Patience,When Will You Be Mine?

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Like me, do you frustrate yourself?  Friday was a case in point.  Why do I think I know better than those who know?  Why am I not patient?  Now, in mitigation, I thought all was well therefore headlong into the throng I threw myself, even though I’d been told my mission wasn’t important.  It was to me.  Okay, okay I admit I’d made my mind up and the lady wasn’t for turning, as someone once said. Following instructions to take […] Read more »

Margaret Made A Difference

Margaret Thatcher

Grocer’s daughter, mother of twins, research chemist, lawyer, politician.  Any one of those might be enough to fill a lifetime.  So what ‘ingredient X’ fired the drive and achievements of this lady?  You see, love her or hate her, the fact is she changed the world – yes, world – during her sojourn here on earth. Of all the coverage I heard yesterday, one sentence registered in my mind in big red capitals, something Mrs Thatcher said in an interview: […] Read more »

Just Too Comfortable!

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Recipe For Missed Call: Take one freezing cold night One husband One son One dog One fire One TV Directions: Despatch husband to other end of country on business Ask son to make a cup of tea (as best tea maker in house) Light fire to make lounge welcoming Switch on TV and select programme Drink warming tea Bid son goodnight Accept soft warm Spaniel as footwarmer as he curls up and lays his head across feet Lay head back against […] Read more »

Life-Changing Lift Off!

Rocketandme

Realising I was realising a dream without really realising it, if you’re still with me, was exciting.  In pursuing the opportunities Life offered, I’d unconsciously adjusted my default setting to travel which thrills me and is on my Universal wishlist.  My Mother said we had a little gypsy in our souls and so we do. Just nine days after the Venice venture, I was off to Orlando for a conference.  Weather was comfortably warm and humidity low – I always find that a […] Read more »

Change, Travel and Adventure

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It’s great to be back after the exciting changes and adventures of the last few months.  I was surprised by how quckly time’s whizzed by since I told you about the book I’m writing. Something struck me this morning which, although blindingly obvious, had slipped through my mental processing unit.  I don’t think it’s an age related error but this possibility can’t be ruled out since I sometimes find myself standing in front of the freezer willing my mind to inform me what I’m […] Read more »

I’m A Ticking Time Bomb – Are You?

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All my life I’ve had an innate knowing that the universe has my back and so it is has proved yet again.  Recent events have probably saved my life or prevented a permanently debilitating episode.  I feel blessed and guided. About a month ago, Husband and I each had a letter from our doctors’ surgery inviting us to make appointments initially for blood tests, and then for results and further health checks in a new screening initiative.  Mine went into […] Read more »

Domestic Goddess Breaks Out

blackberry and apples

Times they are a-changin’ around here, last Sunday being a case in point.  Daughter was off at first light to help ease new life into the world and do the necessary with newly born lambs and Son was off to his second shift at Homebase in the afternoon. Arriving home from a friend’s at 11.00am following a night out, S took a shower while I prepared some lunch.  No, not a full roast, that was to come later.  So, by 12.45pm, […] Read more »