A year ago, I was sitting on my couch thumbing through a book I had got for Christmas and scrolling through Twitter, when I realized someone I followed in the support group #RecoveryPosse, was doing exactly the same thing. Cue the start of a very cool, trans-Hemisphere friendship, based initially on words, but would grow … Continue reading Dear Me Part(s) 2
In recent days I have been brought to mind of the very long running radio series “Letters from America”, by Alister Cooke which ran from 1946 to a month before his death in 2004. A staggering 2869 episodes. Cosy chats about everything from the very first broadcast – sailing from Southampton to New York, accompanying … Continue reading A Letter to America
Back in January, I wrote a blog about the people who live on the periphery of our lives “The Regulars” (https://chrissiestable.com/2020/01/31/the-regulars/ ) And I wrote about Dave, who was moving from a regular to a friend…. As summer came to a close; we would see each other most days, and chat. He was English, always … Continue reading “Tara Chook, Keep Smiling”
1 September 2019, I was away, laughing, smiling, life and soul of the party…. But hiding, very well I thought, my little secret. After a decade of utter crap, I thought I was “burnt out”. I was of course depressed, but it would take another 3 months or so, before I would use that word … Continue reading 1 September 2019
One of the online groups I belong to, encourages its members to do a gratitude list every day. And most of us do. Once a day, morning or night, 1 line or 30 lines. Whatever works for you.. it focuses your mind on the positives… I do mine at night, reflecting on the day that’s … Continue reading lockdown ledger
“We're going on a bear hunt.We're going to catch a big one.What a beautiful day!We're not scared" - Michael Rosen A simple kids’ book, with a simple story….. I live in a very small country, at the bottom of the world; our nearest neighbours are about 3 hours away by plane; and to get just … Continue reading connections
I was given this book for Christmas; letters famous people have written to their younger selves. A writer friend and I decided we would join in….. It turned out to be a harder write than I anticipated…. This is my fourth draft…. So here we go…. Ahh Chris, 16 was one of the best years! … Continue reading dear me…..
“Nice to see you, to see you Nice!” Anyone of a certain age, who watched British TV in the 70s will recognise that particularly cringe worthy phrase from one of the original TV Game shows.. It basically pitted 2 generations of 1 family against 2 generations of other families… Camp, corny and hugely popular, it … Continue reading The Generation Game
My FB memories have been reminding me of the series of blogs I wrote this time last year which were recipes for the holiday season… What a difference a year makes? This blog has morphed into my musings about Life, and while I’m still cooking, feeding people and playing with recipes, my muse appears to … Continue reading Wrapping it up….
There’s a “thing” going around Twitter at the moment, as 2019 comes to an end, you’re meant to tweet what you have learned in the last decade.. I decided my learnings were too many to fit into 280 characters! So wrote this, in my head, on the beach.. Am hoping it transfers intact to paper.. … Continue reading It’s been a funny old decade…