After all, I only get one crack at this next decade!
I’ve been in a dilemma. I want to write a birthday blog yet why would anyone want to read it? I remind myself that essentially one blogs for oneself. But the purpose of publishing is that others should read what is published, and if there is an audience, then surely the audience deserves consideration. And really – can I expect anyone to want to read about my birthday? So with the subject matter made clear, feel free to move along if birthdays aren’t your thing. Continue reading “The View from Here: when life doesn’t quite go as planned”
Fortunately … there was no one to hear our hapless remarks and squeals as the joints snapped
Had it not been for the stepping stones I would not have attempted the bouillabaisse. Continue reading “From Stepping Stones to Gin Rummy via Bouillabaisse”
… hopefully by then I shall have read at least fifty more classics than I’ve read right now
I have had so much fun with this list. I could go on tweaking it forever but the longer I delay, the longer the list becomes. So it’s time to post it and move along; time to stop tweaking and begin reading. Continue reading “At Last: The List”
…the feedback, when it came, was warm and positive
When we first arrived here and I started scribbling, with tentative thoughts of turning my scribbles into a blog, A Corner of Cornwall was to be called The View from Here. But when I actually screwed up my courage and looked into it, someone had beaten me to it and a name change was required. Drat. Continue reading “First Footnotes”
By this evening the residents of the local village will have witnessed the contents of our house being decanted from the back of one lorry into a smaller one.
We arrived here mid-afternoon after a broken night, a harried departure and a smooth journey. En route, in our separate cars, we heard firstly that completion on our old property had gone through, and an hour later, completion on our new one: we would arrive as the legal incumbents of Highfield, ready to embrace this new life in Cornwall. Continue reading “The house is ours”