Category Archives: Things my mother taught me

Lessons I have learned about life

Some things I don’t want to put behind me.


This week I’m meeting up with some former colleagues.  It has been two years since I worked with them.  It has been two years since I worked at all.  In January 2011 I was just starting out on what would be a … Continue reading

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Remembering New Years Day past


When I was growing up, New Year’s Day was a big deal.  It was always recognized with a formal dinner, shared with all of my mother’s side of the family.  Nanny and Grampa would host the event.  They would reserve a private dining … Continue reading

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December 8th – Rogaine Report


Well, it has now been 38 days since I started my Rogaine / 2% Minoxidil treatments. Twice a day I have faithfully used the eye dropper and squirted 1 ml of the clear watery liquid onto the top of my head.  Easy… … Continue reading

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Cobbledick Road


I have this “thing” with the word Cobbledick.   I’m about to share something with you that up until now has been a family secret.  This thing is a sort of compulsive behaviour.   Please read the details and tell me what you … Continue reading

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November 1st – Rogaine Report


Disclaimer:  Against all advice to the contrary, I have decided to publish a monthly report detailing my experience using Rogaine.  I wish to apologize in advance to any family members who are embarrassed by my openness.  What the hell …. this is science and I … Continue reading

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We’re back!!!


Our mini holiday is over.  We are safely back home on firm ground.  The trip can be considered a success because: We made it all the way to Connecticut and picked up our new Cyclone Rake. That was the real purpose … Continue reading

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Have dog, want to travel


Make no mistake, Molly, my Irish Wolfhound is “The World’s Greatest Dog”,  however, she is a tad neurotic and shall we say “high-strung”.  For instance, Molly will bolt at the sound of any exploding fire-cracker or gun going off.  She freaks … Continue reading

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Finding a space for your soul


 It was once said: “Until you know that life is interesting – and find it so – you haven’t found your soul.” For the last three days, with guide map in hand, I have been exploring the artist side of the County.  It … Continue reading

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Just eggs, please


Warren believes he loves puff-balls.  Years ago he found a puff-ball in the woods at the lodge where we were vacationing.  He convinced the kitchen to fry it up with lots of butter.  It was served in the dining room with  … Continue reading

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Lost little treasure


Oh dear.  I have lost something.  I have been looking for a little book, ever since we moved into this house in May.  I can’t find it anywhere.   I have lost a little autograph book that belonged to my mother when she was … Continue reading

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