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Month: December 2015

The naked truth

Posted in Health

running uphill
The road is so winding and narrow, that music is out of the question. I have taken up running, in a surprise move (I haven’t gone for a run in the last 25 years) spurred by a casual comment sofa girl made about wanting to start running 5Ks and by the nutritionist I have been seeing as part of my cancer care – she wants me to up my muscle mass a little bit, and I know I have to up the ante of my cardiovascular workouts.

You’re beautiful – it’s true.

Posted in Life & Love, Relationships, and Things We Love

Shea Glover is an 18-year-old student at a performing arts high school in Chicago. She created an independent art project around the idea of beauty – asking her fellow students to allow her to take a photo of them. When they wondered why – she simply replied: “Because I am photographing things that I think are beautiful.”

Chocolate cookies for grown-ups

Posted in Baking, and Food & Entertaining

Chocolate espresso cookiesFor all my devotion to detective shows, especially of the British variety, I would have made a crappy detective. The clues were all there: my uncle complaining their Christmas lunch will be a small one this year; my sister explaining why she wouldn’t be spending Christmas with my mom; my mother inadvertently telling me she would reciprocate a friend’s dinner when she got back from the States (and me thinking dementia was setting in – why on earth would she wait until next October??). Let’s call it distraction on my part, and my mind being otherwise engaged this holiday season.

Growing old grey-cefully.

Posted in Aging, and Women's issues

Funny_Pictures_512I have decided do stop dyeing my hair. Not a popular decision if my (informal) friends and family poll is anything to go by. But I remain steadfast because I have my reasons:
– it costs over half of one month’s salary across a year
– my hair looks good for three weeks then starts to resemble raffia
– the dye process takes over two hours to effect, with another 45mins for the cut: that much time in a salon makes me antsy
– no-one is fooled as to my age.

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