Recently whilst house-sitting for some friends I had to deal with a little incident involving their dog Grace, a voluminous poop, and a very expensive, thick pile rug.This required an extended cleaning intensive on my part to extract the particulate matter, followed by an emergency dash to the local shops to pick up a packet … Continue reading The simple genius of baking soda.
I have been throttling way down on my social media consumption over the last few months. These days I usually check my feeds about once every two weeks or so. I do however still drop links in FaceBook to posts I have written. The reality is, if don't do this, hardly anyone visits to read … Continue reading Slow down and read your feed.
I am about to suggest you go visit a clunky, visually sucky, probably unattended website way over in a less traveled region of the internet. Be warned, you may be gone for some time. Back in the mid 1980's at the very time I was supposed to be studying for my nurses registration, a friend … Continue reading The Straight Dope.
Remember when life had a lag? Before the instant gratification of broadcasting on Facebook and Instagram, when it took time for our lives to spread out and filter down. I remember one of the rituals of being away on holidays was the trip to a newsagent or local tourist shop to select a pile of … Continue reading Postcard from afar.
It seemed simple enough. Quickly wash up the small pile of dishes before heading out for a coffee at my favourite cafe. Mission accomplished in six minutes. I just had to put away that last Tupperware container Kelly used to hold her lunch yesterday. I opened one of our Tupperware draws to be faced with … Continue reading The Tupperware Crisis.
I was out walking Juno the other day when we came across this neat street library. Ironically, I first saw a street library whilst on holidays in Juno, Alaska several years ago. Since then they seem to have caught on and I have seen many more during our travels. A simple sign below the library … Continue reading Street library.