I am puzzled.

Now I know that those of you who know me will say me being puzzled is not unusual but there we are.

Why is it that the week after the clocks go back here in the UK the weather gets colder? I mean what’s changed other than we have shifted everything an hour?

The ritual of shifting the clocks an hour twice a year has always had me puzzled, I can’t see why!

In simple terms if you want lighter days when on the way to work just get people to start work later, and if you want lighter evenings just get people to start work earlier and finish earlier. I mean it’s not rocket science.

At least now with it dark at 5.30pm the kids are not out making a noise in the evening, a bit of cold weather and maybe a bit of snow and hopefully the adults will get out of the habit as well.

In a couple of days time we will have an evening where begging from door to door by children becomes acceptable to many. People even spend money they may not have on sweets to give to the kids. Who then compare notes with other groups as to the best houses to visit.

Parents even stand on the pavements proudly watching their off springs begging for sweets. I am each year lost for words.

Time to lock the doors close the curtains and switch the lights off.

Is Blogging a dying art?

Over the years I have followed quite a few blogs, and they all had things in common. They were well written, humorous, interesting and the owners all posted on a regular basis.

This now seems to have all changed, 99% of the blogs I used to follow are rarely if ever updated. This is in my opinion a shame.

So what are people using as alternatives? The answer seems to be social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, to name but two.

Comments now seem to be in short but not always snappy sentences rather than in well thought out paragraphs.

I have two blogs, this one and the one I do for my time at a heritage railway. For those interested that can be found at www.arkwrightsoforton.co.uk together with a few short articles on my first five years at the railway. It is added to most weeks.

Now I will be the first to admit that this blog doesn’t get as many posts from me as it should, and that’s for a variety of reasons, lack of time being the main one. But I am determined that will change, as at the end of November I am taking early retirement. One of the things I plan to spend more time on is my writing, which I have dabbled at for a long time and which I enjoy doing.

So if you’re reading this and you have a blog that has laid neglected for some time, then how about making a post, if only to tell your followers that you’re alive and kicking.

I intend to post here on a more regular basis, so I look forward to reading your comments, once of have got rid of the gibberish spam of course.

So are you going to post on your neglected blog? I hope so, and if you do please drop me the link and I will be happy to have a read and maybe drop a comment.

 

The countdown has begun.

Well the countdown has begun.

I have decided to take early retirement, there is more to life than hammering away at a keyboard all day.

So on the 27th November 2017 I am closing my business. The wife recently was made redundant and we, or to be more accurate she is compiling a list of what we can do.

Now I must admit in all honesty I am looking forward to it, getting to do varied and new things.

The 28th November will be my first day of leisure, it will also be my 62nd birthday.