I wrote a book! And had it edited! As in I seriously wrote one and finished it all by myself with a beginning a middle and and end and a pretty cute story line. I pantsed it like I usually do but this time I finished it. I've written adult books before and mostly with friends, I have one pending that needs to be finished but I've never finished one on my own and have never really been able to write for kids. I wrote one for kids! And apparently (according to...

Yesterday we got two of the tiniest damn caterpillars I've ever seen from another HS mom in the area - butterfly caterpillars! And we have a lemon tree so we have more than enough leaves for them to eat. Which also makes me wonder just how many of them are on our tree and I've never noticed. I know that we have several caterpillars on the plants in the pool and now that I think about it they're probably also butterflies. Either way, we are now adding lepidopterology to our...

I don't remember there being a library in Lüderitz and there probably was one in Walvis Bay but I can't remember that either. I do though remember getting a library card when we moved to the boarding house in Vredenburg. I remember it clearly because Wednesday was "town day" and when every one else went to the Jesus rock to do whatever it is they did there I'd go to the library and sit with my nose in the books - I remember sweet valley being a favourite...

A few of you may have gotten a flood of emails etc from my blog in latin. No I'm not learning a new language, well I am but it's not latin. When I uploaded the new theme yesterday (it's not fully edited and right yet so no judgies) it posted a bunch of posts. No idea why, stupid dummy posts. So am really sorry if you got spammed!...

When we moved in here 6 years ago the pool was blue (which I'm pretty sure was done right before we took over cause it wasn't when we viewed) and I kept it going and clean (the pump is on a timer) until the pump decided to stop working and the landlord said it's not his problem (which it is as it's part of house maintenance but whatever) so it was left to slowly turn into a swamp and mosquito breeding ground. Until last year. The Person did a course...

"This is my natural hair colour" < and that's pretty much it really, though in actual fact I'm not lying because to me it is my natural hair colour. I feel most comfortable with my blue/purple/green hair. And I guess I lie to myself daily that I'm okay with how I look. Which I'm really not. *puts boxing gloves on and goes to hit the bag*  ...

It's not too often I get sad when a famous person dies. They're just people and I don't personally know them so I don't feel like it's a huge deal. The last time I had feels when someone died was when Paul Walker died and they did that farewell for him on the last fast and the furious. Today however Alan Rickman bid us all a due and left his human flesh behind. Am I sad he died? Well maybe not HIM as Alan. But him as Severus Snape....

Since I learned to crochet he's been in two minds about whether or not he actually likes this new hobby of mine. Probably leaning more towards the latter because it means mommy is often busy making stuff for other people and he very much needs reassurance that he's the most important to me. Tonight he handed me a random ball of (rather ugly) pale yellow yarn and said "I want to be the little prince" (we're reading it at bedtime and he loved the movie) so mommy made him...

So we're kid free this weekend which means we mostly just sit and chill drinking rum and coke and watching series or bad stand up comedy (well I think it's bad, The Person will argue that). Somehow the conversation turned to Star Wars and how Hasbro left out Rey in the new monopoly and are now adding her as a piece after a letter from an 8 year old goes viral on social media. Well...

I have SO many projects I want to do this year, 2016 is going to be a big one for us! I'm guessing this is more of an American targeted question though seeing as spring is only in September for us and I'm sure that by then I'll have so many new projects I want to do. This year some of my DIY projects are obviously crochet and making up my own patterns but there is a lot I want to do with Fysh like building a dog kennel...