At the beginning of July 2012, I wrote and published my first ‘welcome’ post on my blog, advertising what I would be writing about in a couple of weeks time.
I had been considering writing a blog for a while, but it was Tony Wadsworth, from Radio Leicester, that gave me the ‘push’ I needed to actually start writing and he has supported me ever since. So thank you Tony for your continued support.
I always loved reading blogs but I just couldn’t find a ‘simple living’ blog in the UK that included the things I was interested in. I decided I would write about how we live in an ordinary street, in a 1930’s semi-detached house in Leicester, UK and how I grow organic fruit and vegetables on my four allotment plots.
Over the last year I have also written how I cook from scratch, make bread, jams, pickles, chutneys and apple juice, etc. and also how I clean the old fashioned way using vinegar, lemon juice and bi-carb.
I learnt my frugal, thrifty ways through necessity and the desire to make sure my family did not feel deprived in anyway and I really wanted to share this information with others, in the hope that in a small way it would help people in a similar situation.
My very first post was published on the 23rd July 2012 and was titled ‘Organic Tomatoes and Comfrey Tea’. Since then I have written nearly two hundred posts and amazingly I have had over 69,000 ‘hits’ from all over the world. I really never thought that people would be interested in what I write, so I am really pleased and humbled by this.
Slowly over the year, people have also begun to leave comments on my blog and I love this part of blogging the most. I have noticed that some of my readers have even started to reply to each other via their own comments, which is absolutely wonderful. I now regularly have new people reading and commenting on my blog for the first time and I am always so pleased to hear from them. I also have my loyal supporters that have been commenting for a long time and I am so very grateful to you, for your continued support.
As it’s the start of my daughters school summer holidays, I have decided to take a couple of weeks off from blogging, so I can spend some quality time with my family, though I will be still be around to read and reply to your comments.
In the mean time I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ for reading my blog and your continued support and I am leaving you with a slideshow of my allotment at the moment. I hope you enjoy it.
I will be back in two weeks’ time, on Monday 5th August.