.............not all those that wander are lost..............

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Of many parts..........

Missing so many opportunities to write this blog has created a huge backlog of possible stories. And I have no idea where to start.......all of which indecision only adds to my 'blogger's block'.

A few unkind comments about my writing had left me wounded and then more than three weeks in the Summer without proper Internet or even a mobile phone signal just added insult to injury. Those three weeks were spent in Northern France as co-carer (with the other Granny) for two grandchildren holidaying away from the heat and pollution of Shanghai, without their parents. There was plenty of swimming, playing in the garden, dancing and dressing-up, even some road biking but, sadly, not much walking.

After a week back in Pitlochry where we celebrated a little girl's third birthday, had picnics by the Loch, and enjoyed a surprise visit from a certain person who lives in Canada, it all went quiet..............

There have been some great walks since then. A long planned trip up Creag nam Ban, an exploration of the old railway line in Glenlochsie, Friday walks with the local group and some joint ventures with Louise, usually involving tea and cakes of course, have filled my time.

Last week I used my bus pass and my backpacking tent to join the Scottish Borders Walking Festival.

So there is plenty to write about........I just have to get started.................

{Walking the new trail from Peebles to Innerleithen}







5 comments:

Louise said...

Like everything else we do, you'll get there lovely.

Judith said...

"Every blogpost begins with a single word" as the great philosopher meant to say. Whatever you choose to write, you can rest assured I shall carefully add it to my backlog of must-get-round-to-reading posts!

Laura said...

Thank you both!

Oss said...

I got into exactly the same position as yourself and eventually decided to clear the backlog with a kind of brief resumé of the summer so far. In all honesty it wasn't entirely satisfactory but it, in some measure, tidied away some of the mental debris which had accumulated. Inevitably, new debris has accrued since.

Why anyone would feel the need to criticise the writing on a blog - yours or anyone else's - is mystifying. It's a recreational outlet, and yours to write exactly as you see fit.

I try to avoid swearing on other peoples' blogs (except Alan Sloman's, because I know he doesn't mind!), so I won't put what I really think of such 'spoilsports'.

Keep plugging away.

Laura said...

Thanks for your comment Dave. I'm just mulling over reducing my thoughts to a couple of posts then I can catch up with myself......