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Someone wants to move in with us and there is simply no room and we value our privacy.

My stepson is interested in becoming involved with a much younger woman and she insists on wanting to move in with us but we do not want him or her or both to move in because we do not want or need extra people living in our small home. It is sad
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Posted by on December 26, 2017

Do you think Texas is a good place to raise a family?

I was told by a friend that Texas was one of the few states never to live in for reasons that might be obvious to some but not so obvious to others. Texas, it is a very big state and most people end up in one of the very big cities. These
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Posted by on December 5, 2017

So I hitched a lift . . .

I'M THE FIRST to admit that I'm not the most energetic of creatures. In fact I will freely confess that, as much as I like going for walkies, after a short while I just really want to be back home in my nice warm bed with a chew stick or a biscuit. T
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Posted by on October 28, 2017

Oxy Cleaning Products (Peroxycarbonates)

Leave certain objects out in the sun for a long period of time, and they will bleach out. This is due to the action of light and oxygen. But housewives haven’t got the time to bleach clothing in this fashion!Instead, they add a little chlorine bleach
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Posted by on October 21, 2017

Woe is me!

YOU CAN PROBABLYtell from my woeful expression that I'm not too happy. That's an understatement! I am recovering from a rather painful visit to my not-so-favourite vet's surgery a couple of days ago. I am sure you will all be full of sympathy for
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Posted by on October 9, 2017

The Tiny Terror And The Muddy Garden

One day last week, I was asked to look after 2 of my grandchildren unexpectedly at their own home. It had rained the previous night and that morning but had now stopped. The tiny terror was getting restless at having been in the house all morning, though h
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Posted by on October 2, 2017

Rory's dinosaur

HE'S TURNING OUT to be a budding artist! Rory, our grandson (3½), loves drawing and painting. When we visit he often drags his grandad into the playroom and gets out his colouring books and pens. He isn't allowed paints yet except under close
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Posted by on September 7, 2017

When Genealogy is Plain As the Nose on Your Face

I engage in genealogical pursuits. Now I have little money. I must confine myself to online searches. I have many resources, nonetheless. For years, I pursued one Mary Wallace, buried in Gloucester, Camden County, New Jersey. She lies under the same stone
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Posted by on June 2, 2017


Finally we moved out. A new life, a new start. Out of the city country life , fresh air and quality food straight from our own garden. With our new house we are still in construction but we are happy. Working hard was never a problem for me. All the cleani
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Posted by on May 4, 2017

Birthday party celebration!

It is April 7 and I’m thinking about my son Chris, as it’s his birthday and he will be turning 24 years old today! This morning we spent approximately 10 minutes doing a Meditation session and it was a good and relaxing way to start the da
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Posted by on April 6, 2017