Category Archives: Health

All Things Come to an End

I’ve been teaching guitar for more than 30 years. I teach at home, and was asked to teach at a local school in 2005. Pupil numbers do tend to cycle – when money is tight, people cut ‘luxuries’ like music … Continue reading

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Keeping on…

I’ve had very little internet access over the last couple of weeks. I didn’t really plan to disappear. Nothing serious, just life as it happens. I finished my game of tatting chicken. Frankendoily Lives! I scrounged every last piece of … Continue reading

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Wild Bells

I was remembering a poem today. ‘Ring out, Wild Bells’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, although it is actually called ‘In Memoriam’. The link to the full poem is┬áhere It’s about ringing in the new year, although it covers quite a … Continue reading

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When Words Fail…

Random ramblings from the new normal. The first lot of medication from the neurologist did not help at all. It just seemed to ramp things up to the extent that I contacted her at 9:30 on a Saturday evening to … Continue reading

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Straws and Camels

I have been trying to put together a blog post for the last few days – without much success. Then tonight my cat went missing. She is old – around 14 years – and doesn’t usually go far. But tonight … Continue reading

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Still Here…

We are still soldiering on. My husband has an appointment with a neurologist on Monday – we will see what she has to say. To add to the excitement, the specialist is in Johannesburg. I don’t know my way around … Continue reading

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About as Complicated as it Gets

First I would like to thank everyone who took the time to send good wishes and positive thoughts my way. I appreciate every one of them. There is no easy way to say this. My husband has been diagnosed with … Continue reading

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