Category Archives: Children.

Skinflint Sunday: The bachelor pad.

I thought I’d start off with this shot today. Seems appropriate. Deana gave me this wall hanging (for want of a better word) when I stayed at her place last year when I was in England. I went to visit … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Poached eggs will never be the same again.

Life is pretty good at the moment. Only one week to go till the September holidays, when we can do this all the time if we want to. I had a birthday last week. Yes, 25 (again). Tom24 turned up … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Days filled with little achievements.

It’s been over a month since I last posted and a lot has gone on. I’m about to have lunch and then whip down to the beach with Jeffrey before I insult him with with a bath, but I thought … Continue reading

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Getting the house into shape.

I wasn’t sure what to do with my Staffordshire dogs that Scott tracked down for me when I was in Europe last year. The new house doesn’t have a fireplace. Still, I think this is a nice solution – the … Continue reading

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My dogs deserve the best.

There’s no way I could show you this on a Sunday as there’s nothing ‘skinflint’ about it. After Maris died I thought it’d be nice to get Daphne a new bed, seeing as I had to throw the old one … Continue reading

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From the other side…

Jeffrey wasn’t quite sure what was going on, but he decided to help me anyway. It was 19 years since I moved into this house and I’d forgotten just how much STUFF we owned. And this is from a family … Continue reading

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Now it’s in the lap of the Gods. (In other words, the real estate agents.)

Well it’s certainly been a hectic couple of weeks. The house is on the market, with a view to selling it in a couple of weeks if a developer likes the thought of two housing blocks side-by-side in the McKinnon … Continue reading

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Skinflint Sunday: Another project finished.

On Friday the painter came back and finished the fence. I’m absolutely loving the look. The next step is to get the front garden landscaped. In December I had Karen from Edible Eden¬†¬†come and design a suburban food forest for … Continue reading

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What to do on a beautiful Spring day?

I went out to do some much-needed gardening this afternoon, then glanced back to see Jeffrey looking at me. This is the reason that I’ll be getting quotes for plantation shutters shortly… It was too good a day not to … Continue reading

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During a grammar test.

Morning all! I’m sitting in front of various classes today and I have no correction to do so I thought I’d pop in and have a chat with you all. Lots of things happening but my blogging mojo was low. … Continue reading

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