Sunday, April 23, 2017

Six Things About Me - Updated

When I first started blogging, I joined such a special little community.  This was before it became such a business.  Most of us were just finding our way and had no idea what SEO, DA or MOZ meant.  Follow links and Google Analytics meant nothing.  Just pick a pretty template, start writing and connecting.  We all had a blog roll in our sidebar featuring our favorite blogger friends.  We sent each other awards and shared guests posts.  All without expecting a fee.  It seemed so much more interactive than now.   I miss those days, don't you?  Linkys, blogs hops and questionnaires.  There was one called "Six Things About Me" that made the rounds.  I think because of the personal nature, it's still one of my most read posts.  I revisited it recently and decided to do a little update.  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gloucester Cathedral & City Break

Not all city breaks require a trip to the airport, right?  Sometimes a road trip is in order and England has plenty to see and do.  Gloucester offers a cathedral, a city center and a revitalized Victorian port to explore.  It's only a 2.5 hour drive from London so it's an easy one.  Gloucester is in Gloucestershire, neither of which is pronounced like it looks.  Kind of like Worcestershire sauce.  It's "glaw-ster"  and the county is pronounced kind of like "glaw-sta-sher".  Matt will probably tell me this is still completely wrong because of the American accent in the mix, but it's close enough.

Gloucester, England City Break

Saturday, April 8, 2017

A Coo & a Castle in Oban, Scotland

Look!  It's a Wee Coo!  They are adorable and I must have one.  It will fit in perfectly with my dream menagerie that includes a hippo, giraffe and camel.  Matt continues to tell me NO, but I think I'm wearing him down.  Someday.  This gorgeous Highland Cow was spotted as we explored the area around Oban, Scotland.  Scotland continues to be a top three favorite destinations for me. Everything about it is perfect including these shaggy beasts.

Highland Cow Scotland