Making the Change

It’s been a while since my last post.  I have ceased working for my employer of 39 years.


Here’s the card I got from some of the kids. I treasure their ‘comments.’

Report card

After my refusal to ‘work’ like the good daughter in Grimm’s Mother Holle tale of my last Blog, I’ve stopped and just got on with it .

Just like the golden-haired daughter, I’ve been doing what needs doing –  ‘shaking the apple tree,’ and ‘stacking the fruit.’

Apple tree

Getting back to sustaining routines and some order in my life.


I’ve given away all the books I don’t need any more. Like the ugly sister who returns with no treasure, but covered in black stuff that sticks to her for the rest of her days, I’ve let “stuff” weigh me down, most of my working life – data … information …

Give away

 So now I’m into celebrating simple experiences,  like the perfect boiled egg,


Being home with myself “when the feathers fly” as I make the beds,

Bed make

Keeping a weather-eye open for signs of change,

angel cloud

Cherishing my freedom,

Homing pigeon

Friends and fun


And wondering how it will be now …  telling more stories …


and singing silly songs as I follow a new path.


All text and photos by Meg

 Story Twigs …! by Meg Philp is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.