Google Maps Street View is handy for all kinds of things, including a partner's infidelity (as unearthed by Claudette). This post will take a meander through the small town where I grew up, Nowhereville, British Columbia, Canada. My parents built this house before I was born and lived there until I was around 30. My… Continue reading My Hometown via Google Maps
There are certain flowers that I have a strong association with my childhood home. This is a wander through them. There were four o' clocks planted beside our front door. In the late afternoon (around 4:00), the flowers would open up and display their beauty. We had quite a few of them, and I think… Continue reading Flowers of my childhood
Here are a few things you may or may not already know about me. My first guinea pig Ghanoush and her sister Baba were my very first guinea pigs. I got them from a pet store, since I was too clueless at that point to think of going to an animal shelter. The pet store… Continue reading A Few Random Things About Me
I'm not sure how universal a thing this is, but one of the many aspects of my life affected by my mental illness is my living space. This is something I've noticed over the past few years, and while it's relatively subtle, it's definitely there. I spend the vast majority of my time at home… Continue reading How Does Mental Illness Affect Your Living Space?
So, what on earth is hygge and why does it matter? I got thinking about this in part because of a question of the day a while back on the Really Real Blog. Wikipedia says that hygge is "a Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness… Continue reading Gettin’ hygge with it
Image by StockSnap from Pixabay Yes, I realize the fortress of solitude in the post title doesn't go with the hobbit house photo, but I liked it, so there you have it. Anyway... Home has had various meanings for me over the course of my life, and I think it's probably more important now than it's ever been.… Continue reading My Fortress of Solitude