A startling phenomenal happened in the UK this week. The sun came out. Yes it did. At first I thought it was a figment of my imagination as it doesn't happen that often. As you never know when the next sighting is due, I ask you to please allow me the indulgence of spending a … Continue reading The Slave Auction Re-Post
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
The Spice Coordinators used to have lots of fun dreaming up fake events for April Fool's Day. Over the years these have included the relocation of Stonehenge, extreme knitting, white line painting on the M4 motorway, hover-boarding, a roadkill cookery workshop and sending the first Spice member to Mars. Back in 2005, and less into a year … Continue reading Don’t Forget Your Broomstick
I learned to ski during the week of my 40th birthday. It was one of those "Why didn't I do this sooner?" moments and I've been making up for lost time ever since. Over the years I've been lucky enough to ski with some amazing people and I'm happy to say I've found 'my tribe'. … Continue reading The Lycra Challenge
I've just got back from a week skiing in Morzine, did you miss me? It's been pretty busy since I returned, mainly because I've given Planet Dom a bit of a make-over, and as you know, these things always take longer than anticipated. So I hope you don't mind if I re-blog one of my … Continue reading Rib Tickler Re-Post
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!
Caution: contains offensive language. Winter 2005. We're about to embark on our first ski trip in charge of Spice Thames Valley. I had skied only twice before, on both occasions borrowing an all-in-one ski suit from the 1980's, the decade that style forgot. Dom learned to ski as a child and was looking forward to … Continue reading The Yellow Peril
First of all, thank you so much to Heather at Down to Business Mom for nominating me for this award. It's always an honour to be recognised by one's peers. Why don't you head on over and pay Heather a visit? You'll be very welcome; she'll make you feel right at home. I love discovering … Continue reading Versatile Blogger Award