Election Day conundrums

So the day of reckoning arrives, Saturday 2 July to say my faith is and has wavered is an understatement when it comes to putting ones trust in a political party and perform your civic duty to vote. For years I’ve been a faithful Liberal supporter … 9am, I head for Miranda North Public School, 4 minutes…

Things I’ve Learnt

  Mistakes are inevitable, they’re needed.  They’re the experiences that mould us, that enable us to grow. They’re also the experiences that debilitate us or set us free.  But ultimately it’s our lot in life to make mistakes.  Yes, that age old adage of ‘you learn from your mistakes’ and whilst some we do. I…

I Write Because …

Every living breathing soul, has something to say.  Immaterial of how irrelevant or how profound.  We draw on experiences, observations and opinions we wish to express. For most of us, there is an innate need to verbalise internally or externally our feelings, our thoughts, our processes and these in turn are what motivates us to lay down these thoughts, even…

An acapella African thunderstorm like no other

The Angel City Chorale based in Las Angeles performs an acapella rendition of Toto’s Africa that will make you cry, reminisce and sing at the same time.  As you listen you find yourself shedding a silent tear at the sheer beauty of the performance whilst swaying to and fro from the tranquil melody, and smiling…

30 Days to a Happy Healthy Home

Anyone out there ever feel some days that you’re life is overwhelming, you’re drowning in your space, and feel like you need a serous overhaul on de cluttering your life, which let’s face it, are all interlinked; home, personal and work and life can get in the way and tend to be overwhelming, even for…

Tattoo …. Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Tattoo….You?.” Had I acted upon this desire in my youth, my mother would have literally scalded me with words no young lady should be privy to (and thankfully I never confessed to being a lady), compliments of growing up with my father, to which I am eternally grateful…

Always Something There to Remind Me

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Always Something There to Remind Me.” “A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place.  Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why?” Having one’s iPhone on shuffle, getting through 4,500 songs, every so often Cheryl Crow will eventually serenade…

The Art of Letting Someone Down Easy

Post divorce followed by another long term relationship, now both in the proverbial bin.  I’d let the dust well and truly settle and was quite content to let matters of the heart be, but the powers of loving friends who spur you on to do stupid things got the better of me. Armed with ignorance!…

Write to your Ideal Reader

Blogging 101 prompt … When it comes to first dates, are our apparent perception of those dates we assume are going well, essentially just the inevitable prelude to what will invariably come to pass, the ever so sincere “it’s not you, it’s me” speech or “I’m not at the right place in my life to…

Symbol

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.” “Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information.  Photography is often the same; an image illustrates a single moment…

Taking Control of your Title and Tagline

Blogging 101 prompt … What does your Blog and Tagline say about you?  What do you want it to say about you?  Should we spend hours obsessing about this one little aspect that is our entire bloggersphere with the expectations that it has to be something so outstanding, to rival all other blogs?  This to…

How can one Measure Happiness?

Often, I think about the people who have come into my life, the purpose they’ve served, those who have hurt me, abused me, misplaced my trust, taken me for granted, been toxic in my well being and then I remember those who have reminded me again that there are good, sincere, genuine people who will stick…