I could never edit for Peter Jackson…

I could never edit for Peter Jackson…

Well it’s here… the VLOG!

Whose bright idea was it to do this? Oh yes, that would be me…

Hmmm. I wanted it to be ready before now but, well, here’s a few things I’ve learned about me vlogging:

  • I talk too much.
  • I talk too fast.
  • I say ‘SO’ a lot.
  •  And ‘Erm’…
  • I look at my face rather than the camera.
  • I probably shouldn’t have balanced the camera on a cushion.
  • Usable footage is about 1/5 of what was filmed.
  • Editing is a nightmare.
  • My hair annoys me…
  • …but not as much as technology!

It’s also too long in my opinion – I’ll totally understand if you don’t have time to watch it – but I didn’t want to leave any questions out and like I said, I waffle! Maybe I should have split it across a trilogy and released an episode a year…

I still had fun doing it though and the main reason for it was to say thanks to you lot for reading / commenting and basically sticking around and making me feel it’s all worthwhile. 🙂

Therefore, here’s a big list (in no particular order) of everyone who commented on the announcement posts, whether you asked a question or not – please go check each other out because you’re all awesome for many reasons (obviously… you read my stuff!)

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No crying here…

No crying here…

Nobody knows where my banner has gone,

But WordPress breaks all the tiiiiiiime.

Oh, why won’t they recognise,

Twelve months of writing onliiiiiine?

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It’s my party, ’cause my blog’s a whole YEAR OLD,

My blog’s a whole YEAR OLD,

ALOADA’S ONE YEAR OLD!

Thanks EVERYONE for reading my wooooorrrds!

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Announcing a future announcement… AGAIN!

Announcing a future announcement… AGAIN!

Just a quick reminder everyone – If you want to ask me a random question such as what my favourite childhood shoes were or which literary figure would I boast about the blog to, you’ll have to think of something else because they’ve been taken!! Don’t know what I’m on about? Well, what’s new! Read on… 😉

The reason for this ‘save the date’ type announcement is, well, would you believe it…Aloada Bobbins turns ONE YEAR OLD next month!! How on earth did I manage it?! 😀

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Naturally, I want to celebrate this minor achievement (which for my infinitely faddy tendencies is a major accomplishment!) but I was wondering what to do.

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Announcing a future announcement

Announcing a future announcement

Hey everyone. 🙂

So, this should have gone out yesterday but we had a bit of a family emergency when my G-Pa (i.e. grand daddy Bobbins) was taken into hospital suddenly. He’s okay (ish) but we’ve had a bit of a battle on with the NHS and whilst they are fabulous on the one hand, at the moment they clearly couldn’t organise a viral outbreak in a petri dish. But hey-ho.

Anywho, the reason for this ‘save the date’ type announcement is, well, would you believe it…Aloada Bobbins turns ONE YEAR OLD next month!! How on earth did I manage it?! 😀

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Naturally, I want to celebrate this minor achievement (which for my infinitely faddy tendencies is a major accomplishment!) but I was wondering what to do.

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I need a hole in my bucket, dear Liza!

I need a hole in my bucket, dear Liza!

Well, it’s finally here. The year I should probably stop wearing my hair in pigtails and think about growing up.

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Pfft! Like that’s going to happen!

However, I do have a significant birthday coming up in a few months, the sort that makes you want to reflect on your life and achievements so far. Let’s just say, it’s not my 21st. Or sadly even my 21 + 9th…

How it happened is beyond me. I mean, I’m fully versed in the planetary movements that cause the sun to rise and set each day, marking the passage of time but there’s still a large part of my brain that doesn’t really believe we’ve moved past about 1998!

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