Les restes: Waste not, want not

Book of the day: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.   This year, as part of an ongoing attempt to be greener and more ecologically conscious, I resolve to reduce further the amount of food waste produced by my family. Shortly after we moved in to our home, five years ago, we adopted a lovely big compost bin (and, naturally, one of those adorable vintage-looking food … Continue reading Les restes: Waste not, want not

Three more days, three more quotes: Day Three

Thanks to the Irish Procrastinator today is my final chance to participate in this amusing quoting challenge. I have enjoyed myself immensely! The rules are simple: 1. Thank the person who nominates you – thank you!! 2. Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days 3. Nominate three new bloggers each day Today’s quote comes from The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins. It … Continue reading Three more days, three more quotes: Day Three

Three more days, three more quotes: Day Two

Today is the second day of the second round of quotes. Many thanks to The Irish Procrastinator for the challenge. If you haven’t yet paid her a visit you are surely missing out, since her poetry is highly entertaining! The rules are simple: 1. Thank the person who nominates you – thank you!! 2. Post one quote per day for 3 consecutive days 3. Nominate … Continue reading Three more days, three more quotes: Day Two

Three more days, three more quotes: Day One

Many thanks to the Irish Procrastinator for a second chance to play such an amusing game, and apologies to the rest of my blogging friends for inundating you with a fresh round of quotes. This month I have been shamefully amiss in keeping on top of challenges and a few other nominations (courtesy of the lovely Nash Christmas and Moda Theresa, as well as my … Continue reading Three more days, three more quotes: Day One

Ça pousse, mars: refusing to dig in the glom of nit

Book of the day: Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett. “NEITHER RAIN NOR SNOW NOR GLO M OF NI T CAN STAY THESE MES ENGERS ABO T THEIR DUTY” DON’T ARSK me about: rocks, fog. I should dearly like to know more about Mrs. Cake. March really has been a baptism by weather in the garden. Now that Spring is upon us I have temporarily left my … Continue reading Ça pousse, mars: refusing to dig in the glom of nit

Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Three

Today is the final day of the challenge. I was nominated by The Irish Procrastinator, whose poetry and musings are highly entertaining (so if you haven’t already done so, now would be the perfect time to pay her a little visit). The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day). 3. Nominate … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Three

Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Two

The Irish Procrastinator was kind enough to nominate me to take part in this three day challenge of favourite quotes. I am very grateful to her for picking me as well as feeling ever so slightly frustrated with her for tempting me into the time-consuming task of sifting through hundreds of possible choices. Selecting only three is proving almost impossible! The Rulebook: 1. Thank the person … Continue reading Three days, three quotes challenge: Day Two