The Big Birthday – #Writespiration

Writespiration - A new challenge I've just discovered courtesy of Sacha Black.  The challenge is to write something using the weekly theme in just 52 words…. EXACTLY 52 words, no more, no less.  As it's Sacha's birthday, the theme this week is The Big Birthday. The Big Birthday by Debbie Harris Surprise! A big birthday means a big …

Share Your World – January 30 2017

I'm enjoying participating in Cee's Share Your World.  It's a great way to join with other bloggers to share our worlds. This week's questions are: What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person? I am fortunate to have seen many incredible natural sights in the world but I'd have to say …

Memorable Monday

Today is a big day. I've decided it qualifies to be called Memorable Monday. Why? My husband turns 60 He officially finishes his 39 year teaching career today We had 2 of our 3 grown up daughters and his parents and his sister here to celebrate with him.  Our other daughter in UK phoned in …

Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

Birthday girl!

Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!  This week's photo challenge is all about admiration.  As we've just been to see my mother-in-law to help celebrate her birthday, I thought I'd share a few words about Ruby! R - Reflective, reliable, responsible, resplendent and rational - a calming influence, willing to …

Contemplation – Week 8: Who are you going to call?

Hello! I have been busy contemplating desleyjane's latest prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal.   This week the prompt is: Who do you want to talk to right now? I thought of lots of people I'd like to talk to; I've talked with my mum already today, with one of my daughters and messaged the …

Weekly photo challenge: A vibrant man on his birthday and 500 posts for me

An especially vibrant day - my husband's birthday and my 500th post! I like the definition of vibrant - full of energy and life -  it describes my husband perfectly! My blog also tries to be full of energy and life 🙂 My photo shows the birthday boy modelling his special birthday sign, just for me to use …

Every day is an adventure – Day 49/365

This is my adventure shot for the day because every adventure should start with shiny red shoes! A little friend turned 2 recently and her birthday party was a fun event with fairy bread, chocolate crackles, cake, pass the parcel and balloons....and lots of little people. I spotted these little shiny red shoes and fell in love with them. …

The end is nigh!

Not the end of the world as we know it... don't panic!  The end of the birthday month, with my youngest daughter's birthday this week.  (The fact that she's now in her late 20s doesn't mean she stops being my baby girl!). As I mentioned in a recent post, I wasn't expecting that,  I wrote …

Birthday month

Celebrating birth days I read somewhere recently, (I can't remember where), that the mother should be congratulated on the birth-day of her children rather than the way we do it now, showering the birthday child with gifts and birthday wishes.    I presume because the mother has done all the work in producing said child.  I …

Tea Time #10 – a birthday treat

Birthday Party fun

A Birthday Treat - even if you are turning 30! What special birthday food does your daughter want for her 30th birthday? Going on past birthday experiences I can guess. In case you missed my post last week, my second daughter is turning 30 in a few days time - that means I will have …

Looking ahead

The issue of ageing is something we all face and everyone has their own take on how they will cope. Some are grateful for the chance to get older as they have lost family and friends at an early age and know how precious life is. Others fight it all the way by putting toxins in …

A special Guest Blogger – my daughter wrote this for me, about me

A very special post written by my daughter My youngest daughter, Eliza, has written her first ever blog post!  We were together with family over the Christmas break and she presented me with a framed version of her post (below) for my recent birthday.  She also said she'd like to share it on my blog as she'd really like …

Birthday thoughts

Life is better when you're laughing

I'm officially another year older today. Funnily enough I don't feel any older than I did yesterday! I have had the best day - presents, a day off work, a nice walk/run, a long lunch with 2 other birthday friends, our town's Christmas street party and lots of lovely messages, hugs and kisses from friends and …

Never too old to stop and play

Fun times with my daughter in the playground

Fun times with my daughter in the playground Of all the things I've done in my life (so far) I am proudest of  3 major achievements - creating and producing my 3 brilliantly clever and amazingly beautiful daughters (with help of course from my handsome husband). Today is Sarah's birthday and I am very proud …

Birthday girl

Debbie birthday

Today is my 53rd birthday! I can honestly say that I am probably in the best shape that I have been for many years.  I'm also more confident, happier with my body, I am fitter, healthier and feeling much more in control of my life. It has been quite a while since I posted in my blog …