When I’m in Greece, which has been most of the summer for the last 3 years, I post a blog every day. Similarly when I was in the Canadian Rockies for a month 2010-2011 I would come back from the ski-slope or the frozen trail each day, defrost my various parts and put finger to keyboard. Ostensibly it was so that I could let family and friends know that I was still alive, that I hadn’t dropped into a fumerole or been avalanched, but really it was to do with sharing experiences.
After 40 years of marriage you get used to sharing everything: “Come and look at this”, “What is that?”, “How can that happen?” Being in new places and doing new things with no-one to share them with detracts from the pleasure. So now I share things on the blog with anyone interested enough to read it. When I’m travelling there is always new stuff but back at home everything is familiar, everyday chores take over.
Via the group on the writing course, the ‘Ty Newydd 13’, I’ve just committed myself to writing and posting on the blog everyday throughout November. The challenge is to make sure that I do something worth blogging about every day for a month. Not a bad habit to get into. Not a bad way to live. I’ll give it my best shot.