single-man-housewife-home

Welcome

Even though you’ve arrived unannounced (and the house is far from spotless) I am happy to invite you in, knowing these familiar surroundings and circumstance. We avoid a pair of sneakers, an extension cord and the vacuum cleaner it's attached to, and make it to the kitchen unscathed. As I ask for your preference of…

Made Scents

In the same primary school year that I wore shorts every day (as a well insulated chubby kid), I learnt my first French word, 'fenêtre'. Sure, it was impossibly close to the Italian translation of 'window' but I was stoked because at 8 years of age, I KNEW 3 languages. For the remainder of the…

Folding Towels

You may have heard that "you can't fold a piece of paper more than 7 times". Well, it's not quite the same, but I have a theory that you cannot fold towels more efficiently without using a "tri fold' somewhere in the mix. The efficiency has nothing to do with time required to perform the…

Bluetooth Headphones

Swearing, in one short, sharp, outburst, when listening to music, or when you're on the phone to somebody, means a handful of things. Stubbed your toe perhaps, or you've noticed how late you are? The list is endless, but I am going to give the one example that has happened to me (damn right that signifies…

Bathroom Mirror

This is not a section dedicated to ways of avoiding splattering the mirror with speckles of errant tooth paste - because you'll still do it! "How" to clean your bathroom mirror is not what this post is about. As detailed above you can gauge it is relevant to "why" you should clean the bathroom mirror.…

Kettle

Do not underestimate all it's uses... actually, there aren't that many... BUT... whether it be stove-top or electic, your good ol' trusty kettle does need cleaning and maintenance. Every now and then wipe the sides to remove an almost guaranteed droplet or 14 of splashed water, coffee or milk. It's probably milk because sometimes that…

Bedside Table

I never understood why hotels placed bibles in the rooms, let alone, out of sight, and in the top drawer... as far as I can tell, bible usage is generally for priests presiding over church, or an exorcism, and for people who... um... read bibles. In all these circumstances, you can guarantee they've brought their…

Side Dish (No.1)

I see it like this: we need food to live (this not a revolutionary vision, i know), so for me, the joys of cooking for others is to know that I am giving them life… and a damn tasty one!  It will amaze you how something so simple can have so much flavour. Try it…

Table Setting

When it is NOT in use, setting a table is the most overlooked, yet most important, and strangley, the simplest task to achieve. The featured image of this post will give you guidance and some ideas... plus, it spares me having to type the 1000 words it is telling you.

Aluminium Foil

Conversation starters > Atomic Number is 13 > First foil rolling plant opened in Sweden in 1910 > Tobler first used aluminium to wrap their triangular shaped chocolate in 1911. (Yes, the wonderful tasting Toblerone) > 99.3% of children who are not shown how to correctly (and EASILY) break off a piece of Toblerone, grow…