As many people may be still plowing through their new year’s resolutions, I think it’s important to stop and be exactly where you are meant to be.

Although we may not like where we are currently are or even understand why we may find ourselves in places we don’t want to be, whether that be employment or unemployment, lack of money, or generally not happy with our life. You can still start to turn things around by being exactly where you need to be right now and let the next pages of your life read on.

I’ve recently read a…


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It’s been a few days since I’ve last written anything because I haven’t been feeling well the past few days, I woke up on Thursday morning last week with chills and a sore throat. Normally I wouldn’t worry about it but with this covid thing still lingering there’s always that fear in the back of my mind.

So I dragged myself up to my doctor, masked up as required, and had my very first covid test which leaves a lot to be desired but had to be done. I find out today if it’s negative or positive. …


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Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other ~Paulo Coellho

It’s so strange in life when you make a decision to do something and people come into your life that you could never have imagined interacting with even if it’s via the internet.

But we are all here because we made that one decision for ourselves, and that is to write.

I started my journey on Medium in January last year, but up until this year, I hadn’t been taking it seriously. But as 2020 was down to its last hours on December 31st…


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Memories last a brief moment but at least they can be preserved in movies and photographs. Frozen moments in time that last forever,

I’ve just finished watching the 1971 movie Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory on TV tonight. It’s hard to believe this year the movie is 50 years old.

It’s one of my childhood favorites I always seem to enjoy no matter how many times I watch it. Before the world became complicated and politically correct as it has become now especially over the past 12 months.

While we lost Gene Wilder in 2016, at least he remains…


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Is there nothing more delicious than treating yourself to a hot cross bun with butter melting into the sweet soft sticky glazed bun and reminding you of your childhood with that first delicious first bite?

If I was feeling adventurous, I would have tried to make some today, but unfortunately, I didn't-I did, however, buy some from my local bakery just up the road from me.

Today is Good Friday, a day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus on the cross.

In many historically Christian countries, plain buns made without dairy products (forbidden in Lent until Palm Sunday are traditionally eaten…


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As we enter this year's Easter celebrations. I’ve always wondered about the significance of the easter bunny.

After all, rabbits don’t lay eggs. So I decided to do some research.

According to, bunnies do not lay eggs, So why is there an Easter bunny when rabbits do not lay eggs? The idea actually comes from a pagan celebration of spring, which was eventually linked to the religious holiday.

According to the legend, following a long winter, the goddess of spring, Ostara, turned a frozen bird into a snow hare that could lay colorful eggs. …


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As children, we have imaginary friends, we have imaginations that can take us to where ever we want and be anything we want to be.

As children, we don’t see barriers in the way preventing us. If we want to fly to the moon all we needed to do was dress up and make rocket noises and there we were on the surface of the moon.

We could make mud pies out of dirt and water and create our own little bakery.

We could make houses out of sticks and stones.

We could be anyone we wanted to be or…


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It is said that hindsight is 2020. With all the uncertainty 2020 bought us, it gave us the need to reevaluate our priorities in our lives and I guess declutter our lives of what we need and what we don’t.

It’s all too easy to get caught up in the usual habits and time-wasting activities. With the first covid lockdown in March last year, I started looking at ways I had control over things rather than worry about the things I didn’t.

Life was so stressful at first with new changes none of us had ever experienced before.

One of…


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Today in my phone calendar it showed up today is 2 years since I ended my volunteering.

I put it in my phone calendar to remind me of just how far I’ve come each year since.

2 years ago, I had been volunteering for 3 years and my police criminal history check was due for renewal. At first, when I started, I was given an amazing opportunity to be part of a project being implemented.

Even though I was the only one not getting paid, I appreciated the hands-on experience because it coincided with my project management studies I was…


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Cry but dammit get back up on that horse when you’re finished, my grandfather who raised me would always say to me. This is my favorite photo of him and me, and yes that is me on that horse.

If you’ve been following my writing on here for a while you would have read that I lost him in 2008 to a massive heart attack. …

Karen Downton

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