A message from Brigid ....

I have been a blogger since 2005. At the height of my blogging busy-ness, I had "a small stable" of blogs on different topics: social and political commentary; desert spirituality; food; waste and ....

A few years ago I called time and ceased blogging altogether - although there was an occasional post. I had called it quits. I am an aged woman these days with a couple of serious illnesses. I am not allowed to drive. I am no longer active in organisations. I think it fair to say that I am housebound. I am active on Facebook, although I am not there as often as once I was. I have decided to embark on a re-entry into the blogging world ... beginning with The Trad Pad and, possibly, a return to my food blog, Oz Tucker. I have always used a lot of photographs on my blogs ... and I miss not being out and about with my camera.

The Trad Pad has been my blog for the lovely things of life. The controversial or political has seldom intruded. Occasionally, the spiritual has found its way in, but I kept spirituality for the blog, Desert. I don't yet know if I will revive that. I will stick pretty much to food and the lovely things of life. If I have some regularity with those two categories, I feel that I will be doing well. I hope that, with this blog new friendships can be formed and old friendships renewed; new lovelies discovered; new reflections can enter into the meaning of modern life. I would love to hear from you - particularly if you have suggestions for new topics to enter into the conversation. So, it is a new year. Let's see what it has in store, what it can bring to us. And I hope that those who share the spirit of The Trad Pad can spread the message of a world of beauty, the creativity of humanity, and the joys of simplicity and tradition. ~~~ February, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2006

Gainfully - and permanently - employed!

Since late May, Miss Eagle has been temping in a certain public institution in the eastern suburbs. After approx. two months in the position, it was advertised. Your Miss Eagle, dear Reader, applied for the position and has been appointed. On Monday next, she becomes a permanent employee (albeit on six months probation!).

Now Miss Eagle is pretty chuffed about this! Miss Eagle is no spring chicken. She does not look good in a mini-skirt and is well and truly over wearing long spikey heels and pointy toes. And, as a friend of Miss Eagle's once said, the competition tends to get younger, better looking, and better qualified. But here she is. Permanent employment is at hand! What with one thing and another - mostly ill health - Miss Eagle has not been an employee for four and a half years. So when all this is considered, the whole deal seems rather miraculous to your correspondent.

But Miss Eagle knows what human nature is like - particularly her own quirky brand of it. She keeps telling herself that in six months time, when the job may then seem mundane and repetitive, she must remember how she feels right now!
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