Poor Old Girl reaches 60

Yes, that would be me! It seems like my 21st Birthday was yesterday. I lived in Blandford Dorset, newly married, life was new and exciting. My husband baked me a coconut cake while I was at work. He prepared it during his morning NAAFI break, put it in a cake tin, then went home and cooked it during his lunch break. Bless him! It was delicious.

My next big Birthday was 40! We lived in Parker Colorado. We’d only lived in the U.S. for two years, life was exciting. My husband took me to a great Italian restaurant called Pasta’s. It was wonderful!

Now here I am, SIXTY! I live in Franktown, Colorado. Love my home! Life is still exciting. My daughter and her husband took us to “The Old Stone Church” in Castle Rock. We drank champagne and had a lovely evening.

Not sure when my next big Birthday is…..maybe it will be when I hit 100!  I can tell you one thing for sure though, life will  still be exciting!birthday

Celebrating Five Years of Blogging!

What have I gained from five years of blogging? Let me think. I interact with people in many different countries, people I’d of never heard of if not for our blogs. I read great stories, see fantastic art work, commiserate with people, congratulate their achievements. I also get encouragement when I need it. I share interests with bloggers across the globe. I think we bloggers are a unique group of people and I’m glad I belong to the blogging community.


Keep a smile on you lips and love in your heart!


Putting up the Christmas tree brings back such sweet memories.

Christmas, the event we plan for weeks, passes in the blink of an eye. More memories are made. The joy of having the family together is magical, but another year passes by. Why did it go so quickly? I want to keep my family close to me, but life doesn’t allow it. I treasure and remember the precious moments, holding them in my heart forever.










The Christmas lights still shine outside, a twinkling warmth in the cold night air, a reminder of love and laughter.

Life moves on and time waits for no one.

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas.

Start the New Year with a good read by clicking on the book cover below. 

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