Saturday 16 February 2019

Where has life taken us?

Well, time flies when you're having fun right? I'm ashamed to say this little blog of mine has been on the back burner for far too long. Only one post last year- how awful of me! But I mean it, we've really been having the most wonderful time and life has changed for us all in so many ways.

Last year, I spent 11 straight months planning our wedding essentially on my own (huge shout out to my little sister who had to put up with the brunt of me delegating tasks and complaining) and it was an experience I am so thankful for. There'll be a post shortly with all the gory and beautiful details.

We've had holidays, and many spontaneous weekends away and trips here and there. Anyone who knows me and Jack will know that we love a last minute decision- they're definitely the most fun.

Isla turned three last May, and in September she started preschool five days a week (only 3 hours mind you, but that just means two school runs in such a short period of time...usually in the rain) and also started performing and learning with a local professional ballet school- so that has been taking up a lot of our time as well!

Archer has changed so much, and looking back at my old blog posts about his development as a baby has left me secretly pining for the time to stop, or for another baby, or a puppy, or anything small as squishy to love and He's walking, chattering away, cuddling, sleeping through the night when he feels like it (which is not often) and generally an all around big boy now. He turns two in June- how??

I think it's healthy to step back sometimes when it comes to blogging. I've been known to flit through hobbies as often as I change my sheets. This last year alone I've started teaching myself photography, tried to learn to knit, tried to crochet, tried to sew a memory quilt out of all the old baby clothes, tried to organise my house... the list is endless. I'm glad to finally have the time to come back and write again though. I find spilling my thoughts for a handful of people to skim through is such a good thing for the mind, and on top of that it saves me chewing Jack's ear off when he gets home because really I ramble about the most random things and he's actually taken to phoning me on the way home so I can get as much out as possible before he walks into the mad house craving silence.

I'm glad to be back.

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  1. Great post this! It really can feel like you are on some sort of unstoppable train when you are planning a wedding and It's almost a relief when all that is over and you can get back to some normality!

  2. My work situation is a bit strange at the moment so I have plenty time off. I am bored stiff. I feel blogging is a great way to keep myself occupied more than anything. I do find sitting in front of a pc screen for too long is a bit mind numbing so I do need to find myself a new hobby to partner my writing.

  3. I think it's really healthy to take a step away from our blogs every now and sounds like you have had lots going on!

  4. Welcome back, sounds like you had a great year!

  5. I've been exactly the same with blogging...I just wrote my first post since last summer! I've decided to participate in linkies again, hence coming across your blog. Sounds like you've had a busy year!

  6. Sounds like you have had a busy time, I want to learn to crochet but am struggling for time

  7. Sounds like you've been super busy. Welcome back to the wonderful world of blogging :-)

  8. Sometimes a break can be inspiring and refreshing to help us keep going X #mixitup

  9. It's always good to have a break now and again. You had so much on! Congrats on getting married

  10. Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging but that's the best way really! Means you are offline and enjoying family time x


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