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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

My mum's doormat - welcoming huh?

Oh hi there! Remember me?? No?? Oh come on!?! It's me!! There you go!!
Wow!! Has it really been that long since I last blogged?? Where have the days gone? I've had all the good intentions of getting back to blogging but for various reasons things have gotten in the way.
You may remember a few posts back I shared some personal things that were going on in my life that were preventing me from blogging as much as I wanted to. I'll start off with a little update I think.
Well first some good news! I managed to get bang up to date with my work load and successfully got my boss to cut me a lot of slack, and recently I've been getting on with her rather well, to the extent I think I might actually miss her when I leave! Yep, that's right, I'm leaving my job - well sort of. Remember that team I wanted to get in, well I got in!!!! Unbelievable!! I think this has really helped me boost my confidence and remind me that I am good at what I do. I've got a little bit behind again in terms of workload, but you come to accept that in this line of work, but not so behind I'm crazy busy like I was before.
So why have I still been absent? Well the honest answer is I'm not sure, but to some extent I've been enjoying doing the other things I enjoyed before discovering blogging, like reading. I read so much in Cuba, and at one time I couldn't go to sleep without reading a chapter but that all went by the wayside, so I've been getting back into reading and walking my dog, a lot! I've been spending time with friends, cleaning my house, doing the big wardrobe shuffle (more to come on that!) and generally just enjoying being me. I've been quite a solitary person of late and I was worried I was become unsociable, until a friend of mine pointed out that actually my down time is to just be at home with my partner and my pets, cooking tea together, and watching trashy TV. I never though of it that way, but she's so right! So many nights that is all I want to do when I finally get home, so maybe that's why blogging became slightly secondary. (That and an addiction to a ridiculous game that I started playing on my IPad, honestly the amount I play it is bordering on the obsessive!)
Oooo did I mention my swish little purchase? My new iPad? It's really helped getting up to date in terms of working, as its so quick to turn on and quickly type something up then booting up my laptop. I had hoped to use it a lot for blogging. I'm using Blogsy right now and it does the job but its not as effective as being on the Blogger editor, so maybe not as much blogging will come off the IPad as planned.
So my reason for coming back now is that I'm off work and house sitting for my mum. I've mentioned before my mum lives in a house owned by the Chatsworth estate, and they recently moved to another one down a country lane with only the cows and the farm for neighbours. I've spent most of my evenings curled up in the library (as my mum refers to it, as it is wall to wall books in there!) with a real roaring fire going, and generally enjoying the peace and quiet - well as much as you can with a pack of hounds including my own to look after, but there you go. I vowed that this week I would be Miss Super Blogger and tweeter extraordinaire!! I've got so many things to share, so even though I haven't physically been blogging, it's always been there in the back of my head thinking, "this could go on my blog!!!"
Missed you!!


  1. ahh, nice to see you back :)

  2. Welcome back to the blogging world lovely!!

    Love C xx

  3. Welcome back!!! My theory about bosses, is they often do not realize how difficult many of our jobs are until they have to personally get involved ;).

    Good luck wherever the next chapter may lead you.

  4. I'm glad you're back :)

    Roaring fires and libraries sound amazing, make the most of it xx

  5. Welcome back! Your mum's new house sounds amazing, and I hope that you enjoy blogging again. Very jealous of your new ipad as well xxx

  6. Hi hi :) Jealous of your i-pad, got to say! And love that doormat would make me chuckle every time I came home :)

  7. Thanks for the lovely welcome backs! You guys are exactly what I have missed about the blogging world! :)


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