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Last Week and Memorial Day Weekend

Continuing My Exciting World of Crafting

I made this patriotic pillow in class this week. We worked again on buttonholes and buttons. With my Singer machine, it has a 4-part buttonhole maker. 494 more words


A Lovely Day in the Garden!

Just a quick post with a few photos from the garden today!

The baby slept for a whole hour in his pushchair then happily sat and watched us while we finished our jobs – he loves being outside! 63 more words


how time flies

Two months seem to have flown by. A lot has been going on with us getting our house on the market, putting an offer on the house we wanted – which was accepted, eventually getting some viewings and an offer which we accepted and going through the process of organising everything, forms upon forms and stress mounting. 1,369 more words


Kibera, Nairobi- Part II

Solutions for improving the slums

Low cost flats:

  • 770 ¬†families rehoused
  • Inhabitants were involved in the planning
  • Running water, toilets and electricity were integrated into the plans…
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Urban Environments

Collars and Green Slime

Fun-filled, exciting night. Okay, maybe the fun part isn’t true except where the birthday is concerned. It’s birthday week: eldest son, youngest son and eldest grandson.¬† 669 more words


Storing grain for a disaster

Je Suis Charlie

Natural Disasters

Financial Collapse

The storing of grain in the event of a disaster, either natural, financial or of the terrorist variety, is very useful. 183 more words


Three Small Steps to Self-Sufficiency

We have been on a long journey moving towards self-sufficiency and as we get further along I’m reminded of everything we have already accomplished and the small steps we have taken that have built up to the bigger steps we are working on now. 611 more words