Today is the 1st anniversary of starting this blog, the anniversary of my 1st post - not much of a post I have to admit!
I had been reading lots of blogs on a regular basis for years and thought it might be a bit of fun to join in, I wanted to join the party! But I hadn't really grasped, how could I have, how much of a community you all are. I was warmly welcomed and hadn't expected to feel as excited as I did when I had my first comment - that was from Sarah who was so welcoming and has also stuck with me for the whole year! Sarah takes the most beautiful photographs, I always look forward to a new, picture full, post from her
I've not always been sure what to blog about; I've bounced between a hectic family life involving plenty of sport to house renovations, holidays, Christmas and birthdays. I'm not sure if anything I've written has ever been riveting but it's been lovely to meet so many new people all over the world who have become friends, albeit in the virtual world.
One of the nicest things I remember from the past year is that some people worried about us when we were on holiday and suffering a direct hit from the hurricane - I was really touched.
After starting to blog in secret (fear of being laughed at!) I did vaguely mention to my family whilst on that very holiday that I might start to blog (only 7 months after I had actually started), I've been careful not to say too much about it I don't want them to know everything I write about - I may want to moan about them!
So we're about to start on our Summer cricket schedule, fixtures are coming in left, right and centre from school, club and the County team - I'm already confused as I managed to write all of May's fixtures on the calendar for March!
Thank you for joining me and thank you for all the lovely comments that have been left for me during the year.
I really didn't think I'd do more than 1 or 2 posts before giving up but here we are and by way of celebrating this anniversary I'd like to host a giveaway - I always love to enter these so thought I'd do my own!
So please leave a comment and I'll draw all the names from a hat (or gingerbread man balaclava!) in a couple of weeks. I'm not entirely sure what I'm giving away yet (am I supposed to say what it is now??) but I'm thinking something booky - I know of 2 with a vague cricket connection so maybe that. And maybe something local.....