What makes a good marriage and what is romance?

Looking at Facebook today, I saw a post that said simply ‘What makes a good marriage?’ and encouraged people to comment. As we get older and have more experience with relationships and with marriage, we can change our thinking on these things. Having been married a total of three times, I think I have learnedContinue reading “What makes a good marriage and what is romance?”

Will you hold my hand?

Not sure if I’ve shared this poem before, but I quite like it so thought I would share today. I shared it on a Parkies Facebook page that I follow that was asking people to share their talent, their arts and crafts. My Mother was a bit of an artist and my home is homeContinue reading “Will you hold my hand?”

Acts of Service…

I came across this on another Blogger’s site. It reminds me of something my husband and I learned years ago from a Counsellor. It is a thing called ‘Acts of Service’. Acts of service, or perhaps my interpretation of it, is saying ‘I love you’ without saying it in words. While it is still lovelyContinue reading “Acts of Service…”

Perfect imperfection…

I have always said that perfection is over-rated. That if we always strive for perfection, we are bound to be disappointed. It always surprises me when my boss describes me as a ‘perfectionist’ for I feel that it is a description that doesn’t sit well for me. I acknowledge I try to do my best,Continue reading “Perfect imperfection…”

None of us are promised tomorrow…

Feeling in a reflective mood this evening. I went to work as usual today and asked about a patient that had to go back to the main hospital as he had become unwell. I was then told that the patient had died over the weekend. He was only in his mid 30’s. I was shockedContinue reading “None of us are promised tomorrow…”

Sharing time with family

Today I spent the day with my three grand-daughters and my cousin out Op Shopping. My daughter is raising her children to be independent thinkers who are not slaves to current fashions, but seek their own style. She told me that they enjoyed Op Shopping, so I thought I would take them out and seeContinue reading “Sharing time with family”

A better person… trying to find balance in life

I had lunch this week with my daughter, my youngest child and mother of my three grand-daughters. We started to talk about my Parkinson’s and how I was doing and generally how it has affected me. Life is busy. I work four days a week in a busy and stressful job. I have a husbandContinue reading “A better person… trying to find balance in life”

Taonga (Treasure)

Today I received a Taonga (treasure) from my lovely husband. A belated birthday gift which I shall treasure. In our New Zealand culture, for Maori the Tangata Whenua of New Zealand, greenstone is revered and given as a symbolic gift. Greenstone is something that should be given as a gift not purchased for yourself. ItContinue reading “Taonga (Treasure)”