Pieces: the Truth in the Treasure

It’s been just over a year since I first ventured into the world of amateur mudlarking.  (While this is not a profession anymore, a few clicks down the Instagram rabbit hole of mudlarks around the world might convince you otherwise. There are some out there who have truly mastered the craft and, in my mind, …

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Please Replace Batteries

Whooo... it's been a long day for those of us living in the Kelly household. Poor little Evelyn was up most of the night, fussy and feverish. This is at least the third time I've started trying to write, and I'm sort of "cheating" by plopping her in front of Baby Einstein.  Sigh. So, here we go... again. …

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“Beside the seaside, by the beautiful sea!”

 Yesterday we got a call from Frank's dad, Anthony, asking if we wanted to take a trip to the beach with our dogs. They have a little terrier named Hobbes, and he hasn't been to the beach in ages since Anthony injured his collarbone in a cycling accident. Anyway, we agreed, and the three people …

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