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Mama's Yuck

I was sick; I was tired; and I was sick and tired of the whining…whining…WHINING.

All day long I had extended grace, doled out mercy, and graciously AND patiently given out discipline as behavior warranted. 633 more words

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Boats in Bellagio

Back in 2011, which seems like a lifetime ago now, we were living in northern Switzerland.

We’d found out at the end of our one and only attempt at skiing earlier in the year, that… 377 more words


Cluttered Confessions....

Confession time – I am quite a cluttered person.

Over the years, my tendency to live in a cluttered world compared to the Big Green Gummi Bear’s tendency to neatness have led to a few heated exchanges. 978 more words

50 years since closure of Albion Colliery brings back memories for former pit surveyor

When Keith Jones started work at Albion Colliery in 1965, he had little idea that less than a year later the pit would be closed and his first taste of life in the mining industry would sadly be cut short. 867 more words


Missing Fontainebleau 

As I’ve worked on my bouldering recently I’ve reflected more on Font and hhow unprepared for it I really was. The confidence I set out with being flattened within the first 10minutes of being there and the determined push to improve through the week. 92 more words

A Decade of Grief

Today’s anniversary of Graeme’s death is one of those rare times when I find myself lost for words. I’m therefore going with some photos of the amazing brother and friend I love and miss so much.


Kicking the bucket

I have always been interested in bucket lists. Both reading other peoples and formulating my own. Quite often I think about whether I will ever get out there and start ticking things off it, and today I take that first step in doing so, putting it in writing. 360 more words