Tag Archives: Hansel and Gretel

A fresh start and a downward spiral

Hansel greeted the first sunrise of the new year at the beach in Itchy Ankle.He did not so much get up early as stay up late, but the pictures are nice all the same.   I inadvertently started the new … Continue reading

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Itchy Ankle and some others—the News this New Year.

It was just as well Spud Hughes and the Contessa traveled to Itchy Ankle this Christmas because the Crone was incapacitated. Her right wrist, subsequently found to be broken, was useful for very little more than lifting the occasional glass of mulled wine, … Continue reading

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The Torque of the 12th grade: The Crone makes a Mousetrap Car

Gretel will graduate this spring, but only if the Crone makes one last push on science projects. We are just a few credits short of cap and gown and so each weekend is a flurry of papers and checklists–does the … Continue reading

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Ten Years To Remember

The papers and tv channels are full of retrospectives of the first 10 years of the century–the noughties. Those who care for the official record can check out the decade in three minutes here but the Crone offers her own stand-out … Continue reading

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Halloween in Itchy Ankle

If the Blarney Crone was writing the definitive Irish novel you would expect to be moving about between different locations and time periods but on a humble blog a certain simple respect for a linear chronology is usually expected. Sorry. … Continue reading

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Keep the money–open the box

The Crone’s life is revolutionized by her iphone and her favorite app–Pandora. Pandora, for those who haven’t come across it, is a sort of digital deejay. You tell it one singer or song you like, and it puts together a … Continue reading

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Saturday morning–by the numbers

Time left the house: 7:30am  Number of yard sale jewels bought for Gretel: 4 (note to self–it’s Mother’s Day tomorrow. Shouldn’t The Crone be the one being showered with gifts?) Number of super woofer speakers bought for Hansel: 2 (well, … Continue reading

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