Happy Birthday……….

BLOGGERS NOTE: My Dad would be 102 today, and I sent a reminder to my children about this significant birthday. Significant – none of them knew their grandfather as he died before they were born, so being a significant date for them in these difficult Covid times is questionable. To help them understand and let…

I DO…

Is it OK to “celebrate” a wedding anniversary years into a “failed” marriage? This has often surfaced as a question when I look back over the many years of being on my own. Firstly, is “celebrate” the right word, and conversely, is “failed” helping or hindering the remembering process as these anniversaries surface? It is…

MY FATE – Reading for 5 July

Bloggers note: I am continuing my weekly readings despite not being able to visit or speak to my dear friend in hospital. Visitors are restricted to family and she is not up to talking on the phone. Her son calls each week with an update on her situation, but I am really starting to miss…

GIFTS – Reading for 28 June

Bloggers Note: Some of you are aware that I have been amateurishly trying to write – an on and off indulgence as I face the reality that I am just a pretty small cog in a huge world of talented scribes. I got all excited about doing a blog and have been helped along the…

CATCHING A WAVE BACK TO SHORE – Reading for 21 June

Bloggers note: The weekly readings I have been sharing with my friend and posting on this Blog, have covered many varied topics and have not really followed a pre-set course. I have been intrigued some weeks, where the “right” reading has jumped out of the pages of a book and been passed on and discussed…

No stone unturned

In amongst some bits and pieces that have kept me company over the years, I have mementoes from my childhood that still physically connect me with my wonderful grandmother. These tangible links take many shapes and remind me of my country heritage and those early years growing up on a farm, where the realities of…

REACTING – Reading for 14 June

Bloggers note: The constant barrage of social media and news broadcasts has continued during the week and it is difficult to find some quiet time. It must be so hard for a much older person to wade through the rising tide of differing opinions and beliefs that seem to be shouted at us these days….

COURTESY – Reading for 7 June

Bloggers note: Finding a reading to share this week, has seen me poring over quite a few pages in different books, looking for something that might be appropriate for my dear friend. The news, the media coverage and television footage over recent days must be painful for her at her age and I found it…

THE LANGUAGE OF DOUBT – Reading for 31 May

Bloggers note: Sticking with William Barclay again this week, to finish up our readings for May. It has been a fascinating, brief insight into this well-known preacher’s writings from many years ago. It has given me an enjoyable and worthwhile challenge as I have trawled through suitable quotes to read to my elderly friend each…

A stitch in time

Keeping up with friends during the current pandemic has meant an increase in contact through social media, and sharing what we are doing in isolation, has uncovered some hidden talents on the craft scene. A recent photo on Facebook of an amazing quilt nearing completion, showed me the skills and dedication that a dear friend…