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First Date

In 1995 I was on vacation with my sister Susan in Paris, when I surprised her by declaring that I intended to get married again. My sister looked at me completely astonished, saying “You? Married? After all these years!” I

Posted in Inspiration, Life


I have always had an aversion to dirt. To understand why, look no further than my childhood in England. I was the picture perfect little girl in a flowered print dress who played with her dolls. I did not climb

Posted in Cancer, Life

Revelations On Safari

I went on Safari with my late husband, Herman, a number of years ago: When I left Kenya I wept because I felt that I had witnessed the unspoiled beauty of this planet as it must have been in the

Posted in Inspiration, Life

Living A Life With No Regrets

I think one of the saddest things which I have witnessed more recently, is people nearing the end of their lives full of regret; for paths not taken, potential not expressed, dreams crumbled, and feeling not loved enough. I grant

Posted in Life

3 Poems

Posted in Life

HoneyBear In Memoriam

HoneyBear a tiny, young female Siamese cat came into my life just before Christmas 2002. My husband had been asking repeatedly what I would like for Christmas. A pair of diamond earrings perhaps? I always gave him the same answer,

Posted in Grief, Life

Self Limiting Beliefs

We all have them, and we label them as being “realistic” and “that’s the way I am”. The problem with these self limiting beliefs is they prevent us from expressing our true and highest potential. Most of the time we

Posted in Courage, Life


In the current  national climate of more freely expressed bigotry, I thought I would share with you a story from my past. In my youth in the 1970s, I was married to a man whom I loved deeply, enough to

Posted in Courage, Inspiration, Life

And So The Transformation Began

I told a friend at the beginning of 2016  that I did not feel like a cancer survivor. Cancer and its return lurked behind every bush and in every dark corner. There was a good reason why I wore my

Posted in Cancer, Courage, Health, Inspiration, Life

Scribbles And Crumbs

Posted in Courage, Inspiration, Life


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