Autumn Is My Favourite


I write today as I always do, not professing to be an expert, not to preach and not to feed my ego. I write today because most of what I have learnt has stemmed from getting it wrong, still getting it wrong but most importantly always trying to get it right, starting a fresh everyday  to be the very best I can be.

Autumn is here and I love autumn because it brings appreciation for warm days and acceptance for cold days.Summer always brings me disappointment and winter is just too cold and dark. So Autumn, I pick you.

October is my birthday month and as I climb the stairs to 50 it has become a bit of a bore. I much prefer celebrating other people’s birthdays, especially if they are older than me 😉

Age is a funny thing, don’t you think? This is how it has gone for me so far:

16 – I am old enough to make my own decisions.I wish I was 18 and everyone would just get off my back.

26- I better think about what I’m going to do with my life. Then there is childcare, bills and total exhaustion to consider.

36- I’ve done quite a lot so far.If only I had stayed on at school I would be a qualified doctor now. Instead I followed a boy to London- never mind

46- NOW! I need to retire, have a farm with ponies and live off the land. Would also like a camp site and a kids adventure park oh yes and a lake to swim in.

Of course in between all that has been hitting 30 and feeling old. Approaching 40 and loosing my jaw line.

As I head towards 50 I really don’t care about age, although if I was brave enough I probably would consider a face-lift.

Over the last few years I have become an expert in mediation (of myself) My internal voice is my best friend and we make trade offs on a daily basis.It tries arguing with me but I always seem to win. As a naturally bossy( child voice) assertive (adult voice)  kind of person I like my inner voice a lot, it is easily persuaded to do things my way.

I’m not going to pretend I don’t worry about things, of course I do, here is my list:

  1. My children and grandchildren being happy and healthy. (put as number 1 because of children reading but number 2 is on my mind more) <<<<JOKE>>>>>>
  2. Getting fat
  3. Dying (not so much anymore)

A short list I know but with age my list has gotten shorter. I now spend less time worrying and more time doing things that make a difference to me and mine. I choose not to worry about things I can’t change and concentrate on what I can.

I drink, yes I do! but I also don’t drink

I exercise, yes I do! but I also don’t exercise

I spend time with people I love,I help others, yes I do! but I also spend time with me, helping me

I eat healthy, yes I do! but I also eat crap

It’s taken me some time to work out that life is as complicated as you make it.

# Don’t take shit

# Don’t feel guilty

# Start a fresh everyday

# Don’t be fanatical, just relax

Today for me is: Work, walk dogs, go boxing, eat fish.

Although so far I have had 4 cups of coffee and half a bag of minstrels.

For me this equals HEADACHE. So now I will drink a pint of water instead of the other half of the bag and more coffee.

I choose not to read any negative shit on FB or anywhere else for that matter, today I choose ‘happy head space’

Tonight’s dinner recipe to follow as I am not cooking. This is due to me being lazy and also can’t stand looking at or touching raw fish.

Have a great day!

Today Lisa’s world is quite good 3.5 * rating.











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