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…
After a fabulous long weekend away, I’m people watching and blogging from an airport – makes me almost feel like a real writer! Lol Its been one of those magic weekends, when I’ve mixed all of my loves - indulging in food, art, music, nights, lights, and laughter! And I'm returning home, absolutely knackered, but … Continue reading Departure Lounge Ponderings…
This week Facebook sent me a memory from last year. Quite timely, as we have started the process of getting the old house ready to sell, to downsize for the next part of our lives.. The son in question is on the final run to finish his degree and will leave home in January. The … Continue reading In The Blink of an Eye – for Patrick