It’s been nearly 9 months since my last blog post, although in that time I’ve tweeted and posted all manner of nonsense in various social spaces. I’ve written several blog posts in my professional capacity as a Strategic Marketing Type at The Real Adventure Unlimited. I’ve written many short film reviews on Flixster/Facebook. So in some ways I’m sure most of the small numbers of people who read this will be familiar with What I’ve been Reckoning since last March.
But during this time away from WordPress I’ve worked long hours in a climate of great uncertainty, more so than any year I can remember: so has my wife in her own workplace. I’ve tried to help my elder daughter navigate the stormy seas of secondary school. I’ve supported my (extended) family as my Father has had a pacemaker fitted and endured bladder cancer, while my 83 year-old Father-in-Law has had a knee replacement.
With a more positive outlook, we installed raised vegetable beds in our garden last Spring, and reaped great rewards in the form of beetroot, shallots, salads, green beans, spinach, chard, raspberries and courgettes, not to mention a massive crop from both our apple and plum trees. We enjoyed terrific camping trips to Dorset, Somerset and Oxfordshire, as well as a week in Devon. We celebrated a fabulous wedding with dear friends. I completed my 2nd (and probably last) Tough Mudder event.
In short, we’ve had quite a bit on. And even if you didn’t miss me, I missed you. Especially, I missed this; sitting down to write, actually writing, actually posting What I Reckon for anyone or no one to read. And so I’m resolving to re-start, perhaps slimmed-down posts from where I ended up, perhaps more film reviews and family life than political diatribes. I’ll probably leave the marketing stuff to my work blog (unless I’m having a rant).
Thanks for reading – it means a lot when I know people have read and enjoyed my blog. But, if I’m honest, a lot of this is about me, writing for me. You, dear readers, are a bonus.