Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Dance Your (Winter) Blues Away

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Yesterday was Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

For much of the Northern Hemisphere the weather sucks, with spring a distant hope. Christmas has faded in the rear view, unlike the bills to pay for it, which likely just arrived (mine did!). And how about those New Year's resolutions...?

Although there's no real science to it, you can see why 'they' might say that.

I've been known to be hit by the winter blahs, so I consulted my list of 'Little, Happy Things' (aka Cheap and/or Easy Happy Things!), in search of a weapon to combat them should I be struck.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Man Who Fell To Earth

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the Man Who Fell to Earth
Snippets from my scrapbook...!

I heard the news before even getting out of bed, shedding tears into my pillow.

David Bowie, dead at 69.

I am a fan, though definitely not the biggest. I confess I haven’t kept up with his recent albums, my favourite songs coming from the ‘70s and ‘80s. I did see him in concert twice however, a rarity for me. Two terrific, but very different shows as only he could do. He was also the only other person I’ve seen with eyes like mine (one pupil doesn’t contract).

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

5 Reasons Why I’m Feeling Like a Fraud at New Year’s (and at Midlife)

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5 Reasons I'm Feeling Like a Fraud at New Year's (and at Midlife)
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I ‘fess up. I just can’t do it again this year. Make resolutions, that is.

I’m feeling like a fraud, at New Year’s and in Midlife, and here’s why: