You know when you don’t post for a while…

Running 103/365And you feel like you need to have this absolutely *amazing* piece of writing to wow your readers with when you finally come back out of bloggy hibernation?

Only nothing really comes to you, and life is just more fun when you’re painting with the kids, or doing a bit of a 500 piece jigsaw with your nearly-6-year-old and then quickly hiding it under the table cloth so his little brother doesn’t see it and mess it all up? And in the evenings, you watch tv, or have fun getting messy and making art, or gaming your little heart out.

So then a week passes.

Then another week.

And before you know it, you’ve pretty much left your blog dormant (other than one or two posts here and there) for over a month.

*waves and points over here*

Yeah. That!

So I figured I’d better get over myself and just come back to my little haven of internet love, and say hello.

Damned if I’m gonna wait till I come up with that amazingly inspiring piece of written work that will amaze you all, cause that likely won’t happen for quite some time! πŸ˜‰

Oh, yeah… the picture… some relevance might be good, right?

Well, our biggest park here in our little town has been undergoing a *huge* overhaul, and the result is quite possibly one of the best playgrounds for kids of all ages I’ve ever seen!

Max actually gets to run… *full* pelt in any direction without me feeling like I need to run after him to stop him getting onto a road, or stop him bashing into a wall, or… well, you get the idea!

Now sun, if you could just come back soon, please, so we can enjoy your gorgeous warmth again? That would be awesome. Mkay?

So what have I missed? I’ve been marking a lot as read in my reader, so apologies if I’ve missed you!

Have you got some amazingly mindblowingly awesome pieces of writing or art or vlogs that I might have missed?

Let me know so I can catch up!

I promise I’ll try to get back to normal… at least till the summer holidays comes around that is.

*hugs* and love to you all, my sweet wonderful friends!


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  1. May 9, 2011 / 12:02 am

    I too have had a blog lull, you cannot force these things though I find. Just keep adding fab pictures and the buzz will be back before you know it. x

  2. May 9, 2011 / 12:03 am

    Hello, nice to see you back but I’m glad you’ve been enjoying your time with the boys.

    That park sounds awesom and I love that picture – it’s brilliant!

  3. May 9, 2011 / 12:37 am

    well I think that is a very nice piece of writing show’s you’re real, doing real things and that’s nice πŸ˜€

  4. May 9, 2011 / 11:46 am

    I’ve missed you Marilyn!!

    FWIW you always wow me with your writing. It’s honest, heartfelt and compassionate.

    Fabulous picture of your Max! That needs to be framed! Xx

  5. May 9, 2011 / 11:47 am

    Hello to you too! How’re you doing? Good to be back to the normal routine now eh? xx

  6. May 9, 2011 / 11:48 am

    Aww Fi! You are such a sweet darling heart! I love your writing for the same reasons, you know. πŸ™‚ xxx

  7. May 9, 2011 / 1:17 pm

    Don’t worry about what you have missed, just get on enjoying Real Life!

  8. May 9, 2011 / 1:41 pm

    Sounds like a plan! You’ve got the best excuse possible though… congratulations!! πŸ™‚ xx

  9. May 9, 2011 / 1:41 pm

    Well, hopefully we’ll all be able to go when you and the kiddies come up in the summer! πŸ˜€ x

  10. May 9, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    Thanks Sam! First time he’s ever been in big enough a place to run like that – he was in heaven! Me having to chase him around… not so much! LOL x

  11. May 9, 2011 / 1:46 pm

    Indeed! I intend to. πŸ™‚ How are you hon? x

  12. May 9, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Right there with you!…I’m a father of an 8 year old with Autism up here in Shetland. These kids are amazing!!!!


  13. May 10, 2011 / 7:16 am

    You have been missed πŸ™‚ and you get a wee mention in my 2 months down the line blog post today, if like you I finish it, so good timing !!!!

  14. May 10, 2011 / 7:44 am

    Really gorgeous photo and good to have you back, sounds like the Easter Holidays were great fun πŸ™‚

  15. May 10, 2011 / 8:05 am

    Hello you! Glad to see you are OK. Why do we have these huge tree trunks in our hands that we regularly beat ourselves with? I’m struggling to comment on my JFB57 blog because the 100 Word Challenge on the Head’s Office is getting 150 entries each week & I just can’t manage commenting as well but I feel awful about it. Maybe I’ll take a leaf out of your blog & write a post apologising! Take care HUN!

  16. May 10, 2011 / 9:04 am

    Hi Kevin! Will go have a nosey at your blog. Our kids are all amazing, aren’t they? πŸ™‚

  17. May 10, 2011 / 9:05 am

    Aww I’ve just read it, love it! Thanks for your sweet thoughts of me. I’m sure we’d get on really well too! πŸ™‚ x

  18. May 10, 2011 / 9:05 am

    Thanks honey! Yeah they were. Not without their meltdowns of course (from me as well as Max!), but still… very relaxing. πŸ™‚ x

  19. May 10, 2011 / 9:06 am

    I think when a meme gets to that size, it’s impossible to visit all of them! Bet you’re getting lots of traffic though… go on… you know you check your stats and sqwee… πŸ˜‰
    *hugs* x

  20. May 10, 2011 / 11:44 am

    I know how you feel, I have also neglected my blog for quite some time now. I need to get back on track

  21. May 11, 2011 / 9:15 am

    Ah well, life’s supposed to get in the way, after all! πŸ™‚ x

  22. Kevin
    May 11, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    I stand in awe everyday.. πŸ™‚

  23. May 11, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    know just how you feel – I slipped out of blog and twitter land without even consciously deciding to do so! So nice that we’ve returned ‘together’ so to speak. Except I’m sorry to trump you, but yes I did have an amazing piece of news to return with *preens* πŸ™‚

  24. May 11, 2011 / 8:31 pm

    Oooh now I’ve gotta go see what you’re talking about! πŸ™‚ xx

  25. May 13, 2011 / 1:41 pm

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