Wednesday 6 February 2013


(Opens curtains)

(Dusts off everything)

(Looks around a large, empty space)




I started this blog as a playful sanctuary after what had been a very unplayful few years. It was a place to encourage a happy side of my personality and challenge myself to find playful moments in each day. I did, and along the way discovered the joy that is a crafting tech savvy community. It's been so fun.

I've always tried to maintain this playful personality for the blog as I never intended it to be 'real life'. I didn't want names and so much of me on here that you knew my day by day life. I wanted it to be like a slightly hyped up version of me whose soups always turn out delicious & jumps in every puddle.

With the birth of my daughter has come a realisation: I am more Miss Playful than I'd ever hoped imagine. From the time I started this blog till now, I've got better at being me. I only realised this recently when I received an email from a reader who'd enjoyed reading through the last few pages of posts. The words she used to describe the blog surprised me: it was exactly where I wanted to be at this stage in my life.

So returning after a hiatus I wonder why I would blog now as it feels like I'm no longer creating a personality that I need to remind myself to allow myself to be.

But I do love blogging and podcasting....

So I'm returning. A little quieter for a while but back nonetheless. I've just realised i can blog from my phone too which means I can blog whimsically and informally now whenever I feel like it (I rarely get the chance to sit on my laptop these days). There might be a difference in posts or things may stay exactly the same because apparently when I was looking for me I found I was here all along.

Funny how that works out isn't it?


Renee Anne said...

As the munchkin gets older, you'll be able to spend more time in front of the laptop. Little Man is two and he'll let me work on the laptop while he plays or eats breakfast or watches a movie. He's still a little funny about letting me knit but he'll do it if he has something that will totally distract him (like a room full of other kids).

Unknown said...

I think you're a prime example of "faking it until you make it". You had to "fake" being playful until finally, it was less work and more natural.

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

Lovely! Welcome back.

Unknown said...

Yay! We welcome you and your playful self back with open arms!