Home and Garden

Extracting Happiness From Common Things

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."Henry Ward Beecher Random things that make me stop and appreciate them...things of nature. Last week our power downstairs kept going out and when we traced it we found that the pump in our outdoor fountain was bad. We got out… Continue reading Extracting Happiness From Common Things

Beach, Community, Home and Garden, Sunrises & Sunsets, Vineyard, Xan & Bob

Tot anirà bé. Everything will be fine.

Life is about the enjoying and noticing the little things. The little everyday moments that may seem insignificant at the time but those will be the ones that you will draw on in your memory in the years to come. On a morning in the distant future you will look at how the sunlight glows… Continue reading Tot anirà bé. Everything will be fine.

Home and Garden, Xan & Bob

Bob the Builder Builds Garden Projects

It has been quite a while since Bob the Builder has built anything. We came up with a couple of projects early in our COVID-19 lockdown but our hardware-type stores were either closed completely or were only allowed to sell to contractors. I heard of one store that was hit with a €10,000 fine for… Continue reading Bob the Builder Builds Garden Projects

Beach, Dining, Friends, Home and Garden, Sitges, Xan & Bob

Tuesdays Are Unappreciated

Tuesdays have probably never been the favorite day of the week. Most people would vote for Friday, Saturday, or even Sunday. Most people aren't fans of Mondays. I remember the Monday blues hitting me about 3pm on Sundays...thus ruining the rest of the weekend. The dread of what the work week would be put me… Continue reading Tuesdays Are Unappreciated