29 November 2021

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This is Day 333 of 2021. If that is true, how come I have only created 289 blogposts - including this one? Somehow  there have been 45 days on which I have not posted a fresh blogpost. Perhaps I was asleep. Checking through the past months, I can see that March was my least productive month. I managed to miss eight days but for the life of me I can't remember why.

I am now trying to cover lost ground as the end of the year approaches. I aim to get past 300 posts for the year.

In the year that I began blogging - 2005 - I only published 42 posts. Then the graph started to rise -  110 posts in 2007, 132 in 2009 then up to  214 in 2011. I finally broke the 300 barrier in 2017 with 319 blogposts. My biggest total was just last year with 340 posts published.

Okay. Okay. I can hear you thinking - "This is a dull post! Going on about blogging statistics!" so it's about time to change focus....

Britain is a maritime country with changeable weather conditions throughout the year. Yesterday I reported on the arrival of winter but twenty four hours later, winter is in retreat. The snow and ice are melting as I type and tomorrow is predicted to be a very mild November day in London with the noontime temperature up to 12C.

Why London you ask? Well Shirley and I are heading down there tomorrow. We are going to see a play produced by Ian's girlfriend - Sarah. It's called, "Yes So I Said Yes" by David Ireland and it looks at "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland/ I believe it's going to be pretty gritty. The reviews have been good much to Sarah's relief.

Today I took photos of the weird snowmen outside the house across the road from us. They must  have been made by Sophie and Helen - the two sweet girls who live there. They are both in secondary school now but they still make snowmen - or is the small one a snowcat? I wonder if there will be more snowmen for them to make in the weeks ahead?

21 comments:

  1. You will easily reach your goal.

    I thought the small snow sculpture looked a bit like an owl

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    1. Could be! Sheffield Wednesday F.C. are known as The Owls.

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  2. I realize that some bloggers have goals as to how many posts they make. If I did that , there would be more poor posts than you get now. What I'm trying to say is that I think it's better to consider if you have something important to say rather than build up numbers.

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  3. The small one looks very much like a snow cat to me.
    We've had a light dusting of snow last night; I expected there to be more over night but when I have just looked out from my kitchen window, it seems that the little that was there has gone already.
    Good job your London trip won't be on icy and snow-covered roads! No matter how gritty the play, I am sure it will be great to see Ian and Sarah.

    For my blog, I have no particular goal as how frequently I want to post or how many posts I want to chalk up in one year; I often have quite a back log to catch up with after a holiday. Some mornings, I get up extra early for some writing time before work, as I am usually too computer-tired after work.

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    1. We may not get to see Ian as he is so busy with "Bosh!" matters.

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  4. Definitely looks like a cat or dog to me.

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  5. You'll have to go over and ask the girls what that animal was meant to be - just to settle our curiosity!
    Have a good time in London, and be careful you don't catch this latest virus.

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  6. The rise of your blog posts matches mine.
    I didn't know about the severity of your weather until today and all those poor people stuck in a pub in your county. What would Andrew do if stuck in pub for a couple of days? Andrew knows very well what he would do.
    Have fun in London. I've heard you can never get bored there.

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  7. Some of us are just about as regular as the tides when it comes to posting a daily blog. Not sure we're doing the universe any favors.

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  8. For a few years back in the early 2000's, I think I tried to put up a post on a daily basis but I gave that up by the time I got into the 2010's. The first to go were weekends since it wasn't worth battling four others for a single computer. Then went Tuesday's and Thursday's because I just felt like after 20+ years I was grabbing for straws. Occasionally I have enough in my cue to think about upping my posts to more than three a week but seldom does that thought linger.

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  9. I do like snowmen. We'll have to make one with Jack this winter. Have a lovely weekend in London.

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  10. Enjoy the play and please review it on here. The Owl and the Snowman would be a good title for a children's story.

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  11. For some reason the snowcat really meowed to me.

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  12. It looks like a snow bear to me. :) We're sitting here sweltering in 63 degrees. Ugh. I've been blogging a lot more during the pandemic; I don't even know what I found to write about in 2020. It was a lot about new dishes I was trying from the baking shows and critiques of my reading material.

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  13. This is purely observational, but the times I've noticed you didn't blog were when you were away travelling/vacationing. Try putting that into your analysis and see if it explains the dearth of posts.

    I couldn't blog every day. And people are probably happy about that.

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  14. You have broken your own record for posts this year because you became a grandfather recently!!

    p.s. an owl it is!

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  15. Was it mild here on the 30th? I can't even remember! It's been kind of a see-saw the past week or so. It got below freezing again a couple of nights ago.

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