Marking an occasion

To mark the day someone’s Mum was in hospital (ok mine!) with the words and the drink recipe of others. The words of another – aka 45 Life Lessons Written by a “90-Year Old Woman, who was not actually 90!) here. They are all good, my pick for today is, “The best is yet to…

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Thursday Life

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style.” Wise words from the now departed but ever fabulous, Maya Angelou. A nice prompt and reminder for me as my time clock is shortly about to roll over another year.…

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Gin in a glass…

… does not have the same ring to it as “Whiskey in a Teacup“, and I love Whiskey in a Teacup – the utterly fabulous book by Reese Witherspoon. Get hold of a copy somehow, it is a wonderful read. I purchased it on a Friday and had finished reading it by the end of…

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Current definition of old dog…

… new tricks! I did my first ever crochet chain on the weekend – high fives, champagne, streamers! I have wanted to learn for years, and for some reason on the weekend I had the gumption to give it a go. I think this was fuelled by the fact that what I was making simply…

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In the words of another…

…as to why I have not written a blog post recently, and a much needed re-prompt to myself. I have mentioned in the past that I am a bit of a fan of Annabel Langbein, and earlier this year there was an article about her in the NZ Women’s Weekly. It resonated strongly, and I…

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Dinosaurs and round tuits – in underwear terms

I cannot take credit for more than about 1% of this post, it is totally inspired by the Real Women’s recent post, The Underlying Truth, absolutely worth reading. Would you believe I went out a day or two later and made my first overdue purchase! What on earth am I talking about? Letting old, ratty,…

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Always leave work on time

How I imagined my life would be after finishing ‘the big job’ and how it is now are not in full synchronicity. I think this is why quite a lot of ‘always leave the office on time’ resonated with me. I was really good in how I went about what I did with my time…

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The power of change

SET YOURSELF FREE, and the rest will follow. I originally titled this post, “Why am I deaf to myself?” but a period of time has lapsed between starting and finishing this post. However let us return to the start. Five months ago I wrote that change was coming, that I had got myself to the…

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Married at First Sight – I know I shouldn’t…

but I am!  Before I begin this post in earnest I need to confess. Before our daughter was born one thing my other half and I randomly discussed was our fervent desire that when she grows up she does not like reality tv. It would be the antithesis of us. TV, an invention that could…

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