Turned Fifty and this is my first blog…

So I’m starting to blog.  Maybe I thought I’d give myself another challenge, not sure why really, but I just thought I’d give it a go.  It’s all very new to me and I realise there’s a lot to ‘tweek’ and certainly a lot to learn about blogging, (especially using WordPress)  so please bare with me and if you have any helpful hints about using WordPress and blogging etc then please let me know.

So what is my blog about? Basically my blog is about the stuff I do because along with my partner, Jon we mainly love to travel, walk, surf, snowboard & mountain bike.  We have a Camper van and a canal boat which we love and we’ve been merrily doing what we love to do for years, but the thing is, I’ve turned 50 years old and what made me want to blog about these things is that I was told, not so long ago, “you can’t snowboard or do that stuff you do because your 50 years old now, you need to slow down”.  What???! I don’t think so! Why? Really?! The fact is – I don’t feel like slowing down.  Yes, I have many little aches and twinges in my body, I certainly don’t have the 20 year old body I used to have, but as long as my mind is active, and my body can keep up then I’ll keep going. So you turn 50, so what? To be honest I’ve never felt better or happier than I do right now and also the people who make comments like that make me more determined to keep going and to maybe add more challenges and learn new things along the way, (I won’t jump out of a plane though!)   So here it is, my blog – like I said earlier though, definitely a new challenge for me  learning about widgets, Tags, categories, links etc – learning to snowboard in my 40’s was a doddle compared to this.

By the way – We’re so lucky as we’re going to Whistler, Canada snowboarding in February so my second blog will be about that so hope you want to hear about it…