Pass the Prosecco Please is 1!

A year ago today I became a blogger!

And what a year it’s been.

This blog may just look like a bunch of (often badly written) articles on various different things, but it’s grown into a huge part of my life.

I’ve pushed my own social boundaries and attended events. I’ve met lots of lovely people, and have even made some blog buddies.

I’ve reached out and helped people who have felt how I’ve felt; and other people have reached out and helped me.

I found myself recently thinking about where I am and the direction my blog is heading in; and it made me read back over my first few posts.

I needed someone to talk to. I needed somewhere to vent and I wanted to be able to reach out and help people while helping myself.

I thought no one would ever read my blog. I thought no one would ever be interested or understand.

And here I am – pushing 5,000 followers on Twitter, 1,000 on Instagram and a handful on Facebook.

I’ve made friends with bloggers, who help me more than they will ever know – the support and encouragement is overwhelming.

I’ve made friends with non-bloggers – people who have heard of me or found me by chance.

There have been negatives – I’ve had nasty comments from other bloggers and I’ve had my fair share of trolls. In all honestly, the negativity has made me stronger and I couldn’t really give a shit.

I pushed myself to my limits and took myself off to London, alone, and came home with a huge sense of pride (and a new iPhone).

And most of all I’ve been able to indulge my love of writing – I’ve got a few things in the pipeline that I never imagined would be possible, and blogging has given me the confidence to do those things.

So, Happy Birthday Pass the Prosecco Please – totally not just a blog, you’ve changed my life. And a huge thank you to my beautiful followers and fellow bloggers who have laughed, cried and got pissed with me.

Cheers!

X

Week 14 – Slimming World & weight loss update

I’m so rubbish at these weekly updates – but it’s been an awesome week after a few up and down ones where I’ve struggled to get my head back into the game.

So I decided last week to really try and stay on plan and do the best I could – I also took advice from my consultant who very wisely said that 7 days is a long time, and to think about the week as 21 meals; which really resonated with me. Continue reading “Week 14 – Slimming World & weight loss update”

A harmless conversation outside preschool

I dropped the boy at preschool this morning and did my usual anxious thing of standing as far as possible from the other parents and trying to avoid eye contact with anyone at all.  It’s a huge trigger for me, and I’m really trying to deal with it. Continue reading “A harmless conversation outside preschool”

Christmas, Pass the Prosecco style

I have loved Christmas for as long as I can remember; the build up, Christmas Eve and the magic of it all.  Even as an adult, I would still wake up at 4am and revel in the magical feeling and calm of Christmas Day morning.

In November 2014 I gave birth to my son, our little miracle after battling infertility for many years; and Christmas became even more magical as a mum. Continue reading “Christmas, Pass the Prosecco style”

The day the rains came(down my legs)

This story has come from reading the lovely Whinge Whinge Wine’s latest post about pelvic floor dramas(you can read it here) which reminded me about a traumatic experience on a trampoline post-baby.

This post contains a lot of TMI – you have been warned. Continue reading “The day the rains came(down my legs)”