Monday, 8 February 2016

The week that's been.

It's been a most interesting week here.

For the first time, I've met a fellow blogger :)

The lovely Denise, from Denise's Planet, was in Dublin for a while and we met for coffee and a chat. It felt like we've known each other for years and it made me feel the sense of community there is here among bloggers.  A lovely day out.   Great to meet you Denise:)

Are you losing followers?

And at the start of the week feeling very energised and getting my newsletter out quickly, (if you'd like to sign up for my almost monthly news sheet about our work, please add your email address over in the column on the side),  I noticed that I'd lost some followers and thought oops... I've not been doing any entries, people are leaving.  Then I spotted this post from Inge at Desert Canyon Living which explains it and explains the fact that lots of people are having the same problem.   I don't know what if anything I can do about it but I wanted to pass the information on to you.

Exciting plans

With excitement rising, our plans for Australia are coming together nicely.  We will be stopping off in Dubai for 5 nights with a good friend whom I met when I lived in the Emirates many (many) years ago.  It will be very interesting to revisit the place after such a long absence.  The temperature out there is a scintillating 21 degrees C at the minute - it'll be up a wee bit from that by the end of the month - *heaven* - and among other outings planned, we're going to a garden party where a few musicians will gather with us for a bit of a session.   Cannot wait.    I want to start packing my case now.

But in the meantime, I'm dosed with the cold and have practically lost my voice.  With 2 concerts looming next weekend here at home,  I'd better get back to the sage and honey tea and some gentle exercises before panic really sets in.

How's your week been?

12 comments:

  1. You met lovely Denise!!! She was the first blogger I met too and she is so nice!!!x

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    1. Absolutely lovely :) and we met through you Kezzie :)

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  2. Wonderful to meet bloggers face to face. I am lucky enough to have met several, if not bloggers, cyber friends. I do hope your voice gets better in time. I am envious of your planned trip. Sounds fun. Never been to either the Middle East or Oz. Have lots of good friends in Oz though.

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    1. I've been thinking of you today Jo - I just tried a great Mary Berry soup recipe - will share it over the next few days.
      Yes, the trip is exciting me beyond measure - booked our rental car today :)

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  3. Hi Fil - how lovely to meet Denise - great photo of the two of you. Hope that cold goes away ... and then followers - yes it's been happening for a while - I've commented around the blogosphere ...

    Australia - here you come - it'll be so much fun - and that brief stop over to give you time to relax a little on the way over ...

    Take care of that cold - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thankfully the voice is nearly better Hilary - phew. I hadn't been paying attention to blogs over the past few weeks so I missed all the commentary on the Google thing... Big Brother certainly feels like he's watching a lot more closely these days.

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  4. How fun to have an in-person meet with a blogging friend. And I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better. Honey always helps!

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    1. Honey is the beesness Deborah :)

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  5. Dear Fil, it was such an honor to have met you and it was so amazing! You are so fantastic, so beautiful on the inside and on the outside and all the beautiful words you wrote about me! Thank you so much! I hope your voice is Ok now, I am really sending good vibrations!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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  6. Very cool to meet a fellow blogger. I've met a few fellow cyberspace friends in persona and for the most part, it's been a blast.

    Father Nature's Corner

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  7. Wow, you met Denise? That's so cool. I was surprised to see a familiar face here.

    http://www.pixics.com/blog

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  8. I'm yet to meet any of the bloggers I follow face to face. Lots life in different countries so I'm unlikely to meet any of them any time soon, but maybe some day!

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