Tuesday 15 September 2020

Taking Stock

Do you find that sometimes September is a time to look at the future?  More than at New Year?

I think it's to do with the school year starting in September in England.  Especially as the daughter of teachers, then as a pupil and as a teacher myself, and as a mother of a child at school, my year was regulated by term times and the new school year.  I haven't been ruled by that since Andy left school in 2005, but still September feels like the time to re-set.

I feel it's time to take stock of what I'm doing with this blog.  Obviously Covid has something to do with feeling unsettled.  I often blog about my holidays and workshops I've attended, and neither of these things are happening much just now.

I would really appreciate it if you would spend a few minutes replying to this blog in the comments when you've read my questions.

I write my blog for me.  It's a bonus that people read it - thank you.  However maybe now is the time to make it more focussed for your interests.

So what keeps you reading my blog?

Which of these topics would you like to see featured here?

Travel (when I can do it again!)
Days Out
Mixed Media
Step by step photos of a piece of work
Photos and photography
My faith
My Word of the Year and the journal that goes with it
How to make books
Other people's work
Posts about mental health issues

Is there anything else you would like to see not in the list?

And my last question. I post every week on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Is that about right? Too many posts? 

I would really love you to reply in the comments below.  If you prefer to cntact me privately clik on Contact Me on the right of this page.

Thank you for joining me today.


  1. Yes September is restarting time. Rentree as the French schoolchildren say. But 2020 is a crazy year... Your blog. Thank you, I really enjoy it. The frequency is just right for me. I love the textiles & media stuff, your Word of The Year, and your faith writings. I probably don't comment as much as I should - but thank you, please keep going

  2. Mixed Media....I pop in and out as time lets me......

  3. I enjoy reading your blog Bernice. I have pretty much the same interests as you except for the travel which I now can't do. So, I enjoy seeing all your posts and the diffeent way you go about things. :)

  4. I like almost everything you write about. Yes, Sept is a new start.

  5. Bernice I almost always click to read when your blog post pops up on FB. I enjoy everything you write about, but especially your art work, photography, and travel, because those are my interests too. I also wouldn’t want you to stop posting about mental health issues, because I think it’s so important that as many people as possible are involved in that particular discussion. I know that writing - about anything - takes time and thought, so thank you, I appreciate it.

  6. I love your blogs on mental health, photography, step-by-step creations and word of the year


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