Post Fifty

50 posts!! I started this blog four months after my husband left me. I post pretty much every other day – and this is my 50th post.

There have been high points (the birth of grandbaby #4, hitting Gold at the gym, having fun in my new job) and low points (the disastrous DLG interview, and my attempt to get to Quarry Bank).

I’ve posted about how I’ve coped with the finances (Renting a Room, Selling the Jag, Rubber Chicken, Husbanding my Resources), and how I’ve started to find out who I am now, and what I want, what I really really want (It’s OK to be Happy, Physically Fit at 58, Not Just a Number).

I’ve mused about having grey hair, not being lonely, trying to find a job, and sleepless nights.

You, dear reader, were there when I changed my name by Deed Poll, and when I had to stop doing what I loved in order to start working for a living.

I’ve shared memories of life at sea, my last holiday to Australia, and not going to the Edinburgh Festival.

I’ve passed on a little bit of advice – genuine advice, from what I’ve learnt myself, not from what I’ve copied from someone else’s list somewhere else on the internet – keeping cool, going solo, looking after your car.

I made it to number 12 in Feedspot’s ‘Top 20 Blogs for Women over 50 to follow in 2019’!!

And I’ve saved a lot of money on therapy.

So – what about the next 50 posts??

Well, I’ve no idea. This blog has always been about finding my way after my husband left the marriage – and I still don’t know what the hell happens next.

I’m off to volunteer for the National Trust at CountryFile Live this weekend, so that will become a blog post – it’s my last volunteering before I start the new job, so definitely going out with a bang!

I’ll be starting my new job as a Kitchen Designer next week, so that’ll deserve a mention when the time comes.

Some of my lovely Followers have asked me to write a bit more about my life at sea – the last post only got as far as leaving European waters, so we need to revisit that and get to Panama and beyond.

When I started this blog, I really didn’t know if I would be able to keep it up – would I have enough to write about, would anyone be interested, would I even be bothered to do it day after day? Well – so far so good. Many people have been interested (3300 views in July), and with a bit of forward planning and a lot of ‘just get on with it woman’, I’ve pretty much kept to my posting schedule. And I haven’t run out of things to write.

What do you think? What have I missed? What should I write about next?

If you want to read the next 50 posts, scroll all the way down and Follow me!

And I always reply to comments from nice people.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. elizabeth28263 says:

    Well done on reaching the 50 post milestone. I can never guess what your next blog topic will be which I find keeps your blog fresh and interesting. I’m looking forward to the next 50 posts.

    A week or so ago we went to Welburn and from there walked in the countryside surrounding the Castle Howard estate. On the way back to the car we saw CountryFile Live being set up which brought to mind you and your blog. Enjoy the weekend in a lovely part of the country.

    Good luck in your new job – I look forward to reading about it.

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  2. Thank you!! I’m just putting together all of the camping gear etc now. And looking at the weather forecast…


  3. SisterStay says:

    Well done on 50 posts. That’s an incredible achievement. You should write about holidaying on a shoestring next by joining SisterStay!


    1. I’ve just looked at your website – it looks very interesting! I don’t have a bed in my spare room at the moment (the ex took the spare room furniture with him when he left) – but once that’s sorted I will definitely look into it further!!

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  4. SisterStay says:

    You don’t have to host. You can sign up as a Guest only if you like.


  5. Yes , I saw that – it might work better, as I work shifts these days so it’s hard to commit to being in a given place at a given time. Thanks!!


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