Rediscovering the 'Me' in 'Mumeeeeeee'

'I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways'. (Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management, 1861)

March 10, 2010

Happy Blogday To Me!

I can't quite believe that my blog is one year old today! It was exactly 365 days ago that I figured out how to set the blog up and then find the courage to post something. I hesitated for ages before finally hitting 'Publish' on my first post. I'm not quite sure what I expected - a public flogging for my opinions on life as a Stay At Home Mum or a deluge of congratulatory comments at the sheer brilliance of my writing. Neither happened! In fact, it was a good couple of months before anyone else really noticed my blog.

Since then, I've written 96 posts - 97 when this gets published - and so much has happened in both my personal and blogging life. It's been an amazingly 'different' 365 days and I'm thrilled to have come this far on both counts.

Without going too 'Oscar-ish' on you all, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank everyone who follows me, comments regularly or who has ever read Hot Cross Mum. Also, thanks to the British Mummy Bloggers network for expanding my blogging horizons and to Beth Morrissey at Hell Or High Water and Inkwell Writers for getting me started in the first place and, of course, thanks to my fabulous, gorgeous boys who fill my head with stories every single day.


To help celebrate this mini milestone, the nice people at Reebok are giving one of my readers the opportunity to get their hands on a pair of EasyTone trainers and Reebok training bag containing training pants, vest, windcheater and pedometer. If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning this 'get fit kit', just leave a comment below. The winner will be selected at random within the next few days.


So, I shall leave it at that and simply say that Hot Cross Mum has had a blast the last year and is looking forward to the next 365 days - and beyond. Now, I must dash. I have a candle to blow out and several piles of washing to attend to. A lot has changed in the last year - some things will always stay the same!
This competition is now closed. The delighted winner of the Reebok trainers and training gear is Not Such a Yummy Mummy. Many congrats!

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31 comments:

  1. Well, many happy returns of the day! What a milestone... and, like the Queen, you get to celebrate all over again - this time when your post-count hits three figures!

    Wonder if HM has a blog...

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  2. Happy Blogday! I've throughly enjoyed reading your posts over the last year.

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  3. Congratulations !
    Hi have nominated you for an award, check out my blog !

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  4. Happy Blogiversary! It's been great to read you, I've really enjoyed it!

    I'd love a chance to win the get fit kit too. Once upon a time I ran a marathon (two actually). Now I don't even own a pair of trainers. Things have to change...

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  5. Happy Blogday!!

    (ps I don't need to be entered thank you, I'm getting a pair x )

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  6. Happy Bloggoversary HCM! Here's to another fabulous year :) x

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  7. Well done and happy blogday:) Jen.

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  8. Well Happy Blogday to you...pile of washing and all x

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  9. Happy bloggybirthday! Congratulations!

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  10. Happy Blogday!Hope you are having a celebratory day! ;0)

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  11. Well I just had to leave a comment which is singing 'Happy Birthday to You' Hot Cross Mum. I think it is correct to say that I was there at the conception! Off to see how old I am now! Although I am on my second incarnation!

    Happy oneth birthday... keep on posting and writing and achieving success.

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  12. Happy 1st blogday - a good excuse for lots of cake!

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  13. Ooh Ooh, you just made me look up my Happy Blogday, and it's tomorrow. I am off to write a gift list.
    Oops I forgot. Happy Blogday.

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  14. Yay you! Congratulations!!!

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  15. Happy Blogiversary - I don't often comment, but I'm here reading and look forward to more in the coming year!

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  16. Congratulations on the blog birthday :P

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  17. Congratulations on reaching one! Its always a lovely to read your posts, here's to the next 12months...

    Lx

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  18. Wow! Your blog is a great read and a reminder of how frustratingly wonderful motherhood can be :)

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  19. Congratulations looking forward to reading what you have lined up for us for the next 12 months x

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  20. Congratulations HCM, and thanks for the inspiration to start my own blog!

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  21. Congratulations for reaching this auspicious milestone. In other words Happy Birthday. Your blog is always entertaining.

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  22. Happy Blogday! And congrats on all that you've accomplished this past year!

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  23. Happy Blogday!! I love your blog and always look forward to reading your posts. Congrats on a great year.

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  24. wow - wouldn't have guessed you've only been blogging for a year. you've got a great following. congrats and happy returns!! bwb. x

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  25. Happy Blog Day! Amazing how fast it goes, isn't it?!

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  26. Many congrats - hope you got your pile of washing done too!!

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  27. Congratulations on your blog-versary !

    Oh I'd love to be in with the chance to win the kit - I'm hoping my tummy muscles will be back together enough at my next physio appointment that I'm cleared to start running again

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  28. Thank you to everyone above who left such lovely comments and congratulations. I didn't realise this 1 year milestone would mean so much to me! Also congratulations to Not Such a Yummy Mummy for winning the training kit!

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