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”
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”
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!”
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”
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!”
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”
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…”
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 ☺️🐶
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…”
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 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”
A beautifully written post…
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. Continue reading “Turned Fifty and this is my first blog…”