The Very Valid ‘Not Coping’ Style of Coping

“It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, […]

Me And That Misbehaving Technology!

  “All human plans are subject to ruthless revision by Nature, or Fate, or whatever one preferred to call the powers behind the Universe.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two   It’s been a crazy fortnight for me, technology-wise. This time two weeks ago my computer died, and no matter what I did, it […]

A Big Green #Lyme Anniversary!

“We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham I was talking with my sister yesterday, and she said to me, “Hey, are you planning anything special for your thirty year anniversary […]

It’s My Birthday!

“With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.”  William Shakespeare It’s my birthday! Sit down, have a piece of cake, and let me pour you a cup of tea… Today I’d like to thank you for the gift of your friendship, for supporting my blog, and for reading my offerings. You being here means the […]

A Day without Context has No Meaning

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton Yesterday was my birthday.  Last night a girlfriend called to see how my day had gone. “Did you spoil yourself?” she asked. “Did you get massages, and go somewhere fabulous to eat, and get heaps of […]

Heavenly Chocolate Brownie Recipe

This brownie recipe is so good that my neighbour’s son prefers to be paid by the tin full rather than take cash when he works in my garden! As the picture suggests it is moist, dense and fudgey.  It’s a pleasure to make, using only a large saucepan and a cup. You can have it […]

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