I’ve been blogging for 14 years!


Yesterday I was doing a bit of tidy up for my blog, and found links to blog posts I’d written in 2004.


Holy smokes batman! I can’t believe I’ve been writing that long! It made me think of all the times I’ve spent pouring over a computer, or tablet, or phone. So I thought I’d revisit a bit of history, and how my blog has evolved since the beginning.

The origins

My sister set me up with a blog way back in the beginning. It was hosted as a page on her own blog, and lacked its own identity. [...]  read more

Blogging will resume once we have caught up on sleep

On the weekend just passed we brought our first born home from the hospital. Since then we’ve had some horror nights and some good nights. Thankfully right now we are on the trend of good nights.

In amongst this I have a couple of draft posts that I need to finish off. I’m trying to do them while I breast feed or have a rare moment to myself, but it’s tough. Right now I’m using that time to close my eyes and nap, so the posts are slow moving.

Once we’ve sort of got a hang on things and I’m coping better with the sleep deprivation I’ll be able to write a bit more frequently again. For now, I’ll leave you with this picture of our little man resting on his dad’s chest. [...]  read more

Thank you for the survey results

I’m going to stop with the sarcasm here for a minute, and just say a truly heartfelt thank you.

I was blown away by the results of the survey. To be honest, I didn’t actually expect a single response, and was so thrilled when they came pouring in! I genuinely didn’t know why people came to read what I had to say. So many of you took the time to go into detail, which was fantastic. There were so many lovely compliments at the same time (way to make me blush). It was overwhelming in a positive way, so thank you so much for making this motor mouth speechless. Well, for a second anyway. [...]  read more

5 random thoughts from the brain

I thought I’d share some thoughts that have been going round and round in this noggin’ of mine.

  • I’m probably more excited about getting my own garage spot in the house we just bought, than the house itself. I don’t know why, but suddenly there are so many cars on the streets around our house at the moment, and we only have a single car garage. Typically Mario would use it, but even he’s been parking on the street lately…I guess he’s been enjoying being able to walk around the garage easily? The best thing about the new house is the garage door is automatic too…and yes I’m aware that these have been out for a long time, but I’ve never lived anywhere that I had my spot, with buttons to push! Woohoo!
  • I tried to reinstall my theme this morning to fix issues, and instead broke it more. Now the featured images are missing from the front page, and the category pages are still broken. I’m not going to let this get the best of me though dammit *shakes fist*
  • I’ve got an awesome post I’m working on to share. It’s one I’ve been discussing with friends for about 2 years now….seriously. I’ll give you a hint, it makes a game out of the mundane. I hope you’ll love it.
  • I’ve jammed my neck again so I’m seeing the chiro this morning. I’m hoping it’s the reason why it hurts to open my mouth up completely – spare the rude jokes *wink*. I haven’t been able to open my jaw properly for a couple of days without holding my cheek. Fingers crossed that sorts it out.
  • The gym is so boring to run in compared to the outdoors! As I’m seeing the chiro this morning I didn’t want to put my back under any stress so I’m heading to the gym tonight after work instead, but running on the treadmill is so monotonous. They need to invent a treadmill that works with VR – I would totally be in for that!
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    I need you…now…to tell me stuff please!

    See here’s the thing right. On my blog I do a bit of a brain dump of whatever comes to me on the day. It could be anything, like a story about accidentally falling on a razor and cutting my butt open (seriously happened when I was 15, but I never wrote about it) or just about my latest tech toy that I’m obsessed with. It’s great for me to get the stories out of my head (not great if I had a historical trail of butt cuts), but I actually have no idea what you guys enjoy reading. A large part of this blog is the enjoyment I get from seeing you guys enjoy it. [...]  read more