Making Every Day Count Six Years Later…

It’s a scary thought, that six years ago on this date, my cancer journey began. It was a Friday, and I was scared as Hell. Anyone who has been through a cancer diagnosis will be able to relate. No amount of doctor’s appointments, consultations, or medical tests can prepare you for what you will haveContinue reading “Making Every Day Count Six Years Later…”

Respect Your Cat Day

…Or pay the price, and be snubbed by them! I love my cats! I always have! So, when I discovered that today is Respect your Cat Day, I was thrilled, and wanted to share with my followers! I’m not sure when or where this originated, but do I care? Of course not! There are lotsContinue reading “Respect Your Cat Day”

What’s New, Pussycats?

I know my writings have been few and far between lately. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with something new and exciting or even worthwhile to write about. Sometimes, it’s just that I get doing mundane everyday things, that I either forget to write, or just don’t allow myself the time to do it. AndContinue reading “What’s New, Pussycats?”

Wordy Wednesday

Funny Scottish Words So, in keeping with the Rabbie Burns celebrations, I thought I’d offer up a sampling of funny Scottish words, slang and phrases. So, here goes. The first one is one of my personal favourites… Haud yer wheesht! (Be quiet. You can also shorten it to just Wheesssht!) Blether (noun: a blether isContinue reading “Wordy Wednesday”

A Toast To Rabbie Burns

So, anyone who has any type of connection to Scotland, Scottish roots, family ties, whatever…knows that tomorrow, January 25th, we celebrate the birth of Scotland’s Bard, Robert (Rabbie) Burns. And this year, January 25th also marks the 6-month anniversary of the day I left Canada to return to Scotland for good. During his short life,Continue reading “A Toast To Rabbie Burns”

The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer

* Please considered yourselves warned; this piece is satirical and intended for humorous purposes only. Please do not allow children or overly sensitive adults to read this!* The following piece is something I found online many years ago, that I saved as a document and read every year at Christmas-time for a laugh. I don’tContinue reading “The Physics of Santa and His Reindeer”

Scotland’s Hidden Secrets

Perhaps my opinion is biased, but this country is fantastic! So rich in history, and such beautiful scenery, as people far and wide already know. But it has so much hidden, or should I perhaps say, forgotten history too. Little nooks and crannies tucked away in the places we visit on a regular basis. PlacesContinue reading “Scotland’s Hidden Secrets”

How To Celebrate The Winter Solstice Like The Ancients

I love the ancient traditions of my ancestors. Christmas-time, Yule or Winter Solstice, whichever you prefer to call it and celebrate, is a magical time of the year! I stumbled upon this article, and thought I’d share it here with everyone. Some of the traditions listed, my parents did when I was young, and IContinue reading “How To Celebrate The Winter Solstice Like The Ancients”

Hello

Did you know that today is World Hello Day? Neither did I, until this morning. But after doing a bit of research, I discovered some interesting facts about it. World Hello Day was originally started in autumn 1973, as a response to the Yom Kippur war happening between Israel and Egypt. It was supposed toContinue reading “Hello”

A Fishy Tale

I was recently asked to be interviewed online by a tropical fish enthusiast acquaintance of mine, for his Facebook aquarium group. He was doing a collection of group member profiles. I have been in the fish hobby and business since I was 11 or 12 years old, and was happy to participate. I thought I’dContinue reading “A Fishy Tale”