Category Archives: Community

Do You go to Movies Alone?

UBC – Day 14 It started a long time ago, when doing shift work, that I learned to enjoy my own company when going to the movies alone. Why go to the movies alone? When I look back, it has … Continue reading

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Missing Child

UBC – Day 13 Missing Child There’s nothing scarier for a parent or grandparent than to experience a missing child. My grandchildren have grown up now, but some years ago, I experienced the trauma of a lost child.  “A”  was about … Continue reading

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The Value of Fingerspelling

UBC – Day 11 Many years ago, my mother taught me about fingerspelling.  I learned  how to use my fingers to spell words without having to use my voice to communicate. Fingerspelling Skills It is the way deaf people and … Continue reading

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The Bad Treatment of Women

Hasn’t there been a lot of media about the bad treatment of women by men, since the Harvey Weinstein issue broke some weeks ago?  Two key players in the entertainment industry in Australia have found their names in headlines, too. Boys … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2018 Happy New Year. Here it is.  The first day of 2018.  Where did 2017 go?  I used to say, that the older one gets, the faster time goes, but I am reliably informed that even young … Continue reading

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Companion Dogs

Dachshunds – my kind of companion dog. I do miss my dogs. Maybe one day I will have a companion dog again! For years we had miniature long-haired dachshunds in our lives.  I loved them.  I would love to have … Continue reading

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Solo Living Challenges

Solo Living One of the reasons for working on the SoSeW project is that being solo for quite a while, I am learned of the many challenges of living solo. Women generally have more challenges than men – but more … Continue reading

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Customer Service and Shops

Customer service is so important in retail. Firstly, let me explain that I have a background in retail – I worked in retail (a fashion outlet) and was the Marketing Manager of two big shopping centres about 30 years ago.  … Continue reading

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How Many People Ignore Laws?

There’s no doubt that I grew up in a “different era”, and with a family that was Christian and law abiding.  I know times were different then.  I find the current behaviour of modern people very challenging. Laws Ignored. I … Continue reading

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Thrifty

Thrifty – it’s a word that I don’t recall hearing spoken very much in recent times.  I suspect it is a word that is not used very much these days.  A search on Google found that there were pages about … Continue reading

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