Welcome to 2017 and my first blog post. I’ve decided to write one,  following in my daughter and son-in-law’s footsteps. They have had such fun and success with their blogs and I’ve come to that stage in life when I have a bit more time to try out some writing. Please excuse any inaccuracies in language, grammar etc but I hope that any mistakes will iron out as the blog goes on!! Also my photography will improve with time once I learn the intricacies of my iPhone and camera.

What shall I write about? Anything and everything? Why now? I am termed an empty nester, so that means I can now do what I want! I am no longer driver to collect children from late night parties, we live in the middle of nowhere and taxis would be prohibitive, and hotels/B and B’s out of the question! I am now cooking for 2 instead of the family and add ons who appeared over the years. I never resented them. It was always a busy, noisy and happy house with lively discussions. What I am proud of is all 4 children are in full time employment. They are all in their early 20s. So proud of them.

Nature, beautiful views and travel would be top of the list. I hope to interview people who are interesting and may have wise words to impart to my generation. Nutrition, stress, beauty, and possibly health. I want to follow the seasons in my local area. Sounds odd but when I was in London working all hours I seemed to go to work in the dark and get home when the lights were up. I missed the seasons and ever after made a point of learning the names of trees and wildflowers.

I know we all complain about virtual information but I am enjoying using it and learning about things I may have studied when I was at school but disappeared into the dark recesses of the brain and more than likely addled by children, exhaustion, stress and modern day living.