at the ceiling. Whereupon I noticed several cracks in the […]

Conspiracy Theory

Foiled Again Me:  What’s up with your hat? Henri:  It is my aluminium foil hat.  I wear it when I use my electronic devices to prevent hacking.