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10th August 2010

A few days after I turned 29, I made a list.  This blog is not about that list.

On the list are things I want to do/work on before I turn 30.  Item 13 is: Start a public blog.   Never mind that I wanted to call it something else, and then something else.  Months after I wrote the list, the blog is called Gin & Lemonade, and here it is.  I think I’ll add: Don’t Procrastinate to any lists I make in the future.

For a few years now I’ve thought, I live my life, so I don’t have to write about it.  But stuff keeps happening.  And I want to write about it.

This blog is about me.  And my life.  The fact that I use a wheelchair and live in not the most accessible city in the world is only one part of it.  Or is that two parts?  I was never good at Math.  That’s another part.

And yes, I drink Gin & Lemonade.  And other things.  Like coffee.  But never at the same time.  Gin, lemonade and coffee would be too much.  Or would it?

I’m very likely to be drinking coffee while writing blog posts.  That can be taken as a warning, or as fact.

For other random or not-so random facts, you’ll just have to read along.



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  • Reply Sarah 11th August 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Maybe gin in the coffee would be okay – if not, baileys in coffee definitely is 😉

    Really like the colour scheme and design!

    • Reply LKD 11th August 2010 at 8:39 pm

      Yes, Baileys and coffee is always a good answer!

      Thanks for my first comment, Sarah!

      I’m playing around with backgrounds and things, but I like this set up so far!

  • Reply bookish 13th August 2010 at 4:35 am

    loving it so far!
    you made me laugh out loud!

    • Reply LKD 13th August 2010 at 1:43 pm

      I’m so glad you’re here and laughing, my bookish friend!

  • Reply Karin Fey 17th August 2010 at 12:01 am

    Can I just tell you I love you? Really, I do. I also love that you are doing this and will definitely be notified when you write again. You have a great style and a nice way of turning a phrase, my dear. xoxox

    • Reply LKD 17th August 2010 at 10:28 am

      Can I just say I love you, too? Really, I do. There, I said it. Glad you’re here! xox

  • Reply Gin & Lemonade: One Year On « Gin & Lemonade 10th August 2011 at 8:44 am

    […] That was last summer.  This summer, while in New York, I had dinner with Caitlin of Broadside.  I then came home and had brunch with Emily (and her husband!) of Emily Drinking Tea.  These are people I connected with through blogging, wonderful people I wouldn’t have met if I hadn’t posted my first post. […]

  • Reply David Seòras 24th August 2011 at 8:16 am

    finally getting around to checking out the bloggers who subscribed to me last month after getting FP’d. Have had a read of a few of your posts and like what Ive seen. Very readable and quite funny. Have subscribed to your future posts.


    • Reply LKD 24th August 2011 at 6:56 pm

      Thanks, David! Nice to get a new comment on my first-ever post, and thank you for subscribing.


  • Reply The Emma Edit 20th January 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Congrats on blogging for so long! Have you ever had a break, or just kept going? Sticking to your original blog name is pretty cool 🙂

    • Reply Lorna 20th January 2018 at 2:55 pm

      2. I didn’t blog much while I was pregnant or when Isla was new. And then in ’17 I took a break from Jan – April. But it’s good to be back. No more breaks. xox

  • Reply Katie 20th January 2018 at 4:53 pm

    So funny to read your intro post when you have been blogging all this time! Well done for keeping it up, I love the name ?

  • Reply Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog) 20th January 2018 at 5:09 pm

    Lorna, as a fellow gin drinker I have to admit it was the name of your blog that drew me to you….and yes, since getting to know you, I have been known to partake in the odd G & L!! The fact we are both wheelies…well, the mind boggles for the day I make it to Skye, we drink G &L and perform wheelies!!! C xxx

  • Reply gemmaorton 20th January 2018 at 8:29 pm

    I’ve had some rather tasty coffee cocktails in the past, so maybe you could mix all three!
    Congratulations on sticking with this blogging thing. You’re great at it!

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