How I met your father
Personal situations

How I met your father

Right from the outset, I’d like to offer my sincerest apologies to the talented creators and producers of the hit comedy show which has thankfully and finally ended its long run. Fortunately, I’m allowed to exercise my creative license with some bias, both objective and subjective, in stating that this was a show that my husband and I gave up on within the first couple of seasons. Now, please bear this in mind, my child, as you should be discovering by now, we are not holy Joes nor are we outright prudes. For the benefit of the rest of my ...

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What happens when I’m up before you
Everyday Life

What happens when I’m up before you

It begins long before the crack of dawn. This early rising habit began a long time ago when I was still in junior school. I think it began with my late father. He was a busy executive at a major pharmaceutical firm and had to get up while it was still dark. The company’s head office was at least an hour and a half’s drive out of town. And because he loved me so much, he wanted to be the one who dropped me off to school. My mother was a housewife and she could drive, but never mind that. ...

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Our jobs are not very different
Featured

Our jobs are not very different

Initially, I was just going to talk about what my husband and I do for a living. But then I gave this some more thought. I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to relate to you how much in common we all have in relation to our work and life experiences. Firstly though, my husband and I are both graphic designers. In an earlier post in honor of my daughter, I mentioned that this is how we met. We met in the workplace. Needless to say, our skills and talents are a lot different. This does not ever mean ...

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You decide if my life has been an adventure so far
Adventures in life

You decide if my life has been an adventure so far

Forgive me if I sound boring. That’s the first thing I could think of right now as I begin this post with its central theme of adventure. To be honest with you it’s as though I have writer’s block on this particular subject because, quite honestly, I wasn’t sure where to begin. This may come as a surprise to those who aren’t always able to read between the lines, particularly when writers such as myself have a ball being as cryptic as they can with their words and only gently alluding to real life circumstances. To emphasize my dilemma, I ...

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My carnivorous daughter, my ill husband and our healthy life
Health

My carnivorous daughter, my ill husband and our healthy life

I always say that I’m not about to lecture people on how they need to run their own lives in order to be better where it counts most for them. I’m also not an expert on health matters. But what I do find helpful, not just to those that I write to and chat to, but also to myself, is that by talking about my own personal experiences as a daughter, mother and wife, often ends up helping others. When I see and experience this, it helps me too. It gives me all the more reason to get up earlier ...

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Our wonderful family so far
Family life

Our wonderful family so far

Forgive me if it sounds as though I’m repeating myself to you. I may have alluded to this blessing from the moment that this blog was born. But I have to say, I honestly believe that we have a wonderful family. Beyond the nuclear age of the nineteen fifties and now well into the twenty-first century, I would say that, just by numbers, we have the perfect family. A mother, father, one little boy and an older sister. At this stage, there are no pets. But we do have a beautiful garden with lots of little creatures in it. This ...

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Don’t talk to me, talk to my editor
Blogging

Don’t talk to me, talk to my editor

Tongue in cheek humor for a change, girls. By now, you’ll know how this play of words has been constructed. But you’ll probably be wondering why I chose such a title. To be honest with you, I wanted to talk about blogging as though I was something of a seasonal expert, but I’m not and have only been persevering with this blog for a short while. I wanted to talk more expansively about the blogging experience but thought, well, you’ve seen that, I haven’t had much experience, have I. Anyway, those of you who have devoted some of your time ...

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The apple of his eye
Personal situations

The apple of his eye

The love between a father and his daughter is legendary. Throughout history, this has always been the case. Or has it? In some traditional families, a father still seems to have the most pride for his first-born son. The first born in our family was, indeed, a boy. He has passed on too. Then there’s another man who is still going strong. Irreconcilable differences too personal to mention here and not even understood by me, have seen to us not seeing much of him and his adopted family. I’m next, and then there’s the youngest son who is now living ...

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