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Feeling Left Out Again…

At the end of February of last year I got a phone call from my sister informing me that our mother (then aged 84) had suffered a major stroke and had been admitted to Addenbrooke’s stroke ward, in Cambridge. As I’ve already discussed, I felt immense sorrow and regret over not seeing my father before … Continue reading

…And Then There Was Me…

There is something to be said about the bond between a daughter and her father… As a little girl I wanted nothing more than to grow up and marry mine. In fact, the sentiment I was trying to portray was to find a man like my father… with the same morals, sense of adventure and … Continue reading

Working & Playing To Our Strengths…

“Using what you’ve got…” does not mean flaunt all your bodily attributes, just your innate talents. At first glance, you might be fooled into thinking that this is a limited edition, but these talents are tucked away in what we like to do, and in most cases do well. So why make life any harder … Continue reading

A Is For A Mid-Life Adventure

When I think back on it, I’ve always been susceptible to stress… The difference being that in my twenties, most things were new and unknown. In those days, back when everything ran at a slower pace, I bounced back from obstacles with ease. Like I said all those little set backs were okay the first … Continue reading

U Is For The Ultimate Blog Challenge

Just over a month ago, I came across this banner on a blog I was reading and thought that I should try it. Now what was I going to write about? That was the big question, and like most people who enjoy writing I’d heard the adage about writing what you know, but what if … Continue reading

J Is For The Journey Of Life

As the late, great John Lennon once sang ‘life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans‘. We can’t control every little thing no matter how hard we try but part of the thrill of life is those unexpected twists and turns. You start on one course and end up on a … Continue reading

G Is For The Grass Isn’t Always Greener!

If you are sitting in the comfort of your living room, office or bedroom, reading this that probably means that you are lucky enough to have a roof over your head. Even if the end of each month is a perpetual financial juggle, there are people in the world who would give their right arm … Continue reading

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