The Gallery… Self Portrait

So, this week’s theme for The Gallery is self portrait. I much prefer that term than its shortened social media term of selfie. Selfie sounds soooooo… erm… selfish.

Any road up, here ye go… here’s me au natural, stripped down, vulnerable and bare.


I really shoulda done a selfie with a full face on and freshly coiffed hair. Meh.


Now, go quickly and visit some fearless bloggers posting their own self portraits.


Mercy, Mercy Me…

Today is Earth Day. A day to celebrate Mother Earth and all she has been through and continues to do so.

Except, I don’t feel much like celebrating… I think in part because of the recent news events and also my own guilt ridden angst. Truth be told, this day only serves to add to the guilt of all the things that I should or could be doing to make this world a better place for my children.

I know, I know… I shouldn’t be quite so hard on myself because I do live by that ole mantra of reduce, reuse, recycle, but I know I could be doing so much more.

We could all be doing so much more.

Where to begin?


So, it might not be more, but I hope to get home from work early enough to drag my boys out with me on a nature walk so we can go hug a tree and maybe feed some squirrels.

Meanwhile, I’ve chosen The Strokes’ cover of Mercy, Mercy Me.. Enjoy and while you”re at it, go out there and do more.