Let me first say a great big thank you to the wonderful folk who have followed this blog.
If you are one of those connections that I keep in touch with across the internet, you will have noticed this blog is really a mish-mash of different areas of interest.
On this journey of learning I’ve just shared whatever, whenever. I am going to attempt to change all of that. You will find a different focus for this blog (The Journey) and one for my new website (photography). It is my hope that by cleaning this up a bit, I will be able to focus better on each one. :) Keeping my fingers crossed.
As a result many of my posts relating to photography have been moved to my website for Duchess O’Blunt. Feel free to pop over and join me there if you also have an interest in Photography.
New Website Goal.
My photography features landscape, waterscape, and nature shots visualizing moments of country living in Ontario.
- I’d like to capitalise on selling my photography and see where it takes me.
- I’ll blog and share what I am up to, some of my images, and hopefully some helpful tips as I learn them.
- I want to learn about and promote copyright information for photographers and other artists.
- I’d like to share some of the things that others around the world have taught me about the wonderful world of digital photography.
- I’m hoping to share my part of the world with you, show you Ontario as I see it – from the back of an ATV or walking the trails.
- And there is just so many other possibilities.
This is a part of my journey of learning. May it never end.
Thanks again everyone. Here’s to the journey of living
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For everyone who ever claimed to be too old to learn – I would like to encourage you not to think that way.
After a recent move we found what looked like a rock garden in our lawn, over run with weeds and forest. I wanted to learn how to reclaim it and bring it back to it’s former glory – or better. But I’m well over 50 and have never been a gardener.
This is our “rock garden” as it was when we first purchased the property
That didn’t stop me from trying my hand at it though. I saw the possibilities and set out fulfill them. The first year I managed to pull almost all the flowers and leave all the weeds. With the help of a neighbour I learned the error of my ways and set about correcting them.
I’m still not the world’s best gardener, but I can say I have the best in my friend. It’s also helpful to be able to “Google” my questions when she is busy.
So, here’s to newbies learning new things after 50. And here’s to my reclaimed rock garden. What do you think – am I on the right track?
Our rock garden as it is after 2 years of working on it
What a run around I have had! It seems I only complain lately, but when you pay for something and the only type of support they offer is a forum – well that kind of rattles my cage. Especially when there is a fatal error on my website that I paid for, pay hosting for and have a paid theme. When I try to log in to the forum to get help, it keeps telling me I have to register. When I try to register it tells me that I am already registered.
Is there anyone out there who pays for a WordPress.org site that can lead me in the right direction?
Cannot find out anything on the support pages and I cannot fix my site.
Frustrated with cyberspace.
Old Style Phone
|I have a question about my products and/or services
I am trying to get someone who has the authority to change your policy. You offer a bundle service for unlimited provincial calling at $6.95/month. Yet when I try to get someone to answer why I will be charged $18.95/month – why I cannot get that same price I get absolutely nowhere!
I have been on the phone, on live chat, and all over your website trying to find out who to complain to. I’m told to call the same number that I have already called and gotten nowhere with. Your website keeps sending me in circles and your chat line people give me the same line as I got on the phone.
Your customer service people say that I must have bell internet, bell home phone and bell TV to get the price deal. Why? I have been a loyal bell customer for so many years it makes my head hurt. I have bell internet and two cell phones that cost me way more than your bell TV does and I am inquiring about getting a bell home phone. But I DON’T GET THE PRICE BREAK? What kind of service is that?
I would love for someone to explain to me why.
Please don’t call my cell phone – you charge too much. And since you won’t give me what I want for a home phone, I cannot give you that number as I don’t have one. Please call me on my daytime number only as that doesn’t cost me. You already take way too much of my pay cheque.
Or you can email me with a reasonable explanation. Or better yet, a resolution and an offer to provide me with the cost break of Unlimited Provincial long distance at $6.95/month.
I’ll check with others on social media forums to find out how they feel about this pretty ridiculous policy. I’ll keep you posted.
I don’t expect the resolution I am looking for but I’ll keep you posted.
Do you have similar complaints with Bell Canada?
There are so many things to recommend to anyone who is looking to live in the country. We have recently moved to a wonderful community in Ontario’s Highlands East. We’ve been there almost a year, and have not even scratched the surface of the beauty in the area. I finally got my white picket fence. With it, a rather large learning curve about living in the country. It is hard to fathom that I was brought up in the country, and now that I am back there are things I need to learn.
I am learning again about living in a rural community, and I am loving it. Some might think I’m a crazy old lady, but what do they know? To me, this is perfect. Almost.
Small communities often mean small business opportunities. At least as far as working for someone else. However, this particular community is BIG on supporting the artists in the community, and is developing a cultural awareness that I am finding totally awesome.
Perhaps I’ve finally found my niche. I’m hoping so!
Cake decoration by my talented daughter-in-law for our grandson’s baptism
Here is a post good about “regular people“.
When I read it I realized I am not an “expert” in anything other than being a wife and a mother. And the expert part only comes from many years of experience.
When it comes to thinking about what to post on my blog, I suppose I could blog about motherhood and family life but I’m not sure the world is ready for yet another mommy’s blog. There are so many of them already. Some offer a humorous view of everyday living, some offer advise on “how to’s” or talk about the education of their children. I could go on and on. But you are probably already bored with this train of thought, which more or less proves my point.
Then I think- perhaps I could start writing about photography – but once again – how many of those are there out there? And how much more do they have to offer than I do? I’m only a hobbyist at it and I read all those other blogs to learn!
No, I think I’ll stick to random thoughts, that typically offer nothing other than inspiration (I HOPE). I’ll share photos I have taken and perhaps get some feedback on the quality, clarity and colour etc. Sounds like I’m asking for an evaluation on a diamond doesn’t it?
As you can see, I will not make my millions with my blog, but I will have some fun with it.
My grandson was recently baptized. It was a big day for us all, for he is the first grandson on both sides. So we all decided it was a perfect excuse, and we threw a party.
For today’s photo, here’s a beautiful cake. Note: I did not make or decorate this cake. My lovely and talented daughter-in-law deserves that credit. I just wanted an excuse to show it off
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