Monthly Archives: May 2014

‘Sunshine on Leith’ it feels so good…

Want to watch a feel-good, beautiful and straight-forward movie?  Then you might want to see ‘Sunshine on Leith’. Yesterday we went to see a film, just something pleasant to do in the late afternoon. My husband chose the film, I had vaguely heard about … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m angry now…the wink did it!

I’ve tried my best to contain my concern over the current political situation, mainly the Australian Abbott Government and its seemingly arrogant lack of empathy and understanding toward some sections of our community. Shameful notions like ‘the age of entitlement is over’, who was … Continue reading

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Shetland Ponies and those memories…

Yesterday, I drove past a paddock with several Shetland ponies grazing in the sunshine. Their stumpy little legs firmly on the ground, rounded tummies and their thick, oversized manes created a picture of quaint beauty. They almost betray the horse name, it’s … Continue reading

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A familiar place and space…

Ever wonder what makes us feel familiar and attached to particular places? This issue is one that has been swimming around in my head for sometime now. In order to experience somewhere as familiar, probably requires a person to have been away from … Continue reading

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‘Bring our girls back’…Nigeria

I can hardly find words to describe my distress regarding the situation in North Eastern Nigeria. Two hundred and thirty young girls taken / kidnapped by ‘Boko Haram’ from their  school in Chibok. ‘Boko Haram’ apparently stands for ‘western education is forbidden’. So … Continue reading

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Knitting…more than just a ‘Nana’ skill…

Today I had a very grounded conversation with a good friend. We talked about knitting. My friend had come to stay overnight and as it happened she brought her knitting. Now, neither of us proclaim to be super knitters but … Continue reading

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It’s all about me . . . or is it?

Sometimes I want to avoid conversations with other people my age. I’m sixty-three and all but retired (sorry Mr Abbott, I’m obviously lazy but I’ll try not to cost you anything…). I don’t always want to talk about the best place … Continue reading

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