Archive | January 2011

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Long Tall Nanny and Little Miss Shortpants

The adventures we have when we explore together. Little Miss Shortpants begins Big School in two days.  Mummy is at work – in a new job, for a new company.  Mummy has only been at this work a week so it is too soon for Mummy to ask for time away. Daddy has organised to […]

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies. – Unknown

This day, today – this morning I am awake and fresh.  In some ways I awoke grateful; …for the sleep which left me feeling whole and refreshed …for the sunlight dappling the leaves outside creating a latticework of brilliant light and shade …for the time spent with those I love yesterday; hearing their joy, sharing […]

Firsts – That’s the risk you take if you change: that people you’ve been involved with won’t like the new you. But other people who do will come along. — Lisa Althe

Do I regret loving?  No.  Despite how the last 8 years ended, I regret not one minute, nor one hope. I know one does not die of a broken heart.  I have experience in this.  I have the inner scars where my heart still lives, still beats.  Falters, at times.  But like all scars, some […]

The time to relax is — when you don’t have time for it. – Sydney J. Harris

Busy weekend lined up.  I am just catching my breath before I launch into it.  Followed swiftly by a busy week…and a busy month.  These “catch up” moments and rest, are infinitely precious. Each work morning just before I arrive at work, facing the Cenotaph is a lone trumpeter.  He comes each morning by pushbike, […]

Lessons and moments

The towel rail in the main bathroom “fell” from the tiled wall and clunked down in many pices, a tubular jigsaw puzzle.  A short while ago when something like that happened, Tony would bustle and fix it quick smart.  Strangely I found I could assemble the puzzle pieces and with a little thought and a […]

Australia Day 2011

26th January each and every year, Australian people celebrate Australia Day.  To many that means merely a Public Holiday, time off instead of working and paid at that!!!   This year that is a Wednesday – a day to not work smack in the middle of a work week.  It is also mid summer.  The […]

If I should die before I wake…..

It is Sunday, mid-day-ish and as I am cleaning the microwave my mind wandered off on a tangent.  Geni ( almost 16 years old) and I alone live here. IF my time comes and it is just her and I, what will happen to her? What started this was her leisurely awakening.  Sitting on the […]