I received a Christmas card today from my dear fiend and fellow blogger, Elaine from foodbod. It was such a lovely surprise ,so unexpected and just so lovely and sweet just like Elaine herself.
I feel so privileged to have made such wonderful friends on WordPress, everyone has been so welcoming, so encouraging, it’s like we are all united in this little world of ours.
With Christmas only 8 sleeps away I want to take this moment to acknowledge all the things that I am so grateful for, my children, my family, my husband, my pets, my friends, my colleagues and every single person that I have had the honour of meeting on WordPress. Thank you all for making my life so wonderful, I truly am a very lucky woman to have you all in my life.
After a lovely dinner with the girls, it’s nice to come home to a quiet house, the kids fast asleep, hubby happy watching the cricket.
Time to snuggle up with my beautiful DT and catch up on what’s been happening in the blogosphere. Happy Friday every one.
I love my iPhone 5! My whole life is pretty much stored on that 32GB phone. If I do not have my phone within easy reach I am not at ease. It’s like a part of me is missing. It’s like this phone has become an extension of myself.
My calendar, my notes, all my music, photos, passwords, reminders, videos, interviews, articles, emails are all on this handy hand held device that fits smugly into the palm of my hand.
I cant really remember when I first became so dependant on my phone, I think it must have just crept up on me but my attachment is such that I can no longer bare to be without it.
Don’t get me wrong I know that such dependance is not healthy or normal for that matter, but I do believe that it is the norm, especially with young people today who are forever surfing the net, chatting, texting, Facebook and twittering all at once.
My iPhone lets me post from anywhere. Any information I need is a mere click or two away. It’s my alarm clock in the morning, my personal assistant and my stress release.
When I think back to the time before I first got an iPhone, over 8 years ago and how much my life has changed now as a result of it, I just can’t imagine ever being without one. I can’t wait till the new iPhone 6 comes out, can’t wait to see what it will be able to do next. Rumours are that the new iPhone 6 will be launched in late 2014 and that this phone will be bigger, faster and smarter.
Mother’s Day, is a day to pay tribute to mothers around the world and all that they do. I don’t think that one can truly appreciate the magnitude of a mothers love until one has actually become a mother.
I know my mother has always been one of the most important people in my life, she is my biggest advocate and my voice of reason, she is the reason I worry so much, but also the reason that I care so much.
Through the years I have tested my mother many times. I have pushed her, and caused her much grief, but she has always been there for me.
As the years pass and I face my own challenges as a mother, my mothers influence guides me through this unchartered, for me, course.
In the last year or so I have witnessed my mother become ill on two occasions, both incidents were very scary for me. The realisation that she is getting older is something that I am struggling to come to terms with.
To suddenly see this super woman look so frail and dare I say it old, was like having the rug pulled right out from under me. Fortunately my mum is fine now. She is back to cooking and caring for us all.
Tomorrow in honour of Mother’s Day we are taking my mum out for a lovely lunch by the sea, it’s our way to say thank you for all that she has done and all that she continues to do for us.
So Happy Mother’s Day mummy, and Happy Mother’s Day for all the mums out there in the blogosphere.
I have been thinking about my blog and reflecting on my posts, and it occurred to me that although I initially started this blog so that it could be a platform for my writing I haven’t been using it for that. It seems it’s more a venue for me to voice my thoughts of life, a sounding board if you will.
I follow many blogs, each one is unique and inspiring in its own way. Some of the blogs I follow have mass followers others only a few, but what each of these had shown me is that it doesn’t matter if your blog has a theme or a particular niche, that is not necessarily what people are after.
What I’ve come to realise is that the blogosphere is my oyster and I am free to make my blog whatever I need it to be at the time.
Maybe one day it may become the writers platform that I initially envisioned but for the moment I’m fine with it just being a vessel for all my thoughts and rants, all my hopes and missions.
Saw this on Facebook today and just loved it, so ofcourse had to share.