What’s Your Netherby?

There’s an old people’s home near where I used to live many years ago. Its name Netherby, wrongly or rightly, reminded me of the nether regions of hell, and life well beyond our prime. Netherby is what used to come to my mind when I’d think of aged care.  I’d drive past it after long […] Continue reading

Set Yourself to Tourist Mode

Excitement.  Relaxation.  Freedom.  Joy.  Adventure.  When holidays come to mind memories rule.  They can take us any place we’ve ever been in seconds and have us re-live our experiences.   In a Walter Mittyesque kind of way we can daydream about holidays past and future.  Travel operators thrive on our imagination.  Travel website Wotif.com implies this […] Continue reading

Knowing Where I Was

Knowing where I was, I’m happy where I am, and I’m even happier knowing where I’m growing to be. Knowing who I was, I’m happy who I am, and I’m even happier knowing who I’m growing to be.

A Recipe for the Life You Want

What’s cooking? I love the sound of that question.  Today I’m offering you a bit of raw belief and crumbed thoughts with a touch of my personal experience. Thanks to my new Vitamix blender, I’ve done more blending, rather than cooking over the last few months.  Smoothies, shakes, even soups,  you name it.  And in […] Continue reading

Remember the Good Stuff

As I was driving to meet my friend it began to rain heavily.  “Just my luck,” I thought.  My mind pictured me getting drenched without an umbrella.  “Catching a cold again, oh no.”  I drove around the block in circles looking for an unmetered parking spot.  But the only space I could find was in […] Continue reading

14000 Days

On most days, I count my blessings.  Today, I’m counting my days.  The days of my life.  When was the last time you added up yours?  How many days have you been?  And how many days may lie ahead?  Converting my years into my days brought home that there’s more than one unit of measure […] Continue reading

Walls Can’t Talk

I went on a tour of a grand old building once.  We were told many notable events had taken place there in the past.  And as if to remind us, the visitors, of the importance of those who once inhabited this masterpiece of architecture, their paintings were on the walls everywhere around us.  Sure I […] Continue reading