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Pierre the Rat

Legend has it, that the last person to die of the plague in my hometown was buried upside down in the middle of the city. The aim was to scare off any evil spirits that might want to bring the... Continue Reading →

Sails for a tiny ship

Let me ask you something. Does a cork-shark's bite hurt? I think most of us have very specific likes and dislikes in our lives. What we like to eat, what we like to listen to, our favorite walks. And then... Continue Reading →

Little Mole in space

So many of you have contacted me and asked what is Mr.AP going to get for Christmas. And I have to say the majority of you demonstrated a bravery of epic proportions, because you decided to wait out this post.... Continue Reading →

Pencil extenders

I hate lying. Lie, white lie, elaborate alternate realities or blinged out reality I dislike them all. And I should have added one more thing to the list: when an online store boasts a huge, exciting palette of products that... Continue Reading →

DIY holiday gift ideas

I believe that hand made gifts are very special. For me it means that someone thought long and hard about what the other person might desire and then spent precious time and effort to create that gift. And because of... Continue Reading →

Tips to make a papier-mache hot air balloon

Each year I surprise Mr.AP with a hand crafted gift for Christmas. Judging from his reaction, the way his eyes sparkle and become all moist when he opens them, I believe these are the ones he treasures the most. I've... Continue Reading →

How to become the perfect spy

I've recently read John Le Carré's book A Perfect Spy. It is a strange book. Maybe the word haunting is closer to the truth. After finishing I spent days trying to figure out what I thought about it. And to... Continue Reading →

Preparing the house for winter

Our bird feeder has been worse for ware for quite some time. I first took notice of this in winter when I was filling it up with sunflower seeds. Took a mental note to repair it, then nothing happened. Well,... Continue Reading →

One and a half mice

I've wanted to share this story with you for so(ooo) long. For six months to be precise. Yes, since Christmas. Now I don't know exactly what took me so long. I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately, and the... Continue Reading →

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