Category: Miscellaneous

You Are What You Eat? Your Dog Is Too!!!

I want to share this with as many people who have dogs as possible who’s dogs may be experiencing what my dog was going through. I have a wonderful little Staffordshire terrier, she’s 11yrs old and up until fairly recently she has always been a very calm dog.  September last year she suddenly started to […]

2020 Vision

Everything is clear in hindsight. Every place you went wrong, what you should have said or done, or what you should not have said or done, all seem glaringly obvious from this vantage point.  Amazingly, we focus on the negative more than what we did or got right.  We look at what we can’t change, […]

PC Wallpapers

So I’m learning something new again! This year has been a great year for new things for me. I’m attempting to learn how to us Gimp to edit pictures and artwork and make screen wallpapers for my PC. I’m learning at home with a kind of trial and error approach, but I am enjoying it […]

On Your Bike!

I haven’t been on a bike since July 1995!  Long, long time ago!   It was 2 months after the birth of my second daughter and I wanted to get back into being active so up on the bike I hopped.  I went out on the busy road only to discover that in the year since […]

Stick With It!

A little while ago I wrote about learning a new language, the challenges, the discouragement, frustration and the slow progress I experienced along the way.  The language, in particular, was Lithuanian, which is accepted as a very difficult language, and I can certainly attest to that! I am just back from another visit to Lithuania […]

Empty Nest

Recently my last child left home.  He isn’t my youngest and he isn’t a child anymore, he’s a bright young man with his life before him.  One by one over the last  4 or 5 years all five of my children have flown the nest to make their own way in the world.  Some left […]

Learning Another Language

I started learning a new language a few years ago. Lithuanian was the language of choice and I might say, not the easiest one to pick for a monolingual English speaker! I did manage to learn enough Irish and French in school to pass the exams, but I’m not at all able to hold any […]


It’s always hard starting something new … well that’s what we’re told, but when it’s something you really really want to do and something that’s inside your comfort zone then that phrase doesn’t apply.  I love crocheting and starting a new project isn’t hard at all, but I have stepped out of my comfort zone […]