Category Archives: Hobbies

Loosing my marbles, er, beads

Once more I’ve switched the focus of my hobbies. This time I left quilting to focus on beading. I found a chainmail technique that I wanted to try and thanks to the power of youtube, I even watched a few … Continue reading

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The gift of mail

I love email. It is a way to stay connected with family. Three of my sisters are great at writing long emails detailing the adventures in their lives and includes pictures. My other sister and I send the occasional one … Continue reading

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Double Standards

I do a lot of research. At times, I’m pretty sure I write novels just so I can buy books that interest me. The hubbinator would agree:D I love how the smallest detail can add dimension and layers in a … Continue reading

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And Now for Something Completely Different

I have been using exercise  and stretching to reign in my stress levels. And predictably the stretching and breathing tend to be hideously boring after a couple of months. Okay, the conscious breathing bit is also annoyingly New Age and … Continue reading

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Happy 199th Birthday to the Bicycle

Okay, the idea for the bicycle might date back to the 1500s, but the actual patent was issued today in 1818 by German inventor Karl von Drais.  My childhood wouldn’t be the same without a bicycle. Well, I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking…

Okay, desperate might be a bit of an overstatement. But I’m interested in recommendations for drawing apps on an iPad air. There are a lot of them out there, pages of them on my search, and I don’t really trust … Continue reading

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Moping about the Mop

And so it came to pass, that another spin mop was killed. This one courtesy of my son. I guess he though the blue disc came off with the mop head. Which left me with this: This is the third … Continue reading

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