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The Balance of Ageing
Yesterday I had a discussion with friends, all in their late sixties and early seventies, about ageing. When do we consider ourselves old? Is it when we are a particular age or becoming less active and for some, unwell? Do … Continue reading
Life … it used to so easy!
Friends are about to fly to Europe tomorrow, they haven’t been for over two years but they are taking the plunge into what used to be normal. Another friend is in England, she arrived there two days ago and is … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Writing Tagged Change, Life, People, Reflection, writing 2 Comments
Big space outside my little space
I always love it when I spend time in another place with other people, especially if they live very different lives. This week-end was one of those times. I spent the week-end on a farming property in rural Victoria. Gum … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, Music, People, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Country towns, Culture, Farming land, Life, Life style, People, Rural settings, Wide spaces, writing 3 Comments
Finding the time we need
Over the years I don’t think I’ve been very good at appreciating or perhaps valuing time to do the smaller things in life that matter. Most of us I guess, have commitments and responsibilities that gobble up precious hours. I know I have … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Family, Fitness, Health, Life, Meaning, People, Reflection, Responsibility, Stress, Time, Valueing smaller things, Work/life balance, writing 6 Comments
What happens to all those Christmas baubles?
Last year about this time I blogged about consumerism and Christmas. So here I go again. I don’t want to be a party dampener or a grouch but already I can feel the hype in the air, the frantic emotional space … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, Music, People, Relationships, Uncategorized, Writing Tagged Baubles, Christmas, Christmas tree, consumerism, Decorations, Excess, Memories, Old and New, People, Throw away, writing 9 Comments
Sometimes I’m a pain. . .
Sometimes I can be a bit of a pain! I get anxious when situations are not as I think they should be. . . yep, I confess, I do like the ducks lined up. Ring any bells? Well, I spend quite a bit of … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized Tagged Anxiety, Ducks, Emotion, Expectation, Frustration, Groups, Order, People, Self-management 10 Comments
Acceptance. . . an arduous journey. . .
We’ve all heard loose talk about acceptance. It’s as if we just have to make an intellectual decision to accept a situation and then ‘bingo’ it happens. Not always. Of course, it also depends on the nature and seriousness of the matter we are dealing … Continue reading
Posted in Life, People, Relationships, Uncategorized Tagged Acceptance, grief, Journey, Life, Loss, People, Process, Resilience, Sadness 1 Comment
Forgiveness and Philomena!
Today I saw the movie Philomena. A very special, funny, and moving experience. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so I’ll hopefully not reveal too much of the plot. I loved this film but it raised difficult life dilemmas. One of … Continue reading
Posted in Life, People, Relationships Tagged Adoption, Catholic Church, Family, Forgiveness, grief, Life, People, Philomena, Reflection Leave a comment
‘Fanny’s Christmas Pudding’
It happens every year. The diary fills up with special things to do and all of a sudden everything else that has mattered for the past eleven months becomes background activity and thinking. Well at least I have to admit … Continue reading
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