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For your blog do you basically use Windows or Mac, laptop, desktop, pad, or phone?

I’m basically a Windows user. I prefer to flesh out my post in Word and get my pictures organised and then upload to WordPress. I have to admit the removal of the Word uplift tool from the toolbar is a pain in the keester and has made life difficult. Like all “improvement” there are sometimes downsides, and I seriously wish they would reconsider putting the function back which they have stated they most definitely will not.

OK, rant finished and the answer was…..Windows – and presently, on my laptop.


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As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Even as a youngster (don’t you love that antiquated word), I wanted to help people. I remember watching “The Nun’s Story” (Deborah Kerr and Peter Finch), with my mother. So from then on I wanted to be a Nun.

So it’s a long stretch to becoming a Police Officer….. I still wanted to help, but THAT is another story. 🙂


image from ncronline.org “The Nun’s Story”

Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?

I guess I grew up in a small town….. at least it was back then. As a child it seemed plenty big enough for a geographically challenged person.

We lived almost on the outskirts of town, a few minutes and we were on the Moors, and I loved that. I always preferred the solitude of nature and my own thoughts.


Image from http://www.geograph.org.uk     Bradford Cathedral, Church of St, Peter.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? 

Shoot, age is just a number and I have a lot of trouble remembering how old I am. In fact I had a semi disagreement with someone recently over this. They told me how old I was and I said I wasn’t! They were right too, but that’s not how I define myself.

Chronologically I’d like to be 35 again. I was fabulously fit and able to do anything. The only thing about that which I would change is…. being able to be with the person I love. After I’ve beaten this health sucker I will be fabulously me, wiser and able to do anything. How fit I can get depends on….. fitting what I decide I need into my schedule. Age is just a number and I don’t care about it.


Susan, happy, smiling, fit and healthy

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I may be repeating myself but I’m grateful for the house we found and are moving to. In the week to come… oh boy, we have so much packing to do and I’m feeling the pain already. So I’m looking forward to knocking as much of that on the head so I can have a day to collapse and recuperate before the big day arrives.

I’ve managed to do so much more than I anticipated and that has been something to really be grateful for. There is so much pleasure in knowing you have been useful and productive. It’s been a while since I was able to say that. It has given me more hope for the future I am going to have than I have been able to simply envisage for a long time.  “Ask, Believe, Receive”. –Mark 11:24 and of course – LOA, Abraham – Hicks


Magic Happens
Image courtesy Facebook.


Another weekly peek…..

Blessings, Susan ♥

© Susan Jamieson 2014



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If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

At present I’d have to say “Steep dangerous descent and Beware Falling Rocks. I know that’s two but that’s about right at the moment.


image from http://www.gadling.com Which way to miss the falling rocks?

When you are with your friends, do your interactions include much touching—for example, hugging, kissing, rough housing, rubbing backs?

I’m not into the grandiose gestures seen on sporting fields these days – I feel it I a tad childish. I’m a touchy feely person by nature but then I’m also reserved. I have few friends from childhood or school (read none) and I don’t think my Senior would have been happy if I went around hugging and kissing everyone when I was in the police. Jeez, the question is loaded – my husband and I do Reiki, no rough housing there, everything has stages.  Now I need someone to rub my back 🙂 


image from http://www.dailymail.co.uk     Back slapping and hugging but no kissing I fear!


Would you like to have more of this? (Note: the answers may vary depending on where you live on this wonderful planet.)

Do I want the whole world to come knocking on my door, rough housing and rubbing my back? I’d probably toss them out with a helping hand for being a pest. I like my space and I’m happy to share it with people who ‘feel’ right, but it’s not a given. I love my children tho they are now adults and I have no grandchildren. Hugging, kissing and rough housing with them may be the order of the day but not yet. Do adults with a normal IQ and not sports ‘fans’ rough house amongst themselves?


imge from mg.co.za                 Lots of hugging and rough housing but if there is kissing in there I don’t want to know!

What do you feel is the most enjoyable way to spend $100? 

At the moment we are really into the energy of crystals so…. I’d have to say that would be my choice and making sure I had some to donate along the way.


A small part of my crystal display

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week was so full on I didn’t have a chance to breath – not good. I’m grateful we got a head start in looking at a house which turned out to be great. This coming week – recuperating from overdoing things and planning on moving.



image from blog.extraspace.com   Packing – Moving – Shudder Argh!


As you can see I am not a rabid sports fan, but I can appreciate that others are. So this week I get to take the mickey out of the sporting bum huggers and back slappers. 🙂 My apologies for any bruised sensibilities.

Once you life the lid surprising things can come out.

Blessings, Susan ♥

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 “Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public.”
Paulo Coelho


Do you believe in extra-terrestrials or life on other planets? 


image from mensajesfedgalacticayashtarcommand.blogspot.com   Our Pleidian ‘cousins’

Without a doubt. I can scarcely believe that we, human beings are the most advanced species in the Universe. We haven’t yet learned how to stop killing ourselves at every twist and turn, nor how to love and cultivate our own planet. Give that, I find it dubious that “we” are the only species to be able to travel the vastness of space, and let’s not forget, space is a lot vaster than we have yet to travel.

So, in reality I feel we are fairly low on this totem pole and there are other species who can already travel, with ease the vastness of our Universe, and communicate with others. We would be in a pretty pickle if we found another sentient species – reduced to something akin to hand gestures. Or are we so full of our own pomposity that we expect them to speak in our language?  

What type of pet or pets do you not want to have?


image from http://www.news.com.au In Cairns, a Golden Orb spider tries to eat a brown tree snake.

Snakes, spiders, ants, bats – anything that creeps, crawls and slithers or reminds me of Vampires!  If I had to make a choice I’d take the Vampire over the bats, I may become the eternal undead, but I wouldn’t have a disease which kills anything it touches – oh wait, they do, don’t they. Still, Twilight reigns!

If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?


image from http://www.momto2poshlildivas.com Rainbow coloured heart shaped crayons

Purple is my hue, but then blue is too. We were given a rainbow for a reason…. So we could have all those beautiful colours, so I’d have a rainbow crayon which changed colours as you used it. Like a variegated crochet cotton.

What type of transportation would you be? Why?


image from http://www.caranddriver.com The unparalleled Maserati Quattroporte S

A Maserati Quattroporte S,  because they look so darned hot and the speed…..“I feel the need, the need for speed”. Thank you “Top Gun”.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?


image from naturalhealthwarriors.com   The power of the mind.

Last week brought me some wonderful personal insights and growth… yes I’m being mysterious since it will be part of my blogs to come. I’m also grateful to the many WordPress bloggers who share my blog and their time. It is always a pleasure and has grown to mean something  special.  This week, I’m looking forward to getting the ‘go ahead’ on the new house we’ve just seen. Exciting times ahead, I’m sure of it. Your thoughts and well wishes that we get this house will be greatly appreciated, since I’m sharing my world, I invite you to be a part of mine too.


image from lifecoachingwithang.com    Intuition!

From the mouth of Alan Alda, and of course my favourite blue hue, and a butterfly as well. Now, that’s appreciation!


Another peek at me 🙂


Blessings, Susan♥

© Susan Jamieson 2014



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What is your most favourite smell/scent?
This is truly difficult: I love the smell of rain on the ground, just after it has started and you can smell the wet earth and new mown grass, I adore the smell of my orchids when they flower, so rich and sensual; I love the smell or gardenias and Jasmin – so tropical and reminds me travel, of laying amongst the bluebells and their gentle fragrance reminds me of the English spring; and of course my two favourite perfumes, Flowers by Kenzo (of course 🙂 ) and Aura by Swarovski.


image from invitaminerva45.blogspot.com The beauty of a gardenia, a scent used in many perfumes.

How do you write: computer, longhand or other?
When I hear write I automatically think of my beautiful pens which I collect. I’ve learned Calligraphy which has become rusty with the push to do so many other things and the computer can send ‘letters’ across the miles so quickly versus ‘snail mail’. I haven’t learned Morse Code but I’m trying the Telepathy but it’s slower than my ‘snail mail’. Oh, the answer, I “write” longhand but I type on the computer. 😉


image from ethanol2323.hubpages.com Beautiful writing does have its share of risks.

Your favourite blog post that you have written?

That’s another hard one to answer. If I didn’t like them I wouldn’t write them, so they all have a lot of me invested in them in one way or another. However, I love the theme I’ve used in this poem series. I adore wolves too so it was great to be able to mingle both ideas. I have a feeling there may be more to come here  🙂 So, here is the link to the poem “Dusk til Dawn”.



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What’s one of your favourite books from childhood?
When I was very young I loved Biggles, all the books, and still do, but my mother gave me a Leon Uris book called Exodus when I was twelve and it has been my all-time favourite since then. Of course being a bookaholic I have many favourites now, all depending on the mood.


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image from http://www.mikanet.com Paul Newman – no words needed










Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for my husband because he helped me hold everything together as I learned what was going on and what I would have to do after my new diagnosis.
This coming week I’m looking forward to getting my new, new computer and starting to use it. (That’s  a story for another blog because you wouldn’t believe me if I didn’t tell the whole story).



image from o.canada.com – It’s Red…Red, no wonder the Vampires love it!



Well, that’s a little more of an insight – it’s a scary place to be inside my head- I hope I see you back next week.  (Too many scary movies I wonder?)


Blessings,  Susan ♥

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“The power of getting to know one another is so immense, eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves.”
Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason


If you were an ice cream cone how many scoops and flavours would you be and why?

I have to admit that where ice cream is concerned, because I have so little of it, when I do my inner child comes rushing to the fore and so I really enjoy myself.

I love the waffle cones, there is something really childlike about trying to get around the cones and stop the ice cream from escaping. Since the cone is so large I’ve found two scoops more than enough, but I manage somehow to finish it all. Flavours, at the moment (and I’ll be honest and say I had an ice cream just a few days ago), I really enjoyed the white chocolate and macadamia vanilla ice cream and teamed that with the boysenberry ripple. I just love the boysenberry flavour so it’s a winner hand’s down.

Of course having a deep red/purple ice cream with a white one makes for some interesting inner child at work time. All I will say is thank heavens all those little serviettes come with it.


image from en.paperblog.com –

Are you left or right handed?

I’m right handed, always have been and never felt the inclination to try left handed except when I’m trying some automatic writing. It still looks more like an angry gerbil has scrawled across the page but I’m hoping for some improvement.

Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you are going to say?

This is such a loaded question. If I’m on an information hunt I’ll have as many questions prepared as I think I need to cover the issue. I’m sure I may have driven some poor sales people to the brink of insanity but “them’s the breaks”.

If I’m about to tell someone what I think of them – because I’ve been on the receiving end of bad service, then I definitely don’t rehearse. I’ve found my creative juices flow and I’m wonderfully pithy and can shred the unwary with little effort. I even feel sorry for them occasionally.

If I have no idea who may be on the other end then I have a range of one liners to ditch them quickly if I have no reason to be pestered, but if it’s family then it’s time to let the loquacious beast loose. (My Mum and I used to talk for hours at a time and never noticed the time passing, and we could do this every day).


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How many rings before you answer the phone?

Psychology again. If it’s a return call and I need to read the riot act it’s always good to let the phone ring a little before answering. Yes, I know it’s cruel. However, most of the time I just want it answering as quickly as possible. I have yet to find a ring tone I really want to sit and listen to.


image from doggysstyle.wordpress.com

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I got my new computer last week and think I may have ironed out most of its peculiarities (fingers crossed, cross your eyes and spit into the wind). That being so I have to now get Skype set up so I can get in touch with my Bestie who is not well at the moment. (That’s fingers crossed and a nod and a wink to the powers above).

I hope you’ve enjoyed the light hearted approach to this week’s answers. It’s good to let the inner child out to play occasionally. You never know what might happen.

See you next week.

Blessings, Susan ♥

© Susan Jamieson 2014

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Describe yourself in a word that starts with the first letter of your name.

Only One? Heavens that’s virtually impossible. So I bow to my hubby who said “Serendipitous Sorceress”, which is two so we both cheated a little.

Serendipitous – occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way

Sorceress – a woman who practices sorcery; witch.

(Perhaps I cast a spell and he found me thus by chance?)


image from litaburke.com

If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you think you’d find leading a more satisfying life than yours?

Since I believe we all have our own special lives to lead I’d have to say no-one. There may be people who felt their life may be more exciting, more rewarding, more fulfilling, but I ‘d say it’s all in the way you perceive your own life. Some days I’d change mine in a flash, but then there are many more days when I wouldn’t give it away for anything, and I’m sure there would be some, perhaps many of that one hundred who would say the same.

Who knows, perhaps they all might think their lives were more satisfying than mine.

If you were a tree, would you become a book or furniture? Please describe.

If I were a tree I’d choose to be a mighty Oak tree, in which case I’d be made into beautiful furniture, lasting for years. If I could I’d stay a tree for many years though.


image from sigridmcnab.com

You are trapped in an elevator, who would you want to be trapped with?

My dog, Rusty – but that could get rather messy, so no: My Mum, but then she gets claustrophobic, – so no: In which case I’d say Og Mandino since he was an amazing man. It would be a challenge since he’s passed away but I’m sure we’d manage somehow.  🙂


image from wfgr.com Og Mandino

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful that I had my first really good night’s sleep in many years and I’m looking forward to keeping that going.  There is nothing like a really good refreshing sleep, free from pain. I’m really grateful for my new computer too and this is the first post on it this week. 🙂

Blessings, Susan x

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“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.”
Audrey Hepburn


Would you prefer a reading nook or an art, craft, photography studio?

Anyone who has seen my previous posts will know how much I love books so it would come as no surprise to know that I would choose a reading nook. After saying that I would have to add that it would need to be a very large ‘nook’ or I would never be able to fit all the books I already have in it, plus leaving plenty of room for more.

Despite all the doomsayers telling me that print media is on the way out, I still adore the smell of a new book, the fresh print, the crisp pages and the delightful sound of a book opening for the first time. Yes, that’s me, a book lover!

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image from images.businessweek.com – Can you smell all that ink?

Would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

Ideally I would prefer to have the TV in a media room. Having said that we don’t always get exactly what we want the first time around. Working from home takes a lot of room, mainly because we both love stationery and office paraphernalia, so depending on how large a home we have – we may need to succumb to a smallish media room and as a last resort the living room.

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image from certifiedpropertyrestoration.com     Too cosy – No!

What colour would you like your bedroom to be?

I’m repainting my bedroom in blue or shades thereof. At the moment I really like a beautiful shade of aqua I’ve seen which I can get mixed up. Failing that I can go into blues and compliment things around that. It’s such a peaceful shade (either aqua or blue).

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image from http://www.mrkate.com              Yes – I could sleep here!

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

No contest here, definitely a lowset (one floor) house. Being able to sit in the living room or library (nook) and look out the window to watch the wild life is really relaxing and I’m all for anything which allows me to relax whenever I like.

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image from http://www.mustdobrisbane.com            The beautiful Ormiston House.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful I was told I may not have Lyme disease, although it’s a double edged sword since we’re back at square one trying to work out what is going on. Now that is frustrating!

I’m looking forward to seeing a house we’ve seen on the internet. If it ticks all the points we may be moving. New house – definitely the way to go but the physical act of moving – oh no, what a bummer!

#Share Your World

image from chewychunks.wordpress.com Thankful for life.

Another corner lifted 🙂

Blessings, Susan  ♥

© Susan Jamieson 2014

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image from http://www.josephinewallart.co.uk
Dream my dreams of future longings.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Would you rather be given $10,000 for your own use or $100,000 to give anonymously to strangers?

Who wouldn’t like to have $10, 000 given to them but it would be far more rewarding to have the $100,000 and be able to help other people, in need, with it. So many more people could be helped that way. To me, that seems to be the most personally rewarding of the two.

When you’re’ 90 years old, what will matter most to you?

It’s so difficult to pin it down to one thing really so I’m relieved I don’t have to choose one thing. Still happily married, madly in love at 90, is not such a far-fetched thing these days. Well, I suppose madly in love at 90 may be unusual, but that’s part of the happy ever after part isn’t it? Being healthy means I could get around and do things myself, but then, why would I want to be doing all these things on my own?  That means we both need to be healthy doesn’t it. Being wealthy – and by that I mean being able to do what I choose to do because it made me happy, would be a great help. After all, what is the point of having money and not being able to get out and spend it making not only myself but others happy too?

SO, being 90years old, still madly in love and happily married, healthy and with enough money to get out and about and make ourselves and others happy would be my ideal.

#Share Your World

image from withoutmybassetdog.blogspot.com

Candy factories of the entire world have become one and will now be making only one kind of candy. Which kind, if you were calling the shots?

Hmm, I’m not a mad candy eater now; I used that up when I was much younger! I still love dark chocolate though, there’s just something comforting about rich, dark chocolate.

So, you’re on your way out and it’s raining. Do you know where your umbrella is or do you frantically search for it all over your apartment/house?

Well, I always have an umbrella in the car – for those emergencies when I’m out and it rains. If it was raining before I left I have a selection of umbrellas I can choose from. I like making sure I always have a couple on hand if I need more than one, and I always know where they are.

Just a little bit, just a little bit more about me…..:)


Susan ♥

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Phalaenopsis and Cattleya orchids

Here is a snapshot of one of my passions – orchids. Definitely not a couch potato in here. 🙂

 Here is the Merriam-Webster definition of a couch potato (first used in 1982).

COUCH POTATO:  a lazy and inactive person; especially:  one who spends a great deal of time watching television

What is your favourite couch potato activity: readings, watching movies, watching sports, napping, anything on TV, computer games, play cards, or other?

I’m not really a ‘couch potato’ unless you want to include reading. I can do that almost any time of the day or night. I use the computer as a means to communicate and keep in touch, particularly since I’ve been derailed in my ‘outside’ activities to a large degree.

If I’m watching TV it will be a movie in the evening with my husband. I have a very eclectic mix of DVD’s and films I am drawn to so there’s no telling what’s on the menu at any given time. They range from comedy, feel good, light comedy romance, horror, science fiction, and science fantasy, war, western, historical and autobiographies and documentaries.  We watched “Elysium” with Matt Damon the other day – thought provoking and sad also.

What is your favourite topping on pizza?

We rarely eat pizza, too many difficulties in the diet and with medication at present.  On occasion we will make our own with prawns, crab and a seafood sauce. It’s a once in a blue moon kind of thing. We do completely  peel the prawns though.

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Small bookcase (The smallest one)

What is your favourite genre of movie or book?

Again that’s a wide open field depending on what I feel drawn to. I enjoyed reading the books by Kathy Reich’s since I love to solve them before we’re told the ending. Having said that I’m finishing re reading The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, but before that I was reading “Cross Stitch “by Diana Gabaldon and “Using your brain for a change” by Richard Bandler.

Movies – ‘Afterlife’, ‘Eat Pray Love’, ‘Dances with Wolves’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Dog Soldiers,’ ‘Gladiator’, and ‘Da Vinci Code’,’Lord of the Rings’, ‘Twilight’ series , ‘American Gothic’, ‘Last of the Mohicans’ and  ‘Fringe” series. As I said – eclectic.

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image from maellambung.blogspot.com

Do you prefer eating the frosting of the cake first?

The cake, unless it is a fruit cake with marzipan and royal icing – then I might have to eat the marzipan first.  The only other ‘fetish’ is leaving the cherries until last…. I love glace cherries.

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image from itinerantjason.blogspot.com

Feed them cake…. or in my case cherries 🙂

So now you know a couple of my weaknesses – or vices… who cares, I love them .

Blessings,  Susan x

© Susan Jamieson  2014

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If you had a choice to live anywhere would be your preference salt water beaches, forest, fresh water lakes, hot tub, ski resort or desert?

If I had a choice I’d choose somewhere mid-way between the forest and fresh water lakes.The reason being

that both are my favourite places but we have plans to have a farm and forest won’t handle that and I still want a good number of trees close by so I can walk in the trees. Forests in Australia are not you type of glorious forests, but there is some rainforests low enough down to fit the bill. That’s my /our dream… soon I trust.:)

What was your favorite toy as a child  . . . and now?

I don’t remember having a favourite toy, unless you count books. I was a bookworm from day one and the only other have to item was a dog. They were my best friend and companion and when that farm arrives I’m heading to the breeders I’ve found and getting that puppy!

#Share Your World

My beautiful friend…Rusty.

Which do you prefer sweet, salty or both at the same time? 

I have a sweet tooth but having said that my tastes have changed somewhat and I prefer a variety now – just not at the same time J

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why?

I would love a snowy winter. I grew up with them. Now I have Fibro I’m not sure how I’d go but the heat and humidity here kill me – hence the forest and a good dam and creek. I will get winter again – holidays when I feel better. I miss the magic of snowfall and snowflakes.


I have just joined your challenge – do I need to do week 1 – 4 or can I just join in now? J

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