I am startled awake by the alarm I get up and methodically eat and get ready for work I don’t want to go – not really – don’t feel up to it. I must go – just deal with getting to work Then deal with getting started Drive to my next location – notice the colours of the cars Be in the moment Be friendly and do what I have to do Remember that life […]
Celebrating Spring! Here are few shots of my jasmine plant and some photos of flowers given to me recently by some friends visiting from Perth. I nearly always take photos of flowers so that I can enjoy them for much longer! The water feature looks a bit grotty but last time I cleaned it I found two big frogs and lots of tadpoles. I decided they have permission to stay!
I am very grateful for my family every day, but today was extra special. Wonderful to speak to each of my three sons and two grandsons, great lunch with Andrew and Rachelle and Rogue. And here are the flowers I got too …
Have a lovely weekend!
We don’t have a Thanksgiving Day in Australia but I thought it a good topic to reflect on for today. I am thankful for many things (that I mostly take for granted). Here are some things that come to mind: Good health and pain-free A happy relationship with my amazing husband Three adult sons and their wives and partners Two gorgeous grandsons Friends and family near and far Bloggers all over the world that touch […]
I woke very early this morning after an awful dream – one I have dreamed many times before – my teeth are falling out! On waking my first action involved doing a tooth stock-take! Thankfully they are all still there :-). I couldn’t get back to sleep so I pondered the feelings behind the dream. They ranged from embarrassment, shame, panic and a wish to hide myself away. You know – those moments when you […]
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Finish this sentence: “My closest friend is…” Someone who accepts me as I am Encourages me when I doubt myself Tells me I can meet my goals even when I am not sure what they are Reminds me I am strong Accepts me when I feel vulnerable Listens to stories from the past and ideas for the future Hugs me when I need love and affection Makes me laugh often Asks me about what is […]
While sorting boxes of old photos I came across this one – perhaps it was one of my Mum’s, I don’t know. Written on the back are the words “My grateful thanks to you both”. It is not signed. What was the story behind it? He may be a relative as I didn’t know many of my mother’s brothers as they live some distance away. It is a rather serene yet serious photo. What do […]
OK I want to write a blog today but I don’t seem to have any ideas so I thought I would write anyway! It may lead to something or it may not. I looked at my book-case for inspiration – ideas about writing, text books about writing, poetry books, books about self employment…. Then I thought, what about a list? How about a list of what can be found in my book-case? No, I got […]