Category Archives: Life in all its many colours

“Every little thing is gonna be alright …”

The last few days have been challenging. I’ve kept on smiling, ridden the roller coaster, going with the flow. There has been some really good stuff going on – but mixed in with some pretty low moments too. Then this evening I finally … Continue reading

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Simple, quick and really rather tasty!

Sometimes life is simpler than we think it’s going to be, and surprisingly good. I circulate the kitchen several times. I feel lazy; uninspired. Open fridge, close fridge, open cupboard, close cupboard, look in bread bin, open second cupboard, close second … Continue reading

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Getting savvy with my finances: the joy of YNAB

Quite some time ago a good friend of mine raved wildly about a new budgeting software package she was using and how it had changed her life. Given that I knew she had previously set up Excel spreadsheets etc and logged … Continue reading

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Oh brain: go wander

Today has been a day for hiding away, for allowing my brain to wander. Just now I am right in the middle of all the complexities, the questions, the hope, the excitement, the uncertainty, the dreams of matching. Instinctively I know that … Continue reading

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For my father

Twenty years ago, this evening, I walked – well half ran – into a room along from the front desk in a hospital. Escorted by staff whose response I will never forget, as soon as I tentatively said his name I was rushed down a corridor and … Continue reading

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In which I ask myself quite why #NaBloPoMo seemed a good idea?

Periodically I set myself targets and challenges. It’s something I’ve done all my life, but in recent times good examples are Janathon (jogging and blogging about it every day in January) and #2013in2013 when I made myself walk, run or … Continue reading

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Today

Sometimes I am reminded it is the little things that make life good. Today the community choir I belong to sang to an exclusive (read small in numbers), enthusiastic (read there because they were family), lovely (read happy to listen to anything as … Continue reading

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