Category Archives: My Life

30 years young

In December Keith and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary.  I thought this was quite a milestone to reach until I met with some former neighbours.  In the same week as us, one celebrated 43 years, another 37 and the … Continue reading

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Fresh beginnings

I love the opportunity to start again. At the start of each new year, I have a list of “must dos” that usually include “must shed those wibbly wobbly bits, must improve my fitness…” I start bravely, with much determination … Continue reading

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Lazy summer reading

I have to confess that I am seduced by book covers.  I look at them and they draw me in – perhaps I am a little frivolous!  Today is the first day of summer and I wish I still had … Continue reading

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Jacarandas and remembering

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A girl!….

I became an aunt again a week ago – Sienna Ruth.  This is two of her excited cousins welcoming her home.  Sienna has been born into a huge extended family with fifteen cousins, and oodles of aunts and uncles and … Continue reading

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A secret garden or two

Ever since I read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett I have wanted to have my own secret garden.  Fortunately, my beloved is a keen gardener and has green fingers and thumbs and has created many gardens for me. … Continue reading

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Don’t fret but…

Don’t fret. Sounds easy if you just say it like that, but if you are like me, you would probably be eligible for an award for fret.  It is easy to fill the mind with anxious thoughts about anything at … Continue reading

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Mary Poppins and a chocolate robot cake

I remember watching Mary Poppins aged five.  Back then, going to the movies was a special outing, and it was the very first movie I ever saw, making it memorable.  I remember Mary Poppins and Bert jumping into the picture … Continue reading

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A new Sarahs postcard snap

I have created a new blog for totally random reasons but I thought I would start with a photo of poppies as they are one of my favourite flowers.  A bunch of poppies can look quite ugly until the flower … Continue reading

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