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Fresh Start

Ok….. Umm…. Yea….. Well…..

These are maybe not the best way to start anything really. However over recent months these seem to be the words that roamed around my head when I sat down to write a blog post.

A Fresh Start was needed.

So having continually found I had nothing to say I sat down and took stock

  • Do I still want to write this blog any more.
  • Do I have a Fresh Start in terms of blank page
  • Do I just have a Fresh Start in terms of a fresh coat of paint

I am not a quitter so the option was a fresh start.  I felt that a coat of paint (i.e. new theme was not what I wanted) so a completed Fresh Start it is.

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We are not Experts

While reading through the blog In Kirsty’s Words by Kirtsy. I came across an interesting post entitled We Are Your Leaders

We are not experts. We’re your next-door neighbors. We’re not perfect; we are just parents like you.

We don’t have any more spare time or energy than you do. We all work full time and juggle our families and our schedules and try to keep it all together as best we can.

The only difference between us is that we believe in what Girl Guiding has to offer. So much so, that we contribute our time, our miles, and our talents to help our girls and your girls grow in Guiding.

This is just a short extract from the full post and you should head on over and read it all.

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A Man of Many Jackets

I am a man of many Jackets;

I have hard shells, soft shells, fleeces. I have thin rain ponchos and thicker puffer type jackets all taking up space in my cloakroom.

So the question that popped into my head when the Technicals 3 in 1 Jacket from Blacks landed on my doormat was:

Could I have just one Jacket?

Spoiler alert the answer is Yes I could but…. Yes there is a but coming at the end there always is.

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Life at No 3

Life at No3 – Introductions

As some of you may know, I live with Kiff and occasionally I steal his laptop and make posts on this site.

You may also be aware that Kiff has two lovely daughters, this means the house has a rather large number of toys and teddies, ranging from large dogs to tiny tiny hedgehogs. Some have been around for a while and some are brand new and just out of the packaging.

As I have been around the block a bit it falls to me to be senior teddy and manage the day to day environment of the house. Think Woody in Toy Story (and you thought that it was a film, it was really a documentary)

I thought it would be interesting to create a series of posts telling some or the highs and lows of life at No 3.

This post will mostly be an introduction to some of the key players Read more

Family Camping

Hi Ho Hi Ho it is off to Family Camping we go

Camping is something that I have always loved. I remember as a cub going on camps and getting the chance to sleep in a sleeping bag, or going camping with my family and getting to the point aged about 10 where I was able to sleep in my own tent (right next door to my parents but still) I was on my own surviving against the elements like…. well we did not have Bear Grylls, so I guess like Action Man did.

Thankfully my wife likes camping too and we have camped together in France and the UK. It seems only natural for us to have camping as something our family does. The real question is would my daughters like Camping. Read more

Blueted Ponders – Small Fingers

Hello Blueted Ponders Fans

Ok, I am getting ahead of myself, but I know that Blueted Ponders is the best part of this whole blog.

Any Hoo – You may have noticed that there has not been much pondering going on of late, this was due to an incident involving my head and a 3-year-olds finger. It is a long story however, you will be glad to know that I am on the road to recovery. Read more