I used to think women born in the decades preceding my birth had it easy. That’s right. Things were easier for women born before 1986. Sure sexual freedoms were stifled, professional aspirations were an endless dangling carrot and so forth but when it came to dating, chicks had it made. 777 more words
Over the coming days I want bring your attention to a topic that is really close to my heart.
In the sixties when I was growing up in Wales, my memories are of endless golden summers spent roaming the beaches in Carmarthenshire, West Wales with my boxer Cassius,walking the Pembrokeshire coastal path clutching my Observers Book of Wild Flowers ( which my 12 year old still cherishes on her bookshelf today).Healthy happy memories of an era well gone you may say- what I had forgotten was my shorts pockets were invariably stuffed with some variety of sweet candy for me to graze on through the day. 343 more words
Last weekend four generations of my family sat in our living room celebrating my oldest grandchild’s 6th birthday party. Around the room I saw familiar smiles and similar expressions and 78 years of common sense and right and wrong passed from one side of the room to the other. 1,206 more words