31 January 2012

finding 'me' again

It has been a while!

I haven't really blogged since before I moved house just before Christmas.
It feels weird to be back.
To be honest, I didn't know if I would be back.
I loved blogging but after I moved, I fell into a bit of a depression. I was thrown into this new house, in a new area and I felt as though I had moved all of my belongings but left 'me' behind.
Finally, I feel now, after lots of tears, a packet of Beta Blockers and a shed load of junk food, like I am starting to adjust.
It took a while. To let go of the old place. To find 'me' again.

You may have noticed the blog looks different!
Well I have celebrated finding 'me' again with a blog makeover!
A new look for a new start!

It's good to be back!

I thought seeing as I have been gone so long that I would fill you in on some of the things you have missed.
The thing is, that because of my anxiety and depression, you haven't missed a lot!
So to save you a months worth of moaning and self pity, I will update you with some photos!
They are mainly of Mya because, well, no one wants to see pictures of me in my pyjamas with my head buried inside a bag of Doritos, crying because my ass has fused to the sofa!

And the winner of Cutest Pout 2012 goes to....

Just chillin mum!

Giggles with my little nutter
I turned 25!
Where's my Zimmer?!


I put my foot down at letting her sleep with her Peppa Pig shaped bubble bath ...
... here are some of the things that did make it in!

'Helping' mummy sweep the leaves!

Cheeky Moo

You can also watch some super cute video clips on TTBG's YouTube!

13 January 2012

Daddy's dojo

Chris is a kickboxing instructor and so works at a dojo.
Mya loves the big open space with cushioned floors.
It allows her to run around and roly poly to her hearts content!
We took a trip up to see him at work and let Mya loose on the mats!

2 January 2012

Listography - My top 5 photos of 2011

In my first proper post of the year, I have chosen to share with you five of my most loved photos from 2011.
Choosing only five photos from my monstrous collection of snaps proved to be a lot easier than expected.
Thinking about how I could possibly choose only five brought me out in a cold sweat so I took the easy option. I simply scrolled through the photos and picked the top 5 which jumped out at me, evoking the most emotion.
These were the five which made me all warm and gooey inside.

1. I chose this photo simply due to the fact that it is awesome. It is a very grainy, bad quality photo taken on my old Blackberry but I adore it. I love the beautiful mess, the glorious gummy grin and the glimmer of pure joy and a hint of mania in her eyes, having just discovered the existance of chocolate!

2. When Mya turned one, I felt sad. My baby was growing up too fast. But after realising that shaking my fist at the unfairness of time was pointless and, in fact, wasting even more precious time, I took a look at my little girl and this is what I saw. The most beautiful little fairy princess, enjoying her very first birthday party. And I no longer felt sad.

3. Taken not long after the previous picture, this is one of the only photos of me and Mya where neither of us are pulling a silly face or grinning inanely. I have always loved natural photos where emotion isn't forced and this is a lovely, relaxed shot of us both enjoying the sun and watching the ducks on the pond.

4. I love this photo. This was Mya's first trip to the seaside. It was a wonderful, spur of the moment trip to the beach with my mum and Mya. Mya loved it. Her little legs couldn't carry her fast enough as she bounded into the waves. This photo reminds me of that day and Mya's first trip to See the Sea!

5. And last but not least, I chose this snap, just because it makes me chuckle. My beautiful weirdo.

Happy new year everyone!