Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Quality Family Bonding Time

It's been a few weeks since my last proper post.  I'm even behind with my book reviews I'm currently reading faster than I can review them.  Anyway, there's numerous reasons behind my absence the main one being that I've needed some time off and wanted to spend some quality time with my kids.

After the last few awful months we've just needed a chance to let the dust settle, shake ourselves down and pick ourselves back up.  It's easy to forget that the kids are having just as bad time as me. Tensions have been fraught and nerves most definitely on the edge.  With almost the full week off work and the kids on half term it's been the perfect chance to just let our hairs down and have some bloody good times and laughs.  It's been the best medicine all round.

We've had a good day out at the Filey Bird and Animal Garden which was a lovely day. To be honest upon arrival I kind of thought, oh is this it? but despite being small, it was a great place with little secrets gardens and loads of bits to explore  The kids just loved running free and in their words said. "I've had the best, best, best, best day ever, ever, ever," which was definitely music to my ears. The day was finished perfectly with a fish and chip picnic sat at Sewerby Cliffs watching the sun begin to fade and gazing out to sea.  Bliss! 

On Sunday I was proud to become my gorgeous nephew, Alex's Godmother.  It was a really nice day and I have to admit that even though I'm not a church goer I really enjoyed the church service.  It was so refreshing to not be totally preached at but to have the important values still highlighted just in a much lighter way.  I'm now considering organising another christening for my little Charlie.  It's my one biggest regret that I haven't done it sooner.  It was on the cards when my marriage broke down and it got pushed to the back of the list but it does pray on my mind.

The rest of the week has been spent at home just relaxing and re-charging.  It's been nice just to spend time with the kids.  We've sat and played, had conversations about things that have been happening and hopefully managed to lay some demons to rest. Right now things are looking a whole lot better.  The kids behaviour has been much improved (They have been fairly awful these last few weeks) and we've got closer then we have been in a while.  Maybe due to the fact that things have been brought out into the open and issues resolved.

Another reason for my lack of posts is I have actually been seriously considering the future of this blog.  It's time for a new direction with it.  I'm just not sure where to go with it as yet.  It may even be coming to it's natural end.  The boards still out on that one.  The fact of the matter is, I have a number of writing projects that I'm currently ploughing a lot of time and effort into and unfortunately there just aren't enough hours in the day to tackle everything I want to do, so I've had to do some prioritising. 


  1. I do hope you will continue with this blog even if you cannot give as much time to it as in the past.
    I am sure I speak for many of your "followers" when I say that, although I seldom comment, I very much enjoy reading your posts - you have a wonderful natural fluency.
    Your book reviews have inspired me to try some new authors and broaden my own reading

    1. awww thank you Rainbow. I have to admit I can't bare the thought of ending it. It is like an addiction. I do plan to cut down a bit but I will continue to posts my book reviews