A loved one who was feeling depressed recently blamed me, in part, for her state. The reason? My happy, positive attitude (on Facebook – the husband who lives with me would wonder who she was talking about in real life). That and my generally busy life were making her feel like a failure. I was
What does the Christmas tree mean to you? Is it a pretty accessory to mark the season or a treasure trove of memories and tradition? THE CHRISTMAS TREE – A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY Evergreen firs have been used by Christians and pagans for thousands of years to celebrate winter festivals. It is
READ ON – I HAVE A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU Do you want to know why Santa is such a successful gift giver? It’s because of his list. I’m not kidding – a properly thought out Christmas list will save you loads of stress plus lots of money. As an early Christmas pressie
Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – this week it’s gardening with kids. Gardening with kids is an easy activity that has so many benefits – for you and the kids. It doesn’t have to be complicated and difficult. In fact, keeping it simple is the big secret to success. Gardening with kids
SPECKS Do you sweat the small stuff? Can a bad hair day send you into a rage? Will a broken nail bring on a tantrum? Be honest, most of us have succumbed to the temptation to lose control and react badly over relatively minor mishaps. Those little specks of disappointment can grow into
The nervous wait for four little words I write as I’m sitting in a doctor’s waiting room while my Hubby goes under the knife to remove a melanoma on his back. It’s my birthday and I know the only gift I really care about are the words of the stranger/doctor saving my soul mate.
A FUNNY LOOK AT THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF STARTING A BLOG Start writing a blog they said. It will be fun they said. Well, guess what? They were right. But starting a blog hasn’t been without its challenges. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday to Gleeful Grandiva – one-month-old tomorrow. Hard to believe that
HOW TO PLANT SOME HAPPINESS – CELEBRATING DAFFODILS We had the bleakest few weeks here in the lovely Blue Mountains during the middle of July. It was unusually cold with temperatures lower than they had been recorded in five years and amazing snowfalls over the top of the mountains (about 30 minutes’ drive from our