A Cup of Tea, A Biscuit and Me

One of the simplest formulae for bliss. In all my years of motherhood, a cup of hot tea and a biscuit have been my best friends, my counsel and my therapy. I have to confess that hardly a day has gone by in the last twenty years or so when I have not had thatContinue reading “A Cup of Tea, A Biscuit and Me”

See Yourself for Who You Are

A common theme that runs through all my blog posts. I’ve learnt that nobody is going to take as much care of me as me. So, here goes…! In fact, I’ve been on the journey of looking out for myself for a few years now. Ever since I learnt the harsh lesson that I couldn’tContinue reading “See Yourself for Who You Are”

New Year, New Adventures

When we wish one another a ‘Happy New Year’, I’m very aware it’s not because we are ungrateful for the year that has just passed. It’s more about looking forward to new things which have yet to be discovered. Starting at the head of a new year is a convenient excuse to remind ourselves ofContinue reading “New Year, New Adventures”

Every Mother’s Need to be a Child

I believe that the ability to carry and deliver a child into this world is more of a physical one than anything else. For most women, we are predisposed to this ability given our physiological makeup. Yet, moving through the years, and beyond bringing a child into the world, the practical considerations of raising thatContinue reading “Every Mother’s Need to be a Child”

Learn. Love. Laugh.

It all boils down to that. My summary of a life fulfilled. Each day has to contain all three of those composite elements to make that day worth living. So what about the cynics who would argue that it’s impossible to laugh through difficult times? Or those who feel bitter about unrequited love or oneContinue reading “Learn. Love. Laugh.”

Time Out

There comes a point in one’s life when they need to pause and reflect on everything to date. To be honest, there should be many points when that happens. In those moments, we need to examine where we are heading with regards to our future ambitions. Whether these are to do with career moves, marriageContinue reading “Time Out”

The Definition of Success

This isn’t a lesson in how to use a dictionary in the English language. This is a lesson about life, or moreso a lesson to be taken from life. I had an interesting conversation recently with one of my nieces – a family member who obviously knows me well. Although I don’t remember the fineContinue reading “The Definition of Success”

Would I Have Changed Anything?

A question many people ask themselves in latter life. Looking back, in retrospect, I’m sure they would produce a litany of regrets which make them hanker for their youth all over again. I’ve learnt not to go down that dangerous path. Although life hasn’t been a walk in the park, it hasn’t all been jeopardyContinue reading “Would I Have Changed Anything?”

To Give is To Receive

A message which can never be overstated. Despite the financial struggles many of us are facing, the principle of giving should always continue….and before anyone secretly, or openly, thinks I must have lost my mind at a time when we are all thinking of protecting the self, I would like to qualify my statement. YouContinue reading “To Give is To Receive”

The Runaway Bandwagon

It seems that one of the most prolific results of the Covid pandemic is the unprecedented rise in people suffering from mental health issues. Not surprising given the wildly different and bizarre circumstances many people worldwide found themselves in. Today, in a world which has been shaken by the pandemic and is still reeling fromContinue reading “The Runaway Bandwagon”