Beware of Scammers Preying on RA-Fans!

[The first post of the new year… is coming a bit late :-). Quite frankly, I have been a little bit down. Ireland is back in a proper, full lockdown, and the numbers are currently looking really bleak. I don’t want to go into it too deeply; suffice to say that this happy Henrietta finds…

Let’s End This Year

It’s been a tough year for everyone everywhere, and so much so that I lack some of my usual enthusiasm to write a glowing end-of-year report that celebrates the highlights properly. The highlights seem to pale in significance beside the big negatives that characterise 2020. The global pandemic. The mental, financial and social strains that…

Eighth Blogiversary

Apparently today is my blogiversary. I tend to forget anniversaries, but WordPress reminded me. This was my first ever post: Hello A___world! I am now on WordPress but this is not a blog, just an info page. If you want to follow me regularly, you can do that on me + richard where I post…

#BLM

Finally something worth reading on Twitter by Mr A. The privilege to live a life free from fear, to go to work, to feed yourself, to have a safe home, to be educated, to be treated when you are sick, to have peace and happiness, is a privilege that belongs to every human being regardless…

Quickie

Just a quickie for today, folks. After a junk journal phase, today the shrining bug bit again. Not least because I want something else to post than Fan Challenge questions or Covid updates. So much more uplifting to have something pretty to look at. Wanna see something not-pretty? Two down. I want to make more,…

Checking In

Warning – rambling and rant-y post following with unsightly insights into a lockdown-damaged mind. Yesterday I gave myself a day off from the blog. I just didn’t feel like writing a distraction challenge post, and I just couldn’t really think of something other to write about. I didn’t even write my diary yesterday – which…

Little Lent Notice

This doesn’t really concern the blog as such, but if you are following me on Twitter, just to let you know that I am going on my annual Twitter retreat from tomorrow. Lent always provides that opportunity. Not that I am religious in any shape or form; I just like the handy timeframe provided by…

Seven-Year-Itch: (Missed) My Blogiversary

When it comes to my blogiversary, I am confused at the best of times. I can never quite tell whether I should “celebrate” the day I signed up for WordPress (9th of November) or the day I actually wrote my first blog post (12th of November). In this case, as you can see by today’s…

Reporting Back [Totally OT]

Let’s nip my bad habits straight in the bud. Well, not even straight, but early-ish. I am back from Germany for a couple of days, and before I launch back into the regular schedule – part 3 of The Impressionists to be discussed tomorrow – I thought I’d slowly transition back in with a quick report…

Happy Mail That Foreshadows Our Next Charity Auctions

Hello hello hello. We – well, *I* – have two options today. I can continue procrastinating with my blog posts just because I feel bad that I haven’t replied to all the comments to my recent blog posts, haven’t read and commented on the blogs of my fellow bloggers since the Easter weekend, or still…