Knots in the Back

Sunday morning – and my back went into spasm from a simple twist while I was sitting. Ouch, ouch, mega ouch!! I’ve done all the usual things to fix it – rest, heat, massage, pain relief, anti-inflammatories… it’s nearly there after three days of hobbling around. So now that I can move a bit more … More Knots in the Back

Gardening Hacks

Herbs growing on the window sill from cuttings…. We’re heading full gallop into summer here. That means ants and other pests. This year, I’m going to try vinegar! Raili Tanska Steps for Peace Respect and love yourself first – the rest follows

Saturday Smiles

Two female teachers took a group of students from  grades 1, 2 and 3 for a field trip to Flemington Racecourse. When it was time to take the children to the ‘bathroom’, it was decided that the girls would go with one teacher and the boys would go with the other. The teacher assigned to … More Saturday Smiles

Echoes of Purple

It’s that time of the year when many of the streets in Adelaide are coloured purple. As the flowers fall the streets below are carpeted in purple. Simply stunning, the flowering jacaranda is known by students to be the harbinger for end of year exams. Jacaranda mimosifolia, if grown from seed, can take anywhere from … More Echoes of Purple

Talking to Air

Me: Oooh, that cool, fresh breeze is soooo nice, especially after the hot weather! Air: Thank you! I’m so glad you like it. Me (more than a little startled) : Huh?  Whose that? Air: Why, me –  air,  of course! You just said how much you appreciate me. Me: Huh? You TALK ? Air: Hell yeah! … More Talking to Air

Amazing Musicians

People are so amazingly talented! Do you have a hidden talent? Are you an amazing street performer? Raili Tanska Steps for Peace With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. Thomas Fowell Buxton  

Bouncing back

Flexibility, pliability, suppleness, plasticity, springiness, spring, give. Resilience = the ability of a substance to spring back into shape; elasticity; the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. I guess the notion of springiness or elasticity can be applied to people. I can think of quite a few I know who seem to have an … More Bouncing back

Saturday Smiles

Time for some panda cuteness …. Housework was a woman’s job, but one evening, Janice arrived home from work to find the children bathed, one load of laundry in the washer and another in the dryer Dinner was on the stove, and the table set. She was astonished! It turns out that Chuck had read … More Saturday Smiles