I was encouraged by the response to my recent post linking to old ones from the beetleypete archives. I did take on board that some thought it best to leave the past where it belongs, but newer readers and followers did seem to get something from it, so here I go again.
Three years ago, I published one of my personal favourites on this blog. It attracted a lot of comments and quite a few views, but many of those following since 2013 will never have seen it. Imagine you could journey back in a time machine, where would you choose to go? Please add your thoughts in the comments, after reading the ‘rules’.
Another nostalgia piece that I have linked to before. It sums up my disappointment at the lack of real progress, compared to what we were told would happen all those years ago. Did you ever expect to be holidaying on the Moon? I know I did.
When I started this blog, it was never intended to be much more than an episodic diary about my life here in Norfolk. Then I started to branch out, including music as a category. To illustrate my own varied tastes in music, I published this playlist, back in 2013. I imagined that I was making up a CD of many of my favourites. What would your choices be?
In October 2012, not long after I started out, I decided to add some photos to the blog. Like many others new to blogging, I had no idea how to actually do that, so sat down thinking it would be very straightforward. I was wrong. I spent hours attempting to drag and drop them onto a post, with no success. I sent out an appeal via wordpress forums, asking for someone to post me an idiot’s guide to adding them. I had no idea that photos had to be added to the media library first, before they could then be inserted into a post. When the penny finally dropped, I felt suitably stupid, and just added two pictures. One is of a dead pheasant, still attached to the front of a car. The other is one of Ollie enjoying a cool-off in the sea. In terms of hours of effort compared to return, it isn’t much, I grant you.
There you have it. Four more old posts from my overstuffed archives that a few of you have already seen. For the newer readers and followers, I hope that you discover something different to enjoy.