Tag Archives: Wise words in retirement

Wake up to flowers!

It’s Mothers Day!  What ever your circumstances, your feelings regarding the whole issue of motherhood. I do hope you all have a happy day!                                                                                        … Continue reading

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Lost landmarks and getting old

I was so sorry to see that the garden next to the Garden Museum near Lambeth Palace was boarded up last week with posters that proclaimed mega money going into improvements. This means it will not be open again until … Continue reading

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Love is neither here nor there!

    = love is a hammock rocked in a hospital ward all night till morning =          – sun sea sheep shadows the old black mill on the hill love is a pathway =      = a pen in … Continue reading

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Retire to India?

Just watched the real Marigold Hotel and I thought it was great taking some oldies out to India to see how they might fare in retirement.    However, I am not too sure any of them would survive the summer … Continue reading

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The joys of sewing or not – and a poem

A prose poem Annie Grandma’s treadle sewing machine marked out her status and her territory. Her body fitted perfectly, the rhythm of her feet on the plate clanking as it coaxed the whole thing into action. She loved buying materials … Continue reading

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Mood Swings, Poetry Events and Life in General

Mood Swings – Not quite the end of the good weather. Autumn is OK but I hate the winter, not least because  I have a tendency towards SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). But a  low mood can often be lifted by … Continue reading

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Allotment Soup

Goodness what went wrong with my parsnips they looked  good at the top and then had formed themselves into twists and curls. Perhaps I didn’t plant them deep enough or in the wrong soil?Admittedly they were reduced plants at the garden … Continue reading

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Suicide is Painless? (and a poem)

So suggests the wonderful theme tune written for the very funny series ‘Mash’ for those who are old enough to remember it. The 10th September is ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ something that I care a lot about. I once had … Continue reading

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Feeling blue?

Well it has to be the weather! No wonder the weather is a British  pre-occupation considering its vagaries. I am sure we were promised an August of wall to wall sunshine.                    All those open garden days … Continue reading

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Grabbing the day!

Sometimes I don’t grab the day but defrost the freezer when the sun is shining.  How silly is that now we are faced with such gloomy weather today. Lucky I was out yesterday and last week when I took the … Continue reading

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