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The weather has reverted back to its wintry state. It was raining and freezing cold today. This morning as I waited for the bus I sought shelter beneath the branches of a tree in an attempt to shield myself, at least partially, from the relentless rain. “I hope the bus isn’t late this morning,” I […]

Packets of sunshine

Daffodils (1804) by William Wordsworth (1770-1850) I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o’er Vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the […]

Brick walls

Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things. Randy Pausch: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams I don’t know about you but I have come across so many brick walls in my life. Some of them have been unbelievably high as I tackled life events that I wouldn’t […]

As of this evening two of my three children have flown the nest and I’m stunned by the effect it is having on me. My youngest daughter Mira moved away three years ago to go and study up in Auckland. Tonight my oldest daughter Zofia flew away to begin her OE (overseas experience) and at […]

It never ceases to amaze me how one thing leads to another. This morning was like that for me. I couldn’t sleep so instead of disturbing my husband I got up and headed to my computer. As I walked into the study I wondered why I had left the warmth of my bed. It was […]

I have been quiet in my blog now for far too long. This has not been intentional and I apologise to my regular readers. Lots has been happening in all aspects of my life and I have struggled to keep up with everything that I want to be doing as the things I have to […]

We have this rather large woven pandanas mat from Fiji which used to hang in our stairwell in our old house but it is too large for any wall space we have in our new house. The pattern on this mat is very simple. It is easy to look at it and think that all […]

I have been trying to learn more about seeing and taking photographs. Freeman Patterson has some great exercises in his book Photography and the Art of Seeing which I have been trying out. This morning I tried an exercise designed to make me more aware of familiar things so that I would stop seeing and […]

I feel like I am beginning a whole new life today. As I set off for work I felt different. I am covered in bruises and my body aches in places I didn’t even know existed yet I feel great and I want to celebrate. There is nothing like a week of hard physical work […]

The time has finally come to close the door for one last time on the house in Monaghan Avenue that has been our home. A lot has happened while we lived here. Each of us is different to the person we were when we first moved in. We were all feeling rather battered and bruised. […]

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