Three score years, and ten

Yesterday I celebrated my 70th. And I mean ‘celebrated’! So much has happened over the past few years that I’m grabbing my 8th decade with all the strength and guts I have. As Bette Davis famously said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Monday – received wonderful, and surprising, news. Back in July I…

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Look out for friends …

and allow friends to look out for you. Sometimes we feel so vulnerable, or so out-of-kilter with what is happening that we shut others out. This is understandable, and part of being human. But at times like these, when nothing is predictable and nothing is what we have previously experienced, we may need to reach…

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Awareness Weeks: share the love

In these ultra-busy times there seem to be an increasing number of Awareness Days / Weeks / Months. I totally agree with reminding people to spare a thought for others; my trouble is, it is so difficult to keep track. So I’ve decided to dedicate this post to a general awareness and encourage everyone to…

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Embracing the Art of Well-being, with very little effort

Do you crave a simpler life that makes you content in your own space?You’ve heard of Hygge? Well, now there’s Swedish Mys …

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A Day in the Life

Today is Monday. Last Friday we had visitors, a family friend of my husband from way back who I’d met a few times before. With her were two of her friends who she was staying with and who had known the area when younger. I was fine with it, showing them around the garden and…

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