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Monday Morning Musings #15 – finding a change of mood

It’s been a rough old few weeks for me lately and the prospect of finding somewhere for lunch before dropping Ian off at Luton Airport last Monday was unlikely to improve my mood. There was nowhere to stop between Ian’s parents’ house and the airport. Not on the M3, nor the M25, nor on that… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #15 – finding a change of mood

Transition

Monday Morning Musings #14 – The Clarity of a Coffee Break

The coffee break was a jolt. No, it wasn’t the strong brew or the brisk mountain air… it was much more than that. We were in Banff, a world-renowned destination, and as casually as a black bear might saunter through the nearby woods, this was our stop for a coffee break – en route from… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #14 – The Clarity of a Coffee Break

Transition

Monday Morning Musings #13 – An Empty Chair

I have a friend who found it impossible to sit in her father’s chair after he had passed away. Neither could she bear to see anyone else sit in it. For some reason it's different for me. My father passed away a week ago and during the 12 weeks prior, in which he had been… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #13 – An Empty Chair

Reminisces

Monday Morning Musings #12 – With Love in Every Stitch

It all began when my mother and my great-niece came for a long-weekend visit. “Auntie Terry Anne,” little Gemma said excitedly, opening her small polka-dotted suitcase. “I brought my Barbie to stay too.” Presenting the slender figure to me, I realized that this was my own childhood doll. I smiled, surprised and elated to see… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #12 – With Love in Every Stitch

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Monday Morning Musings #11 It Starts with Scrabble

Fast forward two years and you forget your beloved dog in the paper shop. You are convinced your wife is missing. You come to hate being alone. As your handwriting wavers, your skill at Sudoku wanes until even the easy one is left unfinished, like your sentences.