Confessions of a house cleaner tragic

A house cleaner tragic through and through, I’ve enjoyed cleaning my own house all my adult life. I find it meditative, creative and satisfying. But, at 80+ I finally decided to take the plunge and employ a cleaning firm that specialises in working in apartments.

Wildflowers, the bush and a Probus Club

Wildflowers bloom in profusion in the bush in the Western Australian spring. They start late in winter in the warmer, northern parts of the state and sweep south, region-by-region.  

Six reasons why an apartment could be better than retirement housing

The financial aspect of retirement housing dominated the ‘Your Money’ section of today’s The West Australian.  The articles suggested that seniors should weigh up, seriously, the advantages of moving into park homes and retirement villages.

Pamela Lynch, How the hell did I get here? Book Review

Pamela Lynch is one amazing woman. She completed a PhD in Classics and Ancient History when she was 55. A few months before her sixtieth birthday, she trekked to the Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas.

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.

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