The first time I played marbles, I was young enough to be tricked into believing if I bit the tiny glass ball, I would be rewarded with a delicious candy center. Yes, I tried to. No, I didn’t crack a tooth. Yes, I tried repeatedly to smash one open to find out what really was … Continue reading Marbles
Category: The extraordinary ordinary.
Her name is…
When I started writing I fell into a judgemental phase, which in retrospect, was not so unusual for me. I judge myself harshly. I can make all the excuses in the world for family and friends when they screw up. I will encourage them to try again, I will support their thoughts and dreams. I … Continue reading Her name is…
To my men friends, this may be an important educational read for you. To my women friends..most likely you will relate and hopefully find it slightly amusing. No one ever told me what would happen when my body aged. When my Mum went into peri-menopause, she was more or less silent about what was going … Continue reading Meno what?
There is nothing more motivating than a cat throwing up on your head... I recall a quote from a management course that I used to teach, which went something like ...’motivation refers to the behaviours one chooses for themselves’. This morning, I practiced the true meaning of extrinsic motivation. That is, ..’we do something because … Continue reading Motivation
I’m an artisan bread type of gal. I buy it once (sometimes twice) a week and leave it out on the counter (wrapped) for all to enjoy. Our blue and white butter dish sits on the cutting board and next to it, a fabulous bread knife. We’re bread-y kind of people. When we visited a … Continue reading Magic Bread
Some time ago I read an article, or it could have been a book, a tweet or a Facebook post...or maybe it was from a movie or a television show...nevertheless, this stuck in my mind. They posed the question, “What is on the nightstand beside your bed”? Apparently, what is placed on (or inside) your … Continue reading Nightstand
It’s been eight years since I’ve had a 14 year old in the house. To clarify and not confuse; we have 4 kids who will turn 32, 25, 22 and 14 years old respectively, in the next few months. Eight years doesn’t seem like a long time. You would think with three previous spawns before … Continue reading Pretty soon