Six Word Saturday: 16.5.2020 (#02)

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Another summer project: empty the huussi!

It’s not a terrible as you might think 😉

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Further to my compost project, the huussi (Australian vernacular ‘dunny’, ‘outhouse’ or ‘crapper’, direct translation ‘latrine’, also ‘drop toilet’ or ‘dry toilet’ in some parts of the world.) is another of our inherited objects! Like the compost bin, there had been no regular deposits for at least 6 months so it wasn’t full. I’ve been using it regularly and definitely an emptying session is in my near future. I just need to find a place to dig a hole that is deep enough that the dogs don’t find it 🙂

A more long term project will be a complete upgrade. As huussi’s go it is quite fine. However I have sat on a few that have a little bit more space and feel more “homey” 😉 The plan will probably entail more space with a wood-store to one side.

Any tips for huussi care?! How do you disguise the contents so that dogs don’t go digging where they shouldn’t?!

Six Word Saturday: 16.5.2020 (#01)

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My summer project: fix the compost!

An abandoned compost bin 😦

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Since I was last regularly blogging, we’ve bought a mökki (Australian vernacular ‘shack’, direct translation ‘cottage’, also ‘holiday home’ in some parts of the world.) We inherited a few things including a compost bin that has taken on a life of it’s own. I’m pretty sure that is either a raspberry cane or possibly even a blackcurrant bush poking out of the bottom bin.

Anyway, I have long wished for a compost bin. I am a little fanatical about recycling the bio-waste these days so I’m super excited about the possibilities this offers. However, I suspect that due to severe starvation over the past 6-12 months, I will need to start afresh.

Now what will I use the compost for? That’s easy, a parallel project will be to start some garden beds. There’ll be more on that later 😉

So, are you lucky enough to have a compost bin? What do you use the compost for? Any handy hints you can throw my way? All tips gratefully accepted 🙂

Friday Fun (a COVID-19 version!)

I’ve been contemplating book titles with Corona in the title. While I am sure you can find similar posts or challenges on Twitter and Facebook, I’ve taken the names of books that my Book-Club (puuklapi) have read over the past few years, replacing a key word with, yep you guessed it – CORONA! A fun synopsis followed by original title and author in brackets.

Here goes:
“Boy Swallows Corona”, loosely based on real life, the author transports us to suburban Brisbane where we follow Eli Bell and his family as they do battle with the Corona virus that rips them apart. Can they be a whole family again? (“Boy Swallows Universe”, Trent Dalton).

“Colorless Tsukuri Tazaki and his years of Corona”, Tsukuri is plunged into darkness and journeys literally and physically to find out the truth behind Corona. “Norwegian Corona”, the story of a smitten student and the Corona song that became an anthem for his life. (“Colorless Tsukuri Tazaki and his years of Pilgrimage”, “Norwegian Wood” by Haruki Murakami).

“Love in the time of Corona”, the story of lovers separated by time and distance, all with the serach for a Corona cure in the background. (“Love in the time of cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez).

“Eleanor Oliphant is Corona Fine”, I’ll admit, this was a little bit tricky and it’s a clumsy title. Eleanor is a scarred and determined young woman, who after falling for ‘The One’, makes it her mission to win him over. Obstacles range from the Corona virus to a past that reveals itself to both the main character and the reader at the same time. (“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman).

“The Corona”, family drama, family secrets, and nothing is what it seems when the Corona hits a small town in rural outback Australia. (“The Dry” by Jane Harper).

“Corona – They Know Not What They Do” translated from the Finnish title “Korona He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät”. Set in a back drop of University politics, cross-cultural relationships and modern life, this satire explores life in the ‘post corona new normal’. (“He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät” “They Know Not What They Do” by Jussi Valtonen).

“Corona Sunday” Jane Fairchild’s life is changed forever after contracting Corona on her one day off. A story of tales told, owned and inherited. (“Mothering Sunday” by Graham Swift)

“When Corona was a Rabbit” explores the role of Elly’s childhood pet rabbit from the beginning of the Corona virus to 40 years in the future. (“When God was a Rabbit” by Sarah Winman).

“The Corona” A young boy is captivated by an early rendition of the Corona virus. After losing his mother in a tragic accident, he steals the painting which goes on to have a tumultuous affect on his formative teen years. (“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt).

Have you read any of these? Any other corona titles that you can think of? I am certain that I will come back with a part two, quite possibly a part three 😊!



Six Word Saturday (30.12.2017) #01

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Yes! Presidential election papers have arrived.

Along with all the pre-polling places, dates and times….

Round one will be Sunday January 28th and if it’s too close to call (like last time) then we’ll go to round two on Sunday 11th February.

All of the major parties are represented as well as a seasoned politician who could well be the big upset on the day.

There will be more on this subject between now and the election 😎

On a personal note, this time the whole family get to vote – Mr. 18 gets to head to the polls for the first time!

Remember to visit Travel With Intent to see other six word Saturday musings 🙂

Announcing the return of my 6WS!

(Six Word Saturday for the uninitiated!)

Yes, starting Saturday December 30th, 2017 there will be at least one 6 Word Saturday posting 🙂

Firstly, as it’s been so long since I’ve done any posting, I had no idea that the original host of Six Word Saturday (Show My Face) had passed the baton on to Travel With Intent. You can see Debbie’s most recent posting here. You might also want to hang around her page and check out some of her photography (I particularly like this one from December 27th!).

Now, my page needs some maintenance to repair the link with the old six word Saturday logo…

See you latest on Saturday with my 6 words 🙂

Six Word Saturday: 28.1.2017

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I’m told it was the bear.

My worst fear – the bear went feral and attacked the dog… organ transplant has so far been unsuccessful and the dog hangs on by a thread…

Six Word Saturday: 7.1.2016

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Returning to routine is taking time…

… and it’s not just the jetlag … My Finnish is decidedly rusty 😑

Six Word Saturday: 6.2.2016

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Chance encounters emphasize old friends importance.
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The Engineer and I were enjoying a late lunch today when two friends that I haven’t seen or spoken to in ages arrived in the same restaurant. It reminded me that over the last 12 months I’ve been remiss at taking care of friendships, both new and old. Time to up my game 🙂

FYI it’s more than liking posts on Facebook. That doesn’t count.

Six Word Saturday: 15.2.2014

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Road trip! Next stop is… Lapland 🙂

Posted on the go! From my Nokia Lumia 🙂

Six Word Saturday: 29.12.2012

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Without my friends, I’d be lost.