Raves & Rants

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A delicate balance
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Ode to the nap
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See you in September
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Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.
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Swimsuit shopping
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How ‘bout them twinkle toes?
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The lady in red
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A delicate balance
2
Ode to the nap
3
See you in September
4
Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.
5
Swimsuit shopping
6
How ‘bout them twinkle toes?
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The lady in red

A delicate balance

A beautiful short story by Alice McDermott, Gloria is rich with family joy and tragedy; an abundant reminder of the treasure that is our loved ones.

It’s a short, lovely read. Here’s a snippet to tempt you…

“Just then the grandchildren returned to the dining room, moving, as they did in those days, in a chattering scrum. They wanted their Read More

Ode to the nap

There are some things in our lives as children that dwindle away as we grow older, and that now as adults we may miss and strive to regain – sense of wonder, play, imagination and… the nap. That blissful ability to fall asleep whenever, wherever. Talking , singing, bouncing in the back seat one minute, then sound asleep the next. And then we, as parents, continued to drive around. Groceries could wait; the nap could not. Read More

See you in September

I’ll admit it I miss the “back-to-school” rush. Buying school supplies, new sneakers, backpacks, lunch kits, all of it. Well, maybe not all the forms that needed to be filled out and each and every one seemed to ask for the same information, again and Read More

Shoes. Shoes. Shoes.

When did you know it was love? Was it love at first sight? Was it your first pair of red shoes? Or black patent Mary Janes? Platforms? Or those strappy roman sandals?

We do love our shoes, don’t we? Every style, shape and colour, we love them.  Sometimes a little more agony, than ecstasy. Sometimes bordering on obsession, but still Read More

Swimsuit shopping

You have the itinerary.  Everything is booked. Fun in the sun is just a few weeks away. You post pictures of your island retreat on the fridge where you will see them every day and be reminded that soon, very soon you will be in paradise. And that just prior to heading off to that paradise you will have to face the nightmare of shopping for a bathing suit.  Very soon you will have to face the florescent lighting, the three way mirror and all that white,  Read More

How ‘bout them twinkle toes?

Hands up, how many of you paint your toenails in the summer? How about in the winter? Even if you’re not going on a beach vacation? I thought so. There are not as many painted toes out there in winter as there are in summer. But, does it really have to be that way?

Painting your fingernails is one thing. Your hands are on display all the time. Nail polish is a lovely way to accessorize your hands and outfits. It can give you a feeling of elegance, being well made up, a sense of Read More

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