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 […]
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 – 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 […]
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 […]
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?
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. […]
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, […]