Being Me

I think is quite good fun.  It mostly involves managing a few websites alongside extended visits to Portugal, volunteering for Heritage Open Days, occasional travels and running a 10445511_10152663646209205_713228826964685028_nhome with my fabulous husband, cat, family and friends. If I have time I also run a Death Cafe, campaign for end-of-life rights, and am sporadically political with the occasional feminist declaration.

This blog is my miscellaneous blog where I share happy, angry or random thoughts alongside my many photographs. I may post daily, every few days or weekly. It all depends on travels and how well I am juggling daily life, the latter I must admit over the past 12months has been a challenge. Prior to Dad dying of Alzheimer’s in June 2017 I had been supporting Mum & Dad on their dementia journey for quite a while and in recent weeks I have been busier with my voluntary work than envisaged. Daily life juggles (and the occasional struggles) are the reason I rarely accept ‘blogging award challenges’ these days. I do love them but I struggle to complete them with the many rules they come with.

I’m delighted (if somewhat amazed) you have read this far! If you can spare a few more moments then please do let me know what you think10570534_10152252166064205_424943441629550847_n by leaving a comment on a post, or if you only have a milisecond left to spare just like one instead! Do feel free to sharing my posts via social media but if you want to use any of my photographs then contact me first. The best way to contact me is via this contact form. If you want to read more of my musings or look at more of my photographs then follow me on twitter @BBwinch and/or visit my Portuguese blog.

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18 thoughts on “Being Me

  1. Hi Becky, I found you via Thursday Doors and went on to read your post when I saw the door is in Castle Cary, about an hour from where I live. My Mum, 87, has dementia – what a journey! Thankfully she is in a lovely Care Home where the staff are truly loving an delightful with her.
    Now, you did mention setting you a challenge! So how about our Weekly Photo Challenge? See the link here: https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/
    Next week’s subject is ‘Round’. We’d be so happy if you joined us! 😀

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    • Hi again . . . . I also live about an hour from Castle Cary! I’m in the east but thinking of heading west.
      And yes the dementia journey is a challenging one. So pleased she’s in a good home, we’ve found one for my dad so as and when my mum is ready he will be moving there. Thanks for the challenge, off to investigate 🙂

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  2. Thank you for the visit and the kind words about my bird blog. I am pleased to have ‘found’ you, as well, and am going to try my hand at the Colour Your World. I am in my Surreal Seventies and life whirls by so quickly that I often fail to ‘keep up’ but I’ll do my best. I love both your blogs, but will follow this one, as it gives me a conduit to t’other one.

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  3. Hi Becky, so happy I have come across your blog. I’ve just finished with my 40s, now into my Frisky Fifties (as my hairdresser called it!) Loving your blog so far and many of your posts resonate with me. Look forward to checking out more. Cheers from Australia 🙂

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  4. I am another forty-something and so am delighted to meet you! I look forward to following both of your blogs (I love photography too) and to learning more about you. Also, I am interested in hearing about your journey with your parents’ struggle with their dementia. I studied to be a hospice chaplain and my mother-in-law had Alzheimer’s, so I am somewhat familiar with the painful issues you are dealing with. Not an easy road, for sure.

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    • Hello and welcome . . . . . Being a 40 something is great me thinks!

      You are right it is not an easy road, and supporting from afar helps in terms of perspective for me but I know is not brilliant for them. I’ve been having a look at your lovely blog, and I look forward to getting to know you. I can already see I am going to value your reflections on life.

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  5. Hi Becky,

    Our cat has a nick name of Stinky since he is semi wild and has not been emasculated. He goes walk about maybe once a year. The last time he disappeared for about a week or ten days. But he returns in reasonable shape except for a few claw marks from the other cats.

    Cheers,Bill

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  6. Winchester as in England and not Ky as I am used to?

    Loverly cat. Ours has gone walk about while courting the locals. Showed up after five nights away, ate some food , And was off again!

    Cheers, Bill

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    • Yes sorry probably should have said that although if I had added Hampshire as would have been my first thought that wouldn’t have helped much either! There are so many Winchesters around the world, pretty sure my city is the first one though 😉
      Fortunately my cat is not that much of a wanderer – does yours go walkabout lots?

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  7. Wincherter as in England and not Ky as I am used to?

    Loverly cat. Ours has gone walk about while courting the locals. Showed up after five nights away, ate some food , And was off again!

    Cheers, Bill

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