Friday, October 13, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
...I miss being in a relationship.
I miss sharing my life in a meaningful way with someone who wants to love me and be loved by me.
The many different kinds of love. The love of a caring man, the love for your own child, the love of a great book, the love of meaningful music, the love of your family, the love of your cherished friends, the love of life.
I like to think that I can bring a smile to almost anyone's face. From there I go onto their eyes to see if the smile is genuine.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
I love the way it melts in my mouth if I just leave it on my tongue, it is so creamy. Fortunately or unfortunately I don’t have easy access to it here in Canada. It is very expensive so I don’t buy it here. My family back home know my love for it and will send me some at Christmas time. The only other way I get it is if I take a trip to England and pick up lots of very large bars!
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
...make a scrapbook page or two.
I have been scrapping for over 5 years now and it has become a passion. I just spent the weekend in Michigan visiting with some people who are also into scrapbooking. We spent many hours in scrapbook stores buying some amazing stuff. Now I must sit down and do a few layouts before school starts again.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
The journaling says:
You are so beautiful in this picture as a bridesmaid. I can't help but wonder if you had any idea back then of how your future life would be. You have accomplished so much and have touched so many lives.
I bet you didn't know back then you would:
Leave South Africa
Marry a soldier
Become a nurse
Have four children
Take student in from all over the world
Have eight grandchildren
Travel the world and exotic places
Knit sweaters for African children
Donate money to buy goats for African families
Volunteer with seniors
On the tag:
Of all your accomplishments I am so glad you decided to be my mum.
You are not only a wonderful Mother but a wonderful friend
Sunday, April 09, 2006
much better now than 25 years ago! I had lasik surgery a few years ago and now I see 20/20. However I still need to wear reading glasses. I have often had compliments on my eyes, but to me they are the first thing to react to allergies! They itch and tear up, and many a day has been spent with them being swollen half shut. Fortunately though I can see, therefore I am very grateful to my eyes for allowing to see all things everywhere.
However once the warmer weather appears I like to ride my bike. It is a great way for me to get exercise, and it costs little to run and maintain. The annual tune up and a can of oil is really all you need.
Monday, April 03, 2006
...drinking tea on my way to work, from my Thermos(C) mug.
Being English, of course I love my tea! However, as you see pictured here it is just a Canadian tea bag. I LOVE it when someone from back home sends me a box of English tea. There is such a difference.
It's funny that as we were growing up, we didn't like each other very much. Now as adults we are best friends. And since our mother died in 2004 we have become even closer. Lorna has a laugh like no other. My mum used to call it common, but to me it is music to my ears!
Every day I come home from work the first thing that I always do is to turn on my computer to check my email. Having my family in other parts of the world I wonder if I will hear from my son in Korea, my sisters and brother in England, my cousins in Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa. I also have friends in Thailand, Malta, Spain, and the United States of America.
Saturday, March 04, 2006
....my camera. You never know when the right picture will present itself, so it is always best to be prepared!
Actually today I am off to buy a new camera. This one no longer works properly, the flash just won't work. So I am using money I received for my birthday to buy a new one.
Sunday, January 29, 2006
I lost George to meningitus in 1997 and more recently my mum to cancer in 2004. I hold all my family members close to my heart. Not living in the same country as them makes them even dearer to me. I am alone in a country with no family members, so the next most important thing in my life are my friends.
Friday, January 27, 2006
- Who am I?
- Who knows me best?
- How old am I? (or how old do I feel?)
- The most important thing in my life is...
- I always carry...
- Something I always do...
- I'm at my happiest when...
- On Monday morning you can find me...
- My favourite mode of transportation...
- My eyes are...
- My favourite material possession is
- To relax, I like to...
- The town I live in is....
- My worst habit is...
- My guilty pleasure is ...
- When I look at someone, the first thing I see is...
- I think ..................... is beautiful.
- One thing I can live without is...
- One thing people don't know about me
- My life is...
There is a possible scrapbook about me here. It is a challenge that I will try to complete this year, 2006.
This is one of my early layouts. The colours are vibrant and show the mood of the event.
Thursday, January 05, 2006
This is my most favourite picture of my son. He is standing at the bottom of the garden in my parents home. He is standing there as if he has staked his territory. I really didn't do this picture justice with this layout, so perhaps in the future I might redo it.
I just finished this one today. It was a challenge from a web group I belong to. I had to do a sleep layout.
The poem at the top left is:
"Golden slumbers kiss your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty baby
Do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby"
The journaling at the bottom right says:
"On returning from a walk along the beach at Mersea, before even taking off his snowsuit, Thomas and Fluffy fell fast asleep on Grandma's couch.
"He was probably dreaming of the waves rolling in and out, the wind blowing in his face and Fluffy running along side him."
Monday, January 02, 2006
Mum and Dad came to visit me in 1997 a few months after George's death. It was great to have their support and feel their comfort for that very difficult time. It was harder to say good bye at the airport this time.
In Loving Memory of
16:08:29 - 21:07:04
Much Loved Grandmother
Our Hearts Ache With Sadness
But Memories Of You Will Comfort Us
I chose to use this nusery rhyme because it was the one Grandpa sang to him while Thomas was sitting on his knee.
"Horsey, horsey, don't you stop.
Just let you hooves go hippety hop.
You tail goes swish,
and the wheels go round.
We're homeward bound."