So, earlier in the year I decided to take a little break from the blog while we went on holiday. It was lovely just enjoying some family time and not doing any promotion - either through Twitter threads or Facebook groups. When we came back I decided not to return to the way I'd been… Continue reading What happens when you blog less?
As I said a few weeks ago, we're hosting Christmas in 2021 - my parents are free to travel at last (after my Gran died in April, previous years they always stayed at home so that she could visit them for the day) and my brother and his wife have booked a room in a… Continue reading Christmas Prep: Roast Beef
I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?
I might do a bit of a series of how I'm preparing for Christmas - I might not, this might be the only thing I can think of to write about. We're hosting Christmas in 2021 - my parents are free to travel at last (after my Gran died in April, previous years they always… Continue reading Christmas Prep: Mincemeat
The last couple of years have been varied holidays and I've managed to keep lovely diaries of what we got up to (see 2019 and 2020) as well as during our break in Whitby in May 2021. This summer though, I didn't try to do that. I didn't want to be blogging in the evenings… Continue reading 2021 Holiday Highlights: Lincolnshire
The very lovely Michelle over at Boomer Eco Crusader asked me if I had any stories to tell for her beautiful series of Clutter Tales. I'd recently had to deal with some clutter, so my Grandad easily came to mind. The Clutter Tales series is a set of responses that various people have to coming… Continue reading Memories of Grandad
The last couple of years have been varied holidays and I've managed to keep lovely diaries of what we got up to (see 2019 and 2020) as well as during our break in Whitby in May 2021. This summer though, I didn't try to do that. I didn't want to be blogging in the evenings… Continue reading 2021 Holiday Highlights: Scotland
The delayed Le Mans 24 hours race takes place at the Circuit de la Sarthe this weekend (21-22 August 2021). We missed it in June and the experience watching from home is rather odd - no crowds, no smoke from the campsite barbecues wafting around, and of course much more racing in darkness in August… Continue reading Le Mans 24 Hours 2021: Our Picks
Hmm, so I just turned 40. Honestly, so far, it feels just the same as 39. I could write lots of things about how I was when I was born, when I was 13 or 18, 21 or 30. But, from my point of view, all those milestones are artificial. In fact, why am I… Continue reading Forty
You know that feeling when you're on the cusp of going on holiday and the relief and anticipation are both running high? Well, that's where we are right now. I've been winding down at work all week, packing, planning, himself has been booking things, and just preparing ourselves to get away. We are all SO… Continue reading Holiday Time 2021