Blogging, handwriting and Pen Pals

The art of handwriting and letter writing is becoming obsolete as we are all using text messaging, email, Twitter, Facebook and other types of social media. I have gathered lots of global friends via my blog, and now consider them to be pen pals, and am excited to be meeting a few of them soon…

Loneliness, dementia and dying

Today is Day 28 of my National Poem Writing Month challenge, and I have managed to write a haiku each day, often using an image to spark my imagination. Todays poem is called Alone and has me thinking more about loneliness, dementia and dying. I’m not so sure the loneliness is any worse than when you are facing…

Time flies

A fellow blogger, Worrywarts guide… led me to the YouTube clip below (thank you). It catapulted me into a ‘reconsider my various mantras’ mode, such as ‘you live until you die’ and ‘live every day as if it’s your last, just in case it is’. And then it made me wonder how many days until…

Lost to dementia or WordPress?

A couple of weeks ago I ‘lost’ a blog post, and the day after I asked for someone to tell me if they had received it, and thankfully one lovely friend (DR) sent me the email she received into her Inbox, so I actually have proof of it!! But where the hell did it go, and…

I’ve started wandering…

My days are starting to look a bit like this! I do a lot of walking around in circles, up and down the stairs to the bedroom, back to the office or kitchen, wondering why. If I was a resident in aged care, I would be labelled as wandering, rather than a person simply looking for something…

Staying connected

As I wander around the shops or streets, or sit in restaurants or cafes, many people are more connected to their iPhones or iPads, tweeting, or checking emails or Facebook or other social media connections, often forgetting to talk to each other. Worrying or excited about how many followers they have, rather than how many face-to-face…