In the beginning: (Re-Post)

Today I decided that I would start a blog..


01 May 2009 Leave a Comment


by Ann in Daily Life Tags: Decorating, Fish [Edit]




Please bear with me you will have to put up with the dark text, I have always liked writing in red for some strange reason but i know it offends some and is hard to read for others so i decided that this would have to do..Please also excuse any bad spelling and grammar although i do hate it when people spell incorrectly I’m not exactly proof reading these blogs as time is going to be limited with all my other internet commitments 🙂


anyway on with the start of my blog….


Today is the start of the revamping of the front room The hall way is painted and floored now….. although there is still some gloss work to be done upstairs.


The big 6ft fish tank has been emptied and is ready to go to its new home, ive given the tank, base cupboard and top to a friend who is hopefully coming to get it tomorrow night. I really need the space..


the problem is it is so big and heavy that you cant move it once its full, which means we cant redecorate or put the new flooring down so the fish have been moved to a holding tank in the kitchen while we get rid of the huge one, and decorate.


The front room really needs doing since the central heating has been put in and the old fire place ripped out. not only have the walls got to be plastered, and the usual gloss work and papering and painting, the new laminate flooring needs laying as well. So the plan is to clear out as much clutter as possible…


Only as fast is I evict one huge item we are getting another… that will be explained at a later date.. (and No its not Allan lol)


Having spent the whole day tidying up with the exception of a trip to my sister in laws to drop off the money from an Anne Summers party Order 😉 and collecting Alex from school I feel rather peeved that he has only been in a couple of hours and already trashed the place…

Happy Bloggiversary or Bloggibirthday (what ever you prefer to call it)

Well today is the day. My blog’s birthday. four years old. Man, how it has flown.


I’ve never celebrated my blogs birthday before so I decided to do a whole big post with a nice little birthday image , maybe even a little present, (something I would love myself I think is in order because of course its as close as I will ever get to the real thing)
this year, for some reason, making a big deal out of it seems the most appropriate thing to do, It’s weird its one of the few things I started years ago that I still continue with.


Yes there are days, weeks where I don’t write but its mostly because life is getting in the way. Although I have to say I am enjoying browsing through some of the old posts to see what I’d like to post again. I haven’t done that before. There will be a couple more reposts over the next few days of posts I like and then it’s back to regular service. Hey, if there’s a post you remember that you like, let me know. But my repost for today is obviously going to be my first ever blog post


A lot has changed in the last 4 years and I think that’s what I tried to reflect in my blog over the years, my feelings, my sense of humour, My anger… Lets face it who else can I take it out on? and my life and soul.

The future is far less certain and recession is hitting pretty hard in some places. Like where I am. It’s funny that a huge amount of people are still in complete denial about that so I think that’s going to start to hit even harder in the near future. People are trying to keep going, trying not to admit that times are hard… Why keep up with the Jones? As long as we are happy, healthy and fed with a roof over our head that’s All I worry about in the end.


For me, I don’t know where I’ll be this time next year. Quite possibly, I’ll end up on the streets looking for work The boys are getting older and I’ve been lucky enough to be a stay at home mum since they were born. Forget what ever jobs I ever did in the past… All I have known for years is motherhood, I don’t know if it’s a skill that really translates to the streets but it’s worth a shot. “Banking, First Aid, Chef, Cleaner, Accountant, House keeper, Entertainments Manager? No? No? God bless you, sir,” and so on.


But it has actually been a really good 4 yrs since my Bloggibirthday I’ve been working hard on being a good mum and trying to do my best for the people I love and it’s something I think will contribute to possibly for the rest of my life. That’s a rare thing and I’m really thankful for it.


It has been a good 4 years. It has really!!


Well, here’s to another year. Thanks as always for dropping by my little blog. Who knew when I started writing about my life and other total rubbish years ago and ranting about almost anything that I’d find a little blog community of people I would call friends? If I’d known that, I probably would have tried to make those early postings a little better. Look back, they’re unbelievably crap. Well, not to worry, they served a purpose at the time. Helped me sort stuff out in my head.


If you’re reading this, I hope you’re doing well and thanks again.

Happy Birthday from me to me! I wish!!