9 Reasons to visit Schladming

It was our first time to Schladming so we didn’t know what to expect, but after a long and (click if you’d like to read about our) eventful journey, we thankfully arrived in this beautiful, snowy, Austrian town.

Generally though, if you are visiting a town which tends to be lucky enough to have amazing snow in the Winter months, then you’re usually there for one main reason… Continue reading “9 Reasons to visit Schladming”

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Patterns

Patterns

There are so many patterns in the outside world, I could’ve gone on forever, but here are just a few: Continue reading “Cee’s Black & White Challenge – Patterns”

How To Create a Utility Room on a Boat

In October of last year my partner and I picked up the last of the packing boxes, handed over the keys and walked away from our house which we’d lived in for 14 happy years. We did this with certainty in our minds that we were doing the right thing as time had very quickly, but inevitably moved on, my boys had moved away and were happily getting on with their own lives so it was now time to think out of the box, move away from a dangerously boring ‘rut’ we could’ve easily have settled in to and do something a little different ourselves.

We moved onto our canal boat, aptly named, ‘Head in the Clouds’.  No, it’s not beautifully finished, in fact there’s still quite a lot to fix, maintain and build, but hey… “we’ll manage to live on it while we finish doing it up right?” we had both said. Continue reading “How To Create a Utility Room on a Boat”

Not an easy journey to Schladming…

Yes it’s that time of year again to don the big boots, big coat, gloves, helmet and cover the face to the elements, strap a slippery board to the feet and throw ourselves off a snow covered mountain…It’s the long awaited and exciting Snowboarding time!

This time we flew off to somewhere totally new to us, Schladming, Austria.  We have been a few times to Austria and the journeys have been easy peasy, but this particular area was new to us and it certainly didn’t disappoint, but the journey there was not the best…   Continue reading “Not an easy journey to Schladming…”

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Letter X

I had a look at some past photographs for this challenge to find a few X’s.  Here we go…

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I’m going to my first Bloggers Bash!

I’ve made some great ‘blogging friends’ through my first year of blogging and after deciding to carry on blogging I also signed up for this years Bloggers Bash in London, (she says nervously)

Really excited and looking forward to meeting all these fabulous bloggers. Continue reading “I’m going to my first Bloggers Bash!”

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge

The theme this week is – Toys for Children or Adults Continue reading “Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge”

A great read – Glimpses

The last year has been incredibly busy so sitting down and reading a book wasn’t really a possibility and I have to say, I have missed reading and I have a pile of books waiting to be picked up, but one book in particular has rushed to the top of the pile lately – Glimpses. Continue reading “A great read – Glimpses”

One year on…

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and much merriment!

For us, like most people, Christmas was a time to switch off, take a step back and spend quality time with family.

We had a great Christmas in our camper van, Polly.  We drove up North on Christmas Eve to visit with my family where we spent the time between Christmas Eve and Boxing Day generally eating too much, drinking too much, playing games, (which got quite raucous at times) and laughing a lot, then on Boxing Day evening we drove down South to do much of the same with Jon’s family.  We are here now to see in the New Year in Cornwall. Continue reading “One year on…”

A Worthy Charity – The Dogs Trust

The lovely Hugh over at hughsviewsandnews.com has put his Christmas tree up and is hoping to raise money for The Dogs Trust.

via Help Me Raise £250 For The Dogs Trust By Leaving Me A Link To Your Blog

Such a wonderful charity Hugh, Good Luck ☺️🐶

Tis the season…

December.  I had so much planned for this month.  It was the month I was going to ‘get on top of things’.  Get ahead with my blog that is.  I’d organised to ‘tick off’ my quite large blogging ‘To Do’ list, but then I realised Christmas is coming and takes over as priority, Santa’s on his way.  Someone told me it’s only a few weeks to go before those big black boots come down the chimney!  So, loving Christmas as I do and having not realised how near it was, a new ‘To Do’ list was written, a Christmas one. Continue reading “Tis the season…”

Over 50 and ‘In Love’ again

We’ve all heard of dating agencies right?  But did you know about the over 50’s dating scene? Okay, okay I can hear you all shouting, yes of course we do”, well where the hell have I been?  I didn’t know there was such a thing as an ‘over 50’s dating agency’, but there is, senior dating is a thing! Continue reading “Over 50 and ‘In Love’ again”

When sad news triggers good memories

When I heard the sad news that David Cassidy had passed away, I’d just made a cuppa and was sitting down to work on a blog post I was in the middle of writing, but instead I just sat and contemplated for a while.  Hearing this news sparked a few memories for me. Continue reading “When sad news triggers good memories”

We did it! We moved onto the boat!

It took a while, but we finally moved on board our boat – Head in the Clouds. Our new home!

Well, after months of planning and after selling my business and our house, we finally made the move out of our 3 bedroom house into our broad beam, narrow canal barge and are in the process of making it home.  We’ve been in a few weeks now and I can safely say we are both knackered. Continue reading “We did it! We moved onto the boat!”