Archive of ‘Contemplations’ category

Review: Become the Best You

Mum blogger Renee Davis has led a colourful life. In her new book, Become the Best You, she talks engagingly about making peace with the past, breaking the cycle of dysfunction and becoming the person you want to be. Renee had a dysfunctional childhood and self-destructive young adulthood. The words ‘brave’ and ‘inspirational’ can be […] Read more…

Reading between the lines of the news in a digital age

The media has always been used as a mouthpiece for propaganda, and we too often are given only selected parts of a story. In the digital age, with the wide availability of so many forms of media, we are privileged to be able to easily access the wider issues – and the other side of the story. When I was growing […] Read more…

The Bloggers' Hierarchy of Needs

Lately there has been a lot of chatter amongst bloggers about different people’s motivations for blogging, and a lack of interaction on social media. Whatever your motivation for blogging – whether it is a hobby, a profession, or whether you write to prove to yourself your brain still functions, to record family life, share recipes, craft ideas, host […] Read more…

The letter from the war that shattered the peace

A letter written The man sits at a desk, pencil poised over paper He squints in the dim light The bulb overhead swinging from the shocks of the shell explosions overground Dust falls on his head In his quarters in the trenches Dark, damp, stinking, noisy The orders have arrived: they are going ‘over the top’ tomorrow […] Read more…

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