Childhood Reading

Books have been lifelong companions - I can't remember a time when I didn't read. At the age of about 11, I recall receiving a large hardback containing abridged versions of classic tales. I suspect the Bronte sisters and Jane Austen contributed, but mostly I recall the adventure stories such as Treasure Island. I read... Continue Reading →

Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock …

I come from a family who are notoriously relaxed about time-keeping. We were brought up overseas where, if invited to someone's house for drinks at 7.30, arriving at 7.30 would be considered rude. Dinner invitations were no less fluid, and so we became used to time being a flexible concept. Of course, my father worked... Continue Reading →

If you wrote a book

What expectations would you have of your friends? That they would... read itread it and review it favourablyread it and review it honestlynot read it but share/retweet your marketing posts about the booknot read it but brag about their friend who wrote a book ask for a free copyexpect a free copybuy a copy and... Continue Reading →

Five Questions

I truly admire bloggers who sit down and throw together blogs to post immediately. I love the idea of being able to do that, but I know it's just not for me. I could use the excuse that I'm producing posts for three sites, each of which has a different purpose but, in truth, I... Continue Reading →

Sing a Song of …?

Ever wondered what your choice in music says about you? No, I can't say I've given it much thought before either ... yet music has always mattered to me. I'm not a follower of fashion - which my choice clearly says 😉 I don't listen to music radio, so adding something new to my playlists... Continue Reading →

Saying sorry

Or how to do it properly ... I didn't learn how to make a proper apology till very late in life. I've been rubbish at it for most of my life, doing the equivalent of that small child being forced to say "I'm sorry" - even when I've truly felt it and meant it. Now... Continue Reading →

What’s Normal?

I once told Himself that he wasn't Normal. You may not be entirely surprised to hear it didn't go down well 😉 So I tried again, for I really & truly meant it as a compliment. My next suggestion was "not Ordinary" which was better received, but I was still getting some side-eye... What I'd... Continue Reading →

Are you a good patient?

What does being a good patient even mean? As far as I can tell, it's generally assumed to be allowing others to take care of you, and doing what you're told. But ...  What about being an informed & involved patient? Researching your subject, thoroughly checking out the pros and cons of any treatments so... Continue Reading →

The Magic of Kindness

As you may or may not have noticed, it was Valentine's Day last weekend. It's not an event that gets much attention chez Debs & Himself, except for the fact that I noticed a rash of pictures on my village's Facebook page. Each of those photo contained a small crocheted heart with a handwritten tag... Continue Reading →

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