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Psyching myself up for the family portrait

Being fifty-something, I’m starting to think that there are already too many photo’s of me in this world. If I was never captured on film (or in pixels) again, the world wouldn’t shift from its axis and I’d be happy enough to be remembered by my pre-fifty-something snapshots. Which is saying something … most of… Continue reading Psyching myself up for the family portrait

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Hit me with your ribbon stick (climbing back into the craft saddle)

Being fifty-something, I’m nothing if not persistent. The horror of my near-death-by-scrapbooking experience is slowly fading. So much so that last weekend I climbed back into the crafting saddle … boots and all. Inspired by the lithe young gymnasts at the London Olympics, I resolved to attempt a gymnast’s ribbon wand as a gift for… Continue reading Hit me with your ribbon stick (climbing back into the craft saddle)

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Ambushed by memories … and loving it.

Being fifty-something, I’ve got half a lifetime’s worth of memories to manage. Photographs, mementos, cards, keepsakes, touchstones … however you categorise them, I possess as many of them as the next fifty-something. When I wrote about the memories sparked by this photo a couple of weeks back, I was amazed at the number of family… Continue reading Ambushed by memories … and loving it.

it's all about me · organising /good ideas at the time · remembering / musing

Procrasti-glossary … the midlife guide to putting off until tomorrow

Being fifty-something (and a writer), what I don’t know about procrastinating might not be worth knowing. My mindful midlife perspective has put the spotlight on a plethora of putting-off practices that can sometimes fly under the radar (unless you’re looking for them). Here’s a little nomenclature to go with it … a glossary of modern-day… Continue reading Procrasti-glossary … the midlife guide to putting off until tomorrow

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The 10-minute take-10-years-off-your-hands sensation

Being fifty-something, my hands are not looking as young as they used to. This favourite, super-cheap pick-me-up takes just a few minutes and makes my hands look like they did ten years ago, and feel like they did fifty-something years ago. Yep, they feel as soft as newborn skin! It’s a great at-home routine before… Continue reading The 10-minute take-10-years-off-your-hands sensation