Tag Archives: making the mistakes so you don’t have to

The Mirror Cake experiment – or The Great Vicky Baker Off Wk1

Hello again. We’re taking a bit of a break from Market Day Posts to bring you The Great Vicky Baker Off. For fans of the Great British Bake Off, you’ll understand this reference, for those who aren’t familiar with the … Continue reading

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Another long overdue update

I admit, I’ve been bad about posting regularly this last year. It’s been busy and hectic and whole months slip by unnoticed. I took on a second part time job, because finances. The less said about that the better. The … Continue reading

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News, changes, woah….

So, I was diagnosed with Type2 Diabetes last Thursday … 1. this wasn’t particularly a shocking development to either myself or my husband (who was with me) why no surprise? because I’ve been overweight for probably nigh on 40 yrs, … Continue reading

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Well now….

I know it’s been over a month since I last updated….. it might be a while more. We are, now, as broke as I’ve ever been. We’ve made every effort over the last 2 years to keep this day from … Continue reading

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Heh… this should be interesting..

I have upped the ante just a smidge in the battle with Facebook and fired a shot across their bow… A formal complaint has been lodged with the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada I have requested their intervention … Continue reading

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Enter a bit of harsh reality….

We’re really good at making plans. James, myself, no one is better at researching and learning and gathering together source information and putting together a plan. We are, less adept, at putting a plan into action. That kind of makes … Continue reading

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On dogs and kids and being kind…..

Some days I wonder… For years I advocated for, and practiced myself a kinder more respectful philosophy of child rearing. Because it just logically made sense. I didn’t need science and psychologists to tell me that punishment a learning tool … Continue reading

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Carnage… and hope springs eternal

Been a busy week, we took a couple days to regroup and mostly we’ve been doing a lot of running around and back and forth – I’ve needed to get out and about, and we have had stuff to sort … Continue reading

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Anyone who tells you sustainable living is ‘Cheap’ – lies.. well kind of.

A very good article picking the GAPING holes in the BBC’s article on eating healthy for £1 a day. I’ve seen a lot of these articles over the years… and non of them hold water, they simply continue to perpetrate … Continue reading

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And the winner is….

It was a very tight two horse race in the end… Initially we emailed our agent that we wanted to pursue an offer on the Tidd’s Lane property. The house was done – move in ready, James really like the … Continue reading

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May you live in interesting times…..

Well the contract we had on the house was getting more and more interesting, there were questions about whether or not they’d have the finances to close, but weren’t willing to sign a schedule of conditional on finance. Their bank … Continue reading

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Still up in the air…

Like 99% of all home deals, there’s always a fly in the ointment somewhere. The home inspection on Tuesday turned up a few issues. Nothing I’m overly worried about, but as the buyers are in Ontario and have only the … Continue reading

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More adventures in painting

My ed-u-mication in spray painting continues…. I loved the way the early attempts at trims turned out, learned a lot doing doors and bifolds Time to step it up a notch and try something outside my comfort zone…. we’re spraying … Continue reading

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