I want you to know

My dear Mum. It was not the celebration I hoped you would have,Alone in your room, quiet, distant.Oh, to be there by your side,To be holding your hand,But not this year. It was not lost on us, this momentous occasion,A milestone in life, your life, and ours.Oh, how I...

When we least expect it

I’m not one to go looking for accolades, so it sure means something if they arrive when I least expect it. Earlier this week, I was helping a friend tally votes for a Toastmasters club we’re involved with. Going through all the handwritten slips, I was pleasantly...

Saying goodbye to good neighbours

Fourteen years ago, they moved onto our street. They came with friendly faces and two dogs – Tika and Mojo – and quickly became part of the scenery. We often caught up over coffee, a few times attended events together, and had many conversations about a...

A welcome visitor

This is the only non-grass plant in our yard. Mowing the lawn is on my list of worst things to do. I love the feel of grass under my feet, but I don’t mow. Occasionally, however, it’s a necessity or a kindness, and for both those reasons, I found myself...

Small find leads to much happiness

Thank you, whoever you are, for accidentally leaving this SMÄCKER tray in your shopping cart at IKEA over the weekend. Of course, I presume it was an accident. I mean who, would want to leave such an excellent item alone in a cart. I waited to see if you came back,...