Comedy or stress?

Watching a part of something on the TV last night, I became quite stressed by the difficulties of parents dealing with teenagers. It was supposed to be funny. All I got was a pain in my middle. As people tell me I have a quirky sense of humour I can accept I am not without […]

When I’m 64

When I get older losing my hair, Many years from now, Will you still be sending me a valentine Birthday greetings bottle of wine? If I’d been out till quarter to three Would you lock the door, Will you still need me, will you still feed me, When I’m sixty-four? oo oo oo oo oo […]


The quality of sunshine isn’t something we discuss every day.  We moan a bit if it is too hot, or if we haven’t seen any sunshine for a few days.  But QUALITY. Not really on the conversational agenda. Well, it wasn’t for me until I started doing a fair bit of travelling for work. Discovering […]

Weekend Theme

I woke again this morning to glorious sunshine, in a pure blue sky washed clean by a Highveld summer storm. So that just had to be the weekend theme. SUNSHINE As usual, create your post around the theme (words, pictures- whatever format you fancy) then leave a message here for others to follow to have […]


Longing for a place where one was previously and then returning there, only to discover the feelings are not the same is quite common. Returning to re-see what you loved as a view can be wonderful. Returning to the same place in a different frame of mind, a different relationship, a change of personal circumstances […]

Tuesday thoughts

Reading the Hook, about an elderly man in his hotel, reminded me that yesterday again I had the privilege of sitting and listening to a man who is now 94, still fully alert and looking after himself. He even still drives; a little slowly but very carefully and alert from home to the mall, the […]

The first

So it’s January 1st. And everyone gets all excited about an artificial marker on a day-tracker called a calendar. I lay in bed this morning, looking out at the world ‘washed clean’ by some pretty heavy rain last night. The sun shining as it does when the skies are clean of pollution, and its summer […]