Anti-social networking

At Home

Yet again, the dire warnings of a Bank Holiday Washout have revealed the media’s outrageous South East bias. Either that or the wind changed.

We awoke this morning to blue skies and sunshine, a little windy it’s true, the fluffy clouds not resting for a moment and the leaves on the trees rustling loudly enough to scare the guinea pigs scurrying into hiding; but no rain, and no gales.

It’s often like this.

Britain is forecast a scorcher of a weekend and Devon gets drenched.
The country is warned of apocalyptic downpours and we end up packing our beach gear – with windbreaks, this is England after all.

I was all for heading to the Hoe to meet Gypsy Moth 1V this afternoon, but no. The kids wanted to return to WW2 for a skirmish at Crownhill Fort.

There’s only so much re-enactment I can take in one weekend, so Mike took the kids to grapple with Sten guns and I stayed at home to pack for tomorrow’s trip to Hay-on-Wye… and to get a bit of uninterrupted surfing.

And I find there are more ways to skin a cat than I’d thought.

Brit Blog, Blog Log, Blog Dog (I made that last one up, then googled it, and found it exists!), you name it, there’s another way to spend your time keeping track of yet more messages.

I’ve been doing this blogging lark since March, and one online forum is proving time-consuming enough. If I were active in all the others – Bebo, MySpace, Facebook, Blog Hog (I made that up too, and found it exists) – I wouldn’t ever do anything to blog about.

I’d have to draw on my many years of experience in this world, dredge up lost memories and present them as today’s events.

So you’d be reading about my out-every-night-of-the-week life in London, or my working-all-hours-of-the-day-and-night life in Jersey.

And I’d be wondering why I’m actually spending so many evenings in with Grissom and a glass of Pinot Grigio.


About Beta Mum

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC. Cathy "mine's a Kir Royale" Keir then spent thirteen years working in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you. She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites. She has two children who think women can’t be prime ministers. She blames herself.
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5 Responses to Anti-social networking

  1. spymum says:

    The internet world really is amazing, isn’t it? I’m trying to cut back on it to concentrate on work – I’m easily distracted at the best of times! But there is so much good stuff out there! Which is why I am here again! ;-)

    Hope you guys didn’t get too wet in the dismal dreadful rain this weekend.

  2. Omega Mummy says:

    I’ve only been doing it since April and already I feel bereft as soon as the computer shuts down. Liked the South Eastern bias bit.

  3. Ah, it was rotten in the North East too…

  4. lady macleod says:

    Stay at home Dad went to Hay on Wye as well. I want to go!

    I think any part of your life will do – pick a chapter…and have at it.

  5. I agree. I’m sure you would write divertingly about any aspect of your life, as your CV would indicate!

    Yes, cold, windy and rainy at Hay, as ever. Elsie Button was there too…

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