slow lane life 3

slow lane life 3

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Hello and welcome!

I'm here, somewhere, the kettle is on, and I'm hoping for visitors. If you arrive safely, do let me know you're here by leaving a comment.

Eventually I shall post something, but today I'm flitting between two blog sites, and for a bear of little brain, that in itself is terribly taxing. Make yourselves a cup of tea, rummage in the tin for a biscuit, and make yourselves comfortable. 

I'll be back soon.

73 comments:

  1. Having followed you from the North East this is such a minor journey.Hope you keep blogging we love your "Nothing much is happening"

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yay! Something worked! Thank you and welcome, Penhill.

      Delete
  2. A coffee and a digestive, please!

    Oh, and what about the cats' and dog's blog?

    Please keep blogging - I know I rarely comment, but it's good to hear from you all the same.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello Jan! The cats have been slack; perhaps not enough happens in their lives, and they're so lazy anyway. I shall chivvy them up a little.....

      Delete
  3. Hi! Thanks for letting us know where you are. It sounds a very sensible decision to start again. And selfishly I am glad to see the back of Wordpress as it forever asked for my password and I never had a clue what it was, so commenting was a huge rigmarole. Hope everyone is well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hello to you too. I'm relieved to be back with Blogger - it could be awkward at times, but Wordpress seemed intimidatingly techie to me, and I never understood the admin side of it.

      Delete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So tricky, negotiating the need for privacy while blogging about your life! I often think of starting again, and archiving a lot of what I wrote years ago, especially as life has changed so much in the decade or so since I began. Good to see you back on blogspot, but can't see a follow button. Now I need to go and put the kettle on in real time!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm glad you mentioned the Follow button, Marianne, because I'm struggling to find out what to do to make this blog easy to navigate! I haven't found a way of part-archiving, and the options seem to be rather too drastic, hence the new blog. Now to get back into Settings and see what I can do.....

      Delete
  6. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Coffee with one sugar please. No cake, unless you have gluten-free. Just glad to hear that you have not gone for ever. Now, as for those lazy cats - anyone would think they were retired!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Replies
    1. Excellent! Hope you've finished your house?

      Delete
  9. Hi Rachel, I know I'm not about too often now but it's always a pleasure to catch up with you.
    Very best wishes
    Rose H
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rose; that's nice to hear.

      Delete
  10. I have been enjoying your posts for years! Wish I could jump the pond & invite you for tea!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. And of course I would accept, very happily!

      Delete
  11. I am here too! Looking forward to more years of sharing your ups and downs…..all ups hopefully!! Would be nice to hear from those cats and Flossie as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, cats.... you know how difficult they can be.....

      Delete
  12. Hello Rachel, and thanks for the invitation to follow you on here!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, another 'lost' blogger - I'm delighted to find you again!

      Delete
  13. Tea and biccies ..how lovely :o)
    totally get the personal/public conflict
    and am really glad you are still here! x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Val. Note the Rich Tea biscuits - much scorned by The Gardener, but great for dunking in tea!

      Delete
  14. It's sad that we have to take care about what we post, but better safe than sorry eh?. I have a private facebook group where family can share photos of the little ones safely. I've subscribed by email to receive notification of your posts on here.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There's something quite repellent about FB I think. Too easy to be trolled?

      Delete
  15. Happy to follow you here. I rarely comment but I would so miss you and those lazy kitties if you closed up shop completely. Glad I will not have to go through any withdrawal pains. ;) Wishes to you for a stress free blog change. And looking forward to sharing more tea and biscuits whenever possible.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kat. I have to re-learn Blogger admin now, but time is on my side....

      Delete
  16. I'm here too Rachel. Would miss hearing about you, the gardener, kitties, etc. I can understand your concerns about publishing photos of the family.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Bea. I must stop being so lazy about blogging.

      Delete
  17. tgySee? I told you\
    bijk

    Oh dear! On my first visit to your new digs I have to translate a message for Scooter & Co. Sporran says she's upset not to have heard from her friends for "ever such a long time..." She ought also apologise for not having updated her and Geiger's blog!
    Anyway, we're all still here, treading water and considering changes.
    Good luck with all the moving hassles!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Rachel, I am happily following on to version 3. Thanks for all your beautiful posts.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Never mind biscuits, I want one of your wonderful cheese scones ....... happy memories of our visits to you in Newcastle before you moved!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aaaw, maybe you need to get yourself down to the South West, Anne! Although I might get you sewing for me again.....

      Delete
  20. So glad we're not losing you! I look forward to your posts!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, I couldn't bear to stop blogging; too many interesting people to meet!

      Delete
  21. Wouldn't miss you for the world darling xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aaaw, you....... Am going to post something about our Italian holiday sometime during the week. Stand by!

      Delete
  22. And I am set up with email notifications when you post. I've followed you since (I think) 2009 - through the move from Newcastle to Porlock. I love to read about your slice of life there in westerne England

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow, a real old-timer! Thank you for staying the course, Karen.

      Delete
  23. Off course I follow you, wouldn't miss it. It is always a joy to read.
    Desiree

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'll always follow you Rachel. You're like a friend and you satisfy the Anglophile in me!
    A few years ago the local pre school arranged for the toddlers to come trick or treating for Halloween. They were adorable and I took pics of them thinking it would make a great blog post but then I remembered that I should have permission from each and every parent, so....:(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maybe those Rich Tea biscuits (scorned by The Gardener but loved by almost everybody else) should be for you!

      Delete
  25. I'm here and looking forward to new posts!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Lovely. Good to know I'm not blogging into the void!

    ReplyDelete
  27. So pleased to know you haven't 'disappeared' - however quiet we bloggers become there remains an 'esprit de corps. I'd miss your ventures and adventures.

    Difficult to know what to do when other people's live become involved. Having locals and neighbours looking over my shoulders has made me reticent in the past 12 months. Anyway, looking forward to reading more and you and yours and beautiful Somerset. Blog on!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, village life - while rich in blog material - can be inhibiting by its scrutiny and all-knowingness, can't it! Delighted to hear from you; surely you have something to update us with on your own blog? Just sayin'....

      Delete
  28. I'm here! I really like your blog and would miss you and always wonder what happened to you if you disappeared. Don't worry I'm not a stalker because I also worry about the homeless people that hang out where I work, we usually have the same ones. Thank you for being around you are so good at cheering people up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think that makes you a lurker, not a stalker, Linda - not such a horrid thing to be, but I'm glad you commented, and hope you'll stay a reader!

      Delete
  29. I'd miss you too much not to follow your adventures to a new blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I shall have to find some adventures now!

      Delete
  30. Hmm, time to go back and re-read all your archives before you make them disappear. I re-read Slow Lane life (the original) and then dipped back into Two on occasion, so of course I'll follow you to Three. It's a little bit like stalking, but in the nicest possible way. Flossie captured me originally, and all the cats, but the Gardener and the grandson and your observations are good fodder too. We'll just have to paint the pictures in our minds eye...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I often dip into my first blog, partly because it was written at such an eventful time in my life, and despite the sometimes traumatic ups and downs, was full and interesting to me. I wish I had some way of making the last one (SLL II) partly available, but haven't found out how - yet. Still, Blogger is a nicer blog base to use, so I may post more often. And include Flossie and the cats more - I hadn't quite appreciated how interested people were in them, when their lives are so routine!

      Delete
  31. Any chance of a pain chocolate? Once you've settled in perhaps. Will pop back soon to check.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Of course, with advance warning. Our local Co-op stocks them, and, like their maple and pecan plaits, they sell out very quickly every morning. (You can tell we're very short of nice little patisseries here...... but the Co-op does its best.)

      Delete
  32. I've arrived here and in company by the number of comments you have already. I SO understand about deleting photos of grandchildren - it's something I just can't do and also how hard it is to keep them private when you really just want to share such joy with the world! Carry on blogging and best of luck for Slow Life III

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You've hit the nail on the head, Pennie - while I can (just) restrain myself from talking non-stop about my adorable grand baby, I liked the idea of posting photos of him for people to look at or not!

      Delete
  33. I'm here....excited for the new blog!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh dear - I'm going to have to step up to the mark now, I can see!

      Delete
  34. Replies
    1. Thank you. I shall try to keep up the enthusiasm generated by so many commenters!

      Delete
  35. I am here! Thank goodness you are too!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Just left a comment on Slow Lane Life2! Anyway glad you're still posting and making me smile.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi. I'm with you. I've followed both your previous blogs - although seldom commented (remiss of me). like you we moved to Somerset in 2011 and are very settled here. I only started my blog a year ago as my family are scattered abroad - a way of keeping the abreast of developments. I look forward to continuing reading yours - I enjoy your style and humour.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I love your chatty posts, Rachel .. thank you for continuing

    ReplyDelete