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Non! J’ai Dit Non!

Title:  Non! J’ai Dit Non! 

Series: People of the land 

The title means “No Way, No How!”  It’s all about the attitude of the figure… The body language says it all… Anger, insult, or refusal of some unwelcome affront, or is it simply an outright denial about the coming winter? 79 more words


Love/Craft (Panorama)

This is my first guest editor credit and I’m so proud. Late last month, the wonderful people of the Manila Bulletin Lifestyle section asked me to be the guest editor for the love issue of the Panorama. 219 more words


These Are The People In My Neighbourhood

Coming Soon…. starting next week i will be launching this new feature… Who might the first person be????

Here’s the page: https://wp.me/P892Q6-D

Follow my blog, get on my mailing list and you will see very soon. 22 more words


Odds & Ends - An Exercise in Gratitude

During a recent conversation with a close friend, I was lamenting my lot in life and dramatically sharing my existential crisis in regards to that perfectly defeatist question: “What am I doing with my life?” Thank goodness he didn’t slap me in the face and scream in my face to snap out of it! 858 more words



I remember my grandfather and father telling stories about growing up and some of the ways they adapted to hardship.  I suppose that I am doing the same with my girls from time to time.   9 more words

Generational Differences

Imbolc/Candlemas Activity

Lighting Candles
Lighting candles through out your home enjoying the warm glow of candle light for a few hours as an activity of  Imbolc. Place lighted candles in all the windows in your home. 39 more words


My little pony 

Ponies work hard here. Their big eyes bring charm to the toy box. They’re a peer acceptable interest for a school aged girl. And every week they give a tutorial on an aspect of female friendships. 290 more words

Listening Skills