Blue shoes begging to dance

Blue shoes didn’t top list of things I wanted. I certainly did not need them, but when they came into my life almost accidentally, I fell in love with them. These shoes may look quite ordinary, but to me they are very special. They beg me to dance.

Working life in the fast(er) lane

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.

Career twist at eighty explained

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. My life was coasting along pleasantly, as the lives of older people often do. Not much disturbed my …

Domestic bliss

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.

Sing for Health and Happiness

The Sing for Health Concert last Friday was the culmination of Sing for Health Week in Perth, Western Australia. It was also the culmination of months of hard work and perseverance. Congratulations to everyone involved! And it was superb! The audience thought so too. There was a standing ovation at the end.

Reclaiming creativity

Reclaiming creativity is my new, important, goal. The lovely thing about this goal is that it is already happening. New ways of doing what I do already present themselves. My job is to listen to the promptings of my mind (or heart) and to respond. To watch out for synchronicity. For  too long, I’d been …

Pinterest stole my heart

‘You should try Pinterest,’ my sister, Elizabeth Worts, urged. You will love it. Ít is good fun. And you won’t ever have to buy another magazine.’ At first, I couldn’t see the point. Why would anyone want to ‘follow’ other people’s ‘pins’ and ‘boards’ and read about their interests. The idea was too new for …

Kings Park Perth and a walk in the rain

A walk in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in the rain on Easter Saturday made my mind buzz. It has been a long time since I’ve been there. Once a regular visitor. I’d forgotten how beautiful it is. I thought of my walk as an ‘artist’s date’.

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