Monday, 5 August 2013

An introduction...


So here I am, my first blog and I’m not really sure why I am here.  I have been fascinated by the blogs I have read over the last year, mainly if not all parenting ones, I guess I am generally a nosy rosy!  Laughing and crying alongside many other parents, sharing the complete wonder that is parenthood.  I began to feel like I was on the outside looking in, enjoying the jokes but not quite part of the party, but I couldn’t write a blog, I mean, I only just scrapped my GCSE in English, and besides – my life is nowhere near as interesting as all these other parents – is it?  OK, so I don’t have twins (a lot of parenting blogs are written by those with twins), but most of the other blogs are written by regular folk, and it’s their writing that makes their lives sound so much more interesting than mine.  Well I can do that – I’ve always felt only boring people are bored and life is what you make of it, so I’m now going to make something of it in a very public way!

In many many ways I’m in the most stable period of my life – I am very happily married to Papa Owl, we’ve been together for 7 years, married for the last two of those and it’s great!  We bought a house just over two years ago which we planned to make our home and where we would bring up our family, so we were delighted a year later when Little Owl, our beautiful daughter, popped into our world.  Motherhood is everything I imagined and so much more!  I’ve had plenty of adventures in my life time and always thought about having a family when I had ‘settled down’ a bit and wanted a quieter life.  Nothing could have prepared me for the adventure of motherhood – the biggest and best yet!

It all sounds bliss, but life isn’t all that stable at the moment.  Our house is undergoing the slow process of renovation, and I don’t just mean a lick of paint.  Serious works have been done on this place, and there’s plenty more to follow.  After two years, we still don’t have a living room (but we’re so close) and are using one of the bedrooms for that purpose. 

As for me, I’ve just quit my job of 7 years as a secondary school maths teacher, and really don’t know what I’m going to do next.  Not sure I am made of the right stuff to be a Stay At Home Mum, housework has never been my strong point!  I would love to be a Work At Home Mum but have no great business ideas.  Papa Owl bought me a sewing machine last Christmas and I dream of making things good enough to sell, but that is only a dream.  Meanwhile the mortgage needs paying, so I need to get a ‘proper’ job!

8 comments:

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. There is nothing 'different' or 'special' about my family either I guess, but they are certainly special to me. Look forward to reading more. x

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    1. Thanks! I can see me spending a lot of time on this blog!

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  2. Welcome to blog world xxx
    my blog is scrappingnanas.blogspot.co.uk if you have time to have a peep :)

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    1. Thanks Lynne - I'll go take a look!

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  3. Hi, Im quite new to blogging too. I started mine a few weeks ago. My blog is www.hijackedbytwins.blogspot.uk :-) Yes I am a twin mummy lol but also have an 8 year old and blog about all sorts. Hope you take a look x

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    1. I'll pop over and take a look - thanks for leaving a comment x

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  4. Welcome to the world of blogging, a great memory catcher for you and little owl ( and any other owls that come along) I dont think my life is that exciting either, as a grandparent I only have kids with me part time, but approx 12,000 people a month read my little corner of the internet. I was like you nosey and spent ages reading other blogs and commenting long before I started blogging......ooohhhh and just to keep up with the trend my grandtwins are due later this year....lol.
    I blog at http://www.funasagran.co.uk/ if you want a read.

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  5. Thanks Elaine - I'll take a look (and suggest my mum does too!). Grandtwins sound exciting!

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