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Sunday Musings #104

A woman’s mind is cleaner than a man’s; she changes it more often.

– Oliver Herford


I’m sure all the men reading this are smiling while nodding in agreement! However, I think that women are much more flexible than men, being able to change their way of thinking when necessary; we can┬ásee more possibilities and multitask better.

Men get stuck with one thought and pursue it doggedly, even when they are wrong (which, of course, they always are!)



Sunday Musings #102

Some people are like clouds. When they go away, it’s a brighter day.

– Anon


While I’m sure we all know people like this, the reason for my quote today is because –

The Sun is Shining Brightly.

Looks like Spring has Sprung suddenly, as is its wont* here in Cape Town.

It’s a very pleasant 24C here today, with a promise of 28C tomorrow. But all is not bad news . . . We should get a little more rain after this burst of Spring sunshine. (We still have the drought.)


post script: Don’t you love that word “wont”? No it’s not a typo. It means a manner or action habitually employed.

Yes, I guess it’s rarely used these days, but that doesn’t mean it’s not awesome!


Sunday Musings #101

To get through the hardest journey, we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping.

– Chinese Proverb


I have never done so much walking in all my life as I did during my recent UK trip. Not even as a student, when I used to walk everywhere; nor on my many walks with Little Monkey.

Even taking the bus involved a great deal of walking, as they didn’t always go exactly where I wanted and distances between stops were quite long: especially when I got off at the wrong stop!

Still, it was a good way to counteract all the extra goodies I was eating; so much so that I came back weighing less than when I left! Yay!


Sunday Musings #100

I’m not a perfect person. I make a lot of mistakes. But I really appreciate those people who stay with me after knowing how I really am.

– Unknown


Whoot! 100 words of wisdom from Scifi here!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride.

Here’s to the next 100 pithy sayings, amusing quotes and downright daft comments.



Sunday Musings #99

My room is not messy; it’s an obstacle course designed to keep me fit.

– Anon


Who needs the gym when you can be creative like this?

Besides which, the moment I have a big clear up I find I suddenly want some item, which I know is exactly . . .

Many things have disappeared after tidying up; never to re-surface!


Sunday Musings #98

Only dead fish go with the flow.

– Andy Hunt


A little encouragement for those of you who, like me, always seem to be going in the opposite direction to everyone else. Rather that than go belly up!


One time I particularly remember was arriving at Nottingham train station, where I’d never been before. They were renovating the whole station, so things were all over the place. I had a back pack and small case on wheels. Off I went, carrying my bags up some steep steps and so onto the walkway over the tracks towards the Exit.

As I got up there, suddenly it seemed that the whole of Nottingham was advancing towards me. I soldiered bravely on, following the Exit signs I could see high up at the end of the passageway.

People were bashing into me, How Rude! But I held my ground.

Finally, the mob dissipated and I went down the steps alone. There I was wandering around a platform looking for the exit. A man and boy sitting on a bench waiting for a train had no idea where the exit was either.

Nonplussed, I went back up the stairs (carrying heavy bags) and into the passageway again.

This time, because it was empty, I could see signs stuck all along the walls, directing you to their new Temporary Exit.

In their wisdom, all these signs were placed at waist height; which meant that when the mob thronged through the passage, not one sign was visible.

Eventually, I found my way out to the Temporary Exit, with one novel thought:

Perhaps, sometimes, it is better to go with the flow!