Life Lately

I’m not sure how to start this post, other than to say ‘hello’. It’s been a while hasn’t it?


Having had a two month break from blogging, I’ve realised just how much I miss writing. I know people jokingly call it ‘online therapy’ but you know what? I really have relied on this space over the last four years. Actually perhaps I’ve relied on it a little too much.

What do I mean by that? 

Well I’ve probably neglected talking to real life people and I’ve definitely got too attached to the ‘likes’ from virtual strangers. In short, it’s done me good to have a break and to gain some perspective.

My ever-patient OH reminded me a few weeks ago that The Boy is only 11 and that by closing down this blog, perhaps one day he will be sad that it ended so abruptly. Interestingly, The Drama Queen was most indignant at my decision to close it all down.

So whilst I won’t be blogging very regularly on here, I would like to keep up with certain milestones and share the odd memory that will one day form part of our family history.

So where will you find me? 

Over the years, this space has slowly become a bit of a jumble of everything – interiors, parenting, family life, the ageing process, soul-searching, travel and days out. I’ve realised that there are so many things I love writing about but this current blog doesn’t really lend itself to branching out and moving away from family life. So….

I’m hatching a new blog! A space just for me and the things that I love. The intention is for it to be very relaxed, less commercial, with no pressure to blog to a schedule. Stick by me on social media and I’ll let you know when it goes ‘live’. Probably some time mid September.

Life lately…

Whilst I’m here, I kind of feel as though I owe you a little update. So here are some headlines to bring you up to speed….

  • The Boy is currently on holiday for 10 days in France with some lovely friends who knew we wouldn’t be going away ourselves this year. I really admire his bravery but boy do I miss him! I’ve heard tales of horse racing, skate boarding, surfing and theme parks. He won’t want to come home I’m sure.
  • The Teenager, despite taking them in hospital and not being at all well at the time, managed some storming GCSE results. She was determined to take them and we are all so proud of her for making that massive decision. Whatever she chooses to do with those results in the future is up to her. For now, she’s going to be taking a year out of education.
  • The Drama Queen has ombred (is that a word?) her hair. Something she’s been talking about for about a year but has decided to act on just before returning to school. Timing is everything, right? On Wednesday, the two of us are heading to Brighton for the day. She’s hoping to bump into Zoella, whilst I’m hoping to dodge the seagulls and get home before tea-time.
  • The five of us are all heading to Swanage for a mini-break next week. We didn’t manage a family holiday this summer and with it being such an exceptionally long one (why???) we are really looking forward to some time together.
  • And of course we still have the mummy hamster….just. She escaped yet again the other week and we spent three days trying to entice her out from behind the washing machine. She’s a resilient little thing this one!

It’s been a strange summer this year. Not the one we had hoped for or the one anyone would have predicted, but it’s been surprisingly positive in so many ways. We are seeing some light in the horribly dark tunnel we found ourselves in earlier this year and making plans for the future.

It’s good to be back.


12 Comments on Life Lately

  1. Louise
    August 29, 2016 at 1:19 pm (6 months ago)

    Lovely to have you back and looking forward to the new blog xx

  2. Sharon
    August 29, 2016 at 2:11 pm (6 months ago)

    Lovely to see you back! So pleased to hear that things are improving and looking forward to reading your new blog. Xx

  3. Sue
    August 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm (6 months ago)

    Have missed you!

  4. Sarah MumofThree World
    August 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm (6 months ago)

    It’s good to have you back, even if your only passing through! It’s interesting to hear that your younger kids still want the blog to exist in some form. I totally feel your pain at having your boy away for 10 days as my 11yo boy was away for 12 days last summer. Enjoy your break as a family! x
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  5. Debbie findlay
    August 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm (6 months ago)

    I’m so glad you’re back!! ❤️

  6. Michelle
    August 29, 2016 at 6:34 pm (6 months ago)

    Praying that, that dark tunnel will soon come to an end – have a lovely time in Swanage…you deserve it xxx

  7. Looking for Blue Sky
    August 30, 2016 at 8:16 am (6 months ago)

    Great to hear from you, look forward to the new blog (I have one too) and well done to the teenager, I hope her results have really helped her feel better about herself xx
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  8. Lauranne
    August 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm (6 months ago)

    lovely to hear from you, you have been missed! Going to officially start my social stalking so I know when your new blog goes live as I would hate to not hear from you ever again!
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  9. Donna
    August 30, 2016 at 10:16 pm (6 months ago)

    Your eldest should be so proud of herself. I hope this year out does her the world of good – the world is her oyster and I’m sure in a year she’ll be in a better place to go grab the bits she really wants of it.

    Welcome back x
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  10. Tracey Williams
    September 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm (5 months ago)

    Aw lovely to hear from you Suzanne and a huge well done to your daughter on her exam results. Missed you but totally understand the blogging break. Looking forward to seeing you back all revamped and gorgeous. Hugs x
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  11. natalie
    September 20, 2016 at 11:59 am (5 months ago)

    Glad to hear that you are back lovely. Looking forward to your new blog!


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