Sunday, 1 July 2018

Sunscreen Slime

When I turned 60 in March, I resolved to take better care of my myself.

My skin had been (somewhat) neglected, my diet needed tweaking and my activity level wasn't that great; long walks mostly for Ben's benefit was the extent of it.

Since then, there have been many changes for the better. I've shed a few pounds, I'm walking more and a new skin care regimen is showing very favourable results (YAY)!

BUT ... I've yet to get my hands on a good, non-greasy, sunscreen.

It's the shine; I can't stand it.

And as the reject pile grows, my patience (and wallet) wears increasingly thin.

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If you know of one, please share.

I'll be eternally grateful.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018


"I have to constantly remind myself that I am communicating with a being with hearing loss."

- Marion Ross

*the original quote says 'person' I changed it to 'being'.

My best friend is showing signs of hearing loss and I am so, so sad for him; kind of in mourning and can't seem to shake it.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Ben In The Garden

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

- Picasso

I'm currently working on this piece of Ben in the garden; can't seem to get the light just right. When manage I that, I'll start on Ben, who is just a blue outline for now.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Saudade (Portuguese)

Portuguese is the only language that has a noun for this feeling ...

"Saudade is 'the love that remains' after someone is gone. It is the recollection of feelings, experiences, places or events that once brought excitement, pleasure and well-being, which now triggers the senses and makes one live them again."

my babies

Happy Family Day,

Saturday, 17 February 2018


"Light reveals us to ourselves, which is not always so great if you find yourself in a big disgusting mess, possibly of your own creation. But like sunflowers we turn toward light. Light warms, and in most cases it draws us to itself. And in this light, we can see beyond our modest receptors, to what is way beyond us, and deep inside."

- Anne Lamott


Thursday, 15 February 2018

What Is Attractive?

"We cannot deny the social pressure on women to be thin.  But attractive demands no particular weight.  To each her healthy own.  We can focus on treating our bodies well, and we can build attractive on a foundation of kindness towards ourselves.  Kindness, while not always indulgent, is always forgiving."

- Lisa of Privilege