First Love

And then one day she was a young woman In love for the very first time She glowed and laughed and was beautiful Every spare moment was spent together They couldn’t get enough of each other Gifts and love notes, racing hearts and fireworks A year and a […]

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New Regime – Week 1 Results

It’s been one week since I started tracking my food and attempting daily exercise.  I wrote about my new regime in this blog post.  Today was my weigh in day.   I have good news and bad news. The good news is that I lost some weight! The bad […]

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365 Grateful – Days 333 to 336

365 Grateful – Day 333:  I’m grateful to have spent New Years Eve 2013 with all four of my siblings.  My brother and three sisters were all at my house (plus some spouses and a niece and nephew).  It is very rare indeed that all five of us […]

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I am a runner … in my dreams!

I really, really wanted to be a runner.  I could see it so clearly.  My long, lean body sailing through the air with ease, burning calories with every graceful stride.  Running wherever I wanted, out in nature like I love.  Running was easy.  I was fit and healthy […]

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 23,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take […]

Believe

This will be my final post for 2013.  You may wonder why I have titled it ‘Believe’.   It is because I have chosen the word believe as my word for 2014, which was indicated in this post that I posted around a week ago. I chose this word […]

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365 Grateful – Days 326 to 332

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends!  I thought I might squeeze one more Grateful post into 2013! 🙂 +++ 365 Grateful – Day 326:  I’m very grateful that this little girl (Ava) came into my life.  She is 15 months old […]

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Sale at Robin’s Kitchen

This post is for any Aussie readers. You may already have read about it or seen it on the news – but Robin’s Kitchen is sadly shutting down on Christmas Eve.  I love this shop so am very sad to hear this news – especially because there is […]

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Happiness is …

… receiving a thoughtful gift that you absolutely love! We had a pre-Christmas family dinner get together with MrMM’s side of the family last night.  I absolutely love the gift received from my brother and sister-in-law. The flowers in the pot are ‘Angelonia angustifolia SERENA’.  The beautiful flower […]