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Monday Morning Musings #27 – Rediscovering my mojo

Enough was enough. In the 11th month of this rubbish year it was time to call a halt to the pity party and haul that mojo of mine up out of the doldrums, polish it up and return to real life. It all started one Saturday three weeks ago when I woke up crying and… Continue reading Monday Morning Musings #27 – Rediscovering my mojo

Reminisces, Transition, writing to heal

Monday Monday Musing #26 – From an emotional maelstrom to tranquil tramping

This time last year, I was likely wearing sandals and a sleeveless top as I began my Christmas decorating. I was in our lovely apartment in India and for the first time in nine years, we were not returning to Canada for the holidays. Instead, the boys, girlfriends in tow, were about to make their… Continue reading Monday Monday Musing #26 – From an emotional maelstrom to tranquil tramping

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Monday Morning Musing #25 – back to the drawing board

Quietly, behind the scenes, not wanting to jinx things by sharing, we have been in the process of buying a house in England. At last after four years of searching we had found one that made our hearts sing. And then three weeks ago the seller simply changed her mind about selling. This is what… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #25 – back to the drawing board

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Monday Morning Musing #24 – Remembering the veterans… and our beloved Sarah

    A special experience flooded back this Remembrance Day as we attended the local service in our town. It was extremely respectful and soulful as wreathes and speeches, bagpipes, a bugle and a choir, all marked the poignant occasion. It reminded me of the opportunity in England this spring to pay respect to my… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #24 – Remembering the veterans… and our beloved Sarah

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Monday Morning Musing #23 – In the morning I return to Italy

A few weeks ago Terry Anne and I shared an Airbnb in Pisa for a night. In the morning we wanted coffee and were dismayed to see there was no coffee machine. All that our hosts had provided was a measly espresso pot. “How on earth does that thing work?” Terry Anne asked, the sound… Continue reading Monday Morning Musing #23 – In the morning I return to Italy