Daily Prompt: Moved to Tears On most days something will happen to bring tears to my eyes… It might be a piece of music or the clouds drifting peacefully at sunset, or the faces of my grandchildren when they see me. Usually the tears are ‘good’ones and fall easily because of beauty or grace. But […]Read More Daily Prompt: Moved to Tears
Walking in the evening sun just now, it came to me that if I had chosen to live a life that experienced many facets of motherhood, I think I could say that’s exactly what I’ve done! I’ve been a young mother and an old mother, a mother married to the father of my children, and […]Read More Musing on Motherhood…
If there’s one thing we can be damn sure of, it’s if we keep doing the same old things, we keep getting the same old things. No good complaining life is monotonous and boring, if we don’t stick our necks out occasionally. Easier said than done especially if we’re feeling tired and worn down, but […]Read More When is #NOW a good time to start living?
Watching the two second demolition of a Glasgow tower block, as it succumbed to the inevitability of its controlled explosive execution, carried far more emotion than I would have expected. A woman talking after the event reminded me that this was not for her, just an eyesore, or a pile of concrete cancer slowly decaying, […]Read More #Glasgow tower blocks and the impermanence of all
My ex-husband used to keep money under the bed. He would shove bundles of notes under the mattress at the end of each working day, and occasionally even pay some of it into the bank. He earned a lot of cash. It was the nature of his business. The Inland Revenue never got the full […]Read More Cash under the Bed
It’s hard not to be cynical. Let’s face it, anyone with half a brain knows that pharmaceutical and chemical companies are not in the business of putting themselves out of business. With billions of dollars in profits every year, why would they ever contemplate confirming that something bringing in the big bucks now could be […]Read More Bees, Measles and the right to Live
Starting with a migraine aura on Tuesday (such pretty, vibrant, twirling colours before my eyes!) and having, once again, been clobbered by a ‘virus’ in the last 24 hours, I find myself back in bed. I don’t mind – well, I do, but I also know how to make the best of it. I can […]Read More And so to bed