Sunday, 17 February 2008
It's been a funny week. The weather has been wonderful but I've been feeling glum. Not sure why, it may have been a virus, it may have something to do with the fact that I hadn't had a decent night's sleep for over a week, whatever it was I couldn't shake off an overwhelming tiredness that was making me feel low. As much the sun was shining and the skies were blue I couldn't settle on anything and felt as if I was on the brink of tears most days. Thankfully I slept well last night and am feeling better this morning, apologies to anybody who has left a comment and I haven't responded. I will catch up. The very lovely michele provided me with the perfect pick-me-up. She had tagged me the week before to choose five posts from my blog to share with you again. Although I didn't have the energy to post this earlier, the actual reading through the blog from start to finish has really cheered me up. If anybody reading this is thinking about starting to blog, I can only say that this blog has proved to me the best record of events, thoughts and memories that I could have wished for. Looking back has been like reliving the past year, little things that I probably would have forgotten have brought smiles to my face and made my family laugh out loud. So thanks Michele, I'm feeling much better.
The rules of the tag are as follows:
Archive Meme Instructions: Go back through your archives and post the links to your five favorite blog posts that you’ve written. … but there is a catch: Link 1 must be about family. Link 2 must be about friends. Link 3 must be about yourself, who you are… what you’re all about. Link 4 must be about something you love. Link 5 can be anything you choose. I think this is a great way to circulate some of the great older posts everyone had written, return to a few great places in our memories and also learn a little something about ourselves and each other that we may not know. Post your five links and then tag five other people. At least TWO of the people you tag must be *newer acquaintances so that you get to know each other better….and don’t forget to read the archive posts and leave comments!
(if you click on the words in purple, the correct post should come up)
My family - I'm cheating here, 2 posts.
One for each daughter - big sister
M chose these two posts and they sum up our girls.
My friends - well I've chose my blogging friends for this one. Writing a blog can be wonderful and a large part of it is down to the kindness, humour and generosity of all of you who read it and take time to comment.
- this is a tricky one.
I don't like writing about me and am happier talking about other things. This post has me revealing a bit more and sharing one of my favourite weekends in the year.
Something I love - my garden has to be one of my favourite places and gardening one of my favourite things. Wherever I've lived, no matter how small the garden, I've loved planting and digging and picking. This post describes perhaps a bit of my rather casual approach to my gardening!
My own choice - this day had to be one of my favourites last year. Pure fun and family from start to finish, you can't ask for anything more.
I have deliberately chosen posts from the first six months of blogging, so that newer readers can have the chance to read some of the earlier posts. Hope you've enjoyed them, it was great having an excuse to go back and read them.
And now I must tag some people.
The first three are bloggers who commented on my earliest posts and who have shared their year with me too:
and the remaining two to be tagged, are:
Please don't feel obliged to do the tag, it is fun though. Hope you haven't minded being dragged through the archives with me!