Caption this photograph for me please on Saturday Caption Day.

Love from the Striking Mum x

I thought I would try a little positive thinking.

I am joining in with the wonderful blog hop on positivity over at the Mummy from the Heart blog at http://mdplife.blogspot.com

I used to do this regularly on my old blog and have every intention of keeping up the good vibes on this one too.

1. I love my new blog look and that I am starting a new chapter in blogging and on other fronts too.

2. My son set off happily with his bag to join his friend’s family for a holiday in Northumbria today. It is fabulous that he is popular and that he has the self-confidence to go. I was 22 before I had that sort of get up and go. By am amazing coincidence, he is staying in the place I did twice with Mum and Dad when I was little. I remember listening to Paul Young’s “Wherever I lay my hat” as number one on the crackly radio so it dates the holiday period and me! Tomorrow is 2 years since Mum died and it is lovely to remember happy memories at this time.

3. We have a scanner and I am looking forward to learning how to use it and to saving photos and art for posterity. It might also be good to share some of those old photographs on here.

4. My daughter is sleeping in her bed through the night now. This is a major move forwards for her and for us as a family.

5. I am getting ready for the back to school thing next week. It will be good to have time to pursue new interests and have some me time along with trips out with my Dad. This must be the first year that I have actually being quite organised about it all and a £15 competition win voucher helped a lot.

With love from the Striking Mum x

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

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People tell me I have a lot to say

This blog allows me to write things down so you don’t have to listen to me unless you really want to

I write on issues I am passionate about and for therapy too.

I hope you follow my blog and that you let me know what you think and feel about it.

I am available for writing assignments such as promotional literature, media relations or you tell me what you want and if I can do it, let’s talk!

For those who have asked, I am happy to do product reviews and/or run competitions on request particularly if aimed at the parents and children marketplace.

With love from the Striking Mum x

Heartache poem

heartache poem

I slipped it in your pocket

I am not sure that you knew

For a while I saw it

But then away you flew

It went on great adventures

If what I hear is true

I tried to give it to others

But didn’t ask for it back

In a 20th century world

It was easy to lose track

And why be honest anyway

Behind the smart wisecrack

Is it still in your pocket?

Does it keep you awake?

And as you have it

Why is it me that feels it ache?

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