I’ve been away a looong time…again…

I seem to make dropping off the radar a habit!

I’ve not been blogging for over a year now, and to be honest it’s been a difficult year.

On the up side, I had my gorgeous baby girl in November 2017, and she’s an absolute delight. It’s been difficult getting used to being a parent, and I don’t think I’m particularly a natural when it comes to this, so a lot of my time has been spent trying to work out how I do this parenting malarky while still keeping a sense of myself.

On the downside, my Mum got sick. When baby was 6 weeks old, my Mum was diagnosed with non-hodkin lymphoma. She spent 6 months receiving treatment, which was intense, gruelling and made her feel sicker than she’s ever felt in her life.

But she responded well to treatment and chemotherapy is now over – she still has to have injections every 8 weeks but she’s doing well. My whole family is so grateful for our NHS, without which I doubt my Mum would have come this far.

So these 2 events have made the last year a tough one. I suffer with anxiety at the best of times, but I’ve basically been in overdrive since January. I fret about everything and can’t seem to calm down.

But if anything, it’s just made me eager to get back into blogging, something I really enjoy and want to get better at.

There’s so much wrong with the world right now, I’m going to try and focus more on the social and political topics that interest (and enrage) me. But I will of course be looking at the power of books in relation to these topics, and they’ll be room for some fun stuff too 🙂

So watch this space – now I’ve got the explanations out of the way, there’ll be more blog posts to follow, I promise!

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