Maddy’s Blog

Growing up with the Beatles

Memories of the Beatles take me back to the later years of my childhood.  I remember passing a crowd of people in my home town outside the local cinema.  I was still in primary school, so it must have been around about 1962.  I didn’t know what all the...

Is this depression?

Depression ?  Could that be what I am suffering from? I never really worried about the process of ageing even through menopause. When you have a teenage daughter you are often made aware that you are old because they keep telling you so! You know it is just their...

Childhood memories

Today I am gonna forget about growing older and take a trip back to my childhood. The mention of the end of sweet rationing in an online History spot took me way back there. I remember that on the walk home from school with my brother and sister, we would...

Lonely or alone?

Many of us who live alone are not lonely, and many of us who live with families and friends can feel incredible loneliness and pain. Loneliness can affect us at any age, and for some people it taints their entire lives. That said, if we are over sixty, we...

Venting again…about Customer Service

How many times is it acceptable for a trades-person to keep you at home for their visit? One Sydney company seem to think I am an employee of theirs, since they expect that my time is completely at their disposal. On November 5th 2014 I called this Sydney company...

Is there really life after 60?

Yes, for the lucky ones like us, life after sixty can be wonderful, because now we know what we didn’t know when we were sixteen or twenty six. We have survived. Some of us have survived better than others….Some of us have good health, loving families, great friends and...

I hate passwords

When my role was made redundant, I thought that the problem of remembering so many passwords was solved. My multiple bosses with their many devices and subscriptions with unmemorable passwords just faded into ancient history. Believe me it was quite a relief to be able to just walk away...