Category Archives: Love

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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Post-it with the most-it

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Post-it Inventor, Arthur Fry

It’s been 30 years since the invention of one of my favourite organisational tools… the Post-it Note. Invented by Arthur Fry, an American inventor and scientist, when he couldn’t get standard scraps of paper to mark certain pages of his hymn book.

Over the past thirty years, these little bits of paper with a dab of glue have become quite famous! I believe over six billion (yes, billion) are sold in over 800 countries around the world every year.

And personally, I am sure I’m responsible for at least 10% of those sales. Haha! I always like to have a good stack of my ‘coloured memory pads’ near me at all times. On the desk, atop the fridge, next to the bed… they’re never too far away.

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