A whole year of writing this blog has now passed and I'm amazed. In a way it feels like yesterday since I sat here and started writing my first post about the things in life that make me smile. After a couple of years of reading about other people's lives I wanted to start capturing the key moments of my life that made me happy.
A year on I think I've been managing that reasonably well, but still wish that I had so much more time to do even more with my life. It's just a shame that work has to get in the way!
When I look back through my archives it's great fun to remember all the things that I have got up to over the year. The recipes I've tried and the baking attempts too. When I look back at my basic knitting just twelve months ago I'm quite amazed at how far I've managed to get on the sock knitting front. I've also had some great fun outdoors, especially down at the local nature reserve. My bird watching skills have increased greatly – although I admit that I've still got a long way to go!
One thing that does amaze me though is how many books I've managed to read in the last year. Forty seven if my counting skills haven't let me down. Nearly one a week. No wonder I need so many books. But having just done a quick estimate as to how many unread book are on my shelf, including the ones my mother in law S passed on yesterday, then I may be busy for at least the next eighteen months. Just don't tell Mr C. A couple may more have sneaked into that number following a charity shop trip on Saturday as well. I didn't start off my blog intending to write about books. In fact, of my old English teacher from GCSE English knew I'm sure she'd fall off her chair laughing! At school I was always someone who preferred maths and physics to English. How things have changed.
One thing that I didn't realise when I started blogging was just how much people leaving comments would mean to me. I've had some great baking and book recommendations, and enjoyed hearing about people's trip to similar places, or their knitting and sewing experiences. Thank you so much. I hope those of you reading have enjoyed the first year of Being Mrs C and that you'll continue to pop into my life. There should be a few changes over the next few months, especially when we move house and finally gain the garden that we've been hoping for for so long. I can't promise just how regularly I'll manage to write, but I can promise that I'll continue to do so as blogging has in itself become one of those things that make me smile!