Dear Readers, I was thrilled to learn this morning that I had been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award yesterday. This is my first award nomination on WordPress and I am grateful for the recognition by a fellow Blogger. It is always lovely to hear that one’s writing is appreciated by others and I would like … Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award
What a lovely surprise to receive a gift this week, from someone I have never met, a Reader of my blog. So special to see one's own words reflected in such a lovely way. The framed image acts as a reminder to do just this, and the focus of a few lines (out of one's … Continue reading A Surprise Gift
Today my attention wandered to the WordPress Reader, a screen where one can see a list of latest posts published by WordPress bloggers, feeling a little lost in the process of swapping computer screens, my day having passed fairly unproductively thus far. Perhaps I was instinctively looking for a little plank to stand on in … Continue reading What Is Brave?
In January 2015 I began the technological challenge of building a blog. For a few years before that, friends and family had suggested that I take my communication to a wider audience. Over many years, indeed since my teen years, people have suggested that I write my story and create stories out of my experiences … Continue reading Why Do I Have A Blog?
What a lovely surprise to discover, when I logged into my WordPress account today to prepare the next post, that The Holly Tree Tales has reached 100 Followers! Thank you so much to each and every one of the Readers of this website and followers of the blog, via independent email or WordPress itself. I … Continue reading 100 Followers
Our peaches are ripening! The bumblebees, and a little hand pollinating by feather, have done the trick. An exciting time in the rickety greenhouse on our organic acre in Berwickshire, UK. These are the treats of country living that are hard to beat, a blessing so much appreciated, especially when one pays such a high … Continue reading Treats And Truths Of Country Living
Dear Readers and Visitors to The Holly Tree Tales , A warm welcome to those visiting my site and I hope you are enjoying reading my Blog, as it builds a little at a time. This is just a brief note to say that it would be lovely to hear from you, if you would like … Continue reading A Little Note For Readers
From time to time, I receive messages from people around the world who have been helped, inspired, motivated or simply enabled to take another step through a challenging period in their lives, as they've heard bits of my story or read my words. We are each doing our best on this planet, and we are … Continue reading A Little Silver Trunk of Life
It has been two years since I began the journey of technically building a blog, and writing one. My first ever blogging experience began with the process of creating "The Holly Tree Tales" on WordPress, something that was completely and utterly unfamiliar to me, in every sense. It was early in January 2015, the first … Continue reading Being A Blogger Is A Process
Dear Readers, Just a little note to say that the Blog has not been forgotten, despite the large gap between now and my last post! Lest anyone think that The Holly Tree Tales blogposts have ceased, I thought best to post a quick note to reassure you to the contrary. It has been a very busy few months, a big … Continue reading A Quick Catch-Up