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 […]

Henri Enters Skeleton Race!

After his silver medal success in the luge race at the IMPS* Olympics, Henri went on to win bronze in the Skeleton competition.  The gnomes from Gnorway won gold and silver in this event. Henri also received a commendation for his original costume design.  This reporter has a feeling that Henri’s skeleton costume will be […]

Gnomes Enter Curling Competition

Curling is a fan favourite at the IMPS* Olympics. It was snowing quite a bit during the curling competition which accounts for the fuzzy photo.  However, the intrepid Team Gnome played on.  And captured the gold medal! Beard curling is also part of this event so gnomes have a definite edge. (When I asked Henri […]

Henri Takes Silver in Luge Competition

With the crowds cheering him on, Henri wins a silver medal in the Singles Luge Competition at the IMPS* Olympics. It’s well-gknown that gnomes enjoy sledding.  So it should come as gno surprise that Team Gnome won gold, silver and bronze in this event.  Careening through the difficult course of hairpin turns and steep curves […]

Henri and Teammates Take Gold in Bobsled Event!

Henri and his teammates, Horatio, Harold and Herbert won the gold medal in the Four-IMP Bobsled Event at the IMPS (International Magickal Peoples Society) Olympics. Gnorthern Gnomes are extreme bobsled enthusiasts.  So it was gno surprise as Henri and mates chalked up another win in this event.  This victory was very important as the team […]

A morning without coffee………………

A morning without coffee………………. ……….is not a good morning at all!  Yesterday my coffee grinder gave up the ghost. The kitchen went dark; thunder clouds and lightning surrounded me. (I will refrain from mentioning any of the pirate swear words I uttered in frustration as this is a family blog.) I had visions of myself […]

The Gnome and I – Adventures in First Time Home Ownership -Episode 8

The Gnome and I – Episode 8  Leaves Me Alone Episode 1     Episode 2     Episode 3     Episode 4     Episode 5     Episode 6   Episode 7 I was a bit disappointed that my property had no trees; only three tree stumps.  However, as Autumn arrived I had masses of leaves.  Leaves from the noisy-dogs-neighbours’ trees blanketed my […]

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 […]