Wednesday, 17 October 2018

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : ALLEN GALLERY OPEN ART EXHIBITION, ALTON, HAMPSHIR...

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : ALLEN GALLERY OPEN ART EXHIBITION, ALTON, HAMPSHIR...: As we know, I'm hopeless at marketing and business and shouting from the rooftops! So here I am. I've got - I believe - three piec...

ALLEN GALLERY OPEN ART EXHIBITION, ALTON, HAMPSHIRE

As we know, I'm hopeless at marketing and business and shouting from the rooftops! So here I am. I've got - I believe - three pieces there. So please go and look (and buuuy!!!). 😃



Monday, 15 October 2018

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : INTRODUCING...LATER BLOOMER WITH DEBRA EVE

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : INTRODUCING...LATER BLOOMER WITH DEBRA EVE: CREATIVITY NEVER GETS OLD                                               Hello. I’m Debra Eve, Proud Late Bloomer… and possessor of...

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : INTRODUCING...LATER BLOOMER WITH DEBRA EVE

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : INTRODUCING...LATER BLOOMER WITH DEBRA EVE: CREATIVITY NEVER GETS OLD                                               Hello. I’m Debra Eve, Proud Late Bloomer… and possessor of...

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : THOUGHT FOR TODAY... FRIENDSHIPS

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : THOUGHT FOR TODAY... FRIENDSHIPS: I couldn't emphasise more the importance of friendships. Maintaining and nurturing the positive ones, and making new ones. We've k...

THOUGHT FOR TODAY... FRIENDSHIPS

I couldn't emphasise more the importance of friendships. Maintaining and nurturing the positive ones, and making new ones. We've known many instances of people who, as they've grown older, have lost friends for various reasons and find it hard to make new ones. Understandably, because it was never easy in the first place. But for those of us who do have the energy and time to do so, it can and should - definitely in my case - be done. 

I'm very guilty of not doing enough of all this so I'm preaching at myself here. Depression can do this to a person, but there's no excuse now that I'm recovered, so I'm on a mission to re-establish our current friendships and make new ones (we've always maintained that it's hard enough to keep the old ones! Very true). I hate phones, for a start. Answering the blasted things. When the land lines trills, the air is blue with my not so ladylike curses. Particularly if I'm settled in front of my favourite ghost shows in the evening and no-one's around to answer it. I've trained myself to be polite to the person on the other end, instead of a: 'WHAT??' even if it is a blasted cold caller, who tend to be the only ones who call on the landline. When it's the dentist or optician with a reminder, I've learned to gracefully say: 'Thank you'. 

Back to friendships. I am envious/jealous of the people in our lives who have friends scattered hither and thither, they've kept in touch with mates from infant school and attend reunions every year, and their social lives are equally hither and thithery. But considering the social lives of these lucky people, practically speaking, we couldn't manage that depth of socialising. It's exhausting! As I say, it's hard enough as it is. Strictly speaking, we're not that kind of folk anyway. We don't have weekends filled with meeting mates in London, or birthday parties or any other kind of party here and there. If I were to be born again, or re-incarnated, I'd say: 'Yeah! Make me that sort of person! Yay!' But I'm not, so tough. 

So I must content myself with touching base with the folks who we've neglected in past years, nurturing the fairy new ones of more recent times, and making efforts to establish new ones so we don't, hopefully, become cranky old folks who's favourite occupation is scanning the obituary columns every day and muttering into our morning teacup: 'Oop. There goes another one.' 



Husband is my best mate/soulmate/rock etcetera. 
This was taken at one of our wild west events













Sunday, 14 October 2018

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : INTRODUCING...LATER BLOOMER WITH DEBRA EVE

CREATING MY ODYSSEY - : INTRODUCING...LATER BLOOMER WITH DEBRA EVE: CREATIVITY NEVER GETS OLD                                               Hello. I’m Debra Eve, Proud Late Bloomer… and possessor of...