The following is a slightly edited extract from a Toastmasters speech I wrote in December 2012.
The following is a speech I recently delivered at one of my Toastmasters clubs and it was so well received that I just had to share it here. Though technically … Continue reading How To Tie A Bow
As promised, below you will find the words that make up my winning speech. I say words because, as with all good speeches, words alone cannot convey the three key … Continue reading My Winning Speech
I love getting out in the garden and tending to my plants. There’s a simple joy that goes hand in hand with watering them and watching them grow, and it … Continue reading Being Still
The following is another speech I wrote and delivered at my Toastmasters Club. Yes, writing speeches takes me away from writing blog posts, but I have a place for both … Continue reading Making Spaghetti
My mother, Marie Clare came into this world on the 25th August 1941. She was the second child of William and Agnes Brown and a little sister for her brother … Continue reading With Mashed Potato, Mushy Peas, and Gravy
The following is another speech I wrote and delivered at my Toastmasters Club. The (speech) project was How To Say It, the fourth project in the Competent Communicator manual, the … Continue reading Butter, Flour and Milk
The following is a speech I wrote and delivered at my Toastmasters Club. The (speech) project was Leave Them With a Smile, the second project in the Humorously Speaking manual, … Continue reading The Day of the Omelette
What did you dream about when you were young?
Sometimes it’s possible to be so cold, that even a scarf can be the warmest thing we place around us. I was sitting huddled over in one of those retro … Continue reading The Warmest Thing
During their darkest most difficult times, when a warm hug from mum can’t make it better, I tell my children that everything happens for a reason. That even though, right … Continue reading Where Fate Intervened
On a quiet little street, in a quiet little town, there stood a little patisserie for sale and one day, a pastry chef purchased the little patisserie. The pastry chef … Continue reading The Pastry Chef and the Business Man
We receive a magnificent gift at birth, That is firmly attached to our soul. It’s part of our nature, completes our creation, It’s key to making us whole. This gift … Continue reading The Gift
During my first year of high school, a door was opened to previously unimagined capabilities. I remember learning Je m’appelle Clare, and yet I’m still waiting to travel to France … Continue reading My Creative Cosmos