Happiness First

Jake and I were negotiating our day over breakfast.  His latest swimming goggles have opened up a whole new underwater world for him so all he wanted was a trip to the pool – for the third day in a row. I on the other hand was thinking that I needed to get some shopping […]

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Ain’t No Use Complaining

I am such a voracious reader that I decided a couple of years ago to stop buying, and start borrowing, the majority of the books I read.  After years of being too posh to join the library, it is now one of my very favourite places and I still get a thrill knowing I can […]

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We’re Not Afraid

This website – www.werenotafraid.com – was set up in the wake of the London terrorist attacks on 7th July, just one month ago and is full to bursting with photos that people around the world have sent in to metaphorically stick two fingers up at the bullies and show we can’t be cowed that easily. […]

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The Car Park Philosopher

As I reversed my car out of its parking spot and followed the exit arrows painted on the ground, a car approached me with a red-faced rather anxious-looking driver at the wheel. As we were about to pass, he opened his window and shrugged his shoulders apologetically. "I’m sorry.  I think I’m going in the […]

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Toad Down the Hole

I had just popped in contact lens no.2 this morning when my eye was caught by a small brown lump on the side of the toilet bowl just above the water line. I don’t know what it is about blokes (well I do actually, they just don’t like their bot getting splashed) but living with […]

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My Prayer Has Been Answered

I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work.I asked for courage and God gave me dangers to overcome. I asked for patience and God placed me in […]

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A Funny Old Week

It’s been a funny old week on the food and juice front. I  had no sooner decided to turbo-charge my life with Judith Morgan – see www.typepad.threewisewomen.com – than my new eating habits went pear-shaped, or rather chocolate-muffin-shaped. Now, I don’t really want to dwell on this as I’ve already made a public confession on […]

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Growing Old Disgracefully

I was loitering with intent on some other Typepad blogs when I came across "Ron and Roger" at http://rainbowfish.typepad.com/.  I thought this post was really moving: A teacher at a middle school in Safety Harbor, Florida, forwarded the following letter. The letter was sent to the Principal’s office after the school had sponsored a luncheon […]

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