Category Archives: Desperate Housewives

The Great Flood

The house has just been flooded and I can think of nothing that could bring me out of blogging hibernation quicker. Coming home from work and shopping to find neighbours sweeping water out of the front door has that sort of … Continue reading

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Bloomers

« Oh my God, I’ve forgotten his pants! » The thought raced through my mind as I studied the number 1 on the wall of the carriage, congratulating myself on my maiden voyage in first class. I had also managed … Continue reading

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France’s most wanted

We now have our very own Fort Knox on the farm. Unlike its U.S. counterpart however, ours was not built to protect against two-legged robbers, but as a stronghold against four-legged ones. The new, French Fort Knox contains gold bullion … Continue reading

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Bathroom Tails

A collective shriek of terror echoed off the walls and had me hurtling into the bathroom at a gallop that wasn’t bad for seven thirty in the morning. My daughter was crouched on the edge of the bath, gripping the … Continue reading

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Mighty mouse returns

The last rodent lodger to take up residence in our house was evicted with great difficulty, but I think that one of his close relatives has now launched a major offensive above our bedroom. At four o’clock this morning we were … Continue reading

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The game show contestant

Having guests on a Saturday evening always causes the same problem. Lacking the time during the week to get the housework done, it always finishes as a race against the clock a couple of hours before they arrive. This time, … Continue reading

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