Well, here we go. An “About Me” in 2022. What does that look like?
Still a Mum of 2.
Still a dog owner.
Still working out what I want my voice to be on here.
Still a bird who blogs, lives in Cambridge and, is a Mummy.
I thought about writing a round up of what’s happened in our lives since 2017/2018 when I last wrote an About Me. But actually, life is too short. So instead I’ll share where I and my family are now – and where we’re headed. This is still very much a personal space – there’s no SEO or bells and whistles. And as I want to get back to publishing on a more regular basis, it’s not going to be beautifully formatted either. Let’s see how we do…
We have moved to a new house. We’re still in the same village but an entirely different house. It’s been a B&B, a children’s nursery and all sorts of things over the years. It doesn’t have the period features of our old house and it’s not set back from the road, but the space is brilliant. We’ve knocked through several walls and redone the back of the house. It was featured in homes and garden magazine back in September 2021 cos yes, we is that fancy. There’s still a fair bit to do – the hallway, the entrance porch. But overall, there’s been so much progress.
The boys are now teenagers, so I’m restricted in what I can write about them on here. Lovely Bloke has done an incredible job on the house. He’d describe himself as long suffering at the hands of the rest of us. I’d describe myself as being outnumbered after 15 years of there always being more boys in house. And the dog is still feral. And yes, he’s a boy too. Family wise, we’re adapting to life without the original Captain Chaos – my Dad. He died in January 2018. We’ve all been working out what life looks like without him and are making new memories together.
When it comes to work stuff, I’m hashtag blessed. I work flexibly. I have an incredible role. The first year has passed so quickly. I love it. The people are so clever, kind, funny, thoughtful and supportive. Honestly, insert all the adjectives. It’s been a revelation. I’m still in marketing. And about to start some new qualifications and training in September 22, that will challenge and help me deliver even more value at work. It’s good to have the spring back in my step.
I don’t freelance any more. Whilst I don’t work quite full time, I’m not in the market for gigs. It’s flattering to be asked but I’m not available. Sorry about that. My day to day work takes most of my time – and I spend the rest of it jugging life and home stuff. The boys will be off on their own adventures before we know it and I worked full time regular hours and a night and weekend shifts for so many years when they were small, that I just don’t want to miss out on anything else.
What else shall I tell you about me?
I do not look like this photo below. This could be ten years old. I have more lines. I have gained more weight.
When I’m not working, I’m still swearing profusely.
I don’t know if it was my Dad dying, or turning 40. But I don’t tolerate what I used to. I appreciate that this is confusing to some people: I used to allow x. I do not allow it any more. End of. Some people don’t like it. That’s a shame.
I’ll think of more and come back to add it as and when…