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About turnipsforbreakfast

Rose has two blogs, www.butimbeautiful.wordpress.com, and www.turnipsforbreakfast.wordpress.com. Enjoy!

Do you have youth envy?

I’m surrounded by youths. Sons, daughters, nephews, nieces, young persons on Facebook I don’t even know…and I have a BAD case of youth envy. Don’t misunderstand me, I don’t wish I was younger. God no. I’ve got better looking, brighter … Continue reading

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Yes, I will LITERALLY die without the internet!

Not long ago, my partner and I had a discussion, which went roughly like this. Me: Our solar system is on its last legs (Note –  I don’t mean that solar system that surrounds earth like a starry womb, holding … Continue reading

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Why I’m the best mother on the entire planet (you’re ok too I guess)

Dear children of mine, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, I’m pleased to inform you that you have the world’s absolute best mother. How do I know? Well, let’s focus on outcomes. For instance, you, Mr F. You have grown … Continue reading

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Why do people hate me – even though I’m always right!

A letter to my children Mmm, yeah. Two things in life are great to have. (Well, obviously, a lot more than two things, but we’re just concentrating on two here, ok?) What’s the first thing? Drive. I’ve never had the … Continue reading

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What love is

It’s been more than a month – and I still look across to his grave, on the other side of the valley, and tell him I love him and miss him. But not so often as I used to.  Which … Continue reading

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If you could choose a life of adventure or…

spend your time relaxing on the terrace of your villa on the French Riviera, reading good books and checking your enormous bank balance on your latest-model I-Phone, which would you rather? I’d rather the Riviera. But Bob doesn’t get to … Continue reading

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Quality – what’s it worth?

The other day I ran out of stuff to read. So I did two things. I got on the internet and ordered something with an interesting title off one of those promotional sites we writers know and love (at least, … Continue reading

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Why I hate horses

Not really. They’re quite sweet, really.  But, there aren’t many things more expensive and time consuming than a horse-crazy kid. When The Girl was about six, she developed a consuming passion for riding. So off she went to riding lessons … Continue reading

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One day you’ll realise how horrible you really are..

A letter to my children. Who do you think does all the horrible shit in the world? Serial killers, perhaps?  Evil dictators? Big Pharma and Peak Oil? Small men with big hair? Sure they do.  But nobody can live the … Continue reading

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You’ve killed us all!

This is what my partner loves to say when anyone stuffs up.  It is, of course, a joke. My darling daughter, this post is for you.  You’ve killed us all! I know you think you’ve failed because you made some … Continue reading

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