New lessons, old memories and feeling social

It’s Tuesday, and time to share those lessons learned :

  • enjoy more gorgeous flowers and visits from friends, and thanks everyone, I’m feeling much better now (following the surgery)ย 

  • don’t be surprised if the double glazing salesman looks more than a little nervous when you come to the door after your 6 year old has just told him “Mummy got her throat sliced” (from the surgery)
  • be very surprised to manage almost a week without chocolate, despite your husband inadvertently buying a very delicious looking and smelling chocolate browning pudding from Marks & Spencers
  • be “glad” when your teenage daughter (who is also giving up chocolate for lent) reminds you of this just as you are about to taste aforementioned pudding
  • enjoy looking through and sharing old photos with family and friends through the wonderful world of Facebook

  • be amazed that we ever survived car journeys, as this is how we travelled in the days before seat belts and car seats in the back of a car

  • looking forward to St Patrick’s Day, to share what we do (and mostly don’t do) here to celebrate – remember to join in HERE, and share, as you could win a prize ๐Ÿ™‚

  • since starting this post, I have just had a visit from church who brought me the flowers that were at the front of church for the service this week – you know you must have been ill to get the flower arrangement from church! They are gorgeous and it was lovely to receive them.

Finally, I’ve committed to attending two upcoming events where I will know no-one, so definitely out of my comfort zone.

The first is the Ladies Tea Party which is a pre-party for the Irish Blog Awards 2011 which is being held in Belfast this year. I’m not attending the Awards ceremony, just the party beforehand, but it will be a chance to meet some more bloggers on this island of Ireland. Imagine – a room full of people who all “get” blogging!ย 

If you are a blogger, female, and able to be in Belfast on Saturday @5pm, there are still tickets left, it would be great to see you there.

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  1. Love all the photos! and your comment about getting the flowers from church – you should be nervous!
    Enjoy the Blog awards – sounds like fun

  2. Cute pictures and very pretty flowers! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Sending get well wishes from the domestic fringe.

  3. More beautiful flowers! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun at the bloggy party. That sounds like fun. I’m sure you’ll make so many new friends.

  4. I know the feeling of no chocolate, biscuits, desserts etc – the other five weeks should be easier! have you been reading Brian’s Blog?

  5. so glad your feeling better –
    please share any new Irish bloggers you meet –
    what a great opportunity!!
    What are you doing tomorrow?

  6. Love the photos & the flowers. Don’t know what that says about me as I received the flowers from Church last week!!

  7. I can’t wait until we start seeing flowers around here. Right now, it’s gray and dismal and muddy. UGH.

    And a week without chocolate? If I ever meet you in person, I’m pinning a ginormous medal to your chest.

  8. I had to smile at the comment “Mommy had her throat sliced”! Kids! ๐Ÿ™‚
    When you wondered how we survived car trips before seatbelts/car seats/ ect. it brought back memories. I can remember being about 5 years old…laying on the front seat with my head on my mom’s lap as she drove. Not a seatbelt in sight! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m glad I found you from Julie’s blog….What I Learned This Week. Great post and pictures!

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