Looking Back, and a False Start

I’m not having a good time at the moment, having just wiped out an entire post just as I was giving it a final edit. WordPress has been refusing to save on a regular basis recently, so there was no previous version to reinstate. It’s been a minor irritant in the last month or so, but after this I’m going to have to sort it out.

Has anybody else noticed this problem?

It isn’t just the annoyance of losing 350 words, which took some writing, as I’m not particularly swift today. It’s also that I feel posterity has been robbed, because the second version never seems as good. The second version, I always feel, should be more polished, but it never seems to be the case; I never seem to be able to recreate a post to my satisfaction.

That is why I’m not going to write about my adventures with Scotch Bonnets, compressors and boiling water just now. I will get back to it later but now isn’t the time.

I may as well just look back on the week – a walk round the duck pond, a damp day in Derbyshire, some new words, birds at Rufford Abbey, some weather and 12 hours bottling jerk seasoning. It’s been, to say the least, an up and down sort of week.

I’ve enjoyed it, but it’s been a case of two steps forward and one step back, as I don’t seem to be achieving much. The exercise is just making me ache and feel old instead of making me fitter and, at the same time, I’m slipping back to eating carbs. Time for a hard look at my life again.

Having reviewed my week, albeit briefly, I’m now going to add a selection of photos from last week and call it a retrospective.




12 thoughts on “Looking Back, and a False Start

  1. Laurie Graves

    Haven’t had any problems saving drafts, and I sure as heck hope I don’t start having them. Yikes! How irritating. I know just what you mean about an up and down kind of week. We’ve been having weeks like that, too.

    1. quercuscommunity

      In some ways I’m glad it’s only me with the problem saving, though in others it makes me fell even more hard done by. 🙂

      Hope your weeks start to improve. I’m currently thinking of adopting a more Pollyanna approach to life.

      I think I’d like to be known as a cheery old buffer by the multitude who flock to my funeral to say nice things about me. On the other hand, if I do that we will need to pay for extra sandwiches. Decisions, decisions…

      1. Laurie Graves

        Good luck with WordPress! I do want to point out that at your funeral, you won’t have to worry about the cost of extra sandwiches. 😉

  2. Clare Pooley

    I can’t say I’ve noticed the problem with WordPress but then I don’t post very often these days. How disheartening to lose all that work!
    I like your retrospective – nice photos, as ever.


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