Poem published…

Christmas Steely sky seeps soft snowflakesgathering like a gown on green grassuntouched, virgin, bright white Animal paw prints appear, pathwayacross, birds beaks seek suet ballsbirdsong greets our ears, joyful Late sunrise darkens days, waking hardearly sunset evenings are warmedby flickering flames of hearth fires Church bells ring out to greet the mornthe day Christ wasContinue reading “Poem published…”

Two days with insanity…

I am recovering well now after a nasty chest infection/pneumonia. I’m also feeling better after some insanity. My ex was here for Christmas along with my daughter. He told me he would get me some groceries on Boxing Day. I phoned at around midday to say what I would like but he did not arrive.Continue reading “Two days with insanity…”

Somali Beef Stew

I’d like to share this recipe with you. It’s warming delicious. You can adjust the spices to taste. If this turns out too spicy, just add plain yogurt. It takes about 1 1/2 hours from start serving. For the Xawaash Spice Mix: 1/2 (3″) cinnamon stick, broken into 1/2″ pieces with the back of aContinue reading “Somali Beef Stew”

The close of my birthday, and more writing news…

Well, Christmas and my birthday are done for a year, though I celebrate the twelve days of Christmas. I used to do this by giving my daughter small gifts each day of the twelve days. I felt it was less anti-climatic. I hope all of you have enjoyed the festivities of your faith. A numberContinue reading “The close of my birthday, and more writing news…”

It’s Christmas Eve and I’m hungry…

Yesterday, my daughter arranged Christmas, but was staying at her boyfriend’s place. I had run out of food for the rest of the day today, apart from dinner. Almost all my nearby friends had shipped out to their Christmas destinations, the rest of my friends are a distance that would make getting me some thingsContinue reading “It’s Christmas Eve and I’m hungry…”

Blogger Recognition Award…

I was really touched and overwhelmed when Maja nominated me for this award. When I started, three years ago, I only wanted to write my thoughts and discoveries with two difficult diagnoses. Now I have for new friends, people who inspire me, and a voice to reach out to others. Thank you again Maja. IContinue reading “Blogger Recognition Award…”

When someone let’s you down…

We’ve all been let down, right? And it can leave us feeling all range of emotions from slight annoyance to complete devastation. It tends to leave us feeling unworthy of someone’s time, or lonely, angry, disappointed, and low self esteem. Don’t let it!! No, the person who let you down, let themselves down much moreContinue reading “When someone let’s you down…”