No, I didn’t get abducted by aliens (although I have a cool foggy pic).
But where have I even been?
Do blog platforms have relevance anymore, given the transition to face-o-gram or snap-tock? I think as a society we are increasingly crippled by inattention disorder – the addictive quest for new and shiny stimulus.
If it takes longer than a minute to consume, it’s too long, move on – tl;dr as they say. If I have to read it to appreciate it – move on, video and click like is all it needs.
I’m semi guilty of this – I post on Instagram more than anything, because it takes no effort and is a half replacement feel good for actual content and connection. And 12 months of no blogging later, no audience, no meaning and no narrative.
We often go out for lunch to Sevenoaks when I’m over – a special treat in a really nice restaurant that is open all day – so early or late is no problem. It’s not normally packed out, so we can usually just rock up and get a table without an issue.
This place specialises in pizza, which makes everyone happy 😉 Read More
Apologies for the brief lull in activity – I’m about to make up for lost time, so bear with me. I’ve been away, back to Blighty, to the Motherland to see my children. Doesn’t seem that long ago that they were here in Perth with me. Time flies. Read More
So, you’ll all no doubt be aware that the woods are my absolute favourite place in the world. I grew up a few minutes walk from there and spent all my free time exploring as soon as I was allowed to go on my own.
So when I go back to see the kids, we have to go there. It’s the law.
And besides, what better for kids than to get outside, go for a long walk, explore, learn some history, learn about trees and animals that live there, hear some stories from my own childhood and generally, well, just be kids, something that is increasingly hard these days.
I love that I can share just a little bit of what I find special and I love that they find it special too.
So, we went off to the woods to see about building a den.
I spent my childhood building dens and camps and shelters in these woods, so I was quick to lead them off to build something amazing. As luck would have it, only a short way into the woods there was a den already started, with a good top piece and a lot of wood collected already, it just needed fixing up and extending. Read More