March 22, 2020


To my fellow bloggers: I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise. I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I’m not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone. My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way) and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.

Marie AKA Ozstuff

Sunday, April 5, 2020


HOME, where we all are cloistered in these troubled times.  Stay safe, my friends!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday, February 16, 2020


There are days when I feel like this ….. and then again …...

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Take a Word - Asian Influence

2020 is the Year of the Rat.  The Chinese zodiac says people born in the year of the rat are are alert, delicate & get normal fortune in 2020.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Take a Word - Gypsies

"They called us gypsies, tramps and thieves.  We heard it from the people of the town" ……….

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Take a Word - Time

Wishing a happy and productive 2020 for all our artist friends.   Marie started this blog in 2010, and the first challenge was "Time".   Marie is making good progress in her recovery, and we hope to be seeing her back with us one of these days!

Sunday, December 15, 2019


                                 MAY YOUR HOLIDAYS BE HAPPY AND BRIGHT

Sunday, December 8, 2019