Category Archives: home

Idyll

Rochelle sets us a one hundred word, flash fiction challenge, prompted by a photo, each week.  Why not give it a try? https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/ Jim had everything set: the perfect retirement home on the beach, beautiful scenery, idyllic setting. He knew … Continue reading

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Birthday Cake

My pulchritudinous wife made this beauty for my colleagues and I, to mark the occasion of my fifty-sixth birthday, yesterday. How lovely is she?

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Shiny Shed

I’ve made progress. There are still the tops of the walls to finish off; lay the floor; electrics; shelving &c. There’s hope I might have it finished in less than a year from when I started: impressive not! Previous installment … Continue reading

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How They Grow

Such a baby, innocence personified, transformed into a big-eared, house-eating monster. Oh the joys of a collie pup. Lola is getting bigger.

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Shed Name

My good friend Susannah (athingirl.com) suggested I needed a name for my shed (https://micklively.wordpress.com/2014/11/21/not-an-architect/). I think that’s a good idea but I can’t think of a name. Maybe my readers could offer a suggestion or two?

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Not An Architect

There was already a shed in the garden, when we bought the house, ten years ago, but it was on its “last legs” even then. I coaxed and patched it up for a while but, by this year, it was … Continue reading

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