Well, hello there!
Right now, I don’t exactly know who I am speaking to as I would imagine there aren’t that many people still out there reading my blog right now seeing as I have been absolutely AWOL since January 2017. I can hardly believe that I haven’t blogged in almost nine months – I think that’s the longest I have gone without blogging since…well since I started back in 2005.
It’s taken me a long time to get to the point where I want to come back to it – I had kind of fallen out of love with it and everything that it had become over the past several years. I used to love just blogging and writing, talking about utter crap but it all became too competitive, too stats-orientated and too much about social media followings. If blogging is just a side hobby and you have a full-time day job, a busy life as a parent and a hectic social life than all that other stuff is just too time-consuming. I felt like I no longer loved it and it had become nothing but a chore to me.
However, I am ready to go again. I don’t care if nobody reads it, I am doing it for me. I am going to get back to blogging about the things I love – food and cooking and gin and camping and travel and bingewatching TV shows on Netflix, because yeah, that’s mainly what I have been doing with my time during 2017, along with losing myself in fan fiction – both writing and reading. Honestly, how can I get to almost 40 years of age and only just discover fan fiction?! The community is AWESOME and I’ve found it so much more rewarding than blogging over the past few months.
Anyway, when I am not writing about the latest love triangle in my fan fiction world, I’ll be back to posting recipes that I love with terrible quality photos because I’m not a pro-blogger or a photographer, I am a busy working mum who just wants to share a few things that I’ve made and enjoyed. There’s never has been and never will be any stylised food shots on my blog because that’s not what I am about. I’m all about taking a quick shot on my iPhone before it’s hoovered up by my hungry family!
So yeah, that’s basically where I am in a nutshell and hopefully I’ll have a lot more time and enthusiasm for blogging over the coming months!
It’s good to be back!