Friday, 22 September 2017

Seasonal Signs

It's the first day of Autumn, whee!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Seasonal Jewellery

I bought some really nice Halloween themed glass beads -- including beautiful little skulls -- a number of years ago after taking a jewellery making course. But I never did get around to making much with them. They've been in storage for six years! Overwhelmed by all the craft stuff I've somehow accumulated I was thinking I should just give all the jewellery items away.

Then I remembered I have a friend who has gotten into jewellery making. So I asked her if she wanted them. She said yes and I parcelled everything up and sent it all to her. Once it arrived she asked me if there was anything she could make for me as there were enough beads to make quite a few pieces. Naturally, I asked for a Halloween set of jewellery (necklace, bracelet and earrings).

It arrived in the mail just the other day. Love it! She did a fantastic  job!!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Unsolved Mysteries

Ever wonder how those desert rocks move? Or wonder about those early 20th C musicians and those somewhat eerie early recordings? Well, listen to the latest episode of CBC's Podcast Playlist and find out! Includes a fascinating effort to solve the mystery behind the identity of "The Falling Man" of 9/11.

Strange stories, Conspiracy theories and podcasts about the unknown. Featuring: Science Solved it, Esquire Classic, The Truth, The Memory Palace, The No Sleep Podcast, The Reality Check.


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Boxes...witch this time

From the same old box of marshmellow treats I posted about the other day. Marshmellow treats (rice crispy squares) were once one of my favourites!

Saturday, 16 September 2017


So, I'm still hard at work on our house. STILL unpacking boxes and paring down the stuff we had in storage and all that we accumulated in the last decade. I'm glad the place we bought is a bit on the small side because it means we are actually getting rid of things instead of poking them away to be un-used and forgotten (although there is still some of that). Once I've put aside enough "to be got rid of" I'll make another trip to one of the charity shops down the street. Luckily there are three!

As well as that and the ongoing painting -- which I'm avoiding right now --  there is the actual breakdown and disposal of the many boxes we had our stuff in. When I have enough of those I make a trip to the dump and their big recycle bins. I found this box recently and thought to take a pic before I tossed it in with the heap for recycling. I love the way the cat appears to be sliding down the corner of the box!

Thursday, 14 September 2017


We did get some great sun today! And we were finally able to get back on our usual path for walking the cats. It's been flooded in places making it impassable. Still lots of water but we made it through. Reminded me a bit of the landscape surrounding the recently watched X-files episode, Quagmire.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Hurricane Season

Yes, even way out here in Newfoundland we are experiencing heavy rains as a result of Irma. (See previous post for the flooding fun as a result of Matthew last year and Igor in 2010.)

Over the past several days we have broken two records for rainfall. There has been flooding in downtown St. John's and elsewhere, accidents on the highway...seriously I'm so glad we bought a house on high ground (I still well remember Igor!). Trudeau is currently in St. John's so...that must be fun for him.

Today the rain finally let up...although no sign of the sun yet. Lots of mushrooms around. The weird frilly ones growing in a corner of our front rock garden area have all been shredded by the cats.

Our soggy back yard