Thursday, 21 August 2014


Well, the Silver Fox is away again. Down south this time. By himself. I can hear his voice is flat. My heart is heavy. It literally feels heavy when he is not around.

My car needed a new clutch and when we got it back the speedo worked but not the odometer or trip meter. Trying to book it in between 8 and 5 has been a nightmare so the Silver a Fox gave it the 'Fonzie Touch' and it works! Yay. Nothing like 'when in doubt, give it a clout' I say.

Anyhow, life goes on and everyone is healthy. I am boss for the next few months, am training a new person and will be moving office any tick of the clock. It is keeping me busy but I also like to be super organized so am trawling my way through paperwork and systems to get stuff sorted. I like being organized so am quite loving the challenge.

I find myself talking to myself. ALOT! I hope this is okay. I think it is me just getting my mind organized. Hopefully.

Oh, I treated myself to a half price deal and had a Keratin treatment in my hair. Guaranteed anti-frizz for 4 months with no blow drying, straightening irons or anything. Just wash and leave. OMGoodness! My hair is amazing! Soft, silky, fluid and oh so easy! And so long! Wow! I have been wearing it out now for a week with no hairy and in sight. Can't believe it can be so easy.

I'm in love!

So take care, stay well and chat later

ciao for now

just Martha xx

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Monday, 18 August 2014


I went to a funeral today. Probably the first funeral that wasn't for an old person - a Granny or Great Aunty.

It was for someone my age. Someone who had a heart attack and died quickly.

It was sad

A beautiful wife, a 20 year old daughter and an 18 year old son are left behind to continue on.

The daughter wore white. She was beautiful. She wore white because it would be the only chance her father would see her in her wedding dress

See? Sad

Makes you think doesn't it? About life. About the journey. About living the everyday the best you can.

Life is too short don't you think?

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Do You Know Your Worth?

I'm sad

Robin Williams has died and he has been around since I was in primary school

I wonder if he is in heaven right now looking down and all the fuss and saying to himself
"Really?, people miss me?"
"I didn't know people thought that much of me"
" I wish I had known"

Maybe he would have reconsidered his decision, his despair

Maybe he wouldn't have been so very low that he couldn't come up for breath that once last time

People don't always know their worth do they?

We can change that. Not for Robin but for those around us

Let people know how much they mean to you
Smile at strangers
Have a kind word to say
Compliment people
Make small talk and engage people
Do something kind for someone
Pay it forward

Rest in peace Robin Williams. You have given me some wonderful child and adult memories. I will miss your happy face, your smile and your talent.

ciao for now

just Martha xx
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Friday, 1 August 2014

Undiscovered Depths...

Miss T had her music concert this week as the final compilation of 2 years worth of work.

Some children sung, or played the piano or guitar

Some wrote their own songs

The boys were amazing, so focused and daring. I don't remember boys being like that. Do you? Writing their own songs about angst and singing to a crowd of 60.

One boy performed in a band with his own song about love, playing the electric guitar. He had it all: loudness, solo, sliding on his knees, playing his guitar behind him. He rocked the crowd. Simply stunning.

Then my Miss T got up and sang Mumford and Sons 'Cave'. She had dressed up for the occasion in heels and a minidress. She choose to stand and had such presence on stage. Surrounded by her band she sang her heart out. She had style, she had pizazz. She looked so professional.

And boy could she sing!

I told her to imagine she was in the shower and to just go for it. She sings in the shower much to the delight of the neighbours.

I am still amazed at the depth to my children. Well, any children. She has such confidence and strength. I'm not sure where that comes from. I know I created this wonderful being but she amazes me daily.

I do so love watching them grow

ciao for now

just Martha xx

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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Unexpected Disapproval...

I'm up late tonight writing a job application. Addressing those infernal selection criteria and no matter how prepared you are it still takes h-o-u-r-s!

So I'm typing away, being creative. The later it is the more creative I seem to be. Not lying but being quite..... flowery with my phrases

So I hear footsteps

'Rotten kids' I think to myself 'up this late on a school night' knowing they won't get up in the morning

I was sure it was a person coming down the stairs


The dog

She stood there looking at me with a reproachful stare as if to say 'what time do you call this?'

She went to lie down on her bed in the next room and finally when I was done escorted me to bed

Then she left me to lie on her doggie bed in another room

Well then

Ciao for now

just Martha xx

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