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over the rainbow
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Over the Rainbow

…..continuation of The Other Side of the World I lived in Toronto, Canada for almost a year. I arrived in the summertime of 2018. I’ve seen and felt the seasons in full circle. The sunshine and fun of summer, the coloured leaves of fall, the purity of snow in winter and the beautiful bounce back …

Lock Down
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Look forward to Lockdown

Whilst the COVID-19 lockdown is a consideration just around the corner, my mind has already been racing with ideas on how to fill in the time. For me, three to four weeks in isolation at my apartment sounds like a holiday, not a prison sentence. As an introvert, I am secretly looking forward to the …

other side of the world
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The Other Side of the World

Part of me was running away. I needed to be far away from what I have always known. I wanted to be on my own. The other part was fulfilling childhood dreams and curiosities. This was the reason for moving to the other side of the world. The process to move to Canada took six …

after the rain
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After the Rain

The words ‘after the rain’ typically means that once an event is over there is a sense or feeling of new, fresh and clean. However, I am still feeling awash. How much rain is it going to take? In the days and month’s leading up to my mother’s death, it could have rained every single …

time wasting technology
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Time Wasting Technology

Be aware of how you spend your time. Recently I noticed how I spend a lot of time on my mobile phone with mind-numbing activities. Playing games, reading so-called “news” items or scrolling through Instagram and Facebook instead of feeding myself with useful and informative information which would be pointing me in the right direction …

just drive
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Freedom is

Driving on an open road A quiet mind No schedules Time by myself Alarm free mornings A one way ticket Singing in the car Walking through the forest Reading all day Flying above the clouds Sand between my toes Travelling alone Handing in my resignation A long hot bath Having nothing to do To me, …

giants causeway
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Life Lessons at Forty

Be Reliable. It’s sexy. There are very few people in this world that are reliable. People who call or message when they say they will. Who rarely change plans last minute. Who say they are there for you and really are. Be that person. Keep your promises. Be reliable, it’s sexy. The world needs more …

darkest days
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Darkest Days

** Photo by Almos Bechtold on Unsplash This is for the light you could not see. What I loved most was our connection. Deeper on levels that others may not ever experience or understand. We shared the same quirky sense of humour and cared little for fitting in with everyone else. We were our own little storm in …

Everything but You
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Cutlery, Crockery and Crystal

Between you and me, mum: I can’t stand the thought of being without you at Christmas. Putting up the tree and laying neatly wrapped presents underneath. Your Shortbread and Gingerbread cookies along with Christmas cake prepared prior to our arrival and hidden in containers in the cupboard underneath the microwave. After all these years, we …

another dimension
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Another Dimension

As the daylight hours pass her by, she finally stops being productive and conscientious. She lies down across her bed to forget about her life as she knows it. In this moment all the thinking and planning for the future is put to rest and her mind is able to drift off to another dimension. …

Me n Mum
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Before Too Late

Mum, before it’s too late, I want you to know this; You are my rock. The person I could call and who would always answer. The person who listens the hardest. Listens to me cry. Listens to my achievements. Listens to my crazy ideas and to hear about what I’ve been doing or what I’m …

fantasy world
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Fantasy World

She closes her eyes and dreams of him. There they are alone in his bedroom after all this time. Something she has been waiting for and imagining for what feels like days, months, forever. Maybe her entire adult life. They stand at the edge of the bed facing each other. Kissing. His body heat is …

hospital room
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Emergency Room

To the man in the hospital bed next to me; We are strangers. Unaware of each others circumstance with the how and why either of us ended up in here. I am sorry you are not well. I am sorry that you are on your own tonight. I am sorry that I pretended to be …

letting go
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Learning to let go

Many of us have done this. Moved house and moved again, stacking and storing our possession in boxes and never getting them out. Truth be told, I’ve been carrying around several boxes for years and haven’t needed a single thing out of them. It was like a stacked pile of procrastination with things I’d either …

waterfall
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If you really knew me

If you really knew me, you would know; I choose my music by listening to the words. I only open up to those who are close to me and whom I trust. Sunday is the day I enjoy most. I refer to it as #sundayfunday or #noundiesundie. It’s the only day that I don’t have …