The tyranny of Twitter
As I am about to embark on a 5 months trip I thought it was time to scrape the barnacles off the blog. So a change of name. Why? Well bmpermie meant something to me but not much to most. In fact I didn’t even explain it in my About page. ‘BM’ is for Blue Mountains, where I live outside Sydney and ‘permie’ is someone who follows the design principles of Permaculture.
Since meeting up with and following classy, sassy blogs by clever, cluey, mostly young, women I have realised that I wanted a name that sounded like a traveller.
So Galavanting Gran. Well I am a grandma to 4.
Galavanting? Well I know it is usually spelt ‘gallivanting’ meaning to go from place to place in a rollicking, frivolous or flirtatious manner (Macquarie Dictionary).
I quite like the meaning. Now I have often had a problem with spelling which is not good for one who came from the days when being excellent at spelling was a sign of moral rectitude. Then there was Twitter.
So after this brush with classy, sassy bloggers I decided on a travel Twitter link but Twitter has rules and Gallivanting Gran is too many letters for Twitter so I have used Galavanting which is in some dictionaries but not the Shorter Oxford.
My Twitter handle is @GalavantingGran