Wednesday 16 January 2013

For the first time, and the last time

I spent much of yesterday thinking about how to start posting again. And so I did what everyone does when they dont have an answer...I asked Facebook.

I have been the epitome of the prodigal blogger, speeding ahead and then running out of steam, and then falling off the wagon again.
So I posted my Facebook status that said : "As someone who knows me, if I were to blog...what would you want to read?
The first response was from Pippa D from A Mothers Ramblings who said this:  about you. Not just about cakes or about being a mum or how illness affects you but about you. That's just my personal nosey thingy anyway 
Another response was this:  could you not do it as a daily diary type thing, but not necessarily every day, when you do things or feel the need to add to it?
Later on, Lordbob Polkadot asked me why I started blogging in the first place and putting the three things together reminded me of what made me start. Doctor Polkadot (our 6 year old who is so named because he is "The biggest fan of Doctor Who in the world EVER, and even the universe") was just 1 when he and I boarded a plane in Johannesburg, South Africa. We were leaving a life behind to make a new one in London with Lordbob, and by golly that's just what we've done.

In a nutshell, we left behind Grannies and Grandads, Aunties,Uncles,Cousins and lots of friends that are our extended family,and we added Master Polkadot (our 2 year old who joined us after a number of heartbreaking years full of negative Clearblue's and a few miscarriages) and Princess Polkadot (our one year old who announced her presence amid cries of "I am not pregnant! I "dont" get  pregnant! And "I will MAKE this Doctor fix me and be done!" What's that phrase about famous last words?)

I started blogging so that we could write a letter to our loved ones around the world every day (Yes, I read some of Pippa's world too;) ) Because why wait for snail mail when there's an App for that;). Now I think I'll go back to the beginning and promise all our Grannies and Grandads, Aunties,Uncles,Cousins and lots of friends that are our extended family, that we will write everyday "To our world with love". Even if there's not much to say and all we have are "little snippets".

If you've stumbled upon us on your journeys around "T'internet", we'd love it if you'd stay. No particular topic, just lots of the regular (and not so regular) day to day occurrences that everyone's  Granny wants to know about. So pop your slippers on and come have a cup of hot chocolate with us.

I'll leave you with the last picture taken of Doctor and I with his Godmother just before we left ....

And here's the most recent family portait

Oh and just one last thing.If you are thinking of blogging, pop over and say Hi to Tenille . I got my lovely blog template from her (and it's just perfect for Polkadot Palace, right?)
I like pretty things and making something pretty makes me want to use it more, but "my creativity" is not very original.So I'm thankful that I only need to think about my letters, rather than spending too much time trying to make it look right;)

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