On Beauty and Botox

I didn’t grow up in a world of Botox, although my thirty-something children did. My daughter once told me that getting work on your face was perfectly normal for her generation. At the time she was in the sixth form. I was quite shocked at the time. But I’ve rarely attempted to overtly influence myContinue reading “On Beauty and Botox”

Ha ha, you’ve only done an hour’s work a day.

My mum used to tell me “No ifs, no buts,” well tough because today there is a big but, and I’m angry. Today, because I was provoked by someone who is dear to me, but, for reasons best known to themselves, laughed at me and said what has now become the title of this shortContinue reading “Ha ha, you’ve only done an hour’s work a day.”

My diabetes avoidance a blog

Sheryl Gim, another Word Press blogger has reminded me to clarify that I don’t drink. I wrote a blog about my notebook pile this morning, and she commented on it. I thought I’d reciprocate and went to her site to read, as I’m taking a break from editing today. I was reading her recent blogContinue reading “My diabetes avoidance a blog”

One of my notebook piles

Usually, I have a good memory. I do forget. But I’m finding that I remember again in the future, which is great. One of my notebook piles… I’m learning physiology as part of a course I’m currently studying to become a personal trainer. I did study human biology at GCSE level (we used to callContinue reading “One of my notebook piles”

When birds lie down

I come to you today, feeling empty. There are no more excuses. Today I witnessed a blackbird lying down in the grass like a cat. I had seen the pigeons do this a month ago, but I thought little of it. Perhaps they had become domesticated, since they had fallen out of their nest andContinue reading “When birds lie down”

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?”

Magic – Discover Prompts – Day 25

It’s magic. My superpower. It’s intuition. Sometimes I just get a feeling. Sometimes, I just know. They say if you don’t act within the first few seconds of a thought, you won’t commit to it. What is it you want to do? What voices are holding you back? Are they loud, impatient, scared voices? OrContinue reading “Magic – Discover Prompts – Day 25”

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