Working life has taken me by surprise. I had not expected to enjoy it so soon. There’s much to be said for saying ‘yes’ when opportunity knocks. In the past, I’ve said ‘yes’ to new challenges. Sometimes, I’ve spent a year or more working out what on earth I was doing.
A career twist, like a plot twist, sends a life in a new direction. I once promised myself I’d grasp opportunities as they presented. That was forty years ago. You’d think I’d have changed. But apparently not.
The Beekeeper’s Secret by Australian writer Josephine Moon is a delicious novel. It fell into my hands accidentally after I glanced across at a book display in a chain store. This book’s eye-catching cover caught my eye. I’m glad I bought and read it.
A birthday present, like all gifts, can be inspired. And in turn it can inspire. Gifts of experiences can be enjoyed, remembered and savoured for years.
Domestic bliss brings to mind images of joyful household harmony. Of living happily with one’s lover. Being best friends. Enjoying each other’s company. Going on dates and holidays. Sharing the washing, cooking, cleaning. Images of aprons (his and hers) behind the kitchen door. Domestic bliss provides an image of happily shared activity.
Elder abuse is never OK. June is recognised world-wide as Elder Abuse Awareness Month. And 15th June was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
I am passionate about defending human rights and preventing all forms of abuse. I am especially passionate about defending the rights of older people. Continue reading