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The story is not yet over
I’m writing this while suffering from jet lag, so my body thinks it’s 6pm in the evening rather than 11pm… And that’s despite not having much sleep last night… Oh, this is going to be SO worthwhile! Shhh, bear with me. With this extra time I managed to screw up my contribution to the tado […]
Posted: February 26th, 2023 under 42, Driving off the grid.
A little honesty here
I do not have it all. It’s a normalish Sunday here and I am enjoying a cup of tea in my Kitchen with my husband playing a game on his laptop which I am typing this out of mine. Sounds idyllic? In many ways, today it is. The house has had its vac and steam […]
Posted: February 5th, 2023 under 42.
All together now.
As a keen home-automater, much to the chargrin of my family, one of my dreams is to have one place to do everything. Now the market is maturing, it has been interesting seeing the developments and share some of my experiences or a tale of the good, the bad, and the plain ugly. Thermostats and […]
Posted: January 8th, 2023 under 42.
Why insulate if it’s all for nothing?
Rebound effect cancels out home insulations impact on gas use study was not a headline I welcomed on Sunday, as a keen advocate of insulation. I read the article with interest, not least because I feared I’d led everyone reading this blog down a blind alley by encouraging increasing insulation. But wait, for us, a […]
Posted: January 4th, 2023 under 42, Driving off the grid.
Is this domestic bliss? Or how to survive cooking the Christmas Dinner for 3 generations
I’m not a “natural cook”, food to me was for many years a means to an end, a way of ensuring my insulin was covered and I kept reasonably healthy. A working person, there were “emergency meals” kept in the fridge for during the week when either of us were too knackered to cook. After […]
Posted: December 26th, 2022 under 42.
All the prep is done, just waiting for the off!
I love the decorations and the meal. Having the family round, all now sadly adults, being together focused on a single goal, is amazing. It’s us and my mum this year, my closest relatives. Of course, nerves can take over but just now, I’m tired out of my little mind. The tree is decorated, the […]
Posted: December 22nd, 2022 under 42.
Today is officially the start of winter as in the northern hemisphere, it is the solstice – the shortest day of the year. Of course, in the southern hemisphere, it is the longest day. All thanks to the earth being on the list, by about 23 to the sun. It’s one of the reasons so […]
Posted: December 21st, 2022 under 42, Driving off the grid.
I am sitting in the warm, drinking a cup of tea enjoying the beauty that is winter sun being harvested by the solar panels dreaming of skiing. Not eco-friendly at all I do two terrible things when it comes to the environment: I ski and I have baths. How are these terrible? Well, even if […]
Posted: December 10th, 2022 under 42.
Saturday morning left to my own devices
It’s easy to say that Saturday is our going and and getting things done day but today, I am doing something a little different. Having recharged my batteries last night and looking out at a beautiful, and sunny, Saturday morning, my stomach is begining to wake up and ask: what’s going on? I made pasta […]
Posted: November 27th, 2022 under 42, Driving off the grid.
Sitting here listening to interesting experiences
It’s Friday and as you can see from Tuesday’s post, I have worked a short week. So, why am I feeling so weary? I’m not sleepy, I am exhausted. My head injury from 5 years ago is painfully aching. Lightweight, huh? Since I can remember, the end of the working day, exaggerated to the extreme […]
Posted: November 25th, 2022 under 42.