I have not posted anything to my blog for a while so today I decided to get back in the swing of things and rejoin the Six on Saturday gardening bloggers. I spent ages wobbling around on my crutches to take photographs of my garden. Excited, I logged on to my WordPress account to create... Continue Reading →
WordPress Challenges: Looking Back and Where to from Here?
I have been on blogging hiatus for the last few years because I became involved in a writing forum and ended up running the place. I've now stepped away and returned to blogging only to discover 97% of my old blogging buddies have disappeared. When I started my blog back in May 2010 most of... Continue Reading →
Revamping My Blog – Help Please
I need some help from my followers, please. As it says on the tin I am 'Revamping My Blog', aka moving the furniture around and giving it a fresh coat of paint. After seven years it's well overdue some TLC. I've tried posting to the WP Community Pool and I've lost the will to live... Continue Reading →
It’s Piglet’s Seven Year Blogiversary – Looking Back
Photocredit: Pixababy.com I've just been notified by WordPress it's my seven year anniversary. Have I really been blogging that long? My goodness, how time flies! Unfortunately, due to my admin interests at writingforums.com I neglected my blog and lost touch with my blogging buddies for several years. Now I click through my blogroll and most... Continue Reading →
Blogging and Goals – Input Please
Dear followers, I’ve signed up to the WordPress Blogging 201 (basically how to improve your blog). Over the next two weeks we are given various assignments. This is my first assignment and I need your help, please. Today’s 201 assignment is to consider what I want to accomplish with my blog. Good question! I’m curious,... Continue Reading →
The Bolo Rei – The Portuguese Taste of Christmas
When Steph Blog in France suggested a Christmas Blog Hop I thought what a great idea and maybe someone can share their tried and tested recipe for Bolo Rei as it originates in France! Bolo Rei is not simply a cake but also symbol of the Christmas season in Portugal as it is in France.... Continue Reading →
A Great Sense of Achievement
Sometimes we set ourselves personal goals swept away on the crest of a wave by a moments reckless enthusiasm or, as in my case on this occasion, after a glass or three of cheap heady red wine. We believe anything is possible if we put our minds to it and of course it is if... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo – Day 16
It's day sixteen of the NaNoWriMo and we are now over half way through the challenge and although weary at times I'm still determined to succeed. However, little did I know when I committed to NaNoWriMo that I would travel to France thereby losing two days travelling, unable to write as my adorable baby granddaughter... Continue Reading →
Is Social Media and the Latest Technology “Gizmo” Driving YOU Crazy?
When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter. I signed up under duress for Twitter and Facebook, so my seven kids, their spouses, 13 grand kids and 2 great grand... Continue Reading →
NaNoWriMo – am I crazy?
I've often asked the question "What is the difference between a blogger and a writer?" Any ideas please, because I'm about to find out! I'm not sure why I decided to sign up and commit myself to the NaNoWriMo(National Novel Writing Month) challenge other than my family have been nagging me to write a novel... Continue Reading →