Saturday, March 16, 2013

I'm back!!!!!

Yes, it's me. It really is. I'm back. I know it's been a while but I am truly back in Blogland once again so I hope you've got time for a sit down and a chat.......
 

This year has been manic so far. Both my boys have moved to schools 40km+ away from our home so between teaching at my preschool, travelling backwards and forwards to collect them and helping my husband with our bookshop there hasn't been much time for anything, least of all blogging. There have been MANY times over the past two months that I've thought 'I must blog about that....' but then it just hasn't happened.


I also got into a rut with my blog. All the articles I've read about blogging talk about a blog having a purpose and I guess I lost sight of what my purpose was. It started out as a record of our days as a family and of my gardening prowess (which sadly hasn't amounted to anything). I also wanted to record my knitting and crochet projects and any other creative moments that come my way. But then I got overwhelmed by other blogs, more beautiful blogs, blogs that seemed to run off posts like raindrops down a pane of glass. I just didn't seem to have that much to say or maybe I thought what I had to say just wasn't very interesting. I just knew I needed a break, so I took one.


I feel more inspired now. I've sat back and thought about what my blog means to me and I realise now that it's not about other people but about myself and my life. If other people find that interesting to read then GREAT but if not, so be it.


So I'm here and I'll be posting regularly - have designated Saturdays to be my blogging day - so please say you'll stay around and walk this funny old road with me.......


I haven't been idle during my break and my needles and hook have been busy as ever. I'll show you next time but for now I'll leave you with my latest 'look' which resulted from a local charity fundraiser for CANSA.....I shaved my hair off!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and it didn't even involve alcohol!)
Til soon.
xxx








10 comments:

  1. So glad you are back. I have missed you. I don't care what you blog about, I love reading what you have to say and look forward to your posts.

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  2. Hi Laura!
    You look cool with the short hair. I haven't had the guts to do it yet :-0 Ons of the ladies on the Ons Hekel group on Facebook hooked hairbands for the Shaveathon Day, as a gift to ladies who went ALL the way with their hair.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! It's been very liberating and I'd recommend every woman to do it just once! Great idea about the hairbands - I'll remember it for next year. xxx ♥

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  3. Lovely to see you back. Do you know, I've been thinking about you this week and wondered whether to post an "Are you Ok?" comment but thought perhaps it might come across as a bit nosey or whatever so I didn't and here you are again! Which is great! I've missed reading your posts a lot. They are always interesting and edgy if you know what I mean - not run of the mill. And this post is a great example of that! I have to say your haircut looks stunning - highlights your face most beautifully even though the haircut is, of course, quite austere. Ashamed to say the fact that I know I wouldn't look like this but instead like a rather scary convict will hold me back from emulating you but what a great way to support CANSA and you never know, I might get brave one day! This blogging lark is a funny old thing and I think one has to write when one feels like it and not worry when one doesn't. Anyway I am so pleased to see you back! E xx

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    1. Dear E - thank you so so much for your lovely words. I am definitely back in a good 'blogging place' now and will be posting regularly. Btw, even though I haven't been commenting on your posts, I have read and enjoyed every single one as usual! Much love. x

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  4. Hello, lovely to see you.

    Blimey how brave to have your hair shaved, well done!

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    1. Not brave so much as completely mad!!! xxx

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  5. I was wondering recently whether I'd keep up the blogging too. Sometimes I wonder about all the other things i could get done if I didn't blog. But it is nice to have a record and make connections and learn and keep motivated. Glad you're back.

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    1. How your words rang true! I was spending so much time blogging that I just wasn't getting other things done and was constantly running out of time. I think I just have to find a balance and recognise that blogging has its place but that's not always going to be at the top of my To Do list! xxx

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