Life is what you make it and it can be a lot more interesting when fun, laughter and humour are major ingredients in it. My blog is my attempt to use humour to capture the fun times, the frustrating times, the sad times and the happy times that we all experience in our everyday lives.

As a wife, a mother and a grandmother, I have lots of material to work with. My husband, children and grandchildren are the main characters in these anecdotes and their names have not been changed. The guilty are exposed. Although these stories are told through the eyes of a senior, (me) I hope you can identify with and smile at many of the situations I write about, regardless of your age.  

Pets: A Fish Tale

“Can we have a dog, please Mum, please?” How many parents over the years have heard that plea from their kids? They promise to walk it, feed it, pick up after it and all the other jobs associated with pet ownership but you know deep down in your heart that this will never happen. If..

Read more

The Calm Before The Horn

The other day I was playing a card game on my iPad, telling myself that I wasn’t wasting time but rather participating in an exercise to aid my memory and to increase my brain power, when an ad for an app popped up called ‘Calm’. Now normally, I hit the X in the far-right corner..

Read more

Where has the signature gone?

The statement, “Change is the only constant in our lives,” recently gave new meaning to my way of thinking. For many years now, Chuck and I have taken our grandkids on a two or three-day getaway during Christmas break. This gift, although I try to disguise it in various ways, is basically an envelope with..

Read more

Buying For The Wife

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the house, Presents were wrapped but none from the spouse.   The stockings were hung, the tree was all lit, But nothing from Chuck, the little old sh- -.   A list had been made, way in advance, Stuck on the fridge, to see at a glance…

Read more

The Sandwich Years

Our kids will soon be entering what is known as the sandwich years. This phrase refers to those individuals between the ages of 40 to 59 who are often put into the position of having to care for both their children and their parents simultaneous. For the aging parents, it may mean caring for them..

Read more

A Sleeping Experience

There is nothing better than a good night’s sleep. I’m talking about the type of rest you have when you wake up in the morning feeling refreshed, regenerated and ready to face the new day with all its challenges. We spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping so it comes as no surprise that sleep, good..

Read more