Monthly Archives: December 2012

Future Challenge – 2013 Steps to Dream Fulfulment

As part of my retirement theme,  I’ve decided to offer a weekly Thursday “Future Challenge” to get people of all ages thinking in general about their futures and/or retirement. Each challenge will follow a post of my own on the same … Continue reading

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2012 – A Year of Expected and Unexpected Change

So in a few days, we’ll leave 2012 behind and start a new year. At the risk of being a little clichéd, it’s probably time for a little reflection, then a look to the future. I’ve had some major events in … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Change is a Bummer

Last week I offered the first of these challenges. I’m hoping that if you’re visiting this blog, you have at least a passing interest in retirement and the lifestyles it can bring. No matter how old you are, I’d like to challenge … Continue reading

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If I Am What I Eat, Am I Different at the Holidays?

My Dad loved food, and was actually a pretty good cook. We had a tradition when we were little, where he booted Mom out of the kitchen on a Saturday every December, and spent the whole day baking and decorating … Continue reading

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A Year End Gift!

Well, there are only two weeks of 2012 left, but I’ve happily just received the Blog of the Year 2012 badge from Arnel at All Things Boys,  She has a wonderful blog which includes great photos, writing, and snippets of her … Continue reading

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Fragile: Handle With Care

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.   – H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the … Continue reading

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