Irish Soda Bread, a Reward for Being a Good Geek!

Go directly to recipe Thursday I had a memory error on my computer (don't you just hate those things?).  Then a couple of programs started acting strange, nothing serious, but not right.  I'd been having problems with it freezing so I decided it was time for a little maintenance.  It was time to reinstall the … Continue reading…

The Hot Pink Shower

In French Decorating I described our 3 little pink bathroom 'rooms' before mon mari attacked them with his brand new sledge hammer.  I like the color pink and all of it's variations well enough in nature, and even in sweaters, but I have never been fond of it on walls.  A baby girl's bedroom is … Continue reading…

French Decorating

When we first talked about moving to France a friend warned us not to close the door when inside a room without taking careful note of positioning.  Since they wall paper everything, including the doors and ceilings one could be trapped forever, wandering the room, counting the flowers, looking for the door!  See bedroom at … Continue reading…

Weeding and Gardening, 101

Weeding has to be one of the most excruciatingly boring jobs in the world (thank god for my ipod).  I didn't realize this when we lived In Ireland.  Our entire garden consisted of a postage-stamp size lawn that mon mari used to cut with a scythe-thingy on the end of a golf club: swing practice … Continue reading…