The Final Act: caring for my mother.

The Final Act: caring for my mother.

I'd flown in for her second last Christmas. Mum had told her friends she wanted Christmas Day just with me and they had helped her arrange things so it could be that way. I was deeply moved. I arrived prepared for a long hot day but the weather played its tricks and it was to be a cold gusty wet day. Regardless, it was a special day.I flew home a few days later, before New Year's Eve.A month later Continue reading

Wednesday Women: It’s All In Your Head

Wednesday Women: It’s All In Your Head

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Today's feature is  It’s All In Your Head written by Alycia Neighbours  'We see someone with a bandage or cast and we have to ask “What happened? How bad does it hurt?” Family or friends go down with an illness and we are ready with crockpots of homemade (or just opened cans) chicken soup. Someone going to have surgery and we have the florist on the line before they are even admitted to their Continue reading

3am: sometimes I sleep sometimes I think.

3am: sometimes I sleep sometimes I think.

In the middle of the night, a few nights back, I couldn't seem to sleep so I decided to put the time to good use and do some thinking. 3am: sometimes I sleep sometimes I think. I though about several things and then my mental meanderings led me to a new thought. Which busybeezchickadeez has captured so beautifully in the locket above...You can order this delightful treasure from the Etsy Continue reading

Looking forward by looking back

Looking forward by looking back

Yes, I am now a convert of the Looking forward by looking back process to plan for a new year. These are not resolutions though I did make 3 of those this year. To me resolutions are made to break not-so-good habits. They are the bucket of cold water in your face to shock you into better habits....Goals come fresh to the list. Here then is the result of the 2013/2014 review and planning Continue reading

Christmas, the Jane Austen way

Christmas, the Jane Austen way

How lovely it is to be part of the worldwide  VIRTUAL ADVENT TOUR  this year. It is not too late to join.... I chose today 16th December so that I could take this moment to celebrate Jane Austen's Birthday. Born 1775 she nonetheless is contemporary to us.... We often think of Christmas as commencing with the influence of Prince Albert, beloved husband of Britain's Queen Victoria...but of Continue reading