|Strollings, Pootlings and Musings|
|Season 7 – Spring 2021|
|Series 7 – Inevitable Changes|
|Wednesday 21st April 2021|
|‘Splash of Pretty and Slice of Reality Walk|
You may have noticed over the last two weeks that some of my series have merged together to form one series as opposed to two – a classic example would be Mixitup, Playme & Blast It Too! – #11 – this used to be two separate series notably Mixitup and Playme Now and Blast from the Past. Another series to have merged was Theme Times and Find Me a Film and also to join that now is Afternoon Strollings and Morning Musings – why have 6 series mostly the same when you can have three? So Afternoon Strollings and Morning Musings are now one main series dealing with my walks and thoughts of a day – be this morning or afternoon and are now to be known as Strollings, Pootlings and Musings.
So now you know what this post is and what it belongs to. Also, some of my series that were sitting here waiting to be launched for the business side have now moved to the sister blog either as same concept or similar but with different features or maybe a new title.
There have been tweaks to many of the designs over the last week which was the removal of the strong ‘branding’ of my blog name and now there is a more subtle approach to things and l am overall pleased with everything so far. In addition – there are a few new features set to arrive here as well.
I have had a busy week since last Saturday, with blogs and changes on the administration side, introducing the new writing schedule which l am also very pleased with and has brought back some renewed enthusiasm that l felt was ‘whilst not waning’ per se, but l felt a level of tedium was rising with my blogging and l was allowing myself to become controlled by my OCD and want for routines with my writing.
You know l look back to 2018 when l was posting up to 13 posts a day with astonishment at times ‘ mostly how and why?’. By 2019 l was already starting to cut back and l have whittled down the post creation daily gradually from then to now to a mere 2 with a third once every three days and mostly one with an occasional second on both a Saturday and Sunday. Now my maximum weekly quantity will only be 14 posts with a minimum of 10 -12 as opposed to 21 per week. Way more manageable and enjoyable and cutting back allows me more time to read other blogs as well that l am working with less time in my own blog.
These changes in scheduling had to occur for many reasons – but also so that l could establish a new writing schedule for publishing on the new blog which will be producing a daily post like our Universal Greetings here but called the Daily Bounce Monday to Sunday and a topical post four days a week – Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and although that is to be a gradual build up from next month to full capacity by December this year, it’s good to be able to have the knowledge that you can achieve that properly without having to worry about becoming overwhelmed managing two blogs and everything else in so far as demands and life.
I have also been busy with the gardens … mostly mine, but yesterday l was over at Suze’s and we were discussing her garden projects for this summer and identifying what needed to be done and that’s a huge project by itself. I am very lucky with my garden, it was established – but hers wasn’t and the original plans we had had to be halted due to the arrival of her cancer. The last time l was at Suze’s house l was shocked to discover was actually last September when l worked on her front ornamental beds, and whilst l have seen her from February – yesterday was the first day back looking at the garden itself. Funny how time flies so quickly in some areas and so slowly in others.
My own garden which l shall write about later this week also had some major jobs to take to hand such as resolving an issue l had with a runnaway worm farm and a complex cold compost heap, but they were rectified last weekend to a much improved and satisfying efficiency as well as a new direction. l have been taking advantage of the beautiful weather we have had so far this week – although it is a little bit hazy in comparison to yesterday’s beautiful blue skies and refreshing warmth. But it is supposed to clear up later this afternoon so all should be well [which it has now done].
So this week, instead of walking further afield, l have restricted myself to combo walking the Ramparts and enjoying thoroughly the serenity of the Gazen Salts Nature Reserve only five minutes away from the house which still surprises me with its tranquil environment and so close to the town how so few people actually visit it? Don’t get me wrong, l am sooooooooo not bothered by the complete lack of people in the Reserve!!
Sandwich Town has become a hub of activity and at times very frustrating. Today was the first time in fact that l walked into my favourite shop here – Rose and Basil – since everything opened up on the 12th and bought myself a lovely bargain table which l shall show in due course for the Livenden here. I have not bothered with anything else shop wise, because there are simply too many people in town.
But walking the Ramparts and the Nature Reserve combined most mornings takes me roughly an hour and awards me 2.5 miles of relaxing walk and speed cardio walking too which l now call my ‘Splash of Pretty and Slice of Reality Walk‘.
Below are some of the best images from the combo walks of this last few days – thanks for reading folks and l’ll catch up with you again.