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Blogging – The When and How?

“I read a blog recently about how long your blog should be and it got me thinking. Particularly the part on Frequency.” That’s something I saved as a draft over a month ago. In fact I haven’t blogged for the whole of August. I got engaged, I started planning our wedding and I just didn’t have something I wanted to blog about or the inclination to come to sit down and blog. I remember reading the blog “how long your blog should be” and thinking that it made blogging sound like hard work, like it’s a chore. Maybe blogging should have a rhythm to it but for me that didn’t feel like why I started blogging. I started blogging because I felt like I had something to share. Maybe it’s really selfish and I wont get loads of readers but surely the point of doing this is to do it because you enjoy it, because you want to share something. If the only reason people are blogging is to count the number of views, likes, shares etc is that the right reason to be doing it? If you feel like you have to blog not because you want to or because you have is it good for you? When life is so full of pressures and stress shouldn’t blogging me something you enjoy, that helps you de-stress, that helps you share something you enjoy or are passionate about. Maybe that’s […]

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Lucky, Lucky, Lucky me

“I work 8 hours, and sleep 8 hours, that leaves 8 hours for fun” Lucky, Lucky, Lucky me – Evelyn Knight I keep hearing this song recently as it’s being used for a new car advert and can’t help but smile every time I hear it. It’s amazing how song can sometime just perfectly sum up how you feel. I […]

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Rocky Valley, Cornwall

We found this walk by accident. We were try to find somewhere to park to get to St Nectan’s Glen and saw lots of people parked in a layby on the way road to Tintagel and thought we had found a good place to start. Unfortunately we were mistaken but fortunately what we had found was a really lovely walk […]

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Bedruthen Steps, Cornwall

We recently took a holiday with Kira down to Cornwall. My favourite part of our holiday was our trip to Bedruthen Steps. This is a national trust site which has some beautiful views. At the car park is a lovely little cafe where you can get drinks, cream teas, ice creams etc which was a good way to start our […]

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Sunsets

A couple of months ago the Word Press Photo Challenge was ‘Rise/Set‘ and it was the first photo challenge I took part in: Photo Challenge: Rise/Set. Sunsets are my favourite times of day. Since getting Kira we’ve attempted hundreds of sunset pictures with a few being really good. With the weather being so hot recently we’ve been taking our walks later […]

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Pet Cooling Mat

It’s been pretty hot these past few weeks and it’s set to continue. As part of our efforts to keep Kira cool we decided to invest in a ‘Pet Cooling Mat‘. We did this because we’d heard that Pet Cooling Mats were pretty good…if your dog likes them. Now on opening the box Kira ran off like it was going […]

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Hot Dog!

The last couple of weeks the weather has been gorgeous! And it looks set to continue! Sadly, this means that my facebook has been filled with sad stories of people leaving dogs in hot cars, walking them on hot pavements and over exercising them to the point of heat exhaustion. Today, we changed our plans because of how quickly it […]

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One year on

“Dogs are not our whole lives, but they make our lives whole” – Roger Caras Exactly a year ago today we picked Kira up and I think this quote is so true. Nothing really changed in my life other than getting a dog. We still live in the same house, I still teach at the same school but my life […]

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