Taking Stock – March 2020 – Global Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Never in a million years did I think back when I did my last Taking Stock post in December 2019 that my next one would see the world in the midst of a pandemic.  I was so positive and optimistic about 2020 – a whole new fresh decade full of hope and promise.  As we all know, it hasn’t been a great year so far as I’ve discussed in this post and this post. It’s surreal isn’t it?  I find…

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Missing Mojo

MISSING MOJO ALERT!  It happens to us all now and then and it’s my turn now.  Yes – my mojo is missing! What’s that mean? Well, I’m feeling a bit flat.  I’m overwhelmed with all my ‘to-do’s’.  You know that feeling – it’s all…

March 12, 2020
Tabby Foster Kittens

The Kitten Foster Files #6

WELCOME TO THE KITTEN FOSTER FILES #6 In The Kitten Foster Files #5 I told of the rollercoaster ride with my first neonates.  I can now report that we are out the other side and all is well which makes the whole ride well…

March 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Anxiety Trigger Overload

As a mother, a sister, a relative, a daughter, and a friend; and as a perimenopausal woman in her 50’s who is prone to anxiety; and as a human whose immune system is compromised so she gets sick very easily¹, the Coronavirus ‘pandemic’ has…

March 4, 2020
beach holiday

7 Signs you need a relaxing holiday

The last getaway or holiday I had was when I went to Cairns for a few days to visit my daughter in September 2019.  It was a break away but not exactly what I’d call a holiday. Since then I was sick for two…

February 24, 2020
Brown Tabby Kitten

The Kitten Foster Files #5

WELCOME TO THE KITTEN FOSTER FILES #5 This post honours the memory of the gorgeous Archie pictured above.  It’s also a glimpse of the realities of fostering baby kittens. THE ‘A’ KITTIES On Sunday 2 February, I collected my 3rd foster litter.  I was…

February 21, 2020

Self Care Tips for when there’s ongoing traumatic news

2020 was full of so much promise.  A fresh new decade all sparkling clean and new! It has though, been rough so far.  Here in Australia there’s been the ongoing relentless drought, all the dreadful bushfires, now torrential rain and flooding (plus throw in…

February 13, 2020

The Kitten Foster Files #4

WELCOME TO THE KITTEN FOSTER FILES #4 Hi Kitten Lovers!  Well as predicted in The Kitten Foster Files #3, I no longer have Belle and Holly.  The day came where I had to drop them back to the RSPCA to be desexed and then…

January 31, 2020

I REMEMBER WHEN Romper Room’s Magic Mirror didn’t see me

Here’s a little trip down memory lane … right back to the early childhood years when life was so carefree and simple.  Did you used to watch Romper Room when you were a kid?  I believe it was Miss Patricia who hosted the show…

January 30, 2020
Woman in City with bubbles

Just Do It

This post is part of the Gorgeous 50’s series inspired by a book given to me by one of my sisters on my 50th birthday – ‘Grown up and Gorgeous in your 50’s’ by Pamela Robson.  I will be sharing some of Pamela’s words…

January 23, 2020

The Kitten Foster Files #3

Hello there and welcome to THE KITTEN FOSTER FILES #3 On 28 November I announced that I was going to become a foster carer for kittens (and maybe puppies down the track – though I’m not so sure now that fostering puppies will work…

January 17, 2020
Wild Koala mother with baby, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia

Hello 2020 – A new year and a new decade

Hello 2020 and hello everyone – I’m back!  This is my first post for 2020, and though I do hope that 2020 is a wonderful year for us all, the words ‘Happy New Year’ are not ones I can use to kick off the…

January 16, 2020