Fed up yet with Christmas Music?

Whether or not you are, here are a few you may not have heard yet this year. I’ve shared a few examples from the Advent Calendar of Medieval Buildings. If you enjoyed them you will have visited the Historical Ragbag blog on which they originated. So now it’s time to introduce you to another blogger I follow whose December blogs consist of a Christmas Song a Day (except that he posts several at once, as in this, his 3rd selection). His musical taste is one I share – a broad range of genres. If you like this  bunch, do check … Continue reading Fed up yet with Christmas Music?

Farewell to Press This

Not thanks to WordPress for not letting us know they had disabled this handy button. I found out via Chris the Story Reading Ape who shared a post by Hugh’s New and Views. Turns out that it was disabled sometime on Friday night/Saturday morning 3rd/4th November, depending where you live I guess. After Hugh did his post, which I shared, explaining how much more useful that button was than the reblog button, I had started using it a lot. It turns out that nasty folk had been misusing it to spam people with phishing software. So what to do now? … Continue reading Farewell to Press This

Open Book Blog Hop Oct 2 2017

I’ve been a volunteer with a local cancer support charity since the spring of 2010. I mostly work in the garden there. But in 2013 I trained to lead groups of walkers on a programme called ‘Strides for Life‘. Too many of my friends at relatives have been afflicted by this disease which takes lives at random. It’s good to be involved with people who help those recovering from the illness, and family members struggling to come to terms with the fact a loved one has it. This is first time I’ve participated in the Open Book Blog Hop. You … Continue reading Open Book Blog Hop Oct 2 2017

Fabulous Festival Feelings – Dreaming of the Electric Picnic and making it happen

Writer Fiona Hogan, who lives just a few miles from me, celebrates the good fortune that allowed her and her daughters to enjoy the festival taking place on my doorstep this past weekend. My son (three days camping) and grand-daughter (Saturday only with friend) enjoyed it too. Source: Fabulous Festival Feelings – Dreaming of the Electric Picnic and making it happen Continue reading Fabulous Festival Feelings – Dreaming of the Electric Picnic and making it happen