View from my Kids’ Rooms

“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” – Phyllis Diller Just when I woke up this morning Pat sent me this wonderful view of Melbourne at day break from her bedroom window. She just moved in last weekend so I haven’t seen…

Here we go again!?!

The new normal… it is the acceptance that this will happen again and again and we just have to get used to it. This is Melbourne … by 11:59 tonight, we are back in Lockdown. Acting Premier of Victoria announced that Victoria is to have a 7 day Circuit Breaker snap lockdown. (Fingers crossed 🤞…

An Afternoon Walk on Mother’s Day

”Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all of you great mothers out there. I am wishing you more blessing, more love and more happiness in your lives! It is Mother’s Day today, but I had an early celebration yesterday….

27 Precious Years

“Happy birthday to one of the few people whose birthday I can remember even without a Facebook reminder.” 💐❤️🎂🤗🤩 Dear Patricia… Happy 27th birthday to our dear baby! As you grow old-errrr remember to love more, always value the precious moments in life, treasure your family and friends, laugh louder and smile a little more…

A Few Weeks Ago

“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac I had a feeling of slight numbness on my left arm. It wasn’t severe or continuous but I wanted to be sure that it wasn’t related to my stroke which I had three years ago. I had an MRI and also had…

“I want my mummy’s hug…”

What mother wouldn’t feel her heart broken when she hears her child saying, “I want my mummy’s hug.” My youngest child is 26, but she is still my baby no matter what. And yesterday she is feeling sick so she had to have a Covid test and wait for the results before she can even…

Being 62

“Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.” – Alexander Hamilton I was walking last week when all of a sudden I felt my knees being misaligned. I don’t know if that is the term but that is what it felt like. But it did’t stay long that way and it…

“Me Day”

“Soft sand, rolling waves, and endless sunshine. What’s not to love?” – Selena Barrientos Yesterday, I posted some snow photos in London from my son, during one of his walks in the park near where he lives. Today, I have some summer photos from my daughter, Pat, when she went to Brighton Beach in Melbourne….

London through the Lens of Tim

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” — Unknown When I think of London, I think of cold, wet and dreary weather. Sometimes my son would ask me if I would like to live there and my quick response is no. I already don’t like Melbourne…

A View from my Son’s Window

”Bless those who see life through a different window and those who understand their view.” – unknown I was just talking to my kids earlier and before Tim said goodbye, he sent me a view of the snow in London (it is 10 in the morning there). So here I am posting this before I…

2021 The New Year is UPon Us

“Let go of all that holds you down, the next three hundred sixty five days are for you.” – Emily Byrnes “To everyone… a new year is UPon us. Let’s make it a Great One!” Although firework displays were cancelled in Melbourne and gatherings are down again to just 15 people indoors…I have still so…

Oh what a year that was …. Melbourne

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley We are literally in the end of 2020. Same time last year, we were all getting ready for the festive fireworks display in the city. None of us expected what the next year would bring us. Most of…