Posts Tagged ‘Home’

Magnet Magic

02/06/2017

There is just something about magical about magnets. Coming in all shapes and sizes, they can give much pleasure to the little ones. Learning shapes, colours, and yes, even alphabet and numbers. From there, they can even spell and make phrases.

Fridge doors are the best places to have them.  Given a good variety of good quality magnets, you can watch the children play as you mooch about nearby. Add to the magnets other materials which can and cant be stuck by the magnet, and the children will learn even more. The possibilities are quite endless!

Now that my children have outgrown these versatile entertainment, I still keep them around because they are handy for when visitors’ children come around! Yay!

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Ma Friend

20/03/2015

First to greet us when we get home.

Always keen to go for walks with us.

Alert whenever someone new comes.

IMG_4576 But

Runs away when strangers approach her.

Barks at even the little children.

Doesn’t like unfamiliar cars.

Considers motorbikes the enemy to be chased off the premises.

Yes, meet my nine-year old canine named Sprite.

 

Thankful

21/04/2014

 

It was a seemingly minor error. I had driven into the porch. We now have an extra car for the children to use. So I drove to the left a little, to make way for the third car to park in the middle. Lo and behold, I accidentally clip a step. It seemed an insignificant bump and I continued to manoeuvre the car into parking position.

When I got out of the car, I heard this awfully loud hiss.

I looked for the source of the sound. It was the front left tyre. That little clip had cost me an entire tyre.

Thankful that Arrow #1 was around to help with the change. The old tyre was on rather tight and it took quite a lot of effort to get it off. But after that, it was easy.  IMG_6471Thankful, yes very thankful, that he is around these days Ha!

 

Walk and View

01/04/2014

 

This was the view from my evening walk the other day. I downloaded the photo I took and used it as the wallpaper for my computer. Nice? I think so!Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 2.56.36 PMI’ve said it before, and I will say it again – my place has the best sunsets ever!!! No kidding!

 

Dream Abode

02/03/2014

We are still talking about our wonderful holiday recently. One would have thought that this we thought it would last us for a while. Instead it has whetted our appetite for more travel! What’s more when we found this lovely property! Don’t get me wrong. We also love where we are now. It’s a lovely place – naturally pristine beaches and wonderful diving, fantastic mountains nearby… you name it… It’s just that this could be another place we could spend our sunset years in. Of course we would have to commute… But that’s traveling… and the bug we have caught!

Beautiful Craft Abound

26/02/2014

When we were on tour, we saw a lot of nice craft and decor for the house. Some quaint shops like this are jam-packed and full of nice goodies.IMG_6271 In some shops I could peek in and see people at work. All done by hand.IMG_6288So when Hubby said he was thinking of having new decor in the house, one consideration was digital printed spandex stretch cover for the cushions in the living room, to complement what we already have. It might work out well to go with the simple plain colours we presently have…

Friends and Fiends

17/12/2013

Our friends came for their visit! It was fun! A time to catch up and to reminisce over old times. What’s more, since it’s almost Christmas the atmosphere in the home was mellow.

That is, until our friends stepped in and out of the front door. That’s when our little four-legged friend decided to go ballistic and mad. She yapped and barked at them the moment a foot stepped out. She didn’t stop even after our two-legged friends moved past the front gate to get into their borrowed car!

Our four-legged friend become a fiend!

Well, apparently there is such a thing bark collar. They can, as the name implies, control a dog from barking. Well, it’s a shame we didn’t know about  radiofence.com for bark collars. Our friends had a good holiday, but their lasting memory of their time with us was our barking (mad) canine…..

Preparing for Guests

13/12/2013

We will be having some guests soon. A family of four coming to stay for about a week. They are on a shoe-string budget so it’s likely they won’t be traveling much. They are also city-dwellers so it is likely that they will find it novel to sit outside in our front garden and at our balcony to overlook the back garden (which resembles a mini jungle!)

BackGardenWe were wondering how to make their stay more comfortable. Then my Hubby found a place for outdoor cushions which would enhance our balcony wooden chairs. We had left the chairs hard and dirty for ages but with new cushions they would have a new look! Now to decide on the colour scheme.

Christmas and Lights

06/12/2013

Whilst setting up the lights for my tree, I was a little irritated with some of the light switches in my home. Well, in particular the corner where I wanted to set up the tree.

IMG_1805Light switches can be such blemishes to homes especially in these modern time. Some lighting points can occupy large wall spaces. Some of mine are hidden behind a wall cupboard! I wish I had found the european lighting tips site before I built my house – it gives fantastic insights what to do and how to modernise our homes. Meanwhile I will hide the sockets with my tree!

Getting More Into Christmas Mode

18/11/2013

Seeing the shops getting into the mood, and going online for shopping makes me feel guilty that I haven’t set up my decorations at home! So I get the boxes out.
IMG_1387And I am still looking at them unopened. Stacked there for days, I had better get them opened and decorations started before the super busy period hits.

I wonder if I can get Arrow #3 to help…. de-stress from her exams while doing something creative….