This week, I am on holiday. I have a bazillion photos to work throught from my trip to the Tall Ships Festival at the weekend but until that happens, I want to indulge in a bit of nepotism. Quite a few members of my family blog, and they are all interesting people who do cool things!
First up, my sister Hazel. She has been writing her blog for a couple of years just now, and is currently using it to chronicle her post university life, while she looks for a job and works out what she wants to do with her life. Hazel is a a keen crafter, and at the moment is knitting and crocheting squares for Knit A Square, a charity who use them to make blankets for AIDs orphans in Africa - she'd like people to join in, and I know a lot of you knit! You can read about her progress on the blog.
Next is my father-in-law Alan - he has just retired, and he and his wife are working toward self-sufficiency and trying to be more green. His blog is a mixture of their adventures in growing food and being retired, photos of their travels, and the occasional bit of medical research (once a doctor always a doctor!). His post about a boat trip on the Clyde reminds me of every school trip I have been on involving a boat!
His sister, an therefore my aunt-in-law Gwenda is a member of a guerilla gardening squad in London called N2 Gardeners. Based in Finchley, their blog (which Gwenda writes) has meet up times and details of their efforts to make their wee bit of London prettier. I imagine the green-fingered among you might enjoy it!
And so to music - this is a really exciting time for Dave and his band. They've just found out they will be supporting a rather cool band, they played at the Talls Ships Festival to about 500 people on Saturday, and this weekend they will be playing 2000 Trees Festival(which I get to go to, YAY!). His blog chronicles such adventures!
My brother-in-law Dan is also a musician (Dave would agree the more accomplished, so I feel I can say it too). He is in several bands, and has recently started a distro, and an accompanying blog discussing it's contents.
Now, I'm away to have a baked potato an continue my holiday pastime of wearing my jimjams and not doing very much!