Happy Blog Birthday To Me!

Can it really be one year already?

Can I truly have been jotting down my regular musings and famly goings on for a whole year!

Well yes folks, I have been!

And last week I celebrated my very first Blogiversary! I meant to post this in conjunction with the actual date but was a little poorly so everything went on hold (apart from the well-earned, devouring of the birthday cake that is!!)

Happy Blog birthday

Yes, I really did treat myself to a pink princess cake!!

 I absolutely had no idea that one year on and I’d still be tap, tapping away at my Mac!

And I just can’t explain just how over the moon and pleased I am with myself for this fact alone!

Just over a year ago, the term ‘blogging’ wasn’t really one which featured in my vocabulary at all.

I hadn’t been an avid reader of anything in particular and if anything I suppose I prejudged bloggers out there as ‘techy computer geeks’ – but oh how super wrong was I!

In actual fact, I think I’ve realised that this world is made up of every type of person you could imagine. And we’re all amazingly fabulous for being just that. A beautiful eclectic mixture of backgrounds, thoughts, opinions and views.

Yes, clearly there are those views and opinions out there which I don’t wholly agree with or warm to, but that’s the joy of blogging, if you don’t like it you can just move onto the next blog and read that one instead.

Blog Birthday

For a whole year now I’ve looked at life a little differently.

It’s made me see things from other peoples perspectives, look at things in much finer detail, question the possibilities and look on in awe at the truly inspirational inner strength of people.

What’s more – it’s made me look at ‘me’ a whole lot more closely too. At my life, my family and friends, the things we do, the things we say, the places we go.

It’s highlighted issues I’d probably put to the back of mind. Things I just tried to cover over when I used to go about my daily life ‘pre-blogging’!

It’s raised a much greater awareness of my inner thoughts and feelings and how I deal with life, and with others on a daily basis.

It’s pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me to push boundaries.

But, for all the things I have learnt along my journey, the one thing I’ve had is ‘fun’!

The year has literally flown and I suppose as the old adage says,

time flies when you’re having fun

And I would wholeheartedly agree, as that’s exactly what I have been having in my first year of blogging.

I’ve documented my family’s life for a year. I have actually achieved what I set out to do. And I am happy with that.

Never before really have I stuck to anything quite as I have done to blogging. Perhaps, finally, at the ripe old age of 38 I have found something I am passionate about.

I now feel justified to regard myself as a ‘blogger’

But, I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for some fabulous people who’ve supported me along the way, some that I’ve now been able to meet personally and some beautiful and hugely talented ladies out there, who I am now so amazingly lucky enough to regard as friends.

I just want to say a big thank you to you all, for following and talking with me on my blog or on social media, for listening to me ramble on and for sticking with me throughout the tougher times, as it is you, who’s allowed for all of the above to happen.

Thank you

Love Steph




  1. 10th February 2015 / 11:58 am

    Happy Blog Birthday :)) may your awesome writing and blogging continue x

    • 11th February 2015 / 4:28 pm

      Hehehehe – thanks so much lovely. xxxx

  2. 9th February 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Ah happy blog birthday! So lovely to have got to know you – who knew blogging would be so sociable?! I certainly didn’t! Xx

  3. 9th February 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Congratulations! And well done!! It’s only been just over four months for me but I’m really hoping I will get to a year! It’s such a steep learning curve isn’t it?!
    Love the cake!!

  4. 9th February 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Happy birthday! ONE YEAR????? Wow! Love you blog, always have and looking forward to more of it this year!!! Jess xxxx #sundaystars

  5. 8th February 2015 / 10:45 pm

    Awh HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Can’t believe you are only blogging one year. Fantastic!

    Having issue this evening adding badge but will add it tomorrow evening as soon as I get onto the laptop.

    Kellie xxx

    • 11th February 2015 / 4:37 pm

      Aww thanks so much for your fab comment! Time has totally flown by!! NO worries about the badge – I often have bloggy issues!! 😉 xxxx

  6. 8th February 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Wow happy blogversery! Can’t believe you’ve only been doing it for a year and are already so established. Definitely an inspiration for us newbie bloggers 🙂 xx

    • 11th February 2015 / 4:39 pm

      Thanks so much Sabrina – that is so lovely of you. IT’s a total labour of love isn’t it – blogging!? It has totally taken over my life – yet still so much t learn. Thanks so much for your kind comment. Steph xxx

  7. 8th February 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Happy blog birthday for last week my lovely. I adore reading your blog, funny lady. Always makes me giggle. Still laughing at your handbag post! #sundaystars

  8. 8th February 2015 / 12:23 pm

    Happy happy blog birthday!! That’s so wonderful and great that you love blogging even more – here’s to many many more fun years! Mim @ mamamim.com #sundaystars

    • 8th February 2015 / 12:33 pm

      Woohoo – thanks lovely lady!! Hard to believe really – but I’m so pleased! xxx

  9. 8th February 2015 / 9:33 am

    Happy blog birthday! I love that you had a cake to celebrate 🙂

    • 8th February 2015 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks so much xx And I’m sure my weight watchers class would love that I had cake a little less! Hehehe xxx

  10. 8th February 2015 / 8:54 am

    Happy blog birthday 🙂 I love that you treated yourself to a cake…brilliant! Congratulations on getting to a year, it’s amazing where the time goes! Keep on going 🙂 #sundaystars

    • 8th February 2015 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you so much – i feel it’s such a special achievement. I am actually pleased to have found something I love (other than my family of course!!) xxxx

    • 8th February 2015 / 12:38 pm

      Awww – thank you so much! Can’t quite believe a whole year has gone by! xxx

  11. 8th February 2015 / 8:09 am

    Happy Blog Birthday huni! Woo hoo! I am so glad that through blogging I have met you 🙂 Here’s to another wonderful year xxx

    • 8th February 2015 / 12:58 pm

      Yay!!! I know – the feeling is mutual. Just can’t believe how fast the year has flown by! xxx

  12. 8th February 2015 / 7:42 am

    Yay, happy first birthday lovely lady. Ive enjoyed following your gorgeous families adventures and getting to know you. Here’s to the next year and hopefully a meet up! xx

  13. 8th February 2015 / 7:38 am

    Congratulations Steph and Happy Birthday! Reaching any blog birthday is quite an achievement. I don’t think anyone realises the amount of work that goes into a blog or how hard it can be to keep it going at times, so well done!

    It was my 3rd blogging birthday on Friday and I’ve made the huge decision to become a professional blogger after my blog really took off last year. My blog has brought me all kinds of opportunities i would never have dared to imagine and is now making really good money too, so it’s time to make the leap!

    Keep at it and best of luck with your blogging future. The blogging world really is your oyster so reach for the #sundaystars! 🙂


    • 8th February 2015 / 1:03 pm

      Katie – what a beautiful comment. I feel honoured – seriously! It really has been somewhat of an achievement to me – I love this new world I’ve discovered. But yes – it is also rather a hectic little world sometimes which like you say – no-one is aware of if they’re not in it themselves.
      How wonderful to have reached your 3rd blogging birthday – Huge congratulations to you too. It really does sound like you have had one hell of an amazing ride! Especially now that you are going to be a professional blogger. I would dearly love to do this – just not a clue really where to start, and with the full time office job also – there just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. Your blog is AMAZING and it’s clear to see why the whole world has fallen in love with it too. Steph xxxx

  14. 8th February 2015 / 7:01 am

    Happy Birthday to your blog!! You’ve don’t so much with it in a relatively short space of time. You must be so proud.



  15. 7th February 2015 / 10:03 pm

    Happy bloggy birthday!!

    You totally deserve that princess cake too! 🙂

    Here’s to many more years.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

  16. 7th February 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Happy belated Bloggy Birthday love!!!

  17. 7th February 2015 / 9:23 pm

    Happy blogiversary, Steph. Hope your second year is just as much fun as your first!

  18. 7th February 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday!! I actually thought you had been blogging a lot longer…

  19. 7th February 2015 / 2:48 pm

    Happy blog birthday lovely here’s to the next xx

  20. 7th February 2015 / 11:15 am

    Happy blog birrhday, darling Steph. I love your blog. Everything you’ve said here is so true. Blogging has made me look at myself and the world around me differently. Here’s to another amazing year. I love you #SundaysStars buddy. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  21. 7th February 2015 / 10:22 am

    Happy blog birthday lovely Steph, I love you and you blog you are amazing and can’t wait to see you again soon MWAW xxxx

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