Saturday poem: Friendship

Friendship Weekends full of friends Friendship filling the hallways With laughter love and kinship That outweighs forgetfulness Photographs of days gone by Of children all grown up Nappies teething rings and toddlers Transformed by the years Into brilliant young men and women Fulfilling their own dreams and spaces Reminding us we are getting old Laughter transforming…

Saturday poem: Facing fear

Fear hiding inside our heart Facing us to look within To search for new ways of being Fear instilled its ugly self Right back alongside our soul Taunting us to give in to it Fear put back in its place Rising above the negativity With love and laughter A new day born without fear

Laughter is the best medicine

It’s another day when I really need a laugh and so the following email sent to me some years ago is to be my blog post today! Sometimes, if we don’t laugh, we would sit and cry and although crying can be incredibly healing, it is not always the best option as if you are facing ongoing challenges…

Dementia, bras and laughter…

Whilst we’re all in the mood for some fun, it seems I should tell you a true story, as well as recording it here for posterity! Last week my husband and I were driving home from the airport and passed a wholesale outlet for women’s bras. He noticed the sign saying ‘Free fittings’ and thought this was…

Food, love, laughter and dementia

We’ve been watching a cooking program called Two Greedy Italians: Still Hungry on SBS, where “two fun-loving, food devotees Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo return to Italy together to remember their own pasts and discover how the culinary capital of the world is changing the way it cooks and eats. The two kings of Italian…

On death and dying

I’ve published parts of the last two paragraphs of this blog before, but felt it worthy of re-blogging. Death and dying is a part of life, and the bonus of being given the possibility of a more finite time to live is that it does make you think very deeply about your life. Yes, I do believe it is…