On bathing twice in one day

I am most definitely not a morning person. DB most definitely is. During the week I have to be dressed, breakfasted and out of the house by 7am (7:10 at the very latest), and DB demands that I eat breakfast with him at least once per weekend which involves being up by just gone 8. […]

On trying, and failing, to count to 20

“I think that’s 12” he said, from the top step of a wobbly stepladder. “Although they won’t stay still long enough for me to count them properly. I haven’t counted the rest, but there’s no way there’s another 20 in there”. “That’s ok, we’ll take them all, even if there aren’t going to be as […]

On working with men (and trying to understand them)

I need some help with a problem that’s going round and round in my head. I’d be grateful for insights…. *** Over the last few days I spent several hours working with a retired electrician who’s a friend of DB’s. We planned, installed and wired up the new lighting in DB’s aquarium. We went shopping for […]

On preparing an aquarium – part 1

We started with the glass. The DB’s father had 2 aquariums, neither of which was in use. The short version would be: we chose one, washed it out and took it home. The real life version was more complicated but that’s not relevant here.. 🙂 Anyway. We had an aquarium we wanted to use. DB […]

On baby fish – part 4

(April 2014) One month old! If fish were interested in celebrating anything, they could have celebrated having lived for a whole month. All except 3 anyway. Since they don’t much care for anything besides swimming, looking cute and eating, we had to celebrate for them. We (DB, his folks and I) went to an Indian […]

On baby fish – part 3

(Late March 2014) At 3 1/2 weeks old, baby fish are still really really small, as in, small enough to be barely measured in millimetres.. They are also incredibly fast swimmers. Adult discus fish can swim fast but don’t very often, they can spend hours practically not moving. The babies didn’t spend 3 seconds not […]

On baby fish – part 2

(Late March 2014, additions September 2015) As the fish grew bigger and bigger, their parents grew more and more tired of being their only source of food/nutritional secrete*. We read about baby fish online, we asked the staff at fish shops, we phoned a professional fish breeder. We came to the conclusion that it was […]

On baby fish – part 1

And another one from the draft folder… (late March 2014) *** The DB was given an aquarium a few years ago*. He bought 5 different sorts of fish, some lumpy bits of wood and some fish food and has looked after the fish ever since. Then he met me. He showed me the aquarium and […]