I am aware various people over the last few months have awarded me blog awards of differing types. Thank you for thinking that I warrant some kind of award. But such things make me feel rather self-conscious, and have got me thinking about why I blog.
I see my blog as a record of our adventures, some of my musings and just as a lovely way to be able look back on our life. I could do this privately, but choose not to. Why? To be honest, I do not know. I guess it is "the thing to do" at the moment, and really, I would never get around to it if I was only doing it privately.
Blogging has helped me to see beauty and creativity in the normal aspects of life. Helped me to be content with what I have, as I value it all the more. I enjoy reading other people blogs that come across as honest, I guess just like I like people IRL who are honest, and not trying to make something bigger or better than it really is.
Half of me thinks I should pass the awards on, as intended, but then what if I offend someone. I will not pass them on, but would like to thank all of those people whose blogs I read for showing glimpses of their lives, and also a thank you to those who leave comments here. I guess it's as close as you can get to sitting in someones lounge chatting about what's going on in our lives. So here's a virtual cup of tea or coffee, and some homemade cake, whilst we all go about chatting about our lives.