Author: Pam Holland

Flexibility. (the quality of bending without breaking)

It appears  that the year has moved at a faster pace this year than any previous year. Of course that’s nonsense, but it’s the way I perceive it. It’s not my age, nor my mental capabilities it’s the experiences and adventures that have moved so swiftly, one blending into another creating a seamless flow. I’m a bit of a Pollyanna. I err on the positive, but of course the negative rears its head at times only to be beaten back into submission with an imaginary hammer. It’s when I lay my head down and the darkness envelopes me in a very comforting way that the mind wanders and composes these blogs. This mornings walk in the dark was about:- Flexibility. That’s the key word you need if you live the life I live.  But I chuckle as I reflect on being told “The problem with you is that you are inflexible” by a most inflexible employer earlier this year. I have to be flexible to be up at 4.00 am preparing to travel for the …

On the road again. – Traveling Quilt Teacher.

The temperature rose into the100’s today. I do love the heat, but it’s hard to sleep tonight, even the fan is struggling. It’s midnight and  began this blog some 5 hours ago, but tiredness took its toll and I retired only to be back up in the silence of the night, writing. The image below was taken yesterday on the boardwalk at Redondo Beach Pier at sunset. Our Son and his wife and family have an apartment here, just one block from the Ocean so it’s a treat for these hills dwellers to spend time at the beach.   I love this place. I like the ambience, the color, the ocean and the friendliness of the locals. My favorite food to buy here is the shrimp ceviche, I eat it with a passion, and at just a few dollars it’s an absolute  bargain. The beach is beautiful and with this bout of warm weather I’m not really complaining.   Our small people enjoy what the beach has to offer while Mum does fitness training. The …

3 ladies on a journey. – Capture and create. Mt Everest.

Originally posted on I am Pam Holland:
I’m writing this as I sit here in the airport in Kathmandu, we’ve been through security at least 6 times. Been patted down in a small cupboard they call ‘security’ many times and the conversation noise is very loud. A man is washing the floor with a huge mop that looks less than hygienic. At least the floor is wet. There are hundreds of people milling around and we three ladies are sure in the minority. I slept fitfully during the night. It was warm enough to sleep without covering and a relief not to have the air conditioner on which plays havoc with my asthma. I  was aware that I needed to be up at 4.15 so of course at 2.00 am I woke to hear Hilary and Donald chiding each other on CNN. I had fallen asleep with the TV on and the sound reverberated around the room breaking the silence with Hilary’s laughter and Donald creating a ‘c’ in the air with his right hand.…