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Today’s Challenge

In August I saw my GP and told him I wanted to compete in nxt year’s City to Surf run with the same two of my daughters who did it this year. I also told him I wanted to run with them AND beat their time. Now bear in mind I am NOT a runner. […]

Top tips for raising and surviving teenage girls

1.  Pick your battles.  “Mum………  do you think my hair would look good dyed pink???  Can I – what do you think?????   I thought about it.  I told her that her hair was HERS.  She could colour it any colour she wanted, however perhaps she should see what the school rules are first??  Now that […]

We are all OLD, regardless of our age. Can you tell me for sure you will wake up tomorrow??? (This is for you Bobby)

Reading a friend’s blog he listed the loss of an 18 year old boy from life ( one of his daughter’s best friends and someone the family have known since babyhood….) and it brought back clearly for me a few things from my walk through life. Across the road, down the lane beside the park […]

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ” ~ Elisabeth Foley

Many years ago when Tess, Pandy and Amy were much much younger – indeed Amy grew within me and was just a small baby, there was a friend I held close to me who was a friend of many many years. We walked beside each other as our children crept towards independence and shared the […]

Spring Sunday Morning

………characterised by balmy heat, a couple of hours of housework ( over and done with in no time – for the week….) a “discussion” with a teen over promises, not kept and subsequent consequences…coffee, on the balcony in the sun, and hot lightly fried eggs and hot buttered toast for Leonnie. Queued up is some […]

“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” — Louis L’Amour

One of my current challenges is mindfullness and reminding myself to live within THIS current moment.  My mind is treacherous and drags em backwards, and hopes into as yet nonexistant future. But in truth, what do we have – any of us???Truly??? “Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing […]

5 o’clock Friday!!!!!