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A House to Live in

In 1956 Dad managed to buy a tiny three-room cottage from Dick Brooks, the builder he was working for. Mr Brooks had built the cottage in 1948 when he had arrived in Australia from England. 863 more words


A certain style

Yesterday’s lunch was a prime example of hash cooking. Hash cooking? It is, at heart, using-up-leftovers and making do. These are meals that perhaps would be perfection with another ingredient, but you make an agreeable substitute with foodstuffs you already have. 167 more words

Gluten Free

Kitchen Shuffle

Last time I showed you around the kitchen, it looked like this:

You might recall that I was ambivalent about the usefulness of the little countertop there by the pantry, and I’m not sure if I mentioned it, but we’ve been irritated by the corner where the fridge and dishwasher live since we first set foot in this place. 550 more words


Suitcase Home #draft 1

We were talking about
we need
versus things we think we do

she told me
she would
be selling
all her material goods… 420 more words


Ring Toss

Wow, looking at these photos sure takes me back to the summer garden.  Tomatoes, corn, and peas fresh from the garden, oh my.  We eat as much fresh as we can, but we do preserve summer’s bounty too. 695 more words

Farm Life

Exit 38. :)&[4].

The combination of numbers and punctuation marks appearing in the title of this post is something I’ve used a few times over the years as a Facebook status.  1,637 more words

His Turn

Phone poetry

I’m writing
from my phone
Because my husband
is chatting
with a person from Verizon
I guess I shouldn’t complain
About his hogging the computer. 17 more words