Reeling in the Years

I’ve just been looking at the early months of 2017 on the blog. I seem to have had a much more interesting life in those days, though I did have more spare time, which probably helped. Annoyingly, I also seem to have been a better writer and proof reader.

That gave me the idea for the title, and sent me off to You Tube for an hour or two of nostalgia interspersed with cooking, picking Julia up and checking eBay.

That’s the trouble with the internet – always so much distraction.

I have put the leftover curry in the fridge (for my lunch tomorrow), made the tomato and vegetable sauce for the pasta bake and am currently roasting chicken and vegetables. I keep meaning to take photos but I always forget.

We were planning on seeing the seals at Donna Nook this week, but the weather forecast for Wednesday is looking bad – high winds and rain. We may leave it another week. I actually wrote a second post about the seals last year.

Loking at last November I’m struck by how little we are now doing, and, at the same time, how much remains the same.

I also need to know how to search my own site, instead of searching entire months for infornation. Does anyone know?




21 thoughts on “Reeling in the Years

  1. Laurie Graves

    I, too, had to click on the link to hear Steely Dan. One of my favorite songs, and it is playing as I type this. They were groovy cats, weren’t they? πŸ˜‰ As for the usual chores of our days, here is something that Verlyn Klinkenborg wrote about Gilbert White, the eighteenth-century naturalist:
    “He [Gilbert White] recorded what he noticed and in the pattern of noticing lies the art.”

    1. quercuscommunity

      We went in midweek before the peak season and parking was very crowded and messy (and full!) We paid Β£2, parked in the farmer’s field and used the toilets which he thoughtfully provided. It’s Β£5 this year.

  2. derrickjknight

    I go to ‘all posts’ and put a relevant word in the search box – it’s a question of picking the right word – for me ‘ponies’ will throw up far too many possibilities. ‘Bedraggled’ might be more successful. I’ve given up on the new editor

  3. jodierichelle

    Oh, I had to click on this right away. I LOVE Steely Dan! I tend to listen to current music mostly, but I have a bunch of Steely Dan songs on my iPod and they always make me happy. I have never seen one of their videos before – so thank you for that. I watched it 3 times! That’s Donald Fagen on lead vocals, right? Is his voice magical, or is it just me?

    Re: searching your site. I know all of our Themes have different capabilities, but if I go to my Dashboard and click on “posts” – then it shows a list of all my posts and there’s a search window in there that I can type a word into. If that doesn’t work for you you might have to install a plug-in or a widget.

    1. quercuscommunity

      Correct in all respects. Donald Fagen, magical, lyrics I wish I’d written… great days.

      And yes, your method works – brought the two posts up straight away. Not sure if it will work with the new editor as I couldn’t even link to yesterday when I tried it.

      Thank you.

      1. Lavinia Ross

        I haven’t tried the new editor yet, or gone searching. I’ll have to give the search a spin. Jodi is right, the different themes have different capabilities.

  4. tootlepedal

    It helps to put tags as you do on your posts and then you can search for them – ‘puffins’ say…or ‘Mencap garden’. If you have the same tags a lot this doesn’t help as much as it might so you can make the tags more specific -‘great puffin pictures’ or ‘ripe veg in the Mencap garden’. You can also search your images if you had a picture in the post that you are looking for and that should give an exact day for the post. Having said that, searching your own blog is often a tedious business if you are an assiduous poster like you. I haven’t discovered a really quick way of doing it.

    1. quercuscommunity

      I tried that but it doesn’t go back as far as I need – it stops scrolling at October 2017 and I need March.

      Similarly, in the classic editor it won’t let me see more than a few weeks of photos.

      At least I’m not missing any simple short cut. πŸ™‚

      1. Andrew Petcher

        It seems to me that WP works differently depending on the browser. I can see all of my pictures through the dashboard – media – library.
        A couple of days ago my stats page started to behave oddly on my PC but it is perfectly fine on my ipad! Keeps us all guessing I suppose!

      2. tootlepedal

        My site gives me a list of months all the way back to when I started so I can click on any month. It is still tedious to scroll through thirty days.

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