Unfaithful Partner – Final Straw


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The opening sentence for the January 29th Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner:  

“The last time, everything fitted in three duffles, not going to work this time as he tried to push his personal belongings into the third bag.

It was never meant to end this way, she had been having an affair, leading to the final breakup of a shaky three-year relationship with what he thought was the love of his life.

He had been trying not to let his mind think about the feelings he had building up in him daily about his partner unfaithfulness.

But he had returned home a little earlier than he had intended too, there they were both in each others arms.

No hiding from anything now it was all out in the open, that dreaded feeling was back in the pit of his stomach that he had been fighting for some days now.

It wasn’t going to work, no way was he ever going to get all his gear in those duffle bags, what about his share of their relationship, he might as well just walk away and forget about everything, after all, he wouldn’t need anything where he was going.

One Day Quote Challenge


I’m happy to accept this One Day Quote Challenge by SpiritualJourney17.

I like quotes, when picking them I usually ask myself, “What will people respond to”?

Sometimes I’m right but not always.

I have picked three that I like and I hope you, my readers enjoy them also, I’m leaving a photo of the person and what they did in their life, as I find it has a lot to do with what they are quoting, and it was interesting learning about these names, which I know well. but not much about them.

1. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather it’s a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi Vince_Lombardi

Vince Lombardi posing as a member of the Green Bay Packers. 1960 – 1967

2. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. –  Thomas Edison187px-Thomas_Edison2

Thomas Edison, Born February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931, I know him best for the electric light bulb.

3. There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit. – Robert Woodruff


Robert_Woodruff,_Born (December 6, 1889 – March 7, 1985) President of the Coca-Cola Company.

After searching and reading about these three men, I now understand what it was that brought these quotes from their mouths.

Anyway now to continue with what this article is all about, the rules and nominees for the “One Day Quote Challenge”.

The rules are simple:

  1.     In a post write one or three quotes
  2.     Challenge three different bloggers

My nominees are:

Sacrificial Chain Breaker

BeeHive Your Life

The Blessed Lady

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with, there are so many quotes, it’s not easy that’s why I picked three.

Happy Days Writing.

Elsie – (kiwinana).

Food for Thought



Quote:  I’m married to the Marketing Pilgrim.

We have fascinating conversations about blogging over dinner and wine.

Is it healthy for our marriage, for me to have blog envy over my husband’s blog?

End of Quote!

Here’s my thoughts

If you are the only member in your household that is interested in the internet and spend all day and half the night sitting at your computer.

Do you think your wife, husband partner or whatever.

Is happy with their life living with a mate that is always on the internet?

It is true that all we can talk about is what we have done on the internet or with our blog and there’s not really any other topic of conversation for us to talk about, other than listening what our partner has done, and let’s admit it half the time we are not really listening.

Do you think that is a good recipe for a lasting partnership?

How do you overcome this?

Love you to comment.

Mother Teresa Quote


The Daily Post Prompt Today 27 January 2016

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?


Blessed Mother Teresa Statue in Saint Thomas Mount, India

Mother Teresa has many great quotes, everyone worldwide would agree with me she was a wonderful person that has made the world a better place to live in if we follow in her footsteps.

This is one of my favorite ones from Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997.

There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well.

They must have worked for it.

I only feel angry when I see waste.

When I see people throwing away things that we could use.

Why does it move me?

My husband and I live well now, there were times when we had no money to buy food for our children, that is why I went work for 30 years in the rag trade, it took us fifty-five years to own our farm.

We had many heartaches and bad times in those years, dairy farming wasn’t easy bringing up five children and paying the mortgage every month, I will say it now.

“We deserved everything we have because we worked for it”.

The rest of this quote, about “being angry when I see waste”  there is far too much waste in the world, it must be stopped we cannot go on living and continue with this continued waste of food, clothes etc there are others that will use it.

“Save the World” don’t abuse it.

P.S. The photo at the top we don’t need a kingdom to live in, it may be nice. LOVE one another is the miracle that’s needed for happiness, without it, we have nothing.

No Blogging Yesterday – Time spent with GrandChildren


My post for “Write anything Wednesday”

This week has been a bit hectic, my two youngest grandchildren age 6 – 8 years old have stayed a couple of days, so my blog has been a bit idle.

What have I been doing in those two days?

Hills on Hagley's farm

We have a farm so there are lots of things that can keep children busy, always something to do. Went for a climb up the hill to the highest point at the top of this photo, they considered that a great accomplishment, as these hills are steeper than they look, you need to be quite fit to do this.

They enjoyed helping to shift an electric fence, so the weaner calves could have fresh grass to eat, that was the first time they had done that, for sure it will be part of their morning talk when they go back to school next week.

The funny thing about moving the fence the grass was long and still had the morning dew on it, they were holding the electric fence standards in the air above the grass and walking with the electric fence, but the grass was so long, they were lifting their little legs high in the air, as they tried to move, with their eyes looking at the top of the fence trying to make sure the dead electric wire fence didn’t fall off.

Had me laughing, those smiles still stay with me today when I think about it. Good for the old body

It is mid summer in New Zealand, so on went the swimming togs, they spend a very hot afternoon swimming in the river,  they saw an eel was quite excited about that.


The eight-year-old boy is a good cook. He makes scrambled eggs for their family, I asked him what he used, he told me all the ingredients, even to putting cornflour in it, that was a new one for me, when he went home, the last thing he said to me was, don’t forget my recipe for cooking scrambled eggs. Smiles!


Before they went home they when Blackberry picking, they had it all planned out what they were going to do with them, for a couple of young children they had many recipes they were going to cook, mainly blackberry crumble was one of their favourites by the sounds.

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings about the two days I enjoyed spending with my Grandchildren instead of sitting in front of my computer.

P.S. The photo at the top is not my grandchildren, they are good at taking photos, so this  PixaBay photo looked right for this blog, as I would rather not put my grandchildren photos on the internet.

What are your thought’s about putting your own young family members on the internet?

Please Comment.

Feel like a bit of Maths?


This is an unbelievable maths formula you will smile when you see the answer.

1.   Grab a calculator

2.   Key in the first three digits of your phone number (not the area code)

3.   Multiply by 80, press enter

4.   Add 1, press enter

5.   Multiply by 250, press enter

6.   Add the last 4 digits of your phone number, press enter

7.   Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again, press enter

8.   Subtract 250, press enter

9.   Divide the number by 2, press enter.

Do you recognize the answer?

This works in New Zealand, I would be interested to see it it does in other countries around the world.

Do you know another maths puzzle, that you can share with us, if so, please leave it in the comments.