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Hello 2015

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Katja and Elisa Reading together

Welcome to 2015! Yes, here I am again trying to get this blog thing going properly. Last year was a bit of a fizzer in blog terms. I couldn’t even reliably post a single monthly post of pics so how on earth I figured I’d handle a 10 week long project is totally beyond me! Needless to say, one kid got sick. Then the other got sick and then I got sick (nothing big, just colds) and then Christmas happened and projects just fell off the truck.

Anyway, no apologies – no point really in apologising for putting family and life before blogging! Today I am full of motivation. I’ve cleaned the kitchen and done all of my other online chores. I’ve one child currently asleep and the other is drawing pictures for me. I’ve had one grocery shop arrive and another is due this afternoon – found out that one of the supermarkets has a very very good special on at the moment for stuff that we can buy in bulk so placed a special order. Oh and half of our regular nappy order has just been delivered as well. Love online shopping! So much done and I haven’t had to bundle kids into prams, negotiate buses and deal with tantrums.

Do you do your grocery shopping online or do you still physically go to the store?

This morning I’ve also rejoined the Ring of Tatters. This is a kind of last ditch thing for me. I’ve been a member for many many years but I’ve been increasingly unhappy with them. I have many gripes which I won’t go into as that would be unfair just now but my main issue is that I don’t seem able to get an email answered. I’ve sent quite a few over a couple of years – mostly in response to things in the newsletter along the lines of “for more information email…” and I’ve never once received a response. The Ring of Tatters has a library of physical books which, now that I’m living in the UK, I should have access to and yet for 2 years of trying I was never able to borrow anything using the process that they give of emailing the librarian. I’ve been feeling very ripped off as a result. But new year and we’ll see how they go this time.

Have you ever ben disappointed by a group that you’ve joined? Did you persevere and if so what was the result? or did you just walk away?

7 thoughts on “Hello 2015”

  1. Time has sure gone by fast. I remember reading about you carrying and having your first child and now look. Things just happen so fast and it’s hard to keep up with it all.
    I have joined many groups, but sometimes having so many I forget about them or just read whats posted and let it go. Lately however I’m trying to give a response so they know that I am reading not neglecting it. Will try to better this year or maybe back off from some…

    Happy New Year…. 2015!

  2. *waving* Hello! It really does help when people comment, the stats may say that there are 200 people a day coming here but if there’s no comments then you tend to think why bother. I find comments very very motivating as I’m sure most bloggers do. That said, I also understand the read it and run approach as I often read on my phone and commenting from there is a PITA

  3. I still haven’t tried on-line supermarket shopping. I use on-line for other stuff sometimes and it is usually very good. Australia has still got a lot to learn 🙂 Your Dad uses it a LOT!!! can always tell if he has been bored – parcels start arriving!

  4. Happy New Year, Kersti, I love coming to your blog and seeing how big your girls are getting! – especially as I have a grandson just a few weeks older than Katia – ( he has a brand-new baby sister now). The only online shopping I do is for Tatting Books…. I haven’t yet managed to come to terms with Craftree, but it is a New Year, and I will try again!

  5. Happy new year! I am currently awaiting a supermarket delivery that will be almost entirely composed of nappies. We get the majority of our groceries delivered, so much easier, although Bagl is quite a fan of going to the supermarket and helping out now, just only for about 5 minutes.

  6. That’s the default avatar system that I was using – I’ve updated it so now you should get the option to use your facebook profile pic instead.

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