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

An open apology to Angelina Jolie.

An open apology to Angelina Jolie.

Yesterday when a Facebook friend posted a link to the New York Times article about Angelina Jolie undergoing a double mastectomy, I was skeptical. I work in social media. I am sometimes skeptical. However as I read my attitude changed. Rapidly. I was moved. Deeply. Ms Jolie's courage rocked me. The courage to make the decision, the courage to have the operation, the courage to write about Continue reading

Seeing Alana’s view

Seeing Alana’s view

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I have met this gifted young woman, just once, however I view her amazing work on Facebook and check out her website often. Unusually I am going to have a photographer share with you in words, though of course there will be a few of her favourite images to see as well. Plus she has a special offer for you all.... Special offer for “A String of Pearls" readers - Mention this article for a free Continue reading

Insight: my heart-felt gratitude

Insight: my heart-felt gratitude

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Enter HERE to win our Giveaway DVD of 'The Artist', winner of 5 Oscars earlier this year. Winter has arrived here in Australia. Here is today's Insight: my heart-felt gratitude about... 1. My snuggly warm slipper boots that only cost $7 from K Mart. 2. My iPad - that allows me to work while snuggled up in a warm bed. 3. Wise and careful friends.  By careful I mean, they are careful of Continue reading

Mothers: reasons to be cheerful.

Mothers: reasons to be cheerful.

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Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and celebrating motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, in Australia and USA it is the 2nd Sunday in May. “A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice Continue reading