New Year. New Theme.

Why not?! I’m feeling a general dissatisfaction with the blog, how it looks, what it says etc. etc. So bear with me while I go through the process of finding a new theme that will assist in my efforts to get back on track and reinvigorate the blog ๐Ÿ˜€

Things I can share with you about the new theme: it will support all formats and be free (insert eye roll emoji here!).

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With a title like that it could be all about bread or jelly … but no! it’s the sun we are talking about this week. Check out all the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from around the world and then compare to my subdued offering from last week…

Sun Rise 0645 29.3.2018

It’s a race now between myself and the sun as to who rises first. It won’t be too far in the future when the sun will win that particular race. Fortunately I can sleep through the early early morning sunrises. Instead, it’s the birdsong that gets me, although eventually I learn to tune that out as well…

Sunrise is all about walking the dogs – they hate it when I stop to take pictures!

PS: This was the start of beautiful (and crisp) spring day ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s just not winter without snow.

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Even worse – it’s above zero and so everything is muddy… dog walks mean showers afterwards (for everybody!).

And there is a nice crowd gathering over at Travel With Intent ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just two words today: Boat Show! โ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฅ๐Ÿšคโ›ด๐Ÿ›ณโš“๏ธ๐Ÿ—บ

THE Boat Show!

Its’s huge, and quite easily the highlight of The Engineer’s winter. He always buys his DIY service supplies at the show (they do good discounts) and then moves on to equipment upgrades. Suffice to say – our boat is quite up to date when in comes to electronics.
As for me, I wander – check out the destination stands, collect maps and brochures, ponder life jackets and admire the interiors of other boats. 

All the while there is the thought in the back of my mind that before Platypus returns to the water she needs to be waxed, and that’s my job!

I’m told it was the bear.

My worst fear – the bear went feral and attacked the dog… organ transplant has so far been unsuccessful and the dog hangs on by a thread…

Chance encounters emphasize old friends importance.
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The Engineer and I were enjoying a late lunch today when two friends that I haven’t seen or spoken to in ages arrived in the same restaurant. It reminded me that over the last 12 months I’ve been remiss at taking care of friendships, both new and old. Time to up my game ๐Ÿ™‚

FYI it’s more than liking posts on Facebook. That doesn’t count.

It’s been a while since I’ve been inspired to take part in one of these challenges. Here goes for the Vibrant theme:

Winter turns to spring
Winter turns to spring..

This time of year is fabulous, as the short dark winter days of November and December stretch into shiny spring days. Blue skies,ย sparkling snow, elongated sunrises and brilliant sunsets add more than a littleย zing into everyone’s day.

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