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CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM

06/24/09

Somebody has criticised my little blog. It’s the first time that anyone has had the nerve to say anything negative to me about it although I am sure plenty of…

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LOSING CONTROL!

06/20/09

I always wanted four children. When I was little, my best friend was the eldest of four and whenever I went there for tea there was always something going on….

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LETTING GO

06/18/09

A fourteen year old girl was raped in Ilkley on Sunday. It was around 5 in the afternoon as she walked her dog in the woods at the end of…

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DECISIONS AND FATE

06/16/09

I appear to be leading a charmed life. I am healthy. I am financially secure. I have a husband who adores me and I him. I have four healthy, contented,…

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TRAVELLING TOGETHER

06/14/09

Now that I am home from foreign climes, I have been ruminating on the pleasures and pitfalls of travelling with people other than your family. When I go away with…

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ROME THEN AND NOW

06/12/09

Rome is not as I remembered. The last time I was there was in 1987 so there has been plenty of time for it to change. In 1987 I set…

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LA DOLCE VITA

06/07/09

Tomorrow I am going to Rome. It’s a girls’ trip for me and a close friend for four days and I cannot wait. I am seriously in need of some…

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THE GOLDEN CHILD

06/05/09

Do parents favour one child over the others? If so, is it a subconscious act or would any parents admit to having a favourite?I have three daughters and a son…

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THE MYSTERIES OF THE BLOG

06/03/09

I wonder who reads my blog. I wonder if anyone reads my blog. If you read my blog please raise your hand. Bother. I can’t see you.It really is a…

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STORIES OF SAILING

06/02/09

A friend of mine went on a sailing trip last weekend and that reminded me of a whole part of my youth that I had forgotten about. On further reflection,…