The Trials of Living off The Grid

Five months ago we moved onto fifty acres and into a tiny cottage with only two bedrooms.  Not only does the house have only two bedrooms but it also has only one bathroom and to top it off, we’re off the grid. Five people, a tiny house and off the grid? Well, let’s say life’s been interesting. During the summer months we were left without … Continue reading The Trials of Living off The Grid

Zombies, Werewolves and Ghoulish Scarecrows

As soon as we had recovered from the shock of Mrs Groovy advising us that she was bringing her little princesses to camp on our farm, Will had an idea which, in the end, scared Mrs Groovy half to death You see, 14 year old Will and his mate had made scarecrows to scare off any intruders, namely us, his beloved family, should we come across … Continue reading Zombies, Werewolves and Ghoulish Scarecrows

A Bad Case of Stradavarious

Ever since she could remember, Mrs Groovy had harbored a secret desire to learn the cello. She imagined herself playing in a smoky jazz club, somewhere on Bourbon Street, New Orleans. Professionally of course, Mrs Groovy never does anything by halves. Bogged down by life in general she finally decided to act on her fantasy. Mr Groovy, used to his wife’s exuberant lifestyle changes bought her … Continue reading A Bad Case of Stradavarious

It’s All In The Egg – A Valentine’s Story

With tummies rumbling and mouths watering, we all sat greedily waiting to eat Mrs Groovy’s award winning, (well award winning to us) pavlova. We gasped in admiration as she placed the magnificent meringue carefully down on the table in front of us. “You’ve done it again,” Mrs Red said in awe.  “You’ve made the most perfect pavlova in all the land.” “I have haven’t I?” Mrs … Continue reading It’s All In The Egg – A Valentine’s Story