Mental Block

I’ve had a mental block regarding blogging just lately. It’s nothing unusual, it happens lots of times to lots of bloggers. So, I’ve had a look around at the usual what to do when you can’t think what to do websites, looking for motivation. In the end, I’ve sat down and decided to write. What about, I haven’t a clue, but we’ll see what happens.

What On Earth Can I Say?

So… I have nothing to say, but here I am saying something. Sounds a little like some politicians I could name, come to think of it, it sounds like all politicians. Anyway, that’s enough about them on here, I’ve had a bellyful of them this past couple of years. Life’s good at the moment for me as I hope it is with yourselves. This time of year, I’m talking weather-wise, is not my favourite. Darkness seems to descend too early and leaves far too late. Give me the warm summer sunshine any day.

Gone Quizzing

We went to our local pub the other night. It was one of those rare occasions for me, but they had a quiz and I do enjoy a quiz. We teamed up with a couple of guys and had a go. We came third out of four teams, but there was a second quiz about music and we won!! Our prize was a bar of chocolate and a big bag of crisps. Great fun and I was pleased to have come up with the correct answer of Johnny Ray, ‘Just Walking In The Rain’ in 1956.

A Great Community

There’s a great community spirit where we’re living now. It’s taken some getting used to after living in the concrete jungle for so long. You could barely look at anyone without them shouting back, ‘What ya lookin’ at?’ at the old place. There was a Christmas lunch last week in the community hall, it really is nice to see everyone coming together and enjoying each others company and of course, the meal was delicious. This coming weekend it’s Carol singing around the Christmas tree in the village square. Everyone joins in and there’s usually someone playing the trumpet or trombone all washed down with mulled wine and a mince pie.

Happy Christmas

There you have it. I had nothing to say and most of what I said amounted to nothing really. I’ll leave it at that. I just want to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and may 2019 be healthy and wealthy for you all. Thank you to everyone for your continued support during this year.

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30 Comments
  • Sue W
    December 12, 2018

    Good morning Trev,

    You had plenty to say and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your week.
    Like you, I frequently have nothing to say, but I write it anyway! 😀
    Happy Christmas to you both and may you continue to enjoy Christmas in your village.

    • admin
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you so much, Sue. Happy Christmas to you and yours

  • Tish Farrell
    December 12, 2018

    I was only thinking yesterday that either you’d been quiet or I’d been unfollowed by wordpress. Anyway it’s good to hear you’re settled into your new community and that it does welcoming things like lunches and quizzes.

    • Trev Jones
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you, Tish. Yes, I’d been too quiet and was missing blogging, but couldn’t think of anything to say. Hence, my sit down and just write post. Happy Christmas.

  • bereavedandbeingasingleparent
    December 12, 2018

    Love your thoughts. Makes me realise Ivegot a lot learn about blogging. I am the same get some periods where nothing seems to pop into my head. But our brilliant son helped me. He said just write the first sentence about the thought you have had the most that day and then off you go – that’s what he does with his dreams. Plus he said that my punishment if I don’t write something every week is that I will need to do start a Pokemon blog.

    • admin
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you for your kind words. Your son is right and those are excellent words he uses. And avoid the Pokemon blog, that’s as much motivation that you should need. Merry Christmas

  • Libby
    December 12, 2018

    Ah yes, the dreaded Bloggers Block – an all to familiar problem. Well handled! 🙂

    • Trev Jones
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you, Libby. It seems to have worked. I suppose it’s like having a car and nowhere to go. Just get in it and drive.

  • luisa zambrotta
    December 12, 2018

    Happy Christmas to you!

    … and you did say a lot 😉

    • Trev Jones
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you, Luisa and a happy Christmas to you.

  • rugby843
    December 12, 2018

    Good day sir! I’m happy to see you here and wish only the best for you and yours this season. I afpgree about the weather. Here it’s the same but probably drier and certainly windy! The events you describe remind me of past years and now I’m in the cement jungle. My son visiting last week remarked how brown it is here with no relief. Of course I agree. Give me a plant, a tree, some grass, please!

    Scratch all that, have a nice holiday!☺️🤗🎄

    • Trev Jones
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you, Rugby. I hope it’s not too bad a jungle where you are? It’s just that I ended in an area that seemed to contain 99% of the worlds nastiest people. Merry Christmas.

  • librepaley8
    December 12, 2018

    Glad your ‘re unblocked. Like your parish newsletter style round up.

    • Trev Jones
      December 12, 2018

      Thank you so much, Librepaley8. I appreciate your very kind words and I am pleased too about being unblocked. Merry Christmas.

  • Dave Kingsbury
    December 13, 2018

    Season’s greetings to you, Trev, and let’s hope we all get new blog-inspiration in 2019!

    • admin
      December 13, 2018

      Thank you, Dave and the same to you.

  • Mukhamani
    December 14, 2018

    I liked your post, it told me so much about your place and life. Thank you .

    • admin
      December 14, 2018

      Thank you, Mukhamani and I’m very pleased you enjoyed it.

  • Invisibly Me
    December 15, 2018

    I get the whole mental-block thing, I find it so frustrating (and far too regular an occurrence). I’m glad you’re otherwise well, and it’s great you made it to that quiz – congrats on winning the music quiz! Did you make it to the village square for the Carol singing? It’s lovely you have that community spirit there, I feel a lot of that is sadly missing where I live. Still, it’s just a ‘sign of the times’ I guess. Will you be back and posting again before Christmas? It feels to early to wish you a good one, but maybe that’s just me putting off the inevitable that it’s still happening this year, that Christmas hasn’t been cancelled (unlike the Brexit vote – gaaah it’s all damn politics lately!) xx

    • admin
      December 15, 2018

      Hi Caz, thank you for the kind words. The Carol singing is tomorrow night, Sunday 16th December and I’ll be there. I am so lucky that there is a great community spirit here, It’s so nice. Hopefully, I’ll have another post before Christmas and many thanks for your Christmas wishes. As for Brexit, It’s driving me nutz or more like the politicians are driving me nutz. Once again, thank you for your kind words, always great to hear from you. 🙂

  • southernwriter122051046
    December 17, 2018

    I think you said a lot of nice things and I wish you happy holidays, too!

    • admin
      December 17, 2018

      Thank you Southernwriter and a Merry Christmas to you.

  • Hope
    December 22, 2018

    Hello Silly Old Sod! All I have to say is your metal block did some good writing on 12/12/2018. You and your lovely wife has a very 🎅Merry Christmas!🤶 🎊Happy New Year! 🎉 Safe & Healthy 2019! 🎡

    • admin
      December 22, 2018

      Thank you again, Hope.

  • Daniela
    December 24, 2018

    Dear Trev, I thank you so much for being such a loyal reader of and visitor to my blog. I wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful and healthy 2019!

    • admin
      December 24, 2018

      Daniela, thank you very much and a merry Christmas and prosperous 2019 to you too.

  • inesephoto
    December 25, 2018

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

    • Trev Jones
      December 25, 2018

      Thank you very much inesephoto and a Merry Christmas to you. 🎄




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