Knowing me, knowing you…..aha!

Name that well known Abba song!

Finally, here are the results of the Welcome To My World Survey. Thanks to the 49 who took part, and the winner of the giveaway, chosen at random, is Leanne, a local gal. This funny tea towel will be on it’s way to you.


I found it a bit tricky to photograph, but hopefully you can get the gist of it.


The Male and Female Characters



He Makes Coffee…….


She Makes Coffee….

As only 1 male reader completed the survey, hopefully the other 97.7% of you will enjoy the humour! My husband rolled his eyes when he saw it – but it made me chuckle.

By the way a tea towel is for drying dishes – this term seemed to cause some confusion for some of you…I assume you call it something else, or maybe you have someone else to dry your dishes!

So back to the results – based on those who replied, if you are a typical reader of my blog chances are that you are

  • female
  • aged 26 – 35
  • you have kids, mostly likely at least one under 5
  • you visit my blog weekly
  • you live in America or Canada
  • you visit my blog for my everyday ramblings
  • you most love my photos
  • you often comment
  • you don’t mind the ads on my blog!


So, is this YOU? I would love to know ๐Ÿ™‚

A few interesting topics were raised in the comments section

  • Many of you like hearing about life in a different country – if there is anything you would like to know…ask away….
  • some read my blog primarily to follow George (the cat)! – He is doing well, thanks for asking!
  • Some found the ads above the main posts distracting – THEY HAVE GONE ๐Ÿ™‚ However 84% of you don’t mind or even like the ads, so the rest will stay. They are for products I love, and I can assure you I am not getting rich from them!
  • Some wanted my full posts to appear in the feed readers….pleased to report I have finally got this to work!
  • Some of you would love to hear my accent
  • Some would love to visit Ireland
  • One of you will be doing BOTH of these within the next WEEK – yes, meeting up with a bloggy reader for lunch in Belfast! Can’t wait.

This week I was chosen to be featured on Traveling the Blogosphere – I would love you to check it out HERE. Thanks.



Finally, as promised, a few more photos of my daughter and her first day at Grammar School. I am pleased to report it went really well.

Another big day on Tuesday as our youngest will start his first day of Primary School. He is only staying for an hour though, so don’t reckon I will manage to get too much done before it is time to collect him again!

So, any firsts happening in your world this week? Do share.

17 thoughts on “Knowing me, knowing you…..aha!”

  1. I have decided that I want to hear your accent too!!! Can you make this happen oh wise one?? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love all that you do…

    Blessings-
    Amada

  2. Yep, I’m your average reader! And I have a first happening this week! This will be the first week ever I’m attempting a menu plan for the week. No doubt, I’ll blog about it!

  3. I fit your average “reader criteria” except I don’t have children! You have a lovely blog and you are one of two ladies from Ireland that I visit. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Look forward to reading more!

    Kelli
    Grand Bay, Alabama

  4. I think even my husband will appreciate the tea towel, he likes a good joke and is finally starting to understand that “but you didn’t tell me to” is not a good excuse for not doing the dishes:) Apart from the fact that I live in Ireland, I am your perfectly average reader too:)

  5. Wow! What wonderful photos! I fit your reader criteria too — except I haven’t been here before. I’m bookmarking now! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. hi janmary! i can’t believe i missed your survey!!! that tea towel is really funny!! i like it! hehehe. so now i know that the towel used to dry the dishes is called a tea towel…honestly i don’t know! i do have one but i call it a towel..hahaha. anyway… have a nice week ahead! my kids will start school on thursday.

  7. bentonflocke

    great point – but only some are applying to me – although Iยดm visiting your blog (almost always) daily

    Beautiful shots of your daughter – glad, it went well with the Grammar school

  8. Jordan (MamaBlogga)

    Hm . . . I should have questions about Ireland springing from my fingers now, since I’ve been writing a series of novels with an Irish heroine. . . . Maybe I’ll have to email you!

  9. Creative Junkie

    Love me some ABBA!

    One day, I would simply love to say to someone “I’m sorry, I can’t. I’m lunching with JanMary in Belfast on that day. Maybe another time.”

  10. One of my favorite things about stopping by is hearing/seeing what life is like in Ireland.

    I love your sweet personality too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. You are one BUSY blogging Mama, you are! I’m sipping a LARGE cuppa chai my sister gave me and just taking a day out. Its been steady company at my house and expecting more – right through September! so enjoying every moment. Hope to update my blog when I am able but not sweating it.

    I am OLDER than your average blog reader, but DO come from Canada etc. I find your survey findings very interesting!

    Ok, new questions about Ireland. Etiquette in your part of the world. Can you give us a brief overview of polite things we as visitors to your country might not know to do/not to do?

    I know, I am a pest.

    I’ll be back round for another cuppa soon. Love the pics of your dd! She looks quite polished.

  12. Looks like I share some common ground with your average reader. I’m from America, with two year old, like your photos, and don’t mind the ads! Glad to hear your daughter had a good first day!

  13. congrats on your Blogosphere spotlight today! What a great site, you have a lovely family there! x

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