Greetings!  I’m Suzy Barker.  Based in Lincolnshire in the UK, I have a deep love and respect for the natural world I live in. I’m passionate about my family, writing, photography and being outdoors in the countryside.  Oh, and I should mention – I’m an eternal optimist.  My cup is always half full.

Business is my daily barrow; I consider myself fortunate to spend my time running my own business, and honoured for being permitted a positive role in other people’s enterprises.

You can sample my personal and family ramblings and rantings and my pictorial adventures right here.

Welcome to my real world where I am grateful for the little things. I’d love to have you join me for the crackpot ride.


  1. Hi Suzy! I’ve loved keeping up with your posts and thank you for sharing the ups and downs of life. I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award.



  2. love your blog. thanks for reading and following me, i’m somewhere in the middle of life, too. looking forward to following your adventures, best, beth


  3. I noted in one of your posts that you are from Lincolnshire, which I have visited. Where do you live now? I’ve visited the UK about 15 times and want to go again!


    • Hello Bunty, thank you for the comment, and the follow. I have always lived in Lincolnshire; we are on the edge of the wolds, and not far from the county town of Lincoln if you are familiar with that?


      • We stayed for about a week in the National Trust Cottage in the centre of Lincoln (40/42 Michaelgate) in the spring of 2008. We used trains to get around so didn’t go into the wolds, though we should have. I believe my Dad was in Lincolnshireduring WW II.


  4. Hey Suzy, thanks for the follow so that I could find you in return. Loving your site and the positive upbeat feel of your blog. Look forward to sharing many more of life’s crazy mid life adventures, the best kinds!


  5. Hi Suzy! Thanks for dropping by my blog 🙂 Recently I exported my site to theeadventurette.wordpress.com, so feel free to give me a follow there! Keep up the good work!

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  6. Hey Suzy! Thanks for the follow. I am here to read`your mid life ramblings and rantings. Geuss what! I am staying. 🙂


  7. Thanks for following me as it led me to your blog which I really like. Looking forward to reading more. I’m still trying to get a handle on mid-life, sometimes I have no idea who I am now. 🙂

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  8. Thank you for becoming Runaway American Dream’s 100th follower. I very much appreciate your interest and I wanted to let you know how much I’ve been enjoying your blog so far. I’ll be sure to drop in regularly to see what’s new.

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  9. Hi, I wandered my way here an I am glad I did because I love this space. Such interesting articles…and definitely thoughts I share too! 🙂 Do stop by my blog for anecdotes inspired by everyday moments…! Cheers


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