Making a fresh start on the blog

I am making a fresh start on the blog.

It is prettier than the Blogger one and I have had enough of Blogger playing up in little annoying ways like going all dark or not letting people leave comments.

It is also two years tomorrow since my Mum passed away.  The old blog was her legacy in a way as she told me to keep a diary and I went with the modern version instead.  It was set up so I could pursue my wish to write.  I have had lots of encouragement and supportive comments but not moved forwards with my hopes of earning money through writing.

I also need to learn to drive and to look at volunteering and studying.

There is also the massive task of shifting stones of weight and starting to rediscover a little of the old me after 10 years of parenting.

When my youngest started in Reception last year, I was advised to take a year to relax.  It strikes me that year is up and it is time I did something useful and to start contributing to the world in some way.

So wish me luck and let’s see where the new road takes me.  Are you ready for the bumpy ride?

This is me looking vaguely reasonable on my wedding day.  All other photos from the last decade with the exception or my boudoir ones perhaps are pretty atrocious but make up and a posh frock can work wonders.


Right, let’s go on with the show.  All suggestions on which turning to take very welcome.

Love from the Striking Mum x


  1. The Rambling Pages September 2, 2011 / 4:12 pm

    Good luck with finding what you want to do x

  2. Tattie weasle September 2, 2011 / 4:34 pm

    It looks wonderful and so do you! Fresh starts are always uplifting. Good luck!

  3. mrsshortie September 2, 2011 / 5:45 pm

    Looking forward to reading about what you decide to do – lovely fresh new site. X

  4. NinaBnice September 2, 2011 / 5:57 pm

    Good for you! I bet it’ll be an interesting journey even if the road gets bumpy at times :o)

  5. MsXpat September 2, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    I agree, this blog looks great! Congrats on your new start.

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