My first blog was My Life in the Charente which after a number of years got so slow to work with that I started My Life in the Charente 2. Because this was supposed to be mainly about the Charente, the last year has seen very few entries, as thanks to COVID we have just not been anywhere! I mustn't forget of course my third blog My Life Before the Charente, which includes our overland trip from the UK to what was then Rhodesia, in 1953!
While these 3 were ongoing, I started up Photodiarydps which originally had daily entries, but this got a bit too much and I never had enough time! More recently, I was only managing a couple of entries a week and since COVID the updates have been even less than that, but it is still alive!
Then just a few years back, I decided to take the bird photos from the photodiary and start a blog that was just birds. Again I have been struggling to keep it up to date weekly, but most of the time I have managed, with help from Christelle who has sent me photos of birds from South Africa. Sadly we do not visit there often enough, and COVID has certainly prevented visits/holidays anywhere.
I also joined Blipfoto on which I enter one photo every single day. It is very seldom I miss just this one daily entry under the name of "Charente" Quite often they are EMs (emergency photos) from my backup but generally, they look better than I was expecting! It is a great community and I now have so many Blip friends from around the world!
Here are just a few photos over the past years that I have enjoyed.