I am not very good at remembering what I had for dinner last week and I am utterly hopeless at maths and sometimes forget a name.The one thing I don't forget is birthdays and anniversaries. When I was in my late teens I bought a small birthday book and thought how good it would be… Continue reading February is Birthday Month – almost everyday!
31st January is World Leprosy Day. World Leprosy Day seeks to increase public awareness of leprosy, a chronic infectious skin disease. The day also helps to debunk common myths associated with leprosy. You can read more about it here. As soon as I saw the day it reminded me of a school project I did… Continue reading World Leprosy Day
Bitter cold January days call for nothing less than a long bath, candles lit, and cup after cup of hot tea to warm you up from the inside out. A hot, steamy cup of tea is perfect for any time of the day. Happy National Hot Tea Month, do yourself a favour and enjoy tea… Continue reading January is National Hot Tea Month
I have learned in life that people enjoy getting their panties in a bunch, especially over stupid things. I have, also, come to understand that when …Happy Holidays To All!
An interesting post from the editor at Crimson Cloak Publishing. She talks about the passive voice when writing. Learn from professional Crimson Cloak Publishing executive editor Denna Holm (and prolific writer) on how to best avoid the dreaded slush pile upon … Read it here
I came across this little post by Lynne North at Crimson Cloak Publishing and thought it nice enough to share. So, it is almost Christmas again, and time for the mad panic that it always causes as we rush around for cards and presents. That means it’s time to… Read More
What a wonderful thought provoking piece from Carole Parkes. What came to mind was that at the time they thought that it would go one forever.
What lovely caring people!
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Mum, Dad, I Missed You Both Today
We were caring for you for more than twenty years, but what went on in those last few years? I feel as though we lost touch with the people you were. We were so busy with caring duties, we never had time for proper conversations with you.
Catering for your needs took over our lives. Shopping, running you to the hospital for appointments, and repairing all the things you so easily broke. Do you remember all the toilet seats we replaced, four in one year alone, and that was on top of you, Dad, knocking the radiator off the wall with your motorized wheelchair. We were also busy sorting out personal accidents like wet bedding and carpets. Fortunately they were only occasional occurrences.
Meals-on-wheels were welcomed until you, Mum, wanted them liquidized like baby food. After a couple of weeks on this chosen version, you…
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Today is Valley Needle Crafters Club, which wouldn't mean anything to you. To me, Thursday is the day I travel to the next village and go into the church hall where I meet with up to a dozen friends. We sit around a large table and chat as we craft. I mainly cross stitch, some… Continue reading Today is……
Following the untimely passing of her godmother, Laura finds herself the benefactor of a picturesque seaside B&B. She’s soon plunged into the life of hospitality, catering for the needs of her eclectic guests, with help from her vibrant and fun-loving friend, Amy. However, the cosy seaside lifestyle she hopes for is soon dominated by her mischievous… Continue reading An Authors Tale to writing ‘If Only You Knew’
This made me laugh. Haven’t we all done something similar?
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Happily browsing in a particularly long, narrow aisle of a clothing store, I was concentrating on the display of numerous tops and blouses. Carefully examining each one, I got about halfway down the racks when my path was blocked by another woman coming in the opposite direction. I went left, she went the same way, I went right, she did the same, and again, we both tried to go to my left. I couldn’t help laughing at the silly situation. Then I saw she was laughing too and the thought crossed my mind, well at least she looks happy and isn’t getting annoyed about not being able to pass me. She seems alright!
When I mumbled, “Sorry,” and saw her lips moving in time with mine, that’s when it hit me! The other woman was my reflection in a mirror at the end of the aisle. It wasn’t a long…
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