Category Archives: Life’s Rich Tapestry

Felt Like Writing A Post…

… and then I changed my mind. Happy Christmas to everyone and all my lovely followers, anyway… I hope you are surrounded by love this Christmas. We’re going to do pass-the-parcel… and try not to cry at the empty space … Continue reading

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Paul Mitchell – My Husband – The Love Of My Life

This is the hardest post I’ve ever had to write. Never thought or even considered I would. I doubt it’s something anyone in a beautiful, close marriage or relationship ever contemplates. But… for my readers who don’t already know, the … Continue reading

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Ruby Wax … and Mindfulness?

Sane New World – Anyone? What do we say when asked what we’d wish ourselves or our loved ones? “A happy life” or  “I just want them to be happy” is the usual answer. Okay, aside from the lottery wins and … Continue reading

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Unsnarkism: How To Be Happy In 5 Easy Steps

Sometimes, I have quite enough of cynicism, snark, or whatever they want to call it – particularly on the internet and on tv. So I step away. A short while ago, the writer, Rebecca Bradley, wrote this post. Well, joy … Continue reading

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Sharing: Kodak Moments by @AlarnaRoseGray

When I noticed the new blogpost email for blogpal and Australian Twitter friend, Alarna Rose Gray, I did the usual thing: I read it immediately.  Alarna, who is the author of the charming Pepi rhyming books for children, is one of those writers … Continue reading

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Puffed Out? Smoke Relief E-Cigarette Review

The Start Like many who grew up in an age when smoking was cool (even advertised), we’ve struggled – via many attempts and methods – over the decades to quit smoking. The record was two years before succumbing to the wretched … Continue reading

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The Bunion Bugle – Stage Two

The Osteotomy Operation & The Post-Op Days Written on Day 5 13th August came and the OH took me to Care UK at Goodmayes for the bunion and toe osteotomies  (Weil, Akin and Scarf procedures). I’m not saying I’m superstitious … Continue reading

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