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Joy & Happiness 

I’ve often been told by visiting my friends or family members that I always look happy. They have known and seen my painful struggle with hardships in finances, divorce, betrayal and loss but still I always appear cheerfully encouraged. 422 more words

April Smarties

March was a busy, busy month. Here are some random snippets…

And some highlights from Collin’s Comic Book Workshop. Be sure to sign up for the last trimester!!! 21 more words



Animated family movie. (g) 87 minutes
Well, the feature version of the hugely successful tv series opens in three days, but I had a sneak peek and, as a dedicated Shaun fan, I loved it. 354 more words

Stars 4

A letter to separating parents....

Dear Mum and Dad, 

There is something that my brothers and sisters and I would like to tell you.

You both deserve to be happy, and we deserve to have TWO parents that are happy, fulfilled examples. 349 more words

pure innocence (haibun)

How this prompt “nudity” reminds me of my children when they were little. The children were born in the country and so they experienced a freedom you don’t necessarily have in cities and suburbs. 58 more words


Friday Fiction - Good Parenting

This week’s FF picture, courtesy of Lauren Moscato by way of Amy Reese put me instantly in mind of two of my favourite recurring characters. It being April 1st, I should probably have come up with something more foolish, but Matty and Luke stories always seem to arrive fully formed, and I can do little more than transcribe (and cut; this one started out >150 words). 130 more words