Time Traveller: The Travel Bloggers Linky

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Apologies for not being around last week, I was in sunny Spain that, er wasn’t so sunny whilst in the UK a spring heatwave was being enjoyed by all and posted extensively on all of my timelines!

I was hoping to post a Time Traveller whilst I was in Spain but the security settings I had placed on my blog after previous hacking refused me entrance from an IP it didn’t recognise and I couldn’t remember the passwords to go in and alter it. So I opened more Sangria and got on with our family holiday.

I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter break, I will put my hand up to eating too much chocolate, as always, and having now signed up for WeightWatchers to work it all off. It’s the downside of my rollercoaster and I’m impressed with my determination at the moment. Long may it last!

I know this Linky was all about me writing my travel posts and I have two started about Spain and three in drafts never completed but I hit the ground running this week so I will add my own post to the Linky once published. Promise.

Time Traveller: The Travel Bloggers Linky

If you are new to Time Traveller it’s a Linky where you can share your travel posts, both old and new. If you have been somewhere recently, tell us about it and if you haven’t share an old post, a favourite from the archives. You could even write about places you visited before you started blogging, scan the photos, re write and relive the experience, tell us all about it.

The rules are very simple

  • Your post must be travel related.
  • It can be a day out, a weekend away or a longer break.
  • You can use posts from your archives or write something new.
  • This Linky is about sharing, please don’t dump a link and run. Read some posts, leave a comment on them. I aim to visit everyone who links up, be patient as I will fit my comments around my family and work.
  • Please leave a comment on this post.

I’ve made a pretty badge for all Time Travellers that I welcome you to use on your blog but it’s not compulsory. I still need to work out the code that enables you to use it though :)

Time traveller blogger linky badge

I look forward to reading some great travel posts this week,

Mari



Time Traveller: The Travel Bloggers Linky

 

Time Traveller - Travel bloggers linky

A Time Traveller is someone who can move between different times in the past and the future.

Is that you? Do you think about past holidays that were really good fun? Do you think and plan future holidays? I do, I dream of the day I can take the girls to Disney in Florida, I’ve already told you about my Mexico dream and a secret desire of mine is to one day trek Machu Picchu.

I have a bucket list as long as the Mississippi, which I hope to sail on one day and basically cannot get enough of seeing and experiencing new places.

But one of my favourite pastimes is to go through photo albums and flick through the hundreds of photos of places I have been too, food I have tried like the Oysters in France – possibly not my most becoming photo, they were very salty.

oysters from marennes

Since becoming  a blogger I take even more photos, there’s a cloud up there somewhere with my name on it groaning at the weight of images I save for future blog posts that somehow in the busy family/work life get forgotten. I keep meaning to write them up so I am setting myself a challenge.

Write about one travel related experience a week.

The Time Traveller Linky

Then I got excited because I imagined that there were lots of other bloggers out there with tons of material to write up like me, days out (I have three posts waiting to be completed for over a year), the fabulous family holiday that never got written up, even places you went to before you started blogging. I really must tell you about Key West in Florida and all my Italian posts still waiting to be written up.

key Lime Pie shop Key West

If this is you then join me. You don’t have to do one a week – that’s for me to push myself a bit but feel free to join me if you need pushing too.

Thursday will be the day as it allows for some good reading time over the weekend

The rules are very simple

  • Your post must be travel related. It can be a day out, a weekend away or a longer break.
  • You can use posts from your archives or write something new.
  • You can write about places you visited before you started blogging, scan the photos, re write and relive the experience, tell us all about it.
  • This Linky is about sharing, please don’t dump a link and run. Read some posts, leave a comment on them. I aim to visit everyone who links up, be patient as I will fit my comments around my family and work.
  • Please leave a comment on this post.

I’ve made a pretty badge for all Time Travellers that I welcome you to use on your blog but it’s not compulsory

Time Travellers

Now for the link up. I have chosen a thumbnail so you can use one of your photos and here’s the first link, welcome to the Time Traveller’s Club


A to Z of me

Benetton anorakAnother Link up but I quite liked this one as the questions are a little different from usual – take a look and if you want to be tagged leave a comment below and I’ll add you as you never know who wants to do these things or not.

ANORAK…Do you have a sad side? I am no anorak and sometimes I wish I was especially when it comes to SEO, WordPress and HTML but here’s my anorak which i really am fond of
BODY…What physical attribute would you most like to change?  Right now, I’d like to tighten up my tummy and get back into a size 10 but that would mean having to buy a whole new wardrobe which I can’t afford so I’ll stick to eating chocolate in the meantime :)

CELEBRITY…Which one would you most like to date and why?  Johnny Depp because he’s gorgeous and had such a fabulous crazy life because he loves his wife and kids and because I believe he’s just a normal guy doing his job.

DEBUT …Tell us about your first ever blog post. What made you start blogging? You can find it here and it’s not very good as it was all very new to me, I just jumped straight in without any research at all. I wanted to  improve my writing with the desire of one day writing a book – now I haven’t got time to write a book as I’m too busy blogging!

ERROR …What’s been your biggest regret?  Having to leave my children behind in Italy whilst I made a new life for myself here in the UK.

FUNNY – who’s making you laugh? Jonathon Ross, James Cordon, Michael McIntrye, the funny guy from up North

GRAND…If we gave you one right now what would you spend it on?  Actually I need about 20 grand to renovate my kitchen but with £1000 I’d probably invest it in a caravan for all our future holidays

HOLIDAY… What’s your favourite destination?   sun sea sand and nice and hot, a swimming pool would be good too

IRRITATE… What’s your most annoying habit?  OH would say forgetfulness….I think

JOKER…Whats your favourite joke {the one that makes you laugh everytime you hear it}? I forget them all so they all make me laugh again and then I go ‘Oh yeah, I’ve heard that one!’ Maybe that’s another annoying trait of mine?

KENNEL… Do you have any pets?  Not currently but have had cats, dogs and fish

LOVE…Are you single, married, engaged, living with a long term partner?  Living with my long term partner, maybe we’ll get married one day but we’d need at least £8000 to do that I reckon.

MEAL… Whats your ultimate starter, main and dessert? Oh God. That’s difficult because I adore my food. Starter, fish maybe, can I see the menu? Main – I’d have to see the menu, Dessert – Possibly the chocolate option but again I’ll have to see the menu first

NOW…If you could be anywhere right now where would you be and who with? On a Disney Cruise around the Caribbean with ALL of my family – all expenses paid of course!

OFF DUTY…What do you do in your spare time?  Blog. Cook, needlework, DIY, Gardening, ironing, reading…. what spare time?

PROUD MOMENTS …What are you most proud of?  I’m proud of how far I’ve come with my blog and am excited to see where it takes me. I couldn’t go to work so I have created something that’s all mine and no one can take that away.

QUEASY …What turns your stomach? Probably puss, gore and disgusting smells

RELAX…How do you relax?  I lie down and close my eyes and maybe listen to music if not just listen to the world spin round

SONG…Whats your favourite song of all time?  I don’t know, I never remember the titles but I do love anything from the 80’s Mr Brightside by The Killers and Amy Whitehouse’s stuff she had a fabulous voice

TIME …If you could go back in time and relive it again, when would you choose?  I’d have loved to have seen the Mayan civilisations living and to have been a part of them, must have been a spiritual and magical time

UNKNOWN…Tell us something about yourself that no one else knows?  I’ve done this before and I’m so open I think everyone knows everything about me by now

VOCAL…. Who is your favourite artist?  Can’t nail it down to one only I’m afraid

WORK….. What is your dream job, and are you doing it now?  I don’t know, I haven’t had a steady career I’ve always done what I could at that moment in time and it seems to have worked. My favourite job of all time was this one. I’ll wait and see what the future has to offer me

XRAY…Any broken bones? Touch wood NO! The thought scares me

YIKES…What’s been your most embarrassing moment?  Last time I mentioned an embarrassing moment it when round Twitter so this time I’ll say getting to the till and discovering I didn’t have enough money to pay

ZOO…. If you were an animal, which one would you be? I don’t like the idea of animals kept in a zoo, I prefer them to live in their natural habitat. I couldn’t bear to be caged in but if I had to choose possibly a feline? A panther? Not sure

 

Make it count

Make it count is a linky where you get to dust off the archives, I have been tagged by Frankie Parker and I’m impressed with myself as it was only a week ago, well 8 days if you’re counting BUT that is very good for me. I would have posted a lot earlier but today was set aside for constructing the girls’ new climbing frame (which incidentally still isn’t finished and will use up most of tomorrow too!) There are three titles to choose posts for the first being

My best humour post

Well I’m not sure I do humour as well as many others I have read around the blogosphere but this one makes me giggle when I think about it BANG!

My best How To post

Again, I haven’t done a lot of these but I’m going for my Easy Peasy risotto where I even filmed it for you and because so many people think it’s a difficult recipe and it’s not…go see for yourself

My best Charlie Brown post

As Here Under The Rainbow, the brains behind this link up says, – This post may be one that you worked very hard on, but it was overlooked. Yet, you love it like Charlie Brown loved that scrawny Christmas tree.
Well I have loads of those so I’m going for a jolly and adding a post that was selected by wordpress for their Freshly Pressed that day and maybe you missed it –  I give you  SAHM v Career girl It surprised me that it was selected but I really love it and am very proud.