When we moved into this house, we knew needed a new dishwasher. The existing one was being “weird” (totally the technical term) and considering its advanced age, the sensible tack was replacement. And this is where we learn that Canadians and the English are separated by a common language when it comes to the world … Continue reading A tale of three dishwashers
It’s November. Which means NaBloPoMo. Let’s see what happens when I force myself to blog every day for a month, shall we? ———————————————————————————– Now that I’ve been back at work full time for about six months (time flies!), we’re really feeling the pressure at home when it comes to managing the rest of life. Weekends end … Continue reading Care & Feeding
England is a really buggy place. I was surprised at first, but considering the humidity, it’s not really all that shocking. There’s an amazing assortment of creepy crawlies here, 98.5% of which I am totally OK with. Except all of them seem to want to be in my house. In everyone’s house, really. And who … Continue reading Can we talk about the SPIDERS!?
As of July 12th, we’ve been in the UK a year – a whole year! It has really flown by. I have so many more words to say about it, but between a crazy quick trip to Vancouver earlier this month (a surprise for my dad’s 60th birthday) and moving house (argh!), time to extract … Continue reading Happy ExPativersary to Us!
It’s grey here today. Exceedingly grey. And cold. And there is nothing like reminders from Timehop about the fact that this time one year ago, I was in Cuba, and two years before that, in Thailand, to make me feel extra grumbly about the grey and cold. So I scrolled further back in the past, … Continue reading Six years later
I’ve always wondered what it’s like for people who take trips “home” for the holidays. When they live somewhere either away from family or the place they’re from, and make their way back to that place at Christmas time. Now I know. And it’s simultaneously very nice and very strange. First of all, I have … Continue reading Home for the Holidays
You remember the Switch of Mystery from earlier this week, right? I believe I have solved the mystery. And hopefully figured out everything I need to know about operating the heat and hot water here in the process. The Switch appears to determine whether the central heating is on. BUT! It is, of course, not … Continue reading Let me count the ways