This list is a little out of my usual league of shittery! I think most of you know how I feel about bullies and I think con artists are some of the worst. Playing on people's fears is despicable. I hope this list of scams, how to avoid them and where to get help is … Continue reading Current Scams and How To Avoid Being A Victim
Who remembers the story where the evil magician was willing to let Aladdin have any other treasures, he just wanted the battered old lamp? He knew the real value of old over 'new' isn't always immediately apparent. That sparkly and shiny can distract from dependable and trustworthy if somewhat lacking lustre. It's the same with … Continue reading New Lamps For Old!
The most valuable lessons I've learned in life weren't taught in a classroom. The lessons that have given me all I needed to win at life didn't carry a grade. A line in a book, a chance remark, a movie. All can have a truly profound impact but none as much as the people that … Continue reading What do you teach?
We’re in difficult times. We’re facing uncertainty, food shortages and the very real possibility of losing family members. This last happened during World War 2 and I can’t help but see certain similarities. Profiteering and the Black Market was terribly despised then. You could be jailed or even hung. Even as a collaborator, knowing, but seeing … Continue reading Are we raising the next ‘Greatest Generation’?
In the end, all that really matters is love. In what could be our last moments, no one thinks of who to smite. All anyone thinks of is the need to tell people they love them. If you could have one minute over, you'd make sure no one doubted how much they meant to you. … Continue reading A Lesson From 9/11
Don’t be afraid to leave a job. There comes a time when they can’t see past what they think you are or can do. Sometimes you have to shine your light in a different corner Don’t be afraid to dance. It doesn’t matter who is watching, it only matters that you feel alive. Don’t be … Continue reading Don’t
I have a question. Counselling. It's always struck me as the biggest ripoff going. You sit and blather on to someone while looking for answers yourself and you pay them for doing absolutely nothing constructive! I think newspaper agony aunts have more value. I truly see this as a farce but I know others have … Continue reading Counselling – Salvation or Scam?
Are you having a seizure of some sort? I'm writing this post on my phone. I have the WordPress app on my phone so I have always got something interesting to read. That's useful but what you may not realise is it also shows just how fast notifications come in. I was just texting with … Continue reading Dear Serial “liker”..
I was talking to a friend today and said I’d been up and down for a few weeks. I’ve had a few bad events, sad reminders, losses and life is unsettled and it’s taken a toll. I’m not exactly a puddle of tears, snot and used Kleenex and I have had a lot of fun … Continue reading Moody, Miserable, Bitchy – And Why I Hate The Word ‘Depression’
I’ve seen so many posts lately from people wanting to change their place in society. Whilst I don’t think that bad at all, I absolutely do think people need to be very honest with themselves about their motivation. Is it a desire to be a better version of you? A more rounded human being? Or … Continue reading Contentment, Happiness and why I don’t want to be the Boss of You!
Sometimes people can’t grasp the concept of why we stayed with toxic people. I say “WE” because I was a battered spouse. I had so many bones broken that I stopped counting - yet I didn’t leave.. When you’re in the middle of a war zone all you can think about is a safe place … Continue reading Domestic Abuse
My dad sent me an email a couple of days ago - one of those touchy feeling “forwarded” doo-dad’s that I detest. It was very out of character for him, he normally just forwards jokes!! I actually wondered if someone else was using his computer so I added to it and sent it back. He … Continue reading Advice – Britchy Style!!
I was pretty sick for a good bit of last year. I started thinking about stuff I wished I told my kids, funny stories, advice, encouragement... not to eat yellow snow. You know how it goes. I started a list with this title and promptly went no further. Recently, randomly, I thought of it again … Continue reading Things I want my kids to know..
I’m going to share an incident that happened when I drove my son back down to North Carolina last month. It’s kind of funny re-imagining it now but the underlying story is anything but. As I was driving down to NC I was getting sicker and sicker. I was developing a migraine so we stopped … Continue reading Let’s be careful out there