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Urban Pastoralist

Urban Pastoralist

Back in the married days I had a number of friends going through the usual rough patches in their relationships and, you know, we talked about almost everything. The truly unhappy shared their plans to leave and we, clue less at the time, marveled at their resolve and determination while pitying them. How could they possibly think they could leave their husbands and survive! Well I soon found out. Since my marriage ended 6 years ago I have moved 7 times. And it’s been quite the journey. Move 1 The kids, dogs, staff and I… Continue reading →

Converting my house to a home

Converting my house to a home

When I first moved into my flat, I bought some floor cushions, a mattress, a microwave, and a TV for my baby. If it was just me, I’d be content with a fridge and a radio, but she loves her soaps and cartoons, so the screen was necessary. For a month, I felt my house wasn’t homely, and I wanted to fix that, but I didn’t know how. I looked at cosy houses and tried to see what they had that I didn’t, and I decided it was a sofa – and a carpet. But… Continue reading →

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