Tuesday, 2 February 2016


Last year a client gifted me this water filter, it's rather lovely isn't it? Anyways, we already had a built in filter and this one was taking premium counter space so i tried to sell it. I think I had about four interested parties but none of them ended up buying and knowing it's value I decided to just keep it until an opportunity presented itself.
Then the first born got the fluoride fixation, then I found that it's possible to buy a flouride filter to fit this jar. A single filter will be a lot cheaper than any kind of brand new filtration unit.
That leaves the problem of where to put it but with our imminent feng-shui furniture re-shuffle, I'm thinking we could maybe find room for a nice timber water stand.
I was talking about all this to the first born and his gf and they giggled like I was a mad woman but they can giggle. Call it divine intervention, fate, serendipity, kismet or providence, I think the whole scenario was designed for me.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

watching paint dry

well, not really but the way things are arranged right now, i could!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

a surreal life

The feng shui project continues. The consultant recommended new flooring and i wish the guy had been around to suggest it 15 years ago but better late  than never. The Emperor of the house determined that the carpet would come up and the new boards be laid last saturday but the offspring saw their chance and took it "maybe we should re-paint while we can't damage the floor?"
So painting was added to the list and i have spent the last few days in a cloud of fine dust and a whirl of colour choices. It is all rather unexpected and stressful so tempers are frayed and a couple of young people have already taken refuge from the whole process. The rest of us carry on while I wonder whether The Emperor realises how bad the furniture is going to look in a newly decorated room.
In amongst all of this the firstborn has realised that flouride is hazardous and is hesitant to drink anything containing flouridated water. The positive side of this development is that he is now  open to the idea of home made toothpaste, which was previously a slightly gross and very weird idea put forward by his strange mother.
Back in the days when I had four very small children i often thought my life was surreal and I'm starting to realise that i didn't completely leave that life behind.