Month: August 2014

Weekly photo challenge: Fray

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food and diets / Friends and family / Uncategorized / Weekly Photo Challenge

This is a photo of me taken in the last couple of years. Each year I make Christmas Puddings following my mother-in-law’s recipe. When she passed away I inherited her bowls, old kitchen scales, rolling pin (to crush the almonds) and even the frayed apron. The responsibility for producing the Christmas Pudding is now solely up to me! Such responsibility :-). I still have the apron and don’t have the heart to throw it out […]

Fifty something …

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Baby Boomers / Dreams / encore careers / internet / Meaning of life and that stuff / Self acceptance / social responsibility / Wisdom

I want to point out to the world that people over 50 have a lot to offer. I want to point this out to all age groups but especially to people who are past 50 or thereabouts. I get tired of hearing people talk about retirement. Retirement belongs to the previous generations – our parents and their parents (if they lived long enough). I am not suggesting that we keep working at a job we […]

Ideas, dreams and regrets

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Baby Boomers / creativity / Meaning of life and that stuff / social responsibility

For some time now I have been thinking about taking some sort of action in relation to raising awareness about the ageing of Baby Boomers and the need for attitudes (in general) to change. We can look at the ageing population as a burden on the government/community or we can look more positively at this cohort of people and somehow leverage off their knowledge, skills, experience and understanding for the betterment of our society. I […]

How close is too close?

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beautiful / Nature / Wisdom / Writing

***I watched the above video about a pride of African lions and cubs that accepted a man into their space. He plays with them like they are kittens or playful puppies. It almost goes wrong when a hyena gate-crashes the party. The lions start to get cranky and the man has to make a hasty exit. I think most of us like to have some connection with other species – dogs and cats tend to […]