Category Archives: family

Rebellion: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Nancy, clean your room.” “No!” “Nancy, I said clean your room. The cleaner’s coming.” “Well let her clean.”  “Nancy, go and do your homework.” “No!” “Nancy will you please go and wipe up the dishes.” “No!” “Nancy will you go … Continue reading

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Christmas’s Past:Four to Eleven

This morning I visited Diane from Still the Lucky Few who reflects on life as a Senior. She was born into the generation before the Baby Boomers – The Silent Generation. This group was born between 1926 and 1945 and … Continue reading

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Focussing on Eyes: Weekly Photo Challenge

Closeups of eyes can be problematical as they seem to have a flickering life of their own. My nephew, however, was well practiced at the stare. Zac too would focus but his were covered by his hairy brows Most cities … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Zacky – my faithful friend

This morning Zack had a large bleed and we had no choice but to say goodbye to our dear friend.  Zack came to us as an older dog (6) with a myriad of problems. He’d had a lovely younger life … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Absence: The Unforgettable 70th Birthday

Roger (my husband) turned 70 last Sunday 8th March. Not being a cook or a good housewife I baulked at the thought of organising a party but on the 27th March I thought I could not let this auspicious occasion … Continue reading

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Flight Maroochydore to Brisbane: My Brother the Pilot

The Boeing 737 is an old plane first being built in the 1960s but a very popular plane  with 8,385 of them built as of January 2015. This was when my brother took us on a flight from Maroochydore to … Continue reading

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: The boys in their underpants

Gone are Zac’s debonair wolf-like looks and Bundy’s hippy locks. Coiffed and pampered returning with Christmas scarves. Zac asked for his to be removed immediately. Bad enough, he intimated, to be seen in public almost naked let alone wearing a Christmas … Continue reading

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