Teadrinkinggrey-haired gardener ?

In the news this morning, to assuage the view of an out-of-work grey haired fifty something, a guy posted a video of himself doing a workout and was offered multiple jobs. However, the words used to describe the stereotype offended me. I am many things. A mother of five, an MA student in my secondContinue reading “Teadrinkinggrey-haired gardener ?”

Why are we killing ourselves? Money?

I am writing this in May 2020. On Friday, the air was so clear that you could see for miles. It was a day with high winds. I was out on a 17 k walk across farms and open country, and I watched in awe as an oak tree of around 70 years old, dancedContinue reading “Why are we killing ourselves? Money?”

A town in Bristol city

Photograher, Hermione Laake (young mum of 24 years, writer and ex-retail manger, 1990). I thought I would write a Coronovirus diary, as I read one blog on behaviour from Toronto and found it interesting from a psychological perspective. Covid-19 Here, in our small town we have over four coffee shops; all are shut down andContinue reading “A town in Bristol city”

Dish – part two

We cooked together, the flour a sticky mess, and used the remainder to make papier mache`pinata. Today’s dish: Home made sauce for pasta, or gnocchi. Recipe: Tomato puree Olive oil Garlic 1 red onion Rosemary Basil 1 stock cube Method: Lightly fry the onion and garlic in olive oil; remove from the heat, stir inContinue reading “Dish – part two”

Hearing, seeing, understanding and empathy.

Dear readers, I’ve been thinking lately about age. For a few years now my hearing has been changing. I can trace the biggest alteration back to when I became an audio typist for a hospital for a year and a half, and wore headphones in my ears 5 days a week for 6-7 hours aContinue reading “Hearing, seeing, understanding and empathy.”

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