Monthly Archives: July 2011

Beginners: Live for the day – the future is unknown!

Since I last wrote i have been to London to meet my new grandson Theo. He is of course gorgeous. When we (I went with my daughter Fran) first met him he was still snuggled up as if in the womb, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Creole Choir of Cuba, Tai Chi, Hugh Masekela and Ronatherapy and more

Yesterday the Creole Choir of Cuba, known back home on the island as Desandenn (meaning Descendents) due to the fact that they are descendents of Haitians who fled  to Cuba from Haiti at various points in the 19th and 20th … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weeping Woman: Living with Demons – days 7 and 8 of chemotherapy

This extraordinary  painting comes to mind when i think of the last two days. ‘Weeping Woman’   is the title of a favourite Picasso painting from the Spanish Civil War period which I have been lucky enough to see various times in my … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Granny Scotland announcement: Theo enters the world

Yesterday Friday July 15th at 15.43 pm my son Tom and his partner Beatrice had  a baby who they have called Theo Daniel Christie Platt. Everyone is Jubilant. Bea had a tricky pregnancy as she had  a massive blood clot … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Let’s Dance – put on your green shoes and dance with me!

I have never been a Bowie fan – let’s face it i am ‘lite’ where UK music scene is concerned having been passionately attached to South American and world music  sounds since the 1970s. Still in the 1980s I adored the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

On friendship, being ‘suspended’ from school and the wearing of red leather gloves rather than Peruvian alpaca ones to peel a pear!

Yesterday Emily, a  close friend of my daughter Fran, a ‘Business Woman of the Year’,  who runs  her own Edinburgh based award winning media design website company (ew multimedia), and who created  the website of my daughter Rachel (Rachel Fairley and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Liquorice Tea anyone? Mum’s poo in the loo, or too close for comfort!

After my operation back in March one of the tests to get out of hospital was to pass a  ‘good motion’ via my new stiched-up colon. I lost the part of the colon which adds and subtracts water and juices so … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments