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?
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
OK, I need to confess. We went away on holiday and I took a break from the blog, when I got back I got my head all mixed up and didn't post the things I meant to when I intended. With our getaway at the forefront of my mind, I published our little diary first… Continue reading Second blogiversary
Thirty thousand is the price to pay Lives worth less than money Less than "freedom" Less than convenience But who will they be? Will it be me Will it be you Will it be someone we love Will it be someone unknown whose loss precludes a life bringing change and wonder Are our lives less… Continue reading Will it be you?
The wonderful Eric at The Thoughtful Beggar asked me to write this for Valentine's day 2021. Well, here was a turn up for the books. A bright sunny morning as spring was starting to think about kicking into action, breakfast was almost finished and Sam had run off to play with his Christmas Lego. Dad… Continue reading Marley’s Cards: a valentine’s story
Tens of millions infected. More than a million dead. Businesses crippled. Nearly everyone’s lives upended in ways great and small. All because of COVID-19, which made 2020 a terrible year even for those of us lucky enough to have not been personally touched by the virus. But as we enter 2021 — with all the… Continue reading Silver Linings
A year ago I wrote my first looking forward post to 2020. After the awful, disastrous year we had in 2019 I didn't ask for much. I'm not making resolutions - I just want 2020 to be less painful than 2019 please. Please. And, well, 2020 was certainly a rollercoaster but it wasn't as painful… Continue reading Here comes 2021
I haven't taken part in Blogmas this year, the organizational mountain required is just too intimidating. It looks so much fun though, so maybe next year you'll find me planning Christmas advice in August... or maybe not. Anyway, I would love to share some of the lovely Christmas posts I've read by other bloggers over… Continue reading My Favourite Christmas Posts 2020
In the days before, when things weren't strange Pyjamas were bedtime attire, Useful and needed for warmth in the dark Keeping us cosy in the cold of the night. . But hiding indoors away from all people In isolation, quiet and calmness or chaos Grasping for connection and missing old faces, We'll take any comfort.… Continue reading An ode to my pyjamas
The Christmas Tag The wonderful Undaunted Adventure has created a lovely new Christmas Tag to share some love between us bloggers. I'm totally thrilled to be nominated in the kick off post. Then a little while later the fabulous Chehak at ChehakChirps and the lovely Gemma at This Brit's Life tagged me too. The Christmas… Continue reading Some Christmas Tags