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A child of Italian immigrants, born and bred in Australia. At 24 I purchased my first apartment in the city of Melbourne. Then I sailed around the world, on a record breaking, fast ship. I was the unqualified and only cook. I met my true love, though I didn't know it at the time. He didn't even get a kiss, before I continued my travels. In-between being directionless, I worked and educated myself to become a Nurse, Reflexologist, Reiki Master, Colonic hydrotherapist, and a First Aid and Occupational Health and Safety Trainer. Just as I was finding my feet in a self made career of sorts, he (my love) found me on facebook, 11 years after we had last seen each other. This time he knew how to get what he wanted. I call him The Captain on this blog. In May 2010 I moved to Denmark and also gained two more bonus children. It's the best decision I've ever made. I have always followed my heart, even the times it was beating out of tune, magic lies in mistakes too. Amongst other things, this is a love story.

15 April 2014

26 great loves of my life- Let's call her...Ma. #atozchallenge





My Mama taught me:


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"If you're bored you're boring."


So I climbed trees and read lots of stories.

"Never hate a family because of one person."


So I try to understand each story.

"Nothing happens if you do nothing."


So I follow my heart. 



Love for Her, is inevitable. 


What are some pearls of wisdom your Mother taught you.


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32 comments :

  1. What a great tribute to your mom. I love that: "If you're bored, you're boring."

    I'm always telling my kids that bordem only exists where there is no imagination or creativy.





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    1. Thanks Chuck, sometimes I feel guilty that I'm not finding more imaginative or creative things for the kids to do... but they always find something fun to do - when they have 'nothing' to do

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  2. Love these lessons- my mom taught me to be strong and overcome challenges.

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    1. Lucky you Kate. That's a lot to thank her for

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  3. Lovely! :-) My mum still tells me that talking too much will never do me good... but I can't get around to stop myself! ! ����

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    1. Some lessons take longer than others... but I prefer a person to talk too much rather than not enough.

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  4. Btw, loved your profile post, Ida! :-)

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    www.ammaknowsbest.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Hey Ida,

    Those are pearls of wisdom from your mother. Gems to treasure. My mother told me notto believe the negative hype. She was right.

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! LOL

    Gary :)

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    1. Like diamonds in the sky :) Mothers are rarely wrong in the lessons they try to teach - she sounds like a wise woman.

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  6. Mine stressed patience and forgiveness, lessons that I'm still trying to figure out for myself.

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    1. Hi William I thought of you and your loss as I wrote this post. Perhaps forgiving yourself for a lack of patience is a good place to start... :)

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  7. Such nuggets of wisom, thankyou for sharing them. One of the most important lessons my mum taught me was to have faith and believe that God has a plan for me.

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    1. Thanks Sunday... I just feel like singing George Michaels.. 'Oh you gotta faith' :)

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  8. Such a beautiful and love-filled post for Mama. The love beyond all loves, I suppose. Thanks for sharing those pearls of wisdom she shared with you.

    Beauty Interprets, Expresses, Manifests the Eternal

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    1. I guess the best way to describe love between a mother and child is ... love. Thanks Beloo

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  9. awww - love your theme! and glad i visited on mama day =) so sweet!
    happy a to z-ing!

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  10. 'You can never be overdressed.' 'No matter what, I will always be there for you.'

    Just some of mama's gems :)

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    1. I would have disappointed both our mothers... I've made a few notable fashion faux pas in my life :)

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  11. Moms always know best. Love the 'climb a tree or read lots of stories' line. Makes me miss my Mama. :)
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    1. I like to think children have a thing or two they can teach their parents too...

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  12. Always wear clean underwear. Also she taught me an appreciation of good food.

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    1. Nice one Jo. You are making me appreciate food with your theme this year Jo...

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  13. Great post Ida .. my mother had so many lessons to pass on to her brood. Believe in yourself I guess was the one that comes immediately to mind -

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    1. Probably the most important lesson of all... Thanks Susan. I'm still learning off my mum.

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  14. Not very warm ones: never give anyone the satisfaction of knowing they've hurt you and always act like you know.

    Tough ones for me to carry out.

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    1. I can see how these can be useful tools at the right times - In many ways they're what we draw from when calling on grace.

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  15. Head up...always. Even when you're sad and especially when you're scared. Great post and great memory sparks too!

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    1. The perspective is clearer with your head up - thanks Robyn, in it's simplicity it is powerful.

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  16. To always do my best. And to sing if you're sad. There was always music, love, and laughter in our home!

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    1. My Mum knew the lyrics to so many songs. 'Just do your best' still rings in my ears... how lovely Millie, thanks for sharing.

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