St Andrew’s Boarding School (2)

This piece continues the story of my primary school days at St Andrew’s Junior School. At St Andrews the boarders arrived the day before the first day of each school term that allowing us to unpack, be oriented to our surroundings and timetables and have the rules of the boarding school read and explained. The parquet flooring throughout the…

Reflection: NaBloPoMo November 2015

On the penultimate day of the November blog-each-day challenge I am posting my reflection of the month because tomorrow, the last day of the month, is Monday, the day I like to post a piece from my life story (Monday Memoir). The biggest stress of a month long blogging is time, when you’re so tired even…

Best Purchase Evah

In our material world everything takes on an importance far beyond its utility.  In fact we probably don’t need three-quarters of the stuff we own.  I’m a hunter gatherer – which sounds so much nicer than hoarder with all its negative connotations.  Eighteen months ago a land agent ambused the MOTH while he was minding…

No Money Problems

“If money was no a problem where would you retire?” This was one of the prompts offered in the NaBloPoMo November challenge and I like it because I am brimful of retirement thoughts.  Money no problem?  That would definitely complicate matters, it opens so many doors but I’ll keep the imagining modest. On our way home…