the new man in my life


This is as close as I'll get to having another man in my life.  I'm so not kidding. He's perfect in every way.  He just sits there and looks gorgeous all day.  Asks nothing of me and he is always looking at me with dreamy eyes and a wry smile.

Seriously though, how would I ever date a man?  It's been 4 years and I've never even seen someone I'd be interested in let alone them in me.  The whole thing seems impossible.  So I'll just stick with this guy.  What should his name be.  He's 19th c French.  Help me out.  x


summer prep


Good morning ladies and gents.  Today I'd like to talk a little about summer and how I prepare for it in this little old cottage that until recently had zero insulation.

Last summer I had the house painted Benjamin Moore Simply White, insulation installed in the attic, a new roof put on and a couple of awnings installed.  This was a huge undertaking for me.  The home repair industry is rife with unscrupulous people but I was patient and found amazing people to help me.

I could not be happier with the results.  The interior of the house is so much cooler.  Just changing the exterior from dark to light made a huge difference.  The attic being insulated helped so much in the winter too.  

I'm so glad all the work is over and done with and the house is prepared for another hot summer heading our way.  I'd also like to take a moment to thank dear reader Rachel and her husband Carl who helped me get this blog up and going again.  The blog is now 100% ad-free which thrills me.  So watch this space because I do intend to write here more often.  Thank you for the love and patience you've shown me over the last 4 years.  I'm crossing my fingers that I'm back. x

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