Monday, 6 May 2013

i'm still finding out

Okay, so it's Day 6 of Blogging Everyday In May and today the topic is if you couldn't answer with your job, how would you answer the question, 'what do you do.'

What do I do?
First and foremost I'm a mum to two girls aged eighteen and twenty. My relationship with my girls constantly changes as they grow. There is always new things happening in their lives and they always come to me for advice. It's up to me to give them the best advice I can, so I find myself learning all the time.

The girls still enjoy an Easter egg hunt

It will be a year on the 8th May since I started my blog but I still feel like I'm just starting. For instance, I only worked out how to put Google Friend Connect on the other day as I thought Google had taken it down. How daft did I feel!

I'm still learning how to use Photoshop and Lightroom to edit my pictures and I'm getting to grips with my DSLR. Twelve months ago I had little knowledge of Blogger and how it worked and now I've begun to tweak HTML to make the site do what I want.

The blog is a reflection of me constantly trying out new things. I have more confidence in getting out of my comfort zone and trying out outfits that at one time I wouldn't have had the nerve to wear. Photographing outfit posts makes us go and find new, pretty places that we haven't been to before.

I've enjoyed spending more time on DIY projects to make our modest little home a more stylish and funky place to live. Cooking is also a big love of mine and I've been able to share my love of food on the blog. One of my next challenges is to make my own pasta!

Travelling is a big part of my life when money allows. I love visiting Greece, Italy and France. I would be quite happy spending the whole of the six weeks summer holiday touring around Italy. What a beautiful place! Now my girls are older and more independent they go on holidays with their friends. Another change of them growing up!

Oia, Santorini

What do I do? I'm still finding out.

Have a lovely Monday.


  1. Ah, this is a hard prompt, not? I'm still trying to find the right words to write a little text...
    But you are right - I guess, we're all finding out anew every new day, not?

    Have a great start into the new week. xo.

  2. I did have to think about this prompt for a while, Nadine. I'm sure you will find the right words for your post.

    Have a great day
    Rachel x

  3. Your girls are beautiful and I love your web design and photos. I love that I have found another blogger with teens/young adults. There are so few of us! Have you seen themeandminebook.blogspot? She is pretty darn cool.
    So much fun following along your journey.

  4. Hi Cortne
    Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. It means a lot to know that you like it. You are right I haven't come across many bloggers with young adults either. So good to be in touch with you.
    Rachel x

  5. I love this post! I laughed when you wrote about the Google Friend Connect because I actually wrote a ranting post about how Google deleted that option, then only to find (figure) out a few days later it's still there. Anyhow, thanks for the add!

    1. I'm glad it's not just me! But to be fair to us they didn't make it easy to find!

      Have a good day
      Rachel x