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Fad number 87: Blogging!

I’ve actually ventured along this route sometime in the not too distant past, when I was full of angst (I was a looong way past being a teenager however!) and wanted to vent. But like the little volcano I am, I erupted, dissipated, got lazy and got about as far as writing this, the ‘about’ section.

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So here I am again and if you haven’t quite figured it out, I’m a serial faddist (is that even a word? Let’s make it a word if it’s not!) Along with teaching (my actual job), I have embarked on sooo many different hobbies, (some lasting a day, a week, some revisited over time) that I’ve developed a reputation for ‘having fads’. And they’re all consuming, must have / do situations that I’m forever confident will turn into a lifelong love and passion, only to be replaced by the next new, more interesting activity that catches my attention. Perhaps I have magpie blood in my veins…

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This attempt WILL last longer than a week, but I can’t promise it will still be going in a month. I’ll likely have forgotten my password by then anyway πŸ˜‰Β  I’m here to write about anything that interests or irks me and share it with the world. Please note, I’ll never be an expert at anything, because quite clearly I lack the dedication, so any notice you take of anything I say is at your own risk!

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Welcome to Aloada Bobbins, where you’ll find my face full o’ fads! I do hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚

Much love,

Haylee x

UPDATE: What’s so special about 6th June 2016? Well, I’ve only gone and made it to a whole year, haven’t I?! And to celebrate, I made my very first VLOG! So if you want to know more about the Bobbins, click the link and have a gander!

As for the blog, has there been a post in the last week? There has? Good, then I’m obviously still on it like a car bonnet! πŸ˜‰

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    1. Welcome on board! Thanks for following – I’m pleased you like what you’ve read so far πŸ™‚ I love your facts on your about page – totally agree about IKEA being a guilty pleasure and your quotes on breakfast food!

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    1. That’s a fun way to connect with new bloggers – thanks for thinking mine was interesting enough to include! I’ll certainly pop along and check out your blog πŸ™‚

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      1. Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I don think we are “friends” in twitter πŸ˜€ I am not a huge twitterati and not sure if I tweet as much as I am supposed to πŸ˜€ Still learning. My handler is minaxi_vishnu and I would love to add you there.Actually I just followed you πŸ™‚

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      2. Hmm. I felt its so random πŸ˜€ Some rad people follow me and till now I have not found anyone who followed my blog through twitter πŸ˜› I just started 2 months back that is there too πŸ˜€ And maybe I don tweet as much as I should like the gurus say πŸ˜€ The social media pressure is too much don’t you feel ? I don promote my blog through FB much. And I don even have an Instagram account πŸ˜› Pressed for time. But I really want to get an Instagram account πŸ˜€ Ahh, so much to do :\

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      3. I only actively use Twitter (and a personal Facebook account sporadically). I have a Facebook page for the blog but it uploads automatically so don’t do anything else with it. I started Pinterest (never had Instagram) but there are far too many other ways I lose hours in a day so one social outlet will do for me!

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      4. So well-said Haylee πŸ˜€ The social outlets take away so much of our time :\ But I am so enamoured by the concept of Instagram (I am quite photo enthusiastic you see πŸ˜› ) and I want to join it. But I have been procrastinating it, dunno for good or bad πŸ™‚ Some day soon!

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  1. The Valar Baekaaris post brought me to your blog and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed most of your posts πŸ™‚ Clearly you have proved that this is not a fad and you are writing your way to awesomeness ❀ Congrats on that πŸ™‚ Glad to jump into your followers bandwagon and welcoming you to visit my little corner of the blogosphere as well πŸ™‚ Cheers and warmest wishes, Minaxi ❀

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    1. Thanks for the kind words of encouragement (and for following!) Following back – I see you’re fairly new to the blogosphere, so welcome! I’ll be back to read your posts properly, looking forward to hearing your views on Belgium – we visited Bruges a couple of years ago and thought it was marvellous!

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      1. Yes! 3 months old newbie πŸ˜€ Oh you had been to Bruges ? Wow. I have heard its an awesome place with pictureque canals and so romantic πŸ™‚ We could cover only Brussels this time. Europe is so amazing, that no time is good enough to cover the entire awesomeness. Unless you are staying there πŸ˜‰ I would love for you to have a longer stay at my blog and hope you enjoy my scribblings πŸ™‚

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      2. I have enjoyed your scribblings and look forward to more – and hopefully being able to load your Brussels adventure! Bruges is beautiful – we’re very fortunate to be in a part of the U.K. that allows us to hop on an overnight ferry to Belgium. We’d love to go back in summer as it was January when we went and it was so, so cold! Still didn’t stop us having a great time though. The streets are so quaint, plus, if you like beer and chocolate it’s the place to be!

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      3. You are indeed so lucky to have settled in the U.K. πŸ˜€ I am always jealous of people who get to live in Europe πŸ˜› And you said it right, its the place to be for chocolates, beer aaand not to forget their yummylicious waffles and frites πŸ˜€

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  2. Haylee– I just made your banana bread, but I cannot find the post. I want to tell everyone how fantastic it is, and my own modifications. Instead of half a cup total of additions, I did half cup of chocolate chips, half cup of currants, and half cup of walnuts. Mine was overkill, but tastes delicious. I have never used coconut oil or honey in B.B. and loved the subtle change in flavor. Let me know which post it was. I looked in food, but could not find it. Keep cooking!!! Carol

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    1. So pleased it’s turned out well Carol! I bet it tastes lovely with walnuts – if it wasn’t for Sam’s allergy I’d be adding those too! The post should be under food, but within ‘cakes and treats’. I’ve probably tagged it wrong. Let me know if you still can’t find it and I’ll have a look when I’m at my laptop πŸ™‚

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  3. Good morning my little Haylee. I’m nominating you for the Room 101 Award. I’ll be writing a post with the rules and stuff later. I’m procrastinating but I’m dying to see what things you would banish to Room 101! Hugs. Cathe

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    1. Thank you, that’s an interesting one! I’ll look forward to reading the post and finding out more. Meanwhile, I’ll get my grumpy head on and think of things to dispose of!

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    1. Thanks Eric, I appreciate that πŸ™‚ I think I’ve passed the point of no return regarding blogging – it’s become ingrained in my daily routine now, even if I’m not posting as much!

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      1. Ooh, jealous! Always wanted to but I’ve never got round to it so far. I hope you enjoy and no clay goes flying off the wheel into someone!! πŸ™‚

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  4. I just read your “about”, and my reaction was, who is this person, she seems to be talking about myself!!! Can she be a younger me? I am a retired teacher, and my entire life I have gone through so many fads, from sumi ink drawing to perfecting pies. I really like your style, your writing, your photos.

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    1. Thank you so much, what lovely comments! I wonder if it has something to do with being a teacher, the fad thing? Several other bloggers I know were once teachers and they have very varied interests. Perhaps that’s what appeals about the job – no two days every being the same. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I actually thought it was selected as I went through all the appearance stuff when I set it up. But now I’ve checked it, I didn’t actually realise the likes etc would show in this way! Changed it now πŸ™‚

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  5. Hey found you from the Meet and Greet! Glad I did and looking forward to reading more πŸ™‚ I agree the about pages are hard, but yours looks great! πŸ™‚
    I invite you to follow my blogging journey with me πŸ™‚

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    1. Hi, thanks for stopping by! I’ve just had a look and followed πŸ™‚ You have some interesting posts and we have something in common with the sign language – I studied it when I used to be a nanny and nursery nurse. Always a good skill to have!

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      1. Thank you so much for following and really hope you enjoy this blogging journey with me!

        Wow really? That is so great! I was taking online free courses with Bill Vicars Life prints and now I am taking online courses with SigningOnline and then applied for a scholarship with Gallaudet University :)) It is a great skill to have and hope it helps many!

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      1. I’m sure I will πŸ™‚ I’ve had a quick look but will be back for a proper look tomorrow when I return from holiday and can catch up with blogs on something other than a mobile screen!!

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