Great Big Story

The really big bows

By Catherine on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 04:35
I use a lot of bows, especially around Christmas. I don’t think there is a Christmas decorated room in this house that lacks bows. Mainly because they are easy to make, versatile and probably one of the cheapest Christmas decorations you can use. They give you a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak.

Apples and apples

By Catherine on Thu, 10/20/2016 - 03:55
We live in an orchard and have apples all around us. An apple is probably one of the most versatile produce in an garden. You can use it for everything. As you probably have notices I write a lot about apples, and will continue to do that.
Salmon Sushi

How to convince someone to eat raw fish

By Catherine on Sat, 10/01/2016 - 18:55
After all the Christmas food, cookies and candy, some of us might need to loose some weight. I'm not pointing my finger to anyone, but let's just face the facts. Christmas is a time for over-indulging food, and that tends to have consequences. Some of my friends have a fondness for sushi, especially after Christmas since they think that sushi is a perfect diet food. I don't agree.
A planter with dirt

Thoughts about food

By Catherine on Mon, 08/01/2016 - 02:34
The quality of food and what we really eat is important for me. I strongly believe that we need to eat more natural things. The more you can understand what's on the label, the better I believe that the food is for us.

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Vinden ven med ett öronbedövande ljud runt huset, ett komplext och skrämmande ljud. I bakgrunden fanns ett otäckt susande som aldrig riktigt slutade. I förgrunden knakade och tjöt det i takt med att hela huset skallrade, vilket skapade ett olycksbådande dovt ljud. Vinden fick huset att kränga och vrida sig, som om det försökte skydda sig genom att röra sig i ryckiga kvidande rörelser.

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I first met him on a bright summers day, when I almost stumbled over him. He was just a few feet away from our front porch, a tiny little rugged Pica Pica; or Eurasian magpie as he’s more commonly called.

He looked at me with his big, black eyes and he wasn’t scared. When I took a few steps away from the porch, he turned around and walked towards a pile of wood, that my husband had… more

She sat there staring through the airplane window. It was blue sky as far as Helena could see – no other planes, no nothing. If she leaned towards the window, she could see the clouds down below. It was the perfect weather for traveling.

"What are we doing here?" she quietly asked herself. "Is this crazy?"

Helena gazed at her seven-month-old baby boy, soundly asleep in her arms… more