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Christmas Pudding

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Blog 2013 / Christmas / coins / food and diets / Friends and family / love / recipes

My mother-in-law taught me how to make Christmas Pudding in the way she prepared and cooked it every year for her husband and two sons. The responsibility was passed to me when she passed away in 2010. Each year I say I am not going to make it but I usually give in to howls of protests. The tradition of putting the coins in the puddings comes from my childhood. I have 15 x three-penny […]

Our deepest fear

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Acceptance / beautiful / Blog 2013 / Motivation / Passion / Self acceptance / Wisdom

  Today I was reading through some notes from a course I did in 2006 called ‘Prosper from your Passion’. It aimed to help us participants find what we were passionate about and enable us to develop strategies to make our passions become our realities.  The tutor was from and she provided handouts of some well-known inspirational messages including Quotes from Marianne Williamson.   The one below is my favourite …   “Our deepest […]

Weekly photo challenge: Let there be light

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beautiful / Blog 2013 / Weekly Photo Challenge

I have chosen a selection of photos to show light in different forms. Enjoy 🙂 Lorraine Related articles weekly photo challenge: let there be light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Light ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let there be light! ( Weekly Photo Challenge: Let […]

Pros and Cons of Lifestyle Villages

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / seniors / Wisdom

We decided to move into our current home in a Lifestyle Village (a retirement village for people 55 and over) about three and a half years ago. We didn’t look at other Villages and didn’t do much research on the options available. If you are considering moving into a Lifestyle Village there are a lot of things to think about. Acquiring a Lifetime Lease for our property cost about the same as purchasing a similar […]

Weekly photo challenge: Unexpected

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Friends and family / politics / Weekly Photo Challenge

Claremont Council Fire click here An unexpected fire changes the course of history … A fire destroyed much of the Claremont Municipal Chambers on 19 November in 2010. It was in this building in 1899 that my great-grandfather, James King was elected the first Mayor of the City of Claremont. The photo below was taken in 2006 of me with my two sisters near the foundation stone laid by our great-grandmother. I was shocked to […]

Daily prompt: FAQs

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Blog 2013 / Dreams / Job interviews / Mindfulness / The workplace / Uncategorized / Wisdom

In considering this topic I thought about someone interviewing ME and what questions I would like them to ask. I came up with some interesting questions but I will need to take some more personal time-out to think about my responses. In the meantime I thought I would share these searching questions with you 🙂 and the frog! 1. Do you have any long-term goals/dreams for the future?  2. What do you believe to be […]

Daily Prompt: Ten Questions

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Baby Boomers / Blog 2013 / Wisdom

What is your favorite word? Catalyst (as in catalyst for change) What is your least favorite word? No What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Nature (ocean, forest … ) What turns you off? Unreasonable rules! What is your favorite curse word? S..t (I only use it when I have a close call in the traffic – it just seems to come out of my mouth without thinking) What sound or noise do you […]

Nightmare on Channybearup Road

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Blog 2013 / funny / Gratitude / You must be kidding?

On Wednesday we drove for two hours to a Farm Stay (holiday house) on Channybearup Road – between Manjimup and Pemberton. We arrived around 2.00pm at the usual check-in time. We thought the owners would live near by but there was only one house on several acres of land. The front door was unlocked so we unpacked and settled in for our short holiday. There was a note on the fridge to ring the owner […]