Browsing All posts tagged under »humour«

Teensy Weensy Vampires

July 17, 2012


There’s blood-sucking little vampires cruising around my back yard in the early morning coolness and the relief of twilight. No, I’m not proposing a “Twilight” saga with midgets (although that idea would be hilarious); I’m referring to a recent boom of mosquitos in my area. After having weeks of torrential rain throughout June, now there’s a stretch of […]

Is it Time for the Home Party Circuit – Again?

July 11, 2012


I have a revolving-door policy in my kitchen when it comes to food storage containers. The leftovers from our large family dinners get crammed into various containers, labelled for each appropriate household, and then shipped out with them as they leave to go home. Usually on their next visit, the empty tub is returned all clean and ready […]

I’d Rather be Retro than Vintage

July 3, 2012


Recently, my Hubby and I were invited to a good friend’s 60th birthday bash, a retro-themed, costumed event in the neighbourhood. While I pondered whether I had really squirreled away a much-loved maxi dress from the 70’s to wear for the party (or just reminisced about it), Hubby was content to leave his costume selection in my […]

It’s an Ent-irely Beautiful Place

June 25, 2012


Even before talking and walking forest giant Ents charmed us in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings”, large cedars dripping with moss have spoken to me. I have happy memories as an adolescent of hiking through several coastal West Coast provincial parks that were a short drive away from where we lived; the trails were like a playground […]

Love Among the Rocks

June 20, 2012


“Make your move before I’m gone, because people change and hearts move on.”  (Author unknown) I could set the stage for romance by describing a moonlit, sandy beach with a sea of stars overhead and the soft breaking of surf – but that would be lying. This is the story of a common, lonely, lovesick, […]

A Latte with that Potting Soil Please

June 5, 2012


Having recently returned from a brief trip over to the U.K. to visit family, I was impressed at the retail and social aspects of the garden centres in the Midlands. True, they are situated some distance apart in the countryside away from the town centres where acreages are easier to come by, but we could certainly learn […]

The Feminine Leg – Uncovered

May 2, 2012


I grew up in a household of oozing estrogen (five sisters), where laundry days were filled with a multitude of various sized bras, panties, girdles, garter belts, and a few stockings. For easier sorting, each of us girls were assigned a particular colour code, a tiny, discreet embroidered marking in a waistband. It certainly helped relieve […]

The Thorny Side of Landscaping

April 25, 2012


I have just finished up another session of Spring clean-up in the garden, and I have the injuries and aches to prove it. Long ago I retired my Superwoman cape when it came to being a weekend yard warrior, yet I’m still determined to win the battle of woman versus perennial. You see, after a couple of years of yard […]

Good Advice I Wished I Had Years Ago

April 20, 2012


Not long ago, I rediscovered an old printed email that I had received from a friend and stashed away in my file of inspirational and wise quotes. I couldn’t actually find the author of the piece, but I was impressed that even after gathering dust for a few years, the advice given was still appropriate […]

Thoughts of Spring and Green (Chest-waders)

April 15, 2012


The birdies are twittering about again, things are sprouting through the earth, and blossoms are finally venturing forth. Aaah, Springtime! I have heard that in Springtime a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love, but I’m pretty sure that Spring is simply a convenient excuse for some guys to chase a skirt. But what does an […]