How to celebrate 65 years!

Posting grandma's card

A birthday is a special occasion because it marks your arrival into the world and your continued place in it. It is the way you can pause and assess how you are doing. Although there are millions of people celebrating the same day, it is very special so I’m sharing how to celebrate 65 years in a series of posts. […]

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Anxious – need a jigsaw

Anxious - need a jig saw

Today is a jigsaw day. Not because it is pouring with rain and the sky is dark although Noah would be welcome at the moment. No, it’s a jigsaw day because I’m feeling anxious. No, I can’t tell you why I’m anxious or what I’m anxious about. I’m just anxious. This means I need to force myself to focus. I […]

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Flavours Holidays interviews Julia Skinner!

The lovely folks over at Flavours Holidays recently got in touch to interview me about how ‘Julia’s Place’ came into being and to find out what life after retirement looks like to me. They sent me a series of questions: What skill have I yet to explore? What have I learnt from both the 100 Word Challenge projects? Where is my […]

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This week has seen the passing of a 93 year old lady who played a key part in my life over 30 years ago. I was married to her only son and although I have been married 3 times, she was the only mother-in-law I have had.She always had a soft spot for me I think because I gave her the precious gift of […]

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For the ladies only!

#POST ALERT contains a discussion about gynecological matters# Although I’m not in my dotage, I am what would be described as an ‘older’ woman and therefore have gone through all the various stages of gynecological development that there is. I’ve had a couple of miscarriages, a stitch to keep everything in and delivered a beautiful baby boy. I’ve been a […]

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