Category Archives: Home & Family

 Breakups And What We Learned

Who has not been “ITCHING LIKE A MAN IN A FUZZY TREE “, then at HEARTBREAK HOTEL”? Sounds funny, but they are not funny at all. The mating game may be as basic as “the birds and bees’ but we humans think we are supposed to be very rational anyway, or too many of us […]

 Growing up – then and now.

This is a subject that has probably been talked about many times here, so if that’s the case, forgive me, as a newbie, for rehashing it. I grew up in West Yorkshire, England, in the 70s. I remember my favorite TV shows such as Alias Smith and Jones, Starsky and Hutch, Randall and Hopkirk and […]

 Getting to grips with retirement.

I retired last October.  I must admit I didn’t handle it well, I missed my colleagues and people in my care.  I had worked in a Day Centre for people with learning disabilities for 23 years.  I was at a loss – coming up to my 66th birthday I felt useless. …but now I do […]

 Best Birthday Wish

I just heard of a rather original and kind birthday wish and it started me thinking. What was the best birthday wish that you received or that you would want to receive. Winning the Lottery may be the top of the list, but not very likely, but that is okay. I would be happy to […]


Are we happy? If life as it is now is satisfying would we want to change it in some way? If life is not satisfying to us, how should we change it? Is the change we may want possible for us to make a change?

 “True Colours”

It never ceases to amaze me that some people’s “true colours” appear after a death in a family. My son’s mother-in-law and a good friend of mine recently died and was buried. She has 2 children – a daughter and a son. The son’s behaviour has been despicable showing his “true colours” to all people […]

 I like to learn for fun. . . 

A degree is expensive and carries many expectations. I’ve slogged through downpours, paid babysitters, and nearly failed exams, all in my quest to complete my degree. I finally gave up the traditional methods, and discovered a freebie that suits me much better. Free online learning.  Ivy league American universities like Princeton and Yale offer courses […]

 Favorite Artists?

Matisse thrills me. I have a tiny picture from his Red period in my room. He’s bold and colorful, like a child’s book illustration, but so much more. I like to look at art books. Or, browse, or mural art on google. Water views, whether they be beaches, rivers or streams. Art with humor. […]

 The White Witch’s Declaration

Some time ago I posted a blog about the White Witch of the Western Isles. She was a wonderful old lady and she gave me a gift I have treasured ever since. She also told me something which, at the time, I thought was mystical garbage. She told me that I would be the last. […]