and Considerations

Showcase for my thoughts, general and specific

I’m a bit of a rambler – and not of the exercise persuasion.
I love words, and thoughts, and ideas.
I’m also very principled, my husband used to consider me a tad too principled, but now we realise it’s highly likely to be one of my autistic traits.

My blogs that you’ll find here are reflections on my life, my health, and my thoughts on matters around me. The rants are about much the same things, but less generously expressed. Sometimes you just have to say it like it is. There’ll also be reviews on books, gizmos, and gadgets that I’ve found useful for my physical, mental, and emotional well-being. I won’t put on here anything that I don’t own or use or have read. Promise. Otherwise it’s not a truthful review and that is absolutely pointless.

There will also be updates on what I’m discovering or doing to give something back to the environment – or just not taking anything away.


Mulling over News stories, commenting on health issues, and reflecting on social matters.


If I had a soapbox to hand this is where I’d pull it out and climb aboard.


My journey towards becoming more responsive to the needs of our planet.

Musically speaking, it’s week 7

Some of you will know that my husband bought me a harp for my 70th. A 29-string lever harp to be precise; they are also known as a Celtic harp, or a lap harp, or a minstrel harp. I could say that it’s because of lockdown that I’m having to use online lessons. And to…

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‘Old age’ is no excuse for stupidity

When relatively young people use ‘old age’ as an excuse for ‘purported memory lapse’ it is simply disrespectful. At a time when we all have to be mindful for the well-being of the community I find the weak excuses of the prominent and famous an insult. Does it stem from a sense of entitlement, superiority,…

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Autumn Hues

It is mid-October. Over the three weeks since the garden embraced a new season it has been lashed by storm, chilled in zero temperatures, and wilted under a blazing sun. Yet whatever the weather threw at it, up came the plants again in all their radiance.This afternoon I wandered outside to capture the glories of…

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Nature Reclaims …

Nature reclaims what man neglects Yesterday my computer decided I’d been having it too easy lately – so it went on strike. Or perhaps it’s having a giant strop. Whatever it is, it thinks it is fun not to let me access the network. I decided to ignore it and go outside to spend time…

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