Curse of the new house

In the last few stages of building our new house I became increasingly anxious about moving in. I was worried it wouldn’t feel right and things would not work or break as soon as we started using them. For two years we had watched the bricks being laid, the wiring fitted and the ducted vents …

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Hardy Plants for the Winter

I think I can see the end of winter! It’s the little bit of blue in the clouds. Yes, we probably have another month or two of chilly air and cameo sun appearances, but we’ll get through it. It might not be time for me to go out there, planting and sowing (I  just don’t …

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That First Stressful Night

Boat restaurants, believe it or not, often don’t even have motors. I made that up, but I’m trying to salvage this situation so you’ll forgive me my fanciful wishes. I thought I was being hired as a waiter for the ‘Salty Salmon’ but apparently the boss walked out five minutes before my first shift and…okay, …

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Maintaining a bathroom garden

I had a few thoughts this week about some of the upgrades to my garden. I came to the realisation that bathroom renovations do not have to be about knocking down walls and patiently laying down endless designer tiles. Some cheap spring bulbs breathe life into your bathroom for a fraction of the cost of …

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