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Why I Miss Being A Yayii

Why I Miss Being A Yayii

When my son started to learn to babble, he picked up syllables in a fairly standard way. ‘Mama’ came before ‘dada’, though, which is a less common ordering, and in my son’s parlance meant ‘I am sad and want comforting’, which as a Mama I […]

Words Are Important: Let’s Talk Winners And Whiners

Words Are Important: Let’s Talk Winners And Whiners

Every day Instagram brings forth pictures of modern calligraphy. There is a definite form to most of the new letter styles and it seems very popular. It’s words, made beautiful. Often, the words are beautiful themselves; positive, affirming, words of strength, happiness and encouragement. Over […]

The Hurrier I Go The Behinder I Get – A Free Cross Stitch Chart To Remind You To Slow Life Down

The Hurrier I Go The Behinder I Get – A Free Cross Stitch Chart To Remind You To Slow Life Down

There are a couple of books that I always carry with me (figuratively, if not literally) as a means of escape with added lessons to take back into real life when I am ready to return. One is Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years Of […]

Farewell, 2017. You Weren’t Always Easy, But I Learned A Lot From You.

Farewell, 2017. You Weren’t Always Easy, But I Learned A Lot From You.

2017 was, for me, a year of learning. I learned much about myself and other people. I learned that after a long time of being told by family, past friends and other people I have left in the past, as well doctors, counsellors and bosses […]

A Most Important Make: A New Addition

A Most Important Make: A New Addition

If you are a reader of this blog you may recall that recently I have been off ill, and this blog has perhaps rested a little whilst I have recovered. It was frustrating being off work for eight weeks and not being able to recuperate through […]

A Tale Of Two Knitties (Sorry)

A Tale Of Two Knitties (Sorry)

Well, it’s quiet here, so if there’s anyone reading I shall make a small and almost imperceptible wave of shy thanks. Joy and creativity have been a tad sparse on the ground of late because I have been suffering a few health challenges this new […]