The Truth of Life

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heart-cloudThings have been kind of sad lately. A deep kind of sadness that just sits inside my tummy and at times I cry, but at other times I just feel really, really sad. I think it’s called grief. And I think I’ve been smacked in the face with it a bit lately.

The past two weeks have been tough. I’ve had to farewell two of the most precious ‘older’ women in my life; my beloved and beautiful-spirited, Aunt, and my most treasured and sweet, Nan. (I dare not say ‘elderly’ as I know that they would both give me a clip beside the ear despite the fact that they have about 40 and 50 years on me, respectively.)

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The Greatest Collection of All

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ChineseFriendshipI don’t really know how it happened. Or when it happened. It just seems to have happened. And it’s interesting, because I wouldn’t ever say I am a collector of sorts or a hoarder, but it seems over the thirty odd years of my life I have managed to collect something quite incredible. Quite wonderful. Quite exquisite, even.

No, it’s not a stamp collection or a priceless array of gems. It is something even more valuable. It seems that I have undoubtedly THE greatest collection of friends in the world. I suppose it’s only by my own decree, but at the end of the day, ‘tis only oneself which needs to believe one’s friends are the greatest, isn’t it?

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Smiles after Lost Love

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That special day, 64 years ago.

One short month ago today, we lost the patriarch of our family. This meant I lost my grandfather; my Big Chicken Hawk. It meant my mother lost her Dad; I don’t know how any ‘little girl’ goes through that. But most heartbreaking of all, was what this meant to my grandmother; she lost her husband of 64 years.

64 years, 3 months and 26 days to be precise. I think a marriage that survived so much, and a love that endured that long, deserves to be remembered with such precision.

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Thirteen Lessons from MMXIII

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screw you 20132013 was without doubt one of the most difficult of my 32 years and, to be honest, at times I didn’t think I’d get to the end in tact. However, as I’m writing this it appears I have made it and, I must say, I’m excited about the new year and the possibilities of adventure and magic that it may bring. Excited way more than usual about a new year.

Throughout life we learn lots of things but it’s usually when things are toughest that we learn the most. We learn about ourselves, our loved ones and life in general. With this in mind, I wondering if I’m close to being a genius now after this past year. Hahaha. 2013 tried it’s darnedest to knock the stuffing out of me, but I not only managed to walk into the sunrise of 2014, I did so with an armful of new knowledge. Here is just some of it what I’ve learnt…
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Lost and Found… Eventually

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The last post I wrote was about the strange things that are lost and never found – like our vacuum cleaner. (Weird, I know!) So today I thought it would be fun to write about some things that are lost and then eventually found. It has a much happier ring to it, don’t you think?

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Lost and Never Found

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I’ve lost some money. Well not ‘some’ money; a lot of money. 17,000 dollars, in fact and I’ve spent hours looking for it and I cannot find it. The good thing is it’s technically not real money (thank goodness) it’s in the figures for my business’ annual accounts. Still a concern, of course, but I’m sure it’s just an incorrect figure somewhere.

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