Extreme heat

We’ve done it. Broken an eighty year old record. Am I happy? NO!!! But at least we have not had any rotational load shedding – yet. That’s political speak for power failure. What it really means we all get to take turns being without electricity. When we most need it. Raili Tanska Stay cool Advertisements

About Fear

I thought I would revisit part of something I wrote about fear a while back. There is a lot of people writing a lot of stuff about all the fearful things that are happening around the world. Google search  for fear got me 564 million results in 0.9 secs !!!  Wow – that’s a lot … More About Fear

Inspiring People

Sampson Gordon “Sam” Berns (October 23, 1996 – January 10, 2014) was an American teen who had progeria and helped raise awareness about the disease. He was the subject of the HBO documentary Life According to Sam, which was first screened in January 2013. He died one year later, after appearing in a TEDx Talks video titled “My philosophy for a happy life. Mum … More Inspiring People

All in the Head

ALL IN THE HEAD I have to say since JJ and LL moved in, Maria’s life’s got pretty crazy and her head’s become kind of crowded with all three of us in it. I’m Carmen by the way. God knows I’ve tried to get those two to tone down. But there’s only so much I … More All in the Head

Grief and Loss

It comes to all of us – the final farewell.  We recently had a loss in the family.  It was not unexpected. Everyone had had time to prepare for the inevitable. Regardless of that, it still hurts. The finality of it. The knowing that someone you deeply cared for is no longer physically here. Raw, … More Grief and Loss

RBI – No, it’s not a Star Wars Robot!

RBI, is the newest chocolate discovery in 80 years. Ruby chocolate is the fourth chocolate type after white, milk and dark chocolate. I got a box of it for Christmas this year. Australia was one of the first countries to launch ruby chocolate back in July 2018. Kirsten Tibballs, Australia’s Queen of chocolate,  says ruby RB1 “opens up a … More RBI – No, it’s not a Star Wars Robot!

Ship in a bottle

For the last few years TRH (The Retired Husband) has been gifted Lego sets by son #1. Last year we both did. It was my first ever own kit. Wall.E emerged into being only because I got expert tutoring to make it. This year TRH was given a ship in a bottle kit. It’s 962 … More Ship in a bottle