A feisty mother earth type, who has an opinion about everything I would like to think I use my "chopsy" attitude to throw some light and perhaps a new slant on current social and cultural issues.
Since I moved to the country for a quiet life I have been lucky enough to create a more healthy more relaxed environment for myself. I love country life, Family, Friends, Horses and Dogs. I also love, photography, writing/chatting and connecting with others.
Please have a look at a collection of my photos blog,
or join in on my chats here or on my otherblog
which follows my efforts to learn to ride and care for horses in my 50s! or just follow me on Twitter and I will follow you back (if you are a real person) on @alisonbarton1. Enjoy and talk to me.
Saturday, 30 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
I sat and cried when I read an article about a woman who pays for her daughter’s spray tan every month as well as the services of a professional make- up artist. Not a big deal for some “wanna be” beauty queen, you might say, at least her Mom hasn’t got her a boob job yet!
It’s above board and organised, so what upsets me so much then? It's not the isolation from playful times and free spirited fun, no not necessarily It's not how children involved in these pageants might be affected about their looks and what that means to how they are treated.
Sunday, 27 May 2012
Sunday, 20 May 2012
|Does success mean stepping on others|
|Or can we be happy as one of the herd ?|
Sunday, 13 May 2012
|Think of lying by the sea in a hammock,couldn't sleep here either!|
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Friday, 4 May 2012
Saturday, 28 April 2012
|Sunrise-good time to start afresh|
Friday, 27 April 2012
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Occasionally we get the horror reports but mainly its a cold rehash served up with a thin topping of how we should all be doing it more, marketing sex helps sells so many things.
There are specific concerns about the rise in STD s amongst the over 50s, so encouraging safer sex is a good thing, right after all the statistics indicate a reluctance of older men to use condoms. So lets reduce apathy, but doesn’t this information tell us something more sinister? That among an age group that should know better there’s a whole lot of very “casual” unsafe sex, going on. (By definition, lacking commitment). The rise of STDs amongst seniors, knocks the shine off “ free love on a pension”, For me it conjures up a picture of Multi partners, experiencing low levels of intimacy, disingenuous affection, more than likely a hell of a lot of deceit and not much satisfaction.
|Does my old Bum still look good dear?|
|Nurse,"Mr Smith?" "yes that's me"|
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Monday, 16 April 2012
Sunday, 15 April 2012
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Saturday, 31 March 2012
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
General stuff will be discussed here on cup of tea and a chat.
Hope you can join me occasionally on both
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Saturday, 17 March 2012
At the school gates I was totally inconsolable. My mom tried to peel me off her arms and legs, as if I were some monster from the sea, all sucking tentacles and slime. How could she hate me so much? What exactly had I done? To add insult to injury my teacher joined us and aided my Mom in the final separation. It made an incredible spectacle for everyone; other Mom’s looked on smug because their children had gone quietly inside. Older children jeered and imitated my crying, which only exacerbated my efforts and worst of all Mom’s face became stonier and I felt her increasing disappointment. I gave in collapsed into my teacher’s arms wet face and snotty nose, rubbing up against her prim white blouse. My spirit was broken. There was no point fighting anymore. My recollection of the following weeks and months are non existent, how I transformed into a child who went willingly to school, I do not recall, I only know that I did, eventually. I made friends and got to like teachers (well some of them) but I was never entirely happy at school and always felt separate a little apart from the others.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Tuesday, 6 March 2012