Monday, 30 June 2008
Sunday, 29 June 2008
These are your choices and I am so thrilled that you want them.
They will be winging their way to you all as soon as possible.
If you haven't given me your address yet, write to me: email@example.com
If you'd still like to choose one, do it with pleasure!
Saturday, 28 June 2008
After another exhausting, frazzled and exasperating week at work, I didn't stay till the end, but only long enough to see this great man; looking frail and bewildered, being assisted by his wonderful wife, Graca Michel, on to the stage, for what I fear will be his last public appearance.
Although he seemed (to me) perhaps drugged on pills, struggling to walk and manage, his powerful words were unforgettable. He was definitely saying 'goodbye' and leaving all his work in OUR hands. What a majestic man.
I love you Madiba, you are my hero.Whenever I am asked who I most admire in this world, it is YOU.
Friday, 27 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
The topic this week is centred around the work of Yeondoo Jung (Wonderland), and it made me think of these two lovely little girls in my morning Nursery class. They have 'found' one another recently and are the now the best of friends. They do everything together and are inseparable. This has been so good for both of them as it has helped one immensely with her written work because she wants to emulate the other, and it has also helped the other with her social and emotional skills as she was a loner.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
As it's the '130th Giggle' day, I would love to send you an original Giggle!
If you'd like to have one of these finely crafted, handpainted magnificent pieces of art (NOT) look at all of them and choose one (or more) of your favourites.
Let me know in the comments section and I will give you my e mail address and you can send me your details.
Giggle giggle, I dare you to own one!!!!
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
Hilary gave me a sweet little cactus pair, which I introduced to Senita as the 'Fuzzy twins', her long lost cousins!
She is very happy to have some relatives in the house with her now. She says "Thanks Hills!"
Happy Cactus Monday fellow cactuteers! (and NO rude comments about what it looks like!)
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
Bro and I are only 17 and 1/2 months apart in age and have always been very close. (Although I tried to throw him out of his pram after he was born.)
We have lived apart in different countries for 22 years and we hate being away from each other. He is the only person left on the planet who shares all my history! He has visited me in London every Summer for the past few years, and we always have a marvellous time. We hardly stop talking for 2 weeks!
In 5 weeks time he will be here again. Can't wait, bro!
These photos are for you!
Love you lots and lots and miss you more and more as we get older.
Friday, 13 June 2008
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Exhausted, sapped of energy and wondering why the hell I am still working so hard at sixty, I had a chat with Steve who is my counsellor (and I am his).
After quite a while spent discussing the exact problems, he said to me:
"Ma, why are you letting it all get you down? You are just passing through at school, you cannot change the system or the people, you cannot do more than you are physically able to, try to relax and don't take it all to heart so much!"
Suddenly, the constricting band across my chest lifted, and I could breathe again. The magic words were 'you are just passing through'.
Of course I am, aren't we all? Through work, parenthood,adulthood, life ....and, after all, none of this will matter in 100 years!!!
So, I 'picked myself up, dusted myself off', and am ready to start a new week with this mantra running through my head....
you are just passing through
you are just passing through
you are just passing through......
Thanks Steve, for listening....you are very special.
Saturday, 7 June 2008
Friday, 6 June 2008
no time to paint
no space to relax
working long hours
becoming a bitch
forced to work
can't retire yet
some happy days too
in the work that i do
is it enough?
no answers yet....