Anniversary 18

It’s 1999; the world’s population exceeds six billion and  we are all talking about the  year 2000’s impending problem known as Y2K: the millennium bug, some of us were even worried about it! Our Prime Minister was John Howard, and Australian voters decided to keep the Queen instead of becoming a republic, Barbie Doll celebrated her 40th…

Reflections: 2016

Reflections: 2016, yes –it’s nearly over. Looking back I won’t be sad as I hum Auld Lang Syne this New Year’s Eve; I’m kinda glad 2016 is just about time gone by. For all its beauty and wonder, life, after all should never be short on those; it was a year that saw cancer dictate…

Be time

Tip Jar: When life gets busier than it should, through no fault of your own (or even by your own hand), it makes the importance of slowing down – glaringly obvious. The Tip Jar says: Everyone deserves as much Be time as they can get, take it where you can my friends. Take it where you can….

kids and dogs

November 3: 2016… This week was all about kids and dogs at our house, how nice it was to have cancer be the last thing I thought about as we got up each morning. Although with treatment ongoing, cancer was still very much a part of our every day, it was great to have an…

Transformation

Daily Prompt: Transformation There was no big bang, no ton of bricks hitting me unawares, it was more a subtle shift, a gradual change. Not only in thought, but feelings and direction too. An awareness of what is. I can’t pinpoint when it happened.  It was a work in progress, I’m a work in progress –…

Volunteer

Daily Prompt: Volunteer a personal observation… The support she offered came from a place of true knowing. She was gentle, unobtrusive yet attentive. She was there for anyone who needed her. She offered the kind of comfort only those who had walked this path could. Fluffing a pillow here, offering a caring gesture there. She was…

Pretend

Daily Prompt: Pretend The girl with the red balloon… Her smile was wide, jovial even as he greeted friends and strangers alike, with enthusiasm and warmth. Not in a million years would you have guessed that her joy and outward appearance were not what they seemed to be. Hers was mostly a fictive state of…

Ocean Rhythms

The Story of Us: I was tired, it had been a long day already and I really didn’t feel like sitting under an unusually hot autumn sun for the next couple of hours awaiting the twilight cool. Begrudgingly I packed a picnic rug and a warm coat each (in the hope that at some point…