Today would have been my Grandmother’s 115th birthday! Happy Birthday Grandma. May your beautiful soul rest in peace and harmony in that place of milk and honey that you used to talk about. Those memories of our weekly visits to your “new testament church” is still fresh in my mind. As an eleven year old … More My Grandmother
The chapel was filled with the deafening silence of the families, friends and colleagues from what would have been their wedding guests list.. This black,cruel hand of poker played by the Universe was loaded against them from the start. … More Letter from My Angel
Hello fellow empty nesters, how are the new years resolutions going? Did you make any? Are you finding it difficult to keep your promise to yourself? Or have you already given up? Or are you one of the really disciplined minority who can focus and finish what you started? If so, well done! The rest … More New Years Resolutions! Are they sustainable?
The silver VW Polo has been sitting in the drive for months… Broken branches, dirt and fallen leaves have taken a permanent residence on the dusty windscreen. The autumn has not been kind at all because we have had many adverse weather conditions and winter has brought more of the same and worse… Storm Desmond … More What’s your angle:Flying Solo
My fellow emptynesters, I hope you all had a great Christmas with all your families and friends. The festive season was absolutely crazy as usual! The crowded streets and shops in London was just overwhelming. However, wasn’t it wonderful to have the children at home again? It was such a joy to listen to all … More Family Festivities II
Christmas means something different for all of us. For some people it is about celebrating the birth of Jesus and going to church on Christmas morning is an integral port of the Christmas celebration. For others; its about eating, drinking, parties and all out over indulgence. However, for most of us its a time for … More Family Festivities Part I
On Saturday 5th December, my friend Eureka arrived from Jamaica. We had not seen each other for over 22 years!! Can you imagine the anticipation and the excitement? She was not a social media convert .. thus the image of her I had was the one I had in my mind from 22 years ago…I … More Storm Desmond and my daughter
So on Friday evening, my twin daughters decided to come home for the weekend. We were very excited to see them and since we all love Japanese food, I decided to make reservations at Roka, their favourite restaurant to celebrate. This excitement was short lived because I soon discovered that the girls were only coming … More The Challenges of Flying Solo
Hi, I am Myrtle, wife and mother of four beautiful, hilarious… at times challenging children. My issue? they are not children anymore… My two youngest (identical twin girls) left for university in September and I found myself constantly being checked on by friends. ‘Are you alright…?’ ‘Are you depressed…?’ ‘You must really miss them…’ ‘The … More Come Nest With Me!