I’m down in Poughkeepsie and we’re working on the garden so we can sell this house and move on to the next step of our lives. It’s a lovely house, it’s in a fantastic neighbourhood surrounded by trees and were being serenaded by a thousand birds. Scarlet Cardinals are swooping past hoping to snag a … Continue reading How Does Your Garden Grow?
We all try our best at parenting. Some times we get it right. Sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we feel like we got it right but later, way down the line we’ll, we realise.. maybe not. This is one such incident. I have a funny story from when my daughter was little. She was 5 or … Continue reading … That Time I Failed As A Parent..
Thank you to all our troops both serving and veteran. To those who made it back and to those who didn't. With gratitude and respect for your sacrifices, patriotism, integrity and valour. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the … Continue reading On Memorial Day
I was asked a question recently after spending a great deal of time helping someone with a problem they just couldn’t understand. It was.. challenging and I’ll be honest, very annoying because it was really simple. Eventually I found a way to help them understand thankfully. Afterwards I was asked why I bothered, “it wasn’t … Continue reading Be a Virus
It really is a wonderful world. I'm sharing this today as a reminder to me that no culture is made up of purely bad people. There are good people everywhere, you just have to look. Years ago when the kids were very small I used to have foreign language students to stay while they were … Continue reading Roast Chicken – the Answer to World Peace.
I thought since it was St Patricks Day I'd share some photos of Ireland and my Grandma's recipe for Soda Bread. One of my favorite things in the world! Grandma didn’t actually use scales. She used an old tea cup to measure but I wanted to do it properly so I did as she did … Continue reading St Patrick’s Day – and how we can all have a little Irish in us!
When I was still married to Farquhar Bastardcelot we lived in a house by the sea. It had three bedrooms. Princess PITA had one, Fartichoke had another and FB had the biggest. Our marriage was a war zone and I used to sleep on the couch. Princess PITA would never go into FB's room, I … Continue reading The Red Eyed Man
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!
After reading this, I challenge you to think of a list of books that have made a difference to you. It’s up to you if you explain why or not but it’s a very pleasurable exercise reminding yourself of all your book loves! The hardship for me wasn’t in starting but in stopping. This doesn’t … Continue reading A Book Challenge
I was sitting reading a memorial page for a brave man last night. A cop, killed in the line of duty. I didn't know him. I don't know anyone who did know him but I sat here, tears running down my face reading peoples memories of this man who gave his life for our freedom. … Continue reading I won’t forget.
You can always make a difference to someone. You can always brighten someone’s day. You can always make someone feel worthwhile. You can always make someone feel cherished ...You just can’t always remember that if you have Alzheimer’s.. I truly didn’t know just how awful Alzheimer’s/Dementia is until my mum had it. I didn’t understand … Continue reading The Horror of Alzheimer’s
Lil was my best friends mum and today would have been Lil's 96th birthday. She might have been Titselina Bumsqueaks mum but she was as good as mine too. As far as she was concerned I was one of hers. Oh how I loved her and miss her. She had a bloody hard life. She … Continue reading The Ever Wonderful Lil