Di Riddell - Your Voice Matters

Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

Family Reflections

What Do You Get A 90 Year Old For Her Birthday?

What was I going to do for my Mum for her 90th birthday? After living away for many years, I returned to my home town where Mum was in a retirement village. She had had a hard life and for many years little joy and happiness. I was about to remedy that. For her 84th…

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Memories of my Uncle Alec on Anzac Day

I was listening to an item on ABC radio while driving. They were discussing how DNA id being used to identify bones from
unknown soldiers in New Guinea from WW11. The bones are breaking down, even crumbling
when handled.
Those words got me thinking about Uncle Alec. He went off to
war as a young man looking very proud in his uniform. There are only two photos
of him after that, taken about 6 months later. He has a very different look.

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Dianna, Dianne and Di

ages of Di, sulky child, confident woman and compassionate in maturity

What’s in a name?
‘Sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you’.  have you heard those words before? My guess is a resounding yes.
True words don’t break bones, but they can have a massive negative impact on a person for days, years or decades.

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Our Grandparents…reflections on how confident were they?

grandmother, confidece

  Today is Grandparent day….The word grandparent conjures up the image of a little old lady (I use this phrase in jest about myself, the most common response from friends and family is a snort of laughter). OK back to business… a little old lady sort a Miss Marple type…all sugar and spice and softness.…

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Would You Like To Hear A Story… It’s About Creating Memories.

story time, reading, imagination

  The flames flicked slowly and seductively over the glowing embers, the soft warm light and smell of the wood permeated the room. In her pink flannelette PJ’s the little girl sat there entranced, excited, her book on her lap waiting…waiting for her Mum to read her a story. This is one of my fondest…

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If Only I Could Talk To Her… My Mum Today Or Any Day.

  My Mum passed away in 2001, no matter what she was always my greatest champion. She was not a confident lady in the outside world, nor even at home due to family circumstances. Yet no matter what she was there for me, interested in everything I did, celebrated every achievement…and she was the most…

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A Penny For..Just What Were They Thinking In That Moment

A Penny For… Just What Were They ‘Thinking’ In That Moment? I think all brides have a multitude of thoughts rushing through their minds…on their wedding day. Brides are all beautiful, confident or sometimes not, thoughtful, pensive…and my question is …a penny for their thoughts?   This collage came from Creative Pictures by Larry Mann…

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