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“A gift from the heart” – 2013 edition.

It’s no secret to scientists and psychologists that scent can trigger memories as vivid and real as the day they were created. Although my maternal grandfather died more than 12 years ago, pulling his suspenders out of the bag I … Continue reading

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Two precious gifts – one of hope… the other of healing.

As I wrote last weekend, in the annual re-post of ” A gift from the heart “ – the story of how an anonymous Christmas gift provided me with something far more precious than soap - the most valuable gifts are always … Continue reading

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One from the archives,to get into the spirit of Christmas… ” A gift from the heart.”

As an adult, I think I’ve always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with Christmas. Don’t get me wrong - I love the festive lights, the excitement of seeing my children enjoy the holidays, get-togethers and all the cooking…but I  really, really … Continue reading

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Life is a process

There is something magical about the very moments when the darkest part of night begins that unstoppable slide into dawn. Sitting on the floor beside the window in my bedroom, I watched it all, wrapped in warm chocolate coloured chenille … Continue reading

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Looking for something nice to do? Try any one – or all- of these ideas…

We’ve all seen the bins by the doors of our local grocery stores where you can toss in some items for the food bank, but this year  those bins are not as full and food banks everywhere are needing help. … Continue reading

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Family

This is one of my new favorite photos. When I look at it, I get a little veclempt. I find it hard to believe that all these people lived inside me for 9 months before joining the world, that they … Continue reading

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Back at last…

Seriously, I am never, ever moving again.  Never.  I am going to grow old and die in this house because quite simply, I don’t think I could survive another move. Granted, there has been a lot more going on than … Continue reading

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Deconstruction

It’s official. Having signed off on the rest of our lives at the lawyers, we are now the proud owners of a new home. Possession and move will take place this weekend, so of course, I’ve been packing and cleaning … Continue reading

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My eldest son turns 16 today… ( gee I feel old again)

( the usual Bits and Bites is being pre-empted by pastry making and pie baking- come back tomorrow for a late issue) Even though I’m getting pretty close to 40, I never really feel old. At least not on a … Continue reading

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Aftermath

While in my kitchen Wednesday, washing dishes, I looked out into my backyard and saw a dandelion at least one foot tall, wagging it’s jaunty yellow head madly about in the wind. Where the hell did that come from, I … Continue reading

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