The power of baked goods

It’s been raining and very windy outside and I have been making so much food. Do you believe in the uplifting power of baked goods? Husband and I made many things in the oven over the weekend. This isn’t anything out of the ordinary in our house. Cups of coffee, a cold glass of milk,…

The ‘escort’ in my hotel room

Did I ever tell you the story of an escort in my hotel room? No. Well then, read on. That morning had started out pleasantly. Early morning flight to Berlin, husband dropped Petpot and me to the airport. Since Petpot was unable to attend my surprise party (read about that here), she had planned this…

Singalongs

Hello! Happy February! We don’t do valentine’s day. We haven’t for a while. I don’t hate it, I don’t love it either. It feels like a forced, false day. In fact we do a lot of things together on weekends, like today we will be getting smashed and singing karaoke. That usually means, putting YouTube…

Goals 2020

To live a more sustainable life. We spent New Year’s Day clearing out the house. We threw away or put it in a donation box as appropriate any unwanted, unnecessary clutter from the house. The house feels so much better and I feel much calm and peaceful. Later in the night as we sat in…

In Bruges + TinTin

Overweight Man: Been to the top of the tower? Ray: Yeah, yeah, it’s rubbish. Overweight Man: It is? Guide book says it’s a must see. Ray: Well you lot ain’t goin up there. Overweight Man: Pardon me? Why? Ray: I mean it’s all windy stairs. I’m not being funny. Overweight Man: What exactly are you…

Doing Life V

Marking the end of year with another life stock. I still have so many things to blog about, but life has been so frantic that I have not had the chance to sit with my creative side. Not the way I want to anyway. I look forward to writing and posting all about it in…

On writing poems for people

You have all had the opportunity to read the poems. I really enjoyed writing them. Sometimes words were so easy. I could write about two or three poems in a day. Other times it was hard. I would write about five or six different drafts until I felt it was just right. Some of them,…