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Many of us have now broken at least one of our New Year resolutions, so I don't feel quite so terrible for wiping all three of mine off as I’m an over-achiever by heart!  Not bad, twenty-two days in and I’m a failure already, but...

As usual, I’ve done my research.  I’ve used Google and I’ve deliberated with others, though most of them are of my era so our opinions are very similar.  Basically, it can be quite a contentious issue and I’m probably going to be considered very rigid...

At this stage of the new year, and the new decade, I have absolutely no idea what the day is, and absolutely no idea what the time is. And I have absolutely no care to know. I’m floating somewhere on the Indian Ocean,...

Christmas cards and Christmas letters … are they a thing of the past?  It appears to be a dying practice, though I still do it, each and every year.  I do it for me because I love doing it, although the number I send has...

T’was the night before Christmas and the house was a tip, Then the wrappings and ribbons caused me to trip. The dog thought it a game, and joined in the fun, Bouncing and pouncing, and having a run. Up went the baubles, down went the tree, Lights in a tangle,...

I LOVE Christmas.  I love everything about Christmas … except preparing the food.  I intensely dislike cooking at the best of times, so Christmas used to really send me into a spin.  There was the ham to glaze, bake and decorate, the turkey to stuff...

My mother, the enigmatic Margie, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about eight years before she died.  Fortunately, this happened before she completely lost her memory.  She still recognised her children, though the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were known as several different family members, and this all depended on the day.  I’m not...

Unfortunately, I’m not talking about myself … as in what the young men would consider HOT!  I am, however, a living, breathing ball of sweat during this record-breaking heatwave in November.  I love summer.  I love the beach; not the sand so much, as it sends me into sensory...

Being on a four plus hour road trip with a five year old can only be described as interesting, and long! Like about ten hours. We went up yesterday to see the other grandkids, stayed overnight and returned today. It is...