I try to follow a great variety of blogs on a daily basis. I learn from all of them and enjoy adding something to the conversation by way of a comment. There are times when I feel the subject is complete, so I don’t comment. Some topics are way out of my league and I refrain from adding my meagre two pence worth.

This is a tiny sample of the mutterings I made on Twitter or the Blogosphere this week.

When you sit in a room all alone your problems fill the space. Listen to doom and gloom all day and you get depressed. Turn up the music and dance!

The trouble with long arms is that the words often get lost between my brain and my finger tips.

The colour is only in the wrapping (skin)! Peel that back and we are all the same – two lungs, one heart etc., and the blood for all of us is red. I was born & raised in Ireland with a mop of rich auburn hair. My skin was very pale almost white with the biggest freckles you ever saw in summertime. Would you call me piebald?

I have lived long enough to experience tightened belts and lean times.  I never lived beyond my means nor fell for the god of greed.  My needs are simple, a roof over my head and food on my plate.  Money as the Beatles sang, ‘Can’t buy me love’, or indeed happiness for that matter.

This last comment for today was in answer to You can’t buy style

That may be a luxury house but I doubt it would ever be a comfortable home. I have been in ‘magazine pages’ like that, but I am much happier when I can call at a back door and share a coffee at a well used kitchen table.

Gary came back with another post with food for thought for all of us.

16 thoughts on “Mutterings

  1. Maz

    Great links to Jerry Chicken – looks like a blog that we could all learn from. I’ve decided to use these belt tightening times finding cheap/free ways to enjoy the city (Limerick). There are a multitude of cultural events going on that I never went to because I was too busy going late night shopping for crap I thought I wanted. I’m making the effort to pare down my life and concentrate on what’s important.

  2. Rhyleysgranny

    I enjoyed your comment about the ‘Magazine pages’ Great name for those houses that never seem to have superfluous rubbish lying around. I have two neighbours who have homes like that. I have NEVER been able to achieve that state of tidiness but I have two lovely grandchildren who I think would be a lot less happy if they weren’t allowed to do what they liked in my home which usually involves a lot of mess. That I think gives me more joy than a well hoovered carpet. Gary’s comment is indeed food for thought.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    @Maz – It is not necessary to spend money in order to have fun. A simple walk in the park or countryside with friends can lead to great conversation.

    @Rhyleysgranny – Welcome on board. Your grandchildren sound delightful! I will be over to visit soon for some great food ideas!

  4. Annb

    A very wise post GM. The last 5 years have made me appreciate the simple things in life. It seemed unfair at the time, but now with some distance, I feel extremely lucky that I sat out the boom in Temple St Children’s hospital.

  5. Grannymar Post author


    I’m sure it was a difficult time for you but now you will be all the stronger for that journey. Treasure the precious moments.

  6. Nick

    Luxury homes may look fabulous with all their fashionable furniture and paintings and so on, but if you visit them they’re usually cold and clinical and seem to freeze all spontaneity. Give me a bog-standard house that’s full of meaningful knickknacks and a bit of everyday disorder any time.

  7. Kimme

    Hi Grannymar,

    I am rather new to your blog, but wanted to say “hello” and let you know that I love your mutterings, and your wittiness…. I will pop in again 🙂


  8. Grannymar Post author

    @Nick – Those luxury homes look like stage setting when the lights are off and the actors have gone home.

    @Kimme – Hello and welcome on board. Please come back and join in the fun.

  9. steph







    I do L-O-V-E my chats with you, Grannymar 😀

  10. Darlene

    Nick has it right. There is no warmth in those stage settings. A home is meant to be lived in and it shows it.

    I wandered over to Jerry Chicken and enjoyed his story. He finally got his priorities in order and was wise to do so.

  11. Grannymar Post author

    @Steph – What are you muttering about? 😆

    @Judy – 😀

    @Darlene – Glad you enjoyed that article,

  12. Grannymar Post author


    You are doing fine with twitter, use it to suit you. Baino’s Banter is part of my daily diet so you just try and stop me…! 😀


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