My husband (Mr. HCB) and I are both Christians, have been married for 52 years and have two sons and 3 grandchildren.  

If you want to see what we did to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary (6th March 2018) instead of having a party, have a look at my Blips from 20th February to the& Read more...

My husband (Mr. HCB) and I are both Christians, have been married for 52 years and have two sons and 3 grandchildren.  

If you want to see what we did to celebrate our Golden Wedding anniversary (6th March 2018) instead of having a party, have a look at my Blips from 20th February to the 19th March 2018.

We love retirement but wonder - as do most retirees we speak to - how we ever found time to go to work and despite what we were told before we retired, we are never bored.

In April 2018, I treated myself to a Canon EOS 200D camera and am struggling to get to grips with it, and am trying to use it more than my iPhone - another steep learning curve, but I will get there.

I gave up with the Canon in late November 2018 and went back to a Panasonic Lumix TZ100.  I wasn't enjoying using the Canon for several reasons, and found it very heavy to carry around, so felt I had given it a good go and must admit I am much happier with the Lumix.

I really enjoying blipping - and can't believe that I have managed to take a photograph and write my journal for over 7 years, without missing a single day.  

I find it quite challenging to take a photograph and then write  something interesting each day that will serve, not only as a reminder to me when I read it later, but also something that will be interesting to those reading my journal.  It is a wonderful community and I am so pleased that I have "met" many like-minded people, not only on Blip, but also in person.  

For the last 15 months, I have taken part in a programme called "Girls About Town" on our local radio station, Swindon 105.5 and really enjoy this every Wednesday.  I used my self-imposed "Blip Street Challenge" as material for recording, whilst I was learning the ropes at the radio station and this has gone out on the local radio weekly.  I also enjoy interviewing, although haven't done much because my Mum was very ill from August 2019 until she sadly died just before Christmas. 

Life is certainly what you make it, and I can honestly say that life is good at the moment. Long may it continue.

My Blog has been sadly neglected but you can find it here : https://lifeisachallenge22.wordpress.com/tag/honeycombe-beach/

My email address is Maureeniles at gmail dot com obviously in the email format!