Thanksgiving, an old and traditional holiday and festival over in the USA, is one that has always fascinated me. The idea of openly being thankful for what you have by sharing a celebration meal with your family and friends really appeals. With Black Friday slowly becoming part of the English shopping calendar thanks to large retailers such as
Alana Hurd wants to build a home for abandoned disabled children in Southern Africa. She was asked to help whilst volunteering in the area and so approached a couple of local charities in the area and they agreed to help by adopting the children and providing them a home on the proviso that Alana found money every
On Monday something really terrible happened in a School in Leeds. A teacher with 40 years of experience was stabbed to death; the first ever such incident inside a UK classroom. How absolutely terrible that someone felt the need to do that to somebody who was there to teach – how terrible that a teenager felt the need to do that
If you’ve been following me on twitter you’ll know that I have taken the plunge and I am now a fully inducted member of my local CrossFit box, CrossFit Witham in Lincoln. After all the encouragement I received following my blog post about my taster session, I have joined for one month to give me
[ so·lil·o·quy – the act of speaking one’s thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers ] Here’s a quote for you: “To be at the top of your game you must sacrifice everything.” Elise Christie, Team GB Short Track Speed Skater Elise Christie said this in an interview prior to the Sochi 2014
Unless you are very new to Splodz Blogz you will know all about the Graham Homes Memorial Ride. I didn’t post much about on it here because I set up a special blog to document the challenge properly, but I realise that it has been remiss of me not to share any of my thoughts
Now that 2014 is well under way I thought it was about time that I gave some real thought to what my goals for the year should be. The reason I am doing this now is because I have been incredibly inspired by a few people I follow on twitter. Inspired to consider what my
I’ve got an earworm for you courtesy of a trip to the Theatre at the weekend… Come with me and you’ll be In a world of pure imagination. Take a look and you’ll see Into your imagination. We’ll begin with a spin Travelling in the world of my creation What we’ll see will defy explanation.
Earlier in the week I read an article over on the Berghaus website written by The Next Challenge, encouraging people to have a micro adventure in January. The three suggestions were swim the channel, climb Everest or cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Cycle LEJOG you say? Hmmm. I tweeted the article and then pretty much instantly
Ahhhh, New Year’s Day. The one day of the year when we are all filled with anticipation; we are overflowing with good intentions. I don’t know whether you have made any resolutions, or set goals, or written a list of things you’d like to do this year. Even if you haven’t promised yourself something because
I thought it would be remiss of me to end 2013 without some sort of review post looking back over the year. It’s been a good one, really, with lots of things going on. Here are some of my memories… Travel and Adventure Back in January LincsGeek and I discovered Ruka in Finland as an
I am very sad to post that our gorgeous little Chocolate died this morning. At six-and-a-half she was considered old but not in my eyes. Sleep well little bunny. Your cuddles and escapades will be greatly missed.
Have you started thinking about next year yet? I know some of you have because I’ve already read a number of New Year themed blog posts that I have found interesting and inspiring. I also know some of you have rather fabulous plans and expectations for the coming year. So what are your plans? Your
Wishing all Splodz Blogz readers a very Happy Christmas. I hope you have a lovely time celebrating the festive season with family and friends. May you all find joy and peace this Christmas time.
I’ve brought My Week in Photos back after a break while I took part in the BEDN project. 25 November to 1 December 2013 Possibly the best graze box snack ever to be included… this is “jam doughnut”. The cool blues of Brayford Pool, Lincoln, in winter. I headed over to Donna Nook on Friday