Category: Everyday Life

Beyond the Crowds

“Everybody likes driving through scenic, winding roads. It’s hard to find people who like sitting in traffic in cities.” – Karl Lagnemma

little black lamb


This weekend the challenge over at Weekly Prompts the site I share with my partner GC is SCENIC.

Over the years, I’ve shared many of my scenic photographs on my blog. Today it’s another family affair, I not only repeat a couple of my own but also photographs kindly shared by my family on some of their recent walks around the neighbourhood during the Covid-19 Lockdown. Read More…

Part Two – Relaxing Lockdown

elephant dr Seuss“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”– Dr. Seuss

England – Lockdown and me – Part Two

This week’s Wednesday Challenge over on Partner GC and my site Weekly Prompts is Inside Out. also linked to FOWC Cranky

Gerry spoke about how the pandemic has turned our reality inside out, but in many countries, the number of those infected has been reduced considerably, allowing some of us to slowly move towards a different form of normality. 

This is my second response to the challenge, a continuation of yesterday’s blog of how the rules in England have affected me. Read More…

Lost & Found – Oops…


“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on!” – Robert Bloch.

Post linked to Fandango’s One word challenge  Apropos

Word processing ClipartSome of you may have read my recent post Why Am I Here  where I talked about the Gutenberg Block Editor. I  criticised its sluggishness when loading pages and on Exit, and not least, its instability, not only that, but I also blamed the editor for the loss of a saved draft post.

Apropos to that post – I contacted WordPress via the link on my site, but despite an automated acknowledgement, my plea for assistance was not received, another example of instability? A second request at the weekend was more successful and actuated an early response from a Happiness Engineer –

It’s definitely very strange that this post isn’t showing up in your drafts, but you should be able to access and publish the post from the link above. Hopefully this was just a weird, one-time glitch, but if you notice the same thing happen again, please check your Activity Log to see if you can access the post from there and reach out again to let us know so we can troubleshoot further.

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Sweet Stuff

“You are what you eat so eat something sweet!” – Anon.

Over on Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC, our Weekend Challenge is Dessert.

Given the choice of a cheese board or a dessert trolley, my first choice has often been cheese, though I am very fond of ice cream, oh, and homemade trifle too.

For this challenge my response today is a Mouth Watering family affair!
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