Monthly Archives: August 2012

Save me from the bean counters

–and this comes from a woman married on a counter of said beans. Well, if you are a foreign government trying to get more beans than you should from the bank Himself works for, my bean counter will not let … Continue reading

Posted in Expat musings, garden designs


Persimmon would not be my favorite builder in the UK — and not just because they’ve recently been forced to rebuild our roof. Back in 2005, the saleswoman, in describing the kinds of conservatory we could add on to the … Continue reading

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Change of plans

I’d thought about writing up the saga of the roof at Case de IWOM today now that the scaffold is down and the number one thought in the front of my head since mid-March is now gone but a). it … Continue reading

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Radishes for Harriet

Just to tie her over until she can plant up some little vegetable beds or pots on her new NYC flat’s roof.  

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All things considered

I’d rather be back here today instead of being here at home: Himself-less and with a mountain of laundry. Miss ‘im most on Mondays after we get back from vacation and today is no exception.

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Room with a view

Well, actually this is the roof view, but we are only a floor down.

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Get drunk with the ICOM

at: Swish (Warraroong Estate) Stonehurst Margan Glandore Bimbadgen Little First Creek and Allandale. Actually, the IWOM tasted, Himself drove. Eight wineries, eight bottles. Only four can make it home…. The Spouse of the IWOM is being rewarded with a big … Continue reading

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