Thursday Photo Prompt – Ahead #writephoto

“Mummy mummy, that’s a man!” Amy was excited as she tugged at her mummy’s arm, “look, over there!” she pointed,

“Where?” said her mummy as she looked in the direction of where Amy was pointing, “I can’t see a man Amy.”

Amy tried again, “He’s there, over there!” Amy pointed again, but her mum wasn’t seeing this man anywhere, “he’s got funny green hair!” Amy continued.

“Shh Amy, if there is a man, he might hear you!” Amy’s mum looked again toward where Amy was pointing, frowning and shaking her head she said impatiently, “Amy there is no man, now come on”  Amy’s mum pulled Amy in the direction they were walking, embarrassed because she could see I was sat with my dog, Rose on a small rock eating my packed lunch and knowing I could hear them.

Amy kept looking back in the direction of where she had pointed, obviously frustrated and upset that her mum hadn’t listened to her.   They quickly disappeared down the path, I could hear Amy crying.

“We can see the man can’t we Rose?” I whispered in Rose’s ear.  Rose pricked up her ears and wagged her tail, “If Amy’s mum had just stopped, given her a little time, patience and used a little imagination, then she would’ve seen him too, wouldn’t she Rose?” I shrugged and looked back at the view in front of us, “he does have funny green hair!” I said as I bit into my sandwich.


I wrote this in response to Sue Vincent’s Photo Prompt Writing Challenge Ahead #writephoto 


The Annual Bloggers Bash Writing Competition 2018

As I’ll be attending my first Annual Bloggers Bash in May this year I thought I’d give the writing competition a go too.

As there’s another exciting event happening on the same day as the Bash, the theme of the writing competition is ‘Royalty’ and there’s a maximum of 300 words per entry.

So here’s my first EVER, flash fiction short story competition entry… Continue reading “The Annual Bloggers Bash Writing Competition 2018”

Amazing over 50’s – Guest post

I’m very excited to introduce a new series of guest posts to my blog:

Amazing over 50’s

I’ll be inviting and featuring ‘Mid-lifers’ who are enjoying life over 50 and who are proud to shout out about great health, fitness, lifestyles, work, achievements etc, but more importantly who are embracing this time of their lives with pride.

I’m so pleased to introduce Suzanne from Globalhousesittersx2 as my first guest to this series. Continue reading “Amazing over 50’s – Guest post”

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”

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…”

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!”

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 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 ☺️🐶