Publishing this blog allows me to combine two of my favorite hobbies: writing and photography.
I call it A Balanced Diet because I write about anything that takes my fancy. I don’t focus on any single theme.
HOWEVER, I’M TAKING A BREAK FROM BLOGGING OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.
SINCE I BEGAN THIS BLOG, I HAVE PUBLISHED AROUND 60-70 POSTS A YEAR. A PENDING HOUSE SALE AND MOVE TO THE NORTH OF ENGLAND BY THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR WILL TAKE UP MUCH OF MY SPARE TIME. IF I HAVE OPPORTUNITY I WILL PUBLISH THE ODD POST FROM TIME TO TIME. ONCE I AM SET UP IN OUR NEW HOME, I WILL RETURN TO BLOGGING WITH ADDED ENTHUSIASM, AS MY WIFE AND I GET TO EXPLORE OUR NEW SURROUNDINGS IN BEAUTIFUL NORTHUMBERLAND.
You will find that many of my stories are about plant sciences or international agricultural research, travel, politics even, and all have regularly featured since I started this blog in February 2012.
Just search Recent Posts, or the various Tags and Categories, on the right-hand column. There’s a Search function as well. Recently, I’ve been doing some housekeeping, and opened a few more pages dedicated to specific themes. You can also find these in the right-hand column.
And on 2 June 2019, seven years and more than 530,000 words later, I posted my 500th story about a visit my wife and I made to the country home of Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
Onwards and upwards! Here’s to the next 500 stories.
Click on many of the images in the various blog posts to open a larger version. And images included in a gallery will open as a slideshow when you click on any of them.
Most images in this blog are mine. Where I have used other images, the source and citation appear if you place the cursor over the image.
It’s not always possible to keep track of broken links. Sometimes videos are removed on YouTube, or web sites moved or taken down. Please drop me a line in the comments box if something doesn’t work as it should.
In terms of Travel, you can find the whole list of posts here, or click on the map below.
I hope you enjoy your visit to A Balanced Diet. Keep coming back!