Although I’m a life-long reader of limericks, I’ve only been able to write one: There was a young man from Hastings His hobby of choice was wine-tastings He once got so drunk He stepped on a skunk And was promptly evicted from Hastings. He awoke by the side of a river With a terrible pain […]

What is Gnomevember?

Check out The BE KITSCHIG blog! BE KITSCHIG This wasn’t autocorrected, I did not intend to spell Movember. Kudos to all who are raising awareness and (hopefully a whole bunch of) money. Gnomevember is really a thing. While I thought at first, this must be a new fad from the United States of Strange Holidays […]

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 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 […]

The Gnome and I Episode 9

The  Gnome and I- Episode 9 – Halloween Episode 1   Episode 2   Episode 3   Episode 4   Episode 5   Episode 6   Episode 7   Episode 8 Having taken care of the outside of the house it was time to continue the organisation inside.  It was getting cold and I had planned to change out the old oil […]

Four Fact Survey

My first week of blogging and I was tagged by AJ/WORDS from SONOBE (extremely entertaining!) to do the Four Fact Survey.  Thank you! Four names people call me other than my real name: Alas, the Mer language does not translate well and the English names cannot be repeated in polite company Four jobs that I […]

Make mine a double!

A double-caf-triple-chocolate-mint-chip-colossal-cold-latte with extra whipped cream! Nothing compliments a fresh-baked chocolate chip scone like a great cup of coffee or tea. I can’t start the day without two cups of good coffee.  How about you?

Mr. Murphy and Instant Karma

No sooner had I broadcast to the world in my very first blog post that I never have had bad luck on Friday the 13th when…Bam..  A clogged toilet at 9:00pm!  Murphy’s Law (whatever can go wrong, will go wrong) and Instant Karma combined with Mercury Retrograde.  The perfect storm. Tempest in a toilet bowl.  […]

Friday the 13th

Can there be a more auspicious day for the avowed contrarian to begin a blog than Friday the 13th during Mercury Retrograde? The legend of Friday the 13th being a very unlucky day may have something to do  with King Philip IV of France declaring that all Knights Templar be arrested on Friday, 13th May, […]