• david the unicorn
    Parenting,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    The A To Z Blogging Challenge: U is for Unicorn

    Today I’m writing about U and this is the post I’ve been desperate to write about since the challenge started. As soon as I started thinking about what I wanted each letter to represent, I made a list of things starting with each letter of the alphabet that are on my wish list and this was at the top. Although, obviously, because it begins with U I had to shift it to near the bottom. Anyway, I digress. U is for Unicorn and I don’t actually want a unicorn because that would just be silly but there is a story behind this. My son Luke is at that age when…

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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019,  Travel

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: T is for Torquay

    I still haven’t caught up with my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts but hopefully by the end of the month I will. Once again, I’m going to write today’s post and leave the two that I’ve missed until I have got time to write them. So long as I get them done by midnight on the 30th of April, I will have completed the challenge. So, today is T and T is for Torquay, which is a town on the south-west coast of England and is one of the towns on the English Riviera. When I was growing up, we went to Torquay every summer. That would be from…

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    Lifestyle,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: S is for Selfie With A Giraffe

    Welcome back to my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts. I’ve fallen a little behind, but instead of trying to do the posts that I’ve missed, I’m writing the post that I was meant to write today anyway, which is S, and I’ll catch up later when I have time. So, today is S for Selfie With A Giraffe, which is one of the items close to the top of my wish list. If you’d like to read the rest of my posts, you can catch up by clicking on my index post, which is right here. I’ve always been a short person. I’m 4ft 10 (and a half) and…

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    A to Z of Blogging Challenge: R is for Raikkonen

    This is another backdated post because I fell a little bit behind over the Easter holiday weekend. What can I say? It’s just more fun to sunbathe and eat chocolate than it is to work! However, I’m back to working hard on this blog and others and back to writing my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts. Today is R for Raikkonen and if you’re at all interested in motor sport, you’ll know that name. It’s about Kimi Raikkonen, my current favourite driver. I have a kind of complicated admiration for Kimi Raikkonen. I’ve been a fan of his since he joined Formula 1 and imagine how delighted I was…

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    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019,  Writing

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: Q is for Queen of Stars and Smoke

    Unfortunately, I’m too late to wish my readers a happy Easter. Although it’s the post meant for Good Friday, I’m writing this a little bit late and backdating it. Today is Q and that’s a letter that could potentially be quite difficult but this was one of the first that I managed to allocate a subject to. Q is for Queen of Stars and Smoke. If that sounds bizarre and you don’t have a clue what it is, then you’re not alone. I don’t know either. So, how can I make this a topic for my wish list? Read on to find out. A few months ago, I did one…