The UK heatwave continued unabated into July, with no sign of loosening its oppressive grip. Cold, wet, grey, miserable days are now a distant memory and I have long given up fretting over the state of my garden, or trying to sleep. Que Sera Sera as Doris Day would say. Everest Life has returned to … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: July
June was hotter than July, as Stevie Wonder might have sang if he was in the UK last month. As some of you know, I'm more of a fan of the white stuff, so I spent a lot of time indoors or seeking out the shade, fretting over the state of my garden. Everest Life … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: June
What does this date mean to you? The wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle? The FA Cup Final between Manchester United and Chelsea? Spoiler alert - the Red Devils lost (sorry, Dom). To Dominic Renshaw, it was to be his Everest summit day, a culmination of 18 months of hard physical training and the … Continue reading Saturday 19th May 2018
I know I'm ridiculously late in publishing my May Round-Up, and the minute I publish this post I shall be concentrating on my my monthly round-up for June, but life has been madder than usual on Planet Dom of late, as some of you know all too well. It seems like a lifetime ago, but … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: May
Well, Easter was a bit of a wash-out in the UK; for three days it chucked it down in the south, whilst some of our northern friends opened their curtains on Easter Sunday to more of the white stuff. Sometimes it snows in April, as the Purple One once warbled. This year, Easter Sunday coincided … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: April
The purpose of my blog, when I first started it, was to concentrate on Dom's dyslexia and the trials and tribulations of being a dyslexic, hence the tagline 'The workings of a dyslexic mind'. Since then it has morphed into an account of our memories, including those of running an adventure group called Spice. 'The workings … Continue reading What’s My (Tag) Line?
Well, spring got off to an interesting start here on Planet Dom; Storm Emma collided with the Beast from the East and enveloped us in a winter wonderland for three days, and promptly disappeared as quickly as it arrived, leaving us wondering if we had dreamt it all. I had organised a surprise meal for … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: March
Winter ended with a whimper here on Planet Dom; Storm Emma and the Beast from the East were forecast, but no one took any real notice; spring was teasing us with the promise of warmer days and the garden was awakening from it's hibernation and besides, since when did the weather forecasters get anything right? … Continue reading Monthly Round-Up: February
Happy St David's Day, everybody! Well that's a great start to a new month, we welcomed Brian Blessed ("Gordon's Alive!") to Planet Dom and I've been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award! Storm Emma is welcoming in the first day of Spring and I'm sitting here in snowy England, but my aim is to bring a … Continue reading The Sunshine Blogger Award
Congratulations on getting 500 total follows on The Planet According to Dom! Your current tally is 502. 500 Followers? Holey-Moley! These blogging centuries really are like buses; you wait for ages for the first one to arrive, then the others arrive in quick succession. I'm sitting here dumbfounded, scratching my head wondering "How on Earth … Continue reading 500 Followers!