Thursday, July 19, 2012
I've decided the time has come to make a few changes to my online presence. Five years ago when I started this blog I didn't sew, I didn't quilt, I hadn't discovered Flickr, or Pinterest or GoodReads or Twitter. I didn't own an SLR camera and I didn't have a photography blog to maintain. Other than Facebook (which hardly anyone was on) my blog was pretty much my only way to communicate with the world. Over the last half decade I have been spreading myself more and more thinly and I've decided to do an audit, which means the time is right to stop blogging here.
I'm not disappearing entirely. You can still follow my photography blog at claremansell.com and if you are a Flickr user I'd love you to add me as a contact and keep up to date with me and my family's activities through my photostream (I'm making a conscious effort to post photos with more text) I have considered doing a Tumblr blog, and may yet, but for now this blog is being mothballed. Thank you for all your support and comments and for stopping by and reading, it has always been much appreciated...
PS - For those of you who have been hanging on to see if I was correct about my blogger-friend's baby name, she's still yet to have it, but I shall post an update on my Flickr photostream to let you know if I was right when she does!
Monday, July 2, 2012
We bought him a doggy walker second-hand, which he has really taken to and there's a push along brick trolly I had as a child on the way to us from my sister too.
Talking of wooden bricks, I'm pretty convinced they are the best toy ever. Theo spends a lot of his day chasing them round the house, chewing them or banging them against things and I still have memories of playing with mine when I was about 10! Nice that some toys never go out of fashion.
Last week Theo's paternal grandfather came over from Cyprus to visit, it's the first time he's seen him since he was less than a month old, so quite a change. Theo just loved having a new person in the house to entertain him and provide a new distraction. As always it brings home how far away we are from all his relatives, but nothing is forever, and though we're still 600 miles away from the closest ones, we have gradually been creeping closer over the last 5 years!
Food wise, Theo is starting to get bored with being spoon fed which is challenging our well honed system of freezing portions of meals for him. Last night he had fish fingers and carrot slices, but we need to raid the kiddie cookery books for ideas of quick and simple meals. Fortunately there's one thing we can always get down him no matter how tired or bored he is. He's absolutely addicted to blueberries and strawberries, I swear he'd eat them all day if I let him!
Unsurprisingly with his new exertions, he's still sleeping pretty well. Anything between 90 minutes and 3 hours at lunchtime and about 12 hours overnight. I don't want to jinx things, but it's been a long, long time since we've been woken at night...
And finally his impressive flight tally continues to grow, as we shuttle backwards and forwards between the south-coast and Scotland. There's another flight booked for a fortnight's time and we'll be spending his birthday down south too, so that'll be 10 flights before he's one. In comparison, I don't think I'd managed 1 flight before my 10th birthday, but of course that was long before Easyjet!