Reading Matters: May

Two contrasting books this month – “Bloom” by Bronnie Ware and “the Rules do Not Apply” by Ariel Levy “Bloom” by Bronnie Ware “Life is a choice.  It is YOUR life.  Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly.  Choose happiness” Those who follow this blog know of my intense interest in life, what makes a life,…

Reading Matters “The Last Act Of Love “

This book makes me think of this: and this: and this: Down from Newcastle (on the train again) I read an article by Scott Keyser that tells us how our brain computes in threes and how we process information this way A staple of oratory, lists of three have been used for millennia, as they…

The Weekend Matters: Summer Coleslaw

Its been a bright sunny summer weekend and we’ve been busy working together upgrading the kitchen. Meals were light to match the mood with a few dozen warm jammy cookies chucked in on Sunday evening – just because we can. Today we are sharing our weekend recipes for an easy, colourful coleslaw, flax seed buns…

Blossom Trees

May be its time to write a little of the time my first husband died. We had separated a few years prior to his illness. But it was at this time of year (May), six years ago, he passed away during complications to transplant his heart. When spring is high in the air I do remember…

On being a Mum

Yesterday, Alison asked me what I wrote about on my blog. And I couldn’t answer. I froze. And then waffled. And sold myself short (again). It struck me as odd that’s all and I merely write and observe upon this experience below. Why do I write? I write here because something in me compells me…