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Watching Vlogs | My Favourite Four

People find other people’s thoughts and lives interesting. As humans we naturally enjoy looking at the world through other people’s eyes, understanding their perspective and watching them learn and explore life. It’s why reality TV in all its different forms is popular – we relish the opportunity to watch people sing, bake, dance, create pottery, build houses, ski jump, ice skate,

Life is Not Like Instagram. A Response.

This morning Dave Cornthwaite posted an introductory article on his Medium blog entitled Life is Not Like Instagram. In some ways it’s a response to the current trend of people pointing out how artificial social media can be – I think we all know now that the perfect “instant” photograph actually take a lot of time

I Do Not Need Chips | Weekly Vlog 11

What do you do when you spent all of last week eating chips every day and this week don’t have any? How do you beat the fried potato craving? This week I managed to, although it was way more tough than it should have been. See this and more in this week’s weekly vlog! It’s

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 6

Last week’s theme “time” certainly fuelled your imaginations. We had sunrises and sunsets, old trees, children sleeping, alarm clocks and watches. Thanks to everyone who is joining in, a couple more newbies too this week which is really cool – hope you continue to enjoy the themes as we go through the year, make sure you tell your

Goals and Challenges for 2016 | My Purpose

I find January hard. It’s dark outside most of the time, generally quite cold, there is little time to get outside and enjoy the countryside, I’m tired, work is busy, and EVERYONE is talking resolutions. We are encouraged, maybe not directly but certainly by inference, to promise ourselves lots of things that will make us better people – eat more

Currently Loving: February 2016

It’s the first Monday of the month so it must be time for me to talk “stuff”. Since Christmas I’ve been making a real effort at home to reduce the amount of “stuff” in my house, and have taken several bag fulls to my local charity shop. But there is still a place for nice things, especially

The Sea is Still There | Weekly Vlog 10

Hello friends! It’s time for weekly vlog episode ten – wow ten episodes of this thing already – the most important element of which is me heading to Skegness to check the sea is still there. It’s very important to check when you can, I would do so every day if I was able.  My

The Splodz Blogz Photo Challenge | Week 5

Are you ready for another week of photo inspiration? I hope so, because that’s the whole point of my weekly photo challenge!  Don’t forget to keep an eye on the challenge hashtag throughout the week. Head over to your preferred social media and have a look to see what other people have been sharing this week,

Playing Hockey, Dodgy Knees and Deep Heat

Isn’t it strange what brings back memories? Smells definitely do it for me. And when a parcel with a new Deep Heat product arrived for me to try out it wasn’t even smelling the smell that did it, but simply thinking about the smell.  When I was a teenager I absolutely loved playing hockey. It was

Some Goals and Challenges for 2015 – An Update

I know everyone else has already posted their updates and new goals and challenges for the coming year, but over the last few years I’ve come to realise that there is so much going on in January and so many ideas floating around that it is impossible for me to set meaningful goals on the first

Southampton for Tea | Weekly Vlog 9

It’s Sunday so it must be time for another episode of my weekly vlog. We’re on episode nine now – the weeks are going so fast!  The highlight of my week was definitely my road trip down to Southampton to meet friends for tea. The 400 mile round trip was actually very enjoyable, and for very good reason.

Zartusacan! Road Trip Update

When I introduced our road trip to you back in July I put a note at the bottom asking for suggestions for a name… well it’s been a long time coming due to lack of creativity on my part, but we finally have something thanks to a great friend who thought about it A LOT on