Tag Archives: gerby

on whining

well, that was unexpected. i have a new yard. lots and lots of new sand. not that i mind, i have been thinking about what to do with the lawns closing in. but i didn’t order sand. and i’m not sure who’s suppose to be paying for this… anyway, sitting out in the sun, looking […]

the gerby trench

one thing that’s for sure this summer, is that you never know what you’ll find when arriving at gerby. today i found a hole. a humongous hole to be exact. a small country army could train in it. my thoughts right now are 1, water, fire, earth… what’s left that need to happen before all […]

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date

spent most of my day yesterday reading in the sun. it was nice and cosy, even though the sun wasn’t as high in the sky as it used to be, nor as sizzling. the huge butterfly that always keeps me company was still there, but the annoying horse-flies were not. the wind was still warm, […]

RIP Mickey

If you mess with my house, you mess with me. If you mess with me, you lose. It’s as simple as that. To be fair, I will always give you a warning. A chance to make amends. A chance to apologise. Or even a chance to silently walk (or fly) away. But if you keep […]

the house god forgot. full stop.

Well, well, well… Lightning really did strike. And not some random tree falling over a line or similar, no no, it was my house that took the blow.. Yesterday, when the blokes from the energy company were here, we started wondering what really had happened. About two thirds of all fuses (both the “big” ones […]

friday night fever

sigh. just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, lightning strikes and takes out all electricity. of course at a time you’re nowhere near gerby. so now i have to start thinking about what to do with all blueberries that have been slowly defrosting for probably around 12 hours or more. the rhubarb […]

when a break turns into a break-up

I harboured this slight hope that I would return from my holiday with some plans for the future, with a sense of direction. Waking up last Tuesday, I must confess, I felt a slight pang of end-of-holiday-blues, and more than a slight disappointment that I had no new job, no new fascinating city, no nothing […]

insurance FTW

Three years ago, with my father breathing heavily in the hospital, I sat down with an insurance bloke to discuss the future of me, and of the house that was now my responsibility. I had a good feeling about the guy immediately, and today I once more realised the importance of always following your intuition. […]

Around the House in Eighty Days *

as the world awaits news of the royal baby, i thought i’d share a small update with you from the house god forgot… last week, when returning from a friend’s place, i came home to find a loo with a view. awesome! and when moving on indoors, this is how my hall looked. love the […]

the house god forgot III

Judging by the look on my cousin’s* face yesterday, I don’t think people have really understood how I live right now… So I’m going to take you on the grand tour of my beloved house. First, the hall. It features a great big hole in the middle, keeping you alert at all times when moving […]

on being private in public

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, back in high school we had to learn the whole poem by heart, and it’s still with me. today i find it more and more unquestionable […]

the house god forgot, part deux

this might just be the summer when i finally lose it… it’s been over a month since i found local rain in my sitting room at gerby. i sat down on my stairs and laughed hysterically, saying my summer is f*cked up, this won’t be fixed until november earliest, and i will go completely broke […]