Author: Sue

Coming up to the retirement I have enjoyed a full career as a teacher as well as being a mother of four and now Grandmother of 5. Born in U.K. I resided in Canada for 16 years and then returned to England. Now wondering what the future holds and hoping to return to Canada to take up grandparent responsibilities.

A week on..

Today I hugged a tree, sat on a log, ‘kissed’ some violets and baked a cake.


A peaceful evening

Sitting in my apartment watching the solar lights come on in the huge bay window reminds me of times when I would sit in the garden of a previous house.  As the lights came on the garden would be turned into a magical place of shade and light, filled with evening bird song, the distant hum…

Ticking off those check lists

Today has been a day of accomplishments.  Items checked off lists: Gas test:  he arrived on time; efficiently carried out; paper work to follow eta: notification of success – I can now travel! item placed on free cycle items placed on fb market place car service booked for tomorrow ( that’s my walk sorted also!)…

The problem

A class full of adults: some there because they want to be and are eager to learn, some there out of curiosity, some there because it’s better than the mind numbing alternative to ‘labour’, some there because they have learned that it is easier to ‘play the game’ or for other reward.

The beauty that surrounds me

Yesterday was a beautiful spring day.  I was drawn outside by the sunshine, breeze and the sound of children playing.  There was the promise of warmer days, new growth and colour amid the now faded browns and earth tones of fall and the smudge and smear of the now forgotten snow. Gradually, as I walked,…


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