I am happy with my lot. I know in my life I can have it all; motherhood, success, a happy marriage (27 years and counting), exotic holidays, a wonderful home, time with great friends, fabulous car, a wardrobe full of clothes I love, immaculate house hair and nails..... Sounds like a dream doesn’t it? Many … Continue reading You can have it all ladies….
Ok, so here's the thing..... Of course I'm grateful. Grateful for the new lease of life I've been given; for the amazing care at the hospital; the wonderful messages from friends; the visitors who've come to cheer me up; the constant, un-ending support from John. So why am I feeling so down? What is really … Continue reading Choosing to accept
Alan Rickman was one of those actors who I always believed; no matter whom he was creating or representing in his portrayals, I always felt he nailed it and brought the character to life. “Actors are agents of change,” he said. “A film, a piece of theatre, a piece of music, or a book … Continue reading Alan Rickman – an agent of change
What if, in that last breath I do not express how I love you How you have changed my path, become my destiny Forged with me a new way of being, of belief that I could do anything What if, in that last breath, you do not know. What if, in that last breath … Continue reading In that last breath
As I was sitting in my new office, writing blogs, I became aware that autumn had brought a bad case of wind with it! My new office, you see, is an old caravan, parked between our garage and our woodland, so when the wind arrived, I found my writing room shaking from side to side. … Continue reading A bad case of wind!
perhaps it's my age, liberating me from unhelpful embarassment and restraint; perhaps it's my illness and the concept of living every day as if it might be my last; perhaps it's just that it was the right time for me to free myself and express opinions without fear of offending or starting a real discussion. … Continue reading Perhaps it’s my age…
Heart Failure; the latest addition to my long and boring list of ailments. Added, in name at least, only today. My "regular" appointment with my new Cardiology Nurse turned out to be anything but and two and a half hours after she asked me if I understood why my new Cardiologist had arranged for me … Continue reading Don’t tell me I’m a failure!
I've known my husband for 31 years this month and by association, I've known his mother, Elma. Over those three decades our relationship has been interesting; we are both strong-willed women and at times we've clashed head-on whilst in times of crisis we've supported each other un-conditionally. when John and I took the decision to … Continue reading The gift to myself of a clean slate for my mum-in-law
when John's mum came to live with us last year, she was an elderly lady who was becoming frail, forgetful and lonely. She most of her day watching television alone or meeting the occasional neighbour for an organ recital (it's what we call it when people get together and moan bout their organs and ill … Continue reading Giving dementia the shove with purpose
my body's been through a tough time. It's lived with Ehrles Danlos syndrome all it's life, causing dislocations in every joint from hips to fingers, tears in skin from the bottoms of feet to gums, pain from ankles to neck and complications including a ruptured womb and recurrently dislocating neck. In recent years, it's also … Continue reading My body and me…a love hate relationship