Another summer project: empty the huussi! It's not a terrible as you might think 😉 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... Continue Reading →

My summer project: fix the compost! An abandoned compost bin 😦 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... Continue Reading →

It's just not winter without snow. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Even worse - it's above zero and so everything is muddy... dog walks mean showers afterwards (for everybody!). And there is a nice crowd gathering over at Travel With Intent 😉

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... Continue Reading →

Snow. Sun. Long open roads. Sauna. Additional bonus words: no reindeer, not enough coffee, Sunday drivers, not enough snow, domestic tourists, sauna!!!

Just two words today: Boat Show! ⛵️🛥🚤⛴🛳⚓️🗺 THE Boat Show! Its's huge, and quite easily the highlight of The Engineer's winter. He always buys his DIY service supplies at the show (they do good discounts) and then moves on to equipment upgrades. Suffice to say - our boat is quite up to date when in... Continue Reading →

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...

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