And just like that it’s November. Mum and Dad birthdays out the way, now it’s the kids’ birthday month. Still trying to get to grips with how busy this year has been. I’ve had an awful relationship with my blog all year, even though I’m my own biggest fan. This blog is my baby that I have nurtured and grew over the years, but then a real baby No2 came along and something’s had to give in, to be put on hold. Sleep? For sure… What is sleep anyway? By the time it’s Leon’s bed time I’m so done in, I can hardly keep my eyes open, never mind sit down for some creative writing. This post for example was started and stopped so many times I’ve lost count. With the increase of work focused on Instagram only, my blog has taken a back seat. I miss my little creative corner, I miss writing and sharing my photography, but this was necessary and it’s ok. No need to compare myself to mums with three kids who blog and vlog 5 times a week. No need to compare myself and my children to other who sleep through all night every night. Our circumstances are our circumstances and if my blog had to suffer a little bit because my focus has been on the family then that’s ok. So many wonderful things happened this year that I’m proud of like me supporting my partner who needed time to focus on his work and himself. He’d spent years helping me grow and support my work / blog – it’s only fair we return the favour. It’s all good. I’m excited for what’s to come. I’m excited to continue my “blogging and …” series on LAFOTKA and so many other wonderful creations to share on here. For you (those who keep coming back in the hope that I’ve posted something), for me, for my kids. I’m excited.