I’ve just finished my “Going Solo” blog about my first solo expedition, in my modest camper van, to the South Island of New Zealand and I’m feeling at a bit of a loss. I don’t watch much TV, I love reading, I don’t do crafts or sports these days, I like going out for dinner with the girls and I’ve discovered I like blogging.
To write a blog you don’t have to be a genius, a good photographer, an entertainer or even perfect at spelling and grammar. If people don’t read it, it doesn’t matter. Essentially it is a written record of something, anything, that you enjoy.
I have my ongoing blog “Being Mobile” that started me blogging and which I update sometimes but I needed another blog. I take a lot of photos, tens of thousands, and when I’m looking through for a particular photo I often find I start to reminisce about a particular photo or event.
So the idea grew and I now have a blog about the story behind a particular photo I come across. “Randomly Reminiscing”.
We all have lots of stories that never get told, half the time I have forgotten them myself until I see a photo that triggers the memory. We have moved away from the close family unit that I had as a child in the 1950s, where my grandmother and great aunt, who lived very close by, were an integral part of my life. I saw them regularly, heard their stories from Scotland and always got a sweetie from the tin on the bookcase. I now have that bookcase.
My family is wide spread and we are not close but I would like to share my memories with my granddaughters who live in Australia (Leah, aged 12 and Ella aged 10); Leah is already following one one my blogs and is becoming a keen photographer.
And me, if you haven’t read my “about” . . . . . . . . .
I’m at an age where I define myself by certain things, sometimes they change:
- I’m past retirement age and I am still working
- I have a mortgage which is (one of the reasons) why I’m still working
- I love photography
- I love to travel
- I’m a proud grandmother
- I am a huge fan of sheep, dilapidated buildings, pylons and doors
- I love my Ducato camper van and want to use it more often
- I love my cat Phee
- I love life, I love being mobile
I live in New Zealand, in rural Horowhenua, grew up on the Kapiti Coast and don’t particularly feel attached to anywhere.