Anna Voice of the Magdalene: a Book Review – sort of!

‘Therefore, our vision encompasses men and women walking together as equals, where families, communities and nations honour differences and similarities, allowing and encouraging everyone to express their infinite potential’

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…

January 2017: letting go

As the first month of 2017 comes to an end, I realise for the most part, January has been all about letting go for me. As my two kiddos, now teenagers, step fearlessly toward their new found independence on their way to adulthood, I’m trying to step out of their way. For me letting go…

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…

What Christmas Personality are you?

The Grumpy Grinch I’m feeling a bit exhausted by the thought of Christmas? My Christmas wish this year is that I maintain a little sanity; as I try to focus on love and peace, while in a mad panic – I drive 100 or more kilometres in a round trip to catch up with all…

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…

Artificial

Daily Prompt: Artificial Her smile as fake as the plastic plant sitting in the corner of the room, her contempt for me obviously hard to hide as she motioned to the chairs in front of her with the sweep of a well manicured hand. We sat! Eric and I gave each other a sideways glance and…

Millions

Daily Prompt: Millions What were the chances on that night of a million different things, a hundred different thoughts, dozens of decisions and several serendipitous occurrences leading to the two of us being in the same place at the same time, creating the exact moment our two worlds would collide? Two complete strangers met, married,…

Daring

Daily Prompt: Daring She is audaciously bold of heart, fearless and brave as she faced the challenges of life. Unafraid, valiant and heroic, she makes me want to be the very best version of me I can be. She is the face of every mother I have ever met. On a daily bases she goes…

Value

Daily Prompt: Value Value: the importance, worth or usefulness of something. What an intriguing topic! What’s your value? Or a more interesting question to ask yourself might be: how do you measure your value? Do you place more importance on what you do – or who you are? There is a huge difference between the two. Are…

Graceful

Daily Prompt: Graceful He isn’t necessarily graceful, but there is grace in everything he does. There’s something in the way he holds himself, the way he moves, there always has been and always will. He takes things in his stride effortlessly, no matter the effort required. There’s an easy way about him that drew me…