Sipping at Place de La Madeleine!

In 2012, I retired ( happily) from my 47-year career as a Chemical Engineer, Project Manager, Procurement Professional and Senior Executive, to focus on personal priorities – family and “current obsessions”: singing, writing, photography, knitting, wine, golf, reading and blogging.

Underlying it all, and my raison d’être of course, is my family:  my husband, Bob, of 52 years; my children, Rob and Steph; and God’s very special gifts – our five grandsons, who range in age from 7 to 17. On the furry side of the family is Bandit, a perky and cuddly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, and Maddie, my daughter’s wonderfully affectionate, golden retriever.

Opal Reflections provides a creative outlet, a blank sheet of paper, on which I now express everyday thoughts and perspectives; through photography, poetry, and anecdotal memories and observations.


Our favorite photo spot at our favorite Polynesian Village

7 Comments on “About

  1. Hi,

    I’ve been talking to Thomas Marlowe and we are both missing the Trifecta Challenge. One thing led to another and we have decided to set up Light and Shade Challenge where there are prompts twice every week and a chance to share what inspiration strikes.

    We are not trying to be the same as Trifecta. They were awesome and I miss them. We do have some really exciting ideas of our own, though and can’t wait to see what happens. It would be great if you could come and join us and see where this journey takes us. Good writers are always welcome. If you have any questions then get in touch either on the Light and Shade Challenge Blog http://lightandshadechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ or on the Facebook page. It would be wonderful to hear from you. Lyssa M x


    • Hi …now that I am back from hospital and recuperating with forced bed rest, I am turning my attention to this. The only problem is that I don’t have a clue what I need to do. If you can point me in the right direction, I’d appreciate it. And now I have time to devote to fulfilling requirements.
      Sorry o be so needy about this…but your guidance is welcomed.


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