Reflecting Back On 2019 While Looking Forward To An Exciting New Year!

Reflecting Back On 2019 While Looking Forward To An Exciting New Year!

It’s amazing the things you forget.  I often look back and reflect on the things we’ve experienced, but more so at this time of year. I find that photographs help immensely with jolting my memory, so I turned to my mobile phone to reflect on the photographs of 2019.  I found myself, smiling and laughing along with remembering a few things that I’d totally forgotten we’d done.  I do curse these mobile phones sometimes, but by far the best thing about them, is they allow you to be quite a good photographer!

We’re nearing the end of 2019 and it’s a good time for reflection.

Personally, I’ve found 2019 to be an interesting year…

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Fernie, Canada where the weather can be interesting!

It started out with a snowboarding trip to Canada in February where experiencing  strange weather was an education, you’re never too late to learn right?

A new bathroom for the boat where we live, with a homemade composting toilet, (I’m sure I’ll get around to that blog post some time in the New Year!)

Twice in 2019 I was honoured to be a guest blogger, once for Dan Swords, where I was asked to talk about what I’d learnt from my short time as a blogger and also I was asked by Hugh for his blog, Hughsviewsandnews.com to write about my experiences as a blogger, where I wrote about how I almost gave up.  Writing both these pieces were a little different to my normal writing style, a little out of my Continue reading “Reflecting Back On 2019 While Looking Forward To An Exciting New Year!”

Happy Christmas All!

Happy Christmas All!

I’ll start with an apology – Sorry all for being too quiet lately both in writing for my blog and catching up with you all.   No excuses other than…where the hell did December go??!

Like most, I’ve been so busy this month as my new little business has taken off, I’ve started attending a regular market as a trader, which I love, and of course it’s silly season, so all I’m going to do now as I’m rushing off for yet another little festive shin-dig is wish you all a fabulous Christmas and I’ll be back in the New Year with a proper catch up of what’s been going on, oh and I may have some ‘personal’ special news for 2020!

🎄Here’s to lot’s of Fun and Frolicking over the next few days or so! 💃🕺

🎉Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to All! 🎊

I’ll leave you with a few photo’s of Millie, taken last year, while not being the best of models as I was trying to take her festive photo, I gave up in the end!

Millie Christmas

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Me with Crazy Rose (left) and our beautiful, (late, but always remembered) Jenna 💕

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Planting Trees With Ecosia

Planting Trees With Ecosia

Big News – Have You Heard?

You must have been hiding under a rock if you haven’t been aware of the devastating fires roaring across the Amazon rain forest.  I’m sure I don’t need to tell you why there are so many reasons why this is a terrible catastrophe, from the suffering and killing of the poor wildlife and ecosystems that live within the rain forest, the destruction of the homes of tribes living within the forest and of course Continue reading “Planting Trees With Ecosia”

7 Ways To Stop That Strange Feeling

7 Ways To Stop That Strange Feeling

Lately I’ve been a little… not sure what to call ‘it‘, ‘that feeling“.  I’m sure everyone’s felt it at some time?  That feeling…when you’re just a little ‘out of it’, not unwell, but a little…fed up?  

Is it the change of season? Am I affected by SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder?  I’m not sure, but Continue reading “7 Ways To Stop That Strange Feeling”

An Antique Thingy And I Don’t Mean My Mum!

An Antique Thingy And I Don’t Mean My Mum!

I had a really enjoyable afternoon out with my mum yesterday.  She’s, let’s say…the latter side of an 80 something year young woman and we often enjoy afternoons out together.

I genuinely enjoy spending time with her, not just because she’s my mum and I love her to bits, but because she’s funny and a pleasure to be around.  She finds it hard to accept her age, because in her head she’s still in her 60’s, if not younger.  I’m the same, I can’t believe I’m 53, because in my head I’m in my 30’s.  Yes she’s got a few niggles with this and that health wise, well actually, a lot of niggles, in fact I’d be here all blooming day if I had to list them all, but you don’t get to mums ripe age without gathering a few ‘blooming nuisance‘ (as mum puts it), aches and pains, but let’s just say she can’t do any cartwheels the way she used to. Continue reading “An Antique Thingy And I Don’t Mean My Mum!”

Fun on a Lake, A Good Book and Planning a Canal Cruise

Fun on a Lake, A Good Book and Planning a Canal Cruise

Last Sunday saw the sun shining again, so we packed a picnic and headed to Rother Valley Country Park.   Set in the Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the park has 4 artificial lakes, nature reserves and plenty of recreational activities, including a water skiing/wake boarding cable system, an inflatable obstacle course, a water sports area, including hiring of paddle boards and various types of boats, there’s also a sailing club and a separate lake solely for jet skiers. There are also plenty of lovely walks to enjoy  around the lakes and nature reserves and also some biking routes. Continue reading “Fun on a Lake, A Good Book and Planning a Canal Cruise”

It’s National Puppy Day!

It’s National Puppy Day!

Yeahy! I couldn’t let this day pass!

Most readers of my blog will know that two members of our family are our dogs, Rosie (Collie) and Mille (Pug).  We love them, they are such characters so I thought I’d embarrass them both by showing their puppy photo’s as it’s National Puppy Day. Continue reading “It’s National Puppy Day!”

Let me take you by the hand — Half Baked In Paradise

I re-blogged this post from  Half Baked in Paradise.  Osyth is such a beautiful writer and this post brought a tear to my eye, it certainly made me stop and think… Continue reading “Let me take you by the hand — Half Baked In Paradise”

One year on…

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…”

Tis the season…

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

Over 50 and ‘In Love’ again

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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 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”