Author Archives: E.Richards

Sunday Rugby

We don’t have a television. There is a tiny bit of deep hidden political meaning in this non-ownership. It means that we have a lot of freedom in how we view entertainment, but on the other hand, we are also … Continue reading

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Swedish Meatballs, Wild Strawberries & Lists of Five

This post is a week late. Due to family life, my mind could not focus on a suitable theme, so am combining my comfort things into one happy post. 1.            Ingmar Bergman films 2.            Great Grandma’s recipe for brown sugar (Swedish) … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Funerals

 We have had a month of deaths. Special people who made the world different and  people who matter to my dear friends are gone. Mortality is on my mind.  I’ve gone to funerals before now. I’ve felt that awful sense … Continue reading

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Mars in the Time of Wild Onions

We are in the sign of the Ram and the energy is all piss and vinegar and springtime rut. One of my sons has an Aries sun and since he was born, he leads with his head literally. Headfirst into … Continue reading

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Why is marriage alot like sourdough?

Why is marriage a lot like sourdough? Because it doesn’t always work. See, in making sourdough, you need time, warmth, labour, plus the basic ingredients – Isn’t that exactly what marriage needs too?   Certain family members are gluten intolerant, … Continue reading

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Fermenting in the Spring Equinox

After a nice long hibernation from the world, blogging and life, I am renewed and determined to post more regularly. So…today I will be sharing my latest craze – home fermentation. Along the sideboard in the kitchen are various pots … Continue reading

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Budget 2012 Part One (event chart)

 

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The Grinding of the Teeth

I went to the dentist recently. A molar that turned into an emergency root canal right after baby no. 1, with the birth of baby no. 4,  broke in half. Four kids and only destroyed one tooth… The point being is that the … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Liz Green says about Capricorns ‘ But to most goats, life is a serious business, because it has to be mastered if you want to survive’ ( Astrology for Lovers). I do take life seriously, so seriously that I have … Continue reading

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…..possible career?

I just finished a Haiku workshop in the Schull Library Amongst the wonderful lively exchanges, a eight year old boy asked me; ” Is this your job? Do you travel all over the world and show kids how to do … Continue reading

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