Archive For: Personal Life

not in my name, not in the name of my god

I have friends from many faiths, and some who have none. I admire all of them for their beliefs or otherwise, their strength in defending what they believe or chose not to believe and the way in which they live thier lives. Some, of ALL faiths, are more committed and more strict in their lifestyles ... Read More
 
finding the want not the need

finding the want not the need

Decluttering is a bit like giving up smoking, taking up exercise or trying to lose weight.  We all know we need to do it but it’s just not going to happen unless we want to do it.  There is absolutely no point looking around your house and thinking “I must get rid of some stuff” ... Read More
 
spinets and other memories

spinets and other memories

One of the best things about travelling is experiencing new places and new ideas.  One of the other wonderful things about travelling is catching up with old experiences. A few days ago we had lunch with my aunt and uncle.  We haven’t seen each other since 1992.  During that time they have lived in Bermuda, ... Read More
 
experience don’t record

experience don’t record

One thing that is immediately obvious when you hit any form of tourist trail is that the cameras come out.  Picture of Tower Bridge, tick; picture of Sydney Opera House, tick.  Where it really struck me how much people were linked permanently to cameras/phones was at the Aquarium in Melbourne. I didn’t take a single ... Read More
 

hair and there

Today was “hair day” on 40+ Style Challenge.  I challenge ANY woman to declare that she has not wasted hours wishing her hair was finer/thicker/longer/curlier/straighter.  There is a lot that a good hairdresser and a good cut can do but few of us have a hairdresser at our beck and call.  We are the DIY ... Read More
 
planet smellie

planet smellie

  Oh jolly dee.  It’s that time of year again.  Sleigh bells, Nativity plays, mince pies, hangovers, overdrafts and thirty six new pairs of socks.  Oh yes, and the annual update from Planet Smellie. Animal tally much as last year although Meg had a close shave earlier this year.  Copious quantities of steroids later and ... Read More