I started writing Haiku as part of the 2016 planning for pleasure; with a focus on trying new things.

Haiku uses beautiful language to evoke moments of time and the feeling that you have the wisdom to understand the mysteries of the universe. I wouldn’t say I am very good at it yet, but I feel good enough to share with you. In the meantime, I’ll keep practicing!

It’s a traditional form of Japanese poetry. In English, it’s represented by three lines of text. The first has five syllables, the second seven and the last five. All readable in a single breath.

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    Writing Hangover

    I’ve been trying to get back into my writing routine. But the thing making it difficult, is I’m getting writing hangovers. I’ll be walking down the street or around the…

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    Happy Holidays 2023!

    Time again to wish you Happy Holidays 2023 wishes – my tenth year wishing you all well for whatever season you’re celebrating at the end of this year.

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  • The Defeat of Winter

    rching something else, and came across the quote by Robert Haddon (see below) I’ve paraphrased in my haiku – the defeat of winter is necessary for the coming of spring.…

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  • Blundering About Like a Caffeinated Spider

    You just need to read a couple of posts to know I like to be organised. So, it shouldn’t surprise anyone I feel like a caffeinated spider.

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  • Failure is NOT an Option

    The last couple of months have been so brutal I’ve come close to admitting failure. So brutal I’m not going to mention them. (Aside from saying my health is good

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  • Utter Chaos

    Photo by Motoki Tonn on Unsplash There’s a saying, or perhaps it’s a proverb or idiom about planning. I know it as When man plans the devil laughs… But I’ve…

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  • Life Rafts

    Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash I’ve been considering life rafts recently. For some reason, my mind turns to Titanic style life boats, along with the cutting edge cork life…

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  • What to do next?

    Lately I’ve been finding myself tired. There’s so much stuff going on I have no idea what to do next. For one thing, they’ve started constructing the cottage. In theory,…

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  • Expectation

    Expectation is a way of thinking about the future. You’re expecting a particular outcome from the actions you’re taking. Maybe you’re following a recipe expecting for a delicious meal. Or…

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  • What’s a Good Book Like?

    I’ve been reading a lot about book marketing and branding lately, asking the question, what’t a good book like? I even asked friends and colleagues, “how does a book make…

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  • Injured My Hand

    I injured my hand gardening over the Christmas/New Year break – couldn’t type, hold a pencil, paintbrush, or mouse for several weeks. It started out with a weed related muscle…

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  • I’m Not Ready!

    Somehow, we’ve arrived at January 9th, theoretically, my first day back at work, and I’m not ready. It’s not really my first day back, I’ve worked more or less through…

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  • Happy Holidays 2022!

    Here we are again, approaching Christmas and the excesses of the season, in my ninth seasonal greeting. I feel like I’ve done it all before. And I if this particularly…

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  • The Smell of Woodsmoke

    The other day, a rare for this year sunny day, we took Clever girl for one of our longer weekend walks around the neighbourhood. There was a beautiful blue sky,…

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  • Christmas is coming

    I saw my first Christmas decorations recently, and I suddenly realised Christmas is coming. It came as quite a surprise – even though I’ve just done my quarterly plan, (or…

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  • Little Seal Pup

    We managed to get away and took Clever Girl for a long walk along the beach. While we were there, we saw a little seal pup. As we walked, we…

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  • Too Late Now!

    I admit it – now and again; I get annoyed with Clever Girl and want to send her back. But I recently realised it’s too late now. We can’t let…

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  • Daffodils in Bloom

    The other day, I happened to notice the daffodils are out. It’s not as exciting as when I lived in the UK – one day nothing, the next masses of…

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  • In Case of Doubt

    I recently came across an emergency alarm – “in case of emergency, break glass”. A clear and simple instruction, along with a clear and simple action – break the glass.…

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  • The Greatest Ever Haiku

    I wrote the Greatest Ever Haiku this morning, and I was so excited to share it with you. But there is a thing that sometimes happens to writers. It’s distraction.…

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  • Life With Dog

    Check any dog owner’s instagram, tiktok, or whatever feed, you’ll see any number of cute life with dog pictures of dogs doing adorable things. But life with dog is not…

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  • Who are you?

    I had my hair cut today. And not for the first time, as I looked in the mirror and nodded approval at the hairdresser, I wasn’t really feeling it. That…

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  • Filing Cabinet

    Decluttering my filing cabinet has been on my to do list for at least the last five years. It was so badly stuffed beyond its capacity, I could barely wedge…

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  • Isn’t That Odd?

    I’ve discovered it’s possible to be frustrated and amused at the same time. Isn’t that odd? And a bit weird? We’ve been talking about replacing our second hand office carpet…

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  • New Life Emerging!

    And here we are, emerging into 2022. And despite the ongoing Covid Cataclysm, I feel more positive about “things” than I have at any other time during the last two…

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  • Happy Holidays 2021!

    I feel more positive about the 2021 Holidays than I did about the 2020 Holidays. Perhpas because last year was looking like more of the same, but this year, I…

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  • Tidy Desk Tidy Mind

    Does a tidy desk really equal a tidy mind? Or is it just that the open, expansive space feels more relaxing? Rife with possibilities. A few weeks ago I read…

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  • The Smell of Fresh Laundry

    I LOVE the smell of fresh laundry – hints of lavender, mown lawn, and a little little bit of sunshine. So with the odd warm day we’ve had lately, I’ve…

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  • I Got My Voice Back!

    You may or may not know that when I had the stroke last year, my inner dialogue went missing. For a while I really missed it. But I got used…

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  • Some Things to Live By

    After another few weeks in lockdown, I’ve been thinking about “things”. Both the physical some things and the mental some things we accumulate as the days go by. This time…

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  • The Joy of Freshly Mown Lawn

    In a rare break of sunshine, we did a little yard work. A bit of pruning, and weeding, and lawn mowing. It’s amazing how much better the garden looks with…

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  • The Day Seems Bleak

    We’ve had FIVE covid related lockdowns. Full of long, bleak days. So many that even I, an introvert who works from home, has about had enough. I find myself staring…

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  • The Time Flew By

    Have you ever lost yourself in some kind of activity and wondered where the time went? You say, “oh my gosh, the time flew by, I have no idea where…

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