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8 Dec 2008

post 1000 - celebratory giveaway

I started blogging in Sept 2005.
I was 34 years old.
I was younger and beautiful in the sense that when I look at myself now, at 37 (nigh on 38) I look older and non-descript. Today though, I do look rough.
Its amazing what a PC monitor can do to you (not counting what the radioactive waves do to your brain as you stare at the screen for 8 hours whilst trying to come up with a funny blog post now and again). Clearly this is not one of them.

I think I used to get 10 visitors a day back then but those were the days when counters may have counted 2 or 3 of the same people who came back to look twice. Maybe only one person read my blog ten times in one day - who knows. Maybe it was me checking out my blog in a gaze of gargantuan self satisfaction. Or the fact I was horrified at my own grammar, typos and punctuation. I found the spell check button a while back so I try and remember to use it. Which reminds me, somebody publicly announced that I spelt scrapbooker wrong but my spell check on this blogger makes me break it up to be scrap booker (with a space) - so blame blogger, not me.

When I started bloggin', I only did it because everyone else had just started bloggin' plus it was an excuse to take my mind off the work I did at the time, which did my swede in. And then, over time, I realised how invaluable it was/is when I jump back to any month I choose and recall stuff I would probably have forgotten. I also lost a batch of photos a while back and the only recollection of some of those events are ingrained on my blog. And that warrants the need to blog, if any excuse was needed. Not only that, actually - its the friends you make and the work that comes this way because of it ... that's special too. You can't fault the networking elements of blogging at all. Except when you get people camping outside in your garden and ringing the doorbell wondering when you are going to make your next post.

So here I am, typing my 1000th blog post but hardly anything spectacular happened this day. Well, nothing out of the ordinary really. I had a photoshoot on Sat which was fun. The kids were great (if not a sandwich short of a picnic) and all had their own story to tell in their eyes. I did a bit of crimbo shopping and then came home and we all went and walked the dog. It was a beautiful, bright wintry day.
Nippy of course but bright and dry. Our pooch simply loves being with the three of us on a walk and he never minds the distance considering he is 6 inches from the floor (9 if you go up to his head). Belle allowed me to take these amazing shots of her (eyes open, check it out!). She copes much better with indirect light which means a slower shutter speed and often blur....but still - EYES OPEN! If you are new and fancy reading 1000 worth of blog posts, you will know how rare the "eyes open" pictures appear. This girl is part reason why I blog and in time, I will collate all my medical related blog entries about her and submit them to my local MP to have a bloody field day with. I hope it makes his toes curl.

There are, and I do know and appreciate immensely, a great deal of regular readers here at this lil ole blog. I know some readers have shared my ups and downs with me and they have either chosen to support it or shrug it off. I love that people can choose to do either as I feel that when skies are grey it is for me to deal with myself and that I ought not to rely on your comments or thoughts. Although, I have to say, I do love some feedback and support but I will insert here, for the sake of being honest, there have been number of hurtful messages left on my blog too. You cant take them seriously when they are left anonymously or so you would think but they left a trail that feteful day and I do know who those people were so anonymity aside, it actually did hurt which meant they achieved their aim. Plus, as much as I hate to come across as negative at times - I really can't help it when stuff drags me down. I'd love to be able to shrug off those days when I feel like total poo, I really would, but I suffer heavily with my emotions and too often it gets too much. And Id be lying if I was totally fluffy, pink and perky with light and glitter surrounding my aurora, wouldn't I? Nobody leads a perfect life and my blog epitomises that.

Sometimes though there are things that happens in our lives that's not worth blogging about. Either because its too personal or too mundane or basically none of anyones business! However, the speculation that goes on when you don't say anything though does make me laugh at times. This has taught me that no matter if you are a good or a bad blogger - people will believe what they want to believe depending on the way they read it. By infusing a blog post with honesty and emotion, I can try and relay my thoughts as brutally honest as possible and go to bed knowing I have been true to myself - after all, its my blog and half the battle is convincing myself whether I have had a good day or not. LOL

Then there is the work that comes from blogging. Editors of magazines cruise MANY blogs you know (not just mine - yours too!) and from that comes design work. Then comes news reporters, television producers, scrapping manufacturers (but sadly not Hollywood directors or Hello Magazine, LOL). Im not kidding, I was approached this year to appear in a book about The Great British Public and I was selected for my blogging. I mean, you just cant orchestrate that. I was then was approached to provide artwork for a CD book by Rainbow discs and Jenny Cocks herself. Its now for sale on Amazon. Im about to launch my own product at Stitches and QVC too - again, down to the the crazy fact that I blog.

Of course there is the darker side of blogging and Im not going to steer from this paragraph because you know, its a hard reality check. It seems that no matter how true or sincere you try to be, people will read deeper into it and turn everything you say and do into a circus - Im sure you don't need me to spell out the website in which that takes place. I know these things happen in everyday life be it gossip in the office or bullying in a playground. Its hard to deal with but recently, and thanks to Traci, Rosie, Dyan, Liza and Kathy - positivity is restored when you are surrounded by people who make you believe in yourself. You see, their behaviour has bred my behaviour these past few weeks. What Im thinking now is - can you buy a negative behaviour deflector shield in Argos? I should like to invent those babies.

Anyway, as post 1000 is upon me there has to be some celebration of sorts. I figured if I gave away some of my stash purge-ness to some lucky commenter, it might come in handy as a pre-christmas treat. I have a number of untouched supplies that will whet your whistle and it doesn't matter if you are in the US or Oz or the moon.........everyone is welcome to have a go. All you have to do is ask me a question - any question you like (i'll answer them all if the list doesnt become ginormous) and the best one gets the booty.

PS: Tune in tomorrow where I have some lovely Christmas recipe and gift ideas. Im not exactly in the zone yet and this is the latest in December whereby we have NOT put the tree up. Unless I wrap the lights around Eddy and force him to sit still for hours a night in the corner of the lounge. None of us are feeling christmassy yet, I dont think I ever started to feel summery and that happened in May of all months. Ive bought a few little decs and as beautiful as they are, Im just not feeling it. Mark half dragged the tree stuff down yesterday and its not calling our name. Perhaps if I drag out the crimbo CD and have a little play, we might just feel a bean of festiviousness. Or we might hide under the sofa, huddle up and mutter (in unison) Ba Humbug.

88 comments:

Gayle said...

Hi Kirsty
I've lurked on your blog for ages, but only very recently started to comment...You are a very special lady, and many times you've had me in tears, but many more times you've made me WET myself laughing, and you inspire me greatly!!!
Now for the question...
I NEED to know....the job you always refer to as 'doing your swede in' What the hell was it???
It bugs the life out of me, whenever you mention it!!!
Here'e to the next thousand posts!!!
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

lauren said...

What is the most memorable thing a stranger has done for you?

Great post, BTW and congrats on blogging this long! WOW!

~Vicki~ said...

hi kirsty
huge congrats on your 1000th post, you are a super person and i'm so glad you blog, i really enjoy reading it!!
Anyway my question....... (it's a random one, because i like randomness)... what is your favourite song RIGHT now???
I hope that you continue blogging :D LONG LIVE BLOGGING (HEHE) XXX

Paul B said...

Love your blog - such a sincere writer - the ups & the downs.

My question? If someone was to grant you a lifetime subscription to any Non-Crafting (cos that would be an obvious answer) magazine what would you pluck for :)

Here's to the next post (small steps are more manageable than a whole 1000 haha)

Clair and Sharni said...

WOW Kirsty congrats on reaching 1000 posts - I've been reading your blog for the last year or so & love it..The emotion that comes across in your blog is like no other...I get great inspiration from you, not only with creating/crafting but with life too!!
Look forward to reading your next 1000 posts.

Ok here's my question to you.. Its a toughy & you have to promise to answer truthfully!! - How many pairs of shoes do you have??? :))))

xxx

Greta Adams said...

hey kirsty...
i was wondering if you were still going to do the cover for aleida's book?

Lisa Bird said...

Hi Kirsty, what a fab milestone! I have been reading for as long as i can remeber and you always make me smile!

My question .... imagine something terrible happened in the land of blogger and your blog was lost forever, a fairy grants you the wish to salvage one post from over the years... what post would it be?

Lisa xxx

Greta Adams said...

the book is 8x10 but it also has the flaps on the inside... email me gadams@biloxi.ms.us
instead of going back and forth through your blog...LOL

i couldn't find your email addy :(

joanne said...

I love love love reading your blog. I find it inspirational, hilarious, touching, honest, frank and sometimes sad. I reading your blog daily and through this I feel in some way that I know you. I can sort of relate to yoiur problems as I have a husband with MS he was diagnosed has having a mild form, but he is now in a wheelchair has a tremor on both arms and relies souly on me!(plus we have to boys 11 and 8) So i know where your are coming from with the medical world. Dad also in a wheelchair having been involved in a hit and run 11 years ago spent 2 months in a coma and 8 months in hospital don't even get me started with that NHS farce. So if only for my sake keep up your honest posts they really do touch people. Take care. Joanne Cooke.x

Sally said...

Hi Kirsty. I really enjoy reading your blog. I love your scrap style and I also love your writing style. I like your 'regional' accent which comes across in your writing and I also love your occasional malopropisms. lol. e.g. aurora. lol. its aura. You do this sometimes, which I find really endearing.

As a mum of a child with a rare illness myself who has faught for medications and faced mp's head on - I have real empathy with your continuing fight.
My question is this:
If (and I know this is a humungous 'if'), you could earn at least 100k per year for each of the following jobs (exact same wage for each) and you were offered each job, which would you choose:

a. Professional photographer
b. Magazine Editor (scrapbooking of course).
c. Design Team participant
d. Own a bricks & morter Craft Shop.
e. Marketing/Advertising executive for your favourite scrapbook manufacturer.
f. Buyer for fave manufacturer.
g. Designer/demonstrator. travelling worldwide (female Tim Holtz type job).
h. Own an internet scrapbooking site.

Shannon Hager said...

Wow, 1000 posts!! Congrats! I love reading your blog!

Here is my question . . . What is your all time favorite scrappy project you have made?

Maria said...

Wow 1000 posts!!!

Oakey doakey, one question ....... If you could be invisible for one day where you go and what would you do?

Here's to the next 1000

angie's blogspot said...

Hi kirsty, love the pics of belle, her lips are to die for all rose- buddy and oh how she looks like Mark, I am soooooooooo in awe of you and everything you achieve!
My question to you is HOW DO YOU MANAGE TO DO EVERYTHING? There just isn't enough hours in the day for what I want to do lol,!

Anonymous said...

joanne again for got to leave question(dOH!!!!!) If you could fulfil one ambition before you are 40 what would it be??????

IkeaGoddess said...

1000 posts, I'm impressed and hoping for thousands more. Thanks for taking us along on your life's journey.
Now about the question: What was the first concert you ever went to?

Amelie said...

what is your one wish for belle more than anything?
xxx

Angela W said...

Thanks you so much for your blogs! I just started reading them a few months ago, but I read everytime you post now. Maybe I will get a chance to go back and read the past posts! You are such a wonderful and beautiful person!
I would love to win the booty but not sure I have the "best" question! My question is what 1 thing would you want the most at this moment; be it for you, Belle, whomever??? Congrats on the posts and keep them coming at us!!

Jozza said...

Congrats! 1000 posts - wowzers!!!

I love your blog - it's the one I check every day without fail. You talk straight from the hip and I loiks it! I love the way you talk about so many aspects of your life and wonder why I fail miserably to be a chatty blogger. I guess I just ain't interesting :o)

I would like to ask you this....

You are doing so well on your health kick and seem to have the weight dropping off you. Do you think it is possible to get the weight off and keep it off? It's just that I have yo-yo'd for years and am starting to think gastric band is the only answer *sob* You are doing so well I feel inspired - but I always put the weight back on again (plus another 10lbs)

xxx

The Cardfairy said...

Hi Kirsty, I too have been reading your blog for a long time now, but haven't been confident enough to comment!
I just wanted to say I admire you on all levels,you rock girl! You and your family are such a tight unit, your love and light shines through in all you blog. I work one to one with children who have varying special needs so I have a small idea of where you are coming from. Do you realise what an inspiration you are? No????? thought not LOL!
Anyhow, Ive tried to think of a witty sparkling, scintillating question to ask - you know one of those blinders that people think WOW why didnt I think of that, but Im brain dead so you will just have to have...............IF you could be anyone in power who would you be and what would you do with that power?
Time for a lie down in a dark place now I think ! (me that is, not you lol )
Take care of you and yours and hope you dont mind me posting.
Susie
The Cardfairy

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post! Long may it continue. :)

Denise said...

1000 posts! Congratulations...I am in awe. I think I have 80 posts, so I have logn way to go. Beautiful photos! I am so happy that you got eye open ones!

Heather said...

Congrats on 1000 posts xx

My question....what do you fancy for Crimble?

Tracey said...

1000 posts - congrats to you!! I love your blog!!

My question is - "If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?"

Deborah said...

Hi Kirsty,
Great blog. Do occasionally drop you a line but read your daily news avidly.
My question is-If you were on a desert island which three things would you wish to take with you?
Merry Christmas to you and yours
Deborah

Jen said...

HUGS Kirsty. I'm sorry that people can be so horrid. I know the blog you are talking about, but I NEVER go there. I did once and it made me feel physically sick. Now I just try and pity the poor girls who feel the need to go on there and say nasty things about people (or on any blog for that matter). You don't need their negativity and I hope you just delete any nasty comments you get without taking it personally. They are soooo not worth it. Anyway, love all your blog posts, and I'm sorry I still haven't made it up to the frozen North to see you. So my question is: Parlez-vous français?? LOL!! Love ya xxx

Deanne said...

1000 posts - you blogger you :)

erm questions questions honey -
'Imagine for a moment that your not ticklish and dont find jokes funny! What REALLY makes YOU laugh?'

Hugs always xxx

Kate said...

Wow 1000 posts well done.
I love popping by your blog so my question for you is whose blog do you just HAVE to stop by???

Brodders said...

Well Kirsty I would like to know how did you get your sofa's in your front room ????

Kristii said...

Hi Kirsty-Congrats on your 1000th post! I can't believe anyone would say anything hurtful to you! It is so wrong. I want to leave you a bit of sunshine and a smile today :)

Darcy said...

wow 1000, really???

I am so slack in the blogging dept, I don't know how you do it.

My question, do you dream? do you have a special place you go to, you know in that moment just before being awake, while you are still snuggled and sleeping. The place you go where everything is possible. Tell me about your safe/special dream place.


Oh by the way, you know the hair.....it is now bright, and I do mean BRIGHT cerise pink. I don't do pink, so it may have to be 'altered' again.

big luffs.

pigglet said...

i have been reading your blog for a very long time, and i was so lucky that you choose to use some piccys of my kids on a christmas lo that made it on to the cover of a magazine, i have never been quite so amazed at anyones work, you spoiled us, no one else quiet compares.it is also through this blog that my family got into geocaching. so a question ehh where is your dream holiday destination and would you go geocaching while you were there??

Katy said...

Hi Kirsty, im doing my blog rounds that are all listed in my favs :D

I have a question for you, whats on your christmas wish list?

Have a loely christmas hun to you and all the family.

Much Love Katy xxxx

Lynn (Ellesea) said...

Struggling to come up with anything serious at 1am in the morning so...
In a ideal world without diets/fitness regimes, do Jaffa Cakes still hit the spot, or is there another variety of yumminess that gets the creative juices flowing or you can recommend?
Congratulations:)
Lynn in Norway:-)

*Paula* said...

Wow, 1000 posts! Now that is impressive! Congrats! And a question...um...what did you want to be when you grew up?

Max said...

Wow Kirsty 1000 posts!!
I'm another devotee of your blog who doesn't often pluck up the courage to crawl out of the woodwork and post a comment but couldn't slip away without acknowledging your achievement.

Q: What do you feel is your greatest achievement so far?

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

olga9999 said...

Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I'm really envious that you have gotten so far and I can barely manage to write a couple of posts in my blog.
To be honest I would give that much notice to some comments, as they are most likely being driven by envy (bad envy).
Coming back to more happy issues, and as a question, how do you manage to write so regularly in your blog and having been writing in the blog for 3 years?

I wonder if one day I might reach the same milestone.

Congrats, take care and best wishes :)

PS If you finally decide to "adorn" Eddy with some Christmas lights, even if it's just for a minute, please, please post the photo in the blog.

KirstyB said...

Happy Bloggiversary, Kirsty!! :) My question for you is...over or under...which way do you hang the toilet paper?? LOL In all seriousness though...my real question...what are your scrapping goals for 2009??

sharon said...

I have no words of wisdom..(other than what's already been said), I couldn't even think of a witty or exciting question...instead, I have come up with an answer,something that rings through my ears when I'm feeling low ...............................................................There's no place like home :)x

Erin-Joi said...

Congrats on 1000 posts! Gotta be cheaper than therapy!

By the way, what does Eddie think of the Christmas tree? Our cats go nuts when it comes out.
Erin-Joi

Sandra aka nachtschwinge said...

Congrats to 1000 posts!! Wow! (I'm still getting to do my 100th *lol*)

My question is: What is the most important and most precious thing in your opinion you've learned from Belle?

nightwolflayouts said...

Congrats on 1000 posts hun!! I love reading ur blog and u r an inspiration to us all :)
My question - what's your favourite Christmas memory?
Have a great day!

Cass said...

Congrats on your 1000th post! :)

My question is a simple one: What item do you treasure the most (not including people)?

Jenni Hamilton said...

Hi Kirsty
I visit daily and have found you so inspiring, not only have you encouraged me to start scrapbooking, I've now started a crop which meets twice a month and have even started my own blog recently, all things I would never have done if I hadn't found your blog! Congratulations on reaching your 1000th post and my question is how are you ever going to choose the best from all of these fantastic questions? And where will you find time to answer them?!!
Jenni x

Anonymous said...

Hi Kirsty,

I've been reading for a little while and love your blog, the way you write is as inspiring as your scrapping.

I have no idea of who/where all the hurtful comments came from but hope those anonymous 'people' have crawled back under their stones! (and that was the polite version - lol!)

Your Belle is just gorgeous and with you as her Mummy she has a beautiful life ahead of her.

I have a son with special needs (Autism) and the only way I get through each day (of what is usually just all that mundane stuff!) is with his smile etched on my heart.......mmmm very slushy but that is how it is.

My question is quite simply and quite random!.......mayo or ketchup with chips?!?!?!
:-)

Happy 1000th

Love Kat x

Belinda said...

Hi Kirsty - I can only echo what others have said about how you are inspirational, your honesty and emotion, bring me to tears frequently, you also make me think about how blessed I am. All in all I couldn't imagine not having your posts to read so please continue for at least another 1,000 xx
My question is inspired by a book I've seen, suggesting telling a story in just 6 words, it was something Ernest Hemingway was challenged to do- his story "For sale-baby shoes-never used!' How would you tell your story in just 6 words?
Belinda x

God's Rock Angel said...

If a complete stranger could do one thing that would make your day - what would it be and why?

Or is that two questions????

Jo said...

well my darling, you have lots of questions already, so I'm not going to ask you one..

However, I would just like to say congrats on your 1000th post.. here's to the next trillion.

I love your blog, so much from the heart.. it's great!

Keep up the good work honey..
Love n hugs.
Jo xx

Cath said...

Congrats Kirsty

Here's to the next 1000

Rosie (Freycob) said...

1000 posts? My gawd girl, you talk far too much!!! lmfao

I love reading your blog posts. I love listening to you on the phone when we talk, your emails too! I'm right behind your latest venture (as well you know!!)

My question to you: When are we meeting up next? xxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! 1000 posts... pfew! Love them all!!
Love how you talk about your sweet Belle, makes my heart melt...
What would you choose to do, where would you go, if you had all the money in the world and all the time you wish for...

Keep the posts coming!!

Lidia x

BB said...

Congrats on the 1000! Wow! I just want to say that I think you have been brave and strong to be able to soldier on despite not knowing what your child has exactly. My little one has been sick but we have been able to find out what's wrong and that does make it a little better. I always marvel at how you cope and deal with the unknown.

What keeps you going?

Sharon Speakman said...

Brilliant blog - congrats on 1000th post.

Question: What is your favourite flavour of crisps?

Sharon x x x

JB said...

Hello Kirsty.
I look at your blog lots. You are a very inspiring lady. Am trying to be more crafty (and in more ways than one ho ho)
I am tearing my hair out planning my wedding so my question to you is - What pretty part of the day (as in decor)do you think should focus on the most?
Looking forward to 1000 more posts & things...
Best wishes
Jane.

Eleanor said...

Hello darling
Well, the Christmas music always, but always does it for me, whether it's cheesy pop songs, great sacred works or just simple carols. I hope it works for you, too, we all need some Christmas joy and goodwill, so get that tree up and get rockin around it.
Which brings me to...which is your favourite Christmas film?
(Mine is Home Alone, oh and I love the Griswolds too, still funny year after year)
El
Christmas kissesxxx

becky said...

a couple questions:
who won the header? ;)
do you think you will ever be back in the US (for medical or other reasons)?
what is your favorite part of christmas and why?

Lynn said...

I can't think of a clever question at the moment... so no need to include me in your giveaway, but I just want you to know you are an inspiration. I love your blog and I love the way you write (and your work of course :)

Kate said...

congrats on 1000 posts and heres to 1000 more.

Love the new christmas blog header.

My question is what was the 1st photo you took of??

Melberry said...

Kirsty,
I come away from your blog INSPIRED each time I read it. Your creativity, cheeky-ness, perseverance, dedication, devotion to motherhood, humor, talent, resourcefulness and fortitude are A-W-E-S-O-M-E. And I love your photography -- it's a style I try to do myself, taking the ordinary into the realm of extraordinary. My question for you is WHO INSPIRES YOU? I know your lovely Belle must do that daily, but who else?

Barb said...

Hi Kirsty, i didnt get to see you on Sunday, due to the class being cancelled at Capture the magic. I log onto your blog all the time and think its fantastic.
My question would be "How many sticky dots would it take to stop my cushions sliding off my sofa".
Keep doing what you do best, and hopefully get to say hello next time you come to sunny Soham.
Barb

Trace Geworsky said...

I LOVE your blog..keep the inspiration coming.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done due to scrapbooking obsession?
Mine was ofer to streak naked down the street to win a slice..hahahaha

Juju said...

oooh,I'm outing myself!!!

Question:- Kirsty, do you think Eoghan should be in school?

Aly said...

Hi Kristy,

I've really come to love reading your blog, sharing in your ups and downs, and the adventures of your sweet daughter.

And that leads me to my question: What is your favorite holiday memory of Belle?

Thanks for sharing a bit of your life. Peace & Blessings this holiday season, and into the New Year.

PBear said...

Hi Kirsty - I love reading your blog - thanks for all the hard work that goes into writing it. My question - What's Santa going to bring for Eddie? (Or rather, what's Eddie asked Santa for?)
Helen

Juju said...

oooh,I'm outing myself!!!

Question:- Kirsty, do you think Eoghan should be in school?

melwood99 said...

I have been reading your blog for about a year now and really enjoy your sense of humor. Your life seems so much more interesting than mine. So much so that I even enjoy reading through your older posts. Is that bad? :)
As a woman/mom also on the verge of 38 I'm sad that you see yourself as some non-descript slug because I see a beautiful, confident, talented, creative spirit. So, here's my really lame question... How do you do your eye makeup? Your eyes really pop and you look hip & edgy. When I try it I look like a skank. What's your secret?

Congrats on your 1000th post! Sending you warmth from Florida. :)
Melissa

cannycrafter said...

Hi Kirsty! Enjoying your blogging as usual!!! happy 1000th!!! make my 500 look pretty sick!!!!
Question:
What's at the top of your christmas list?
Congrats! Caroline x

Harley Dee said...

Kirsty, congrats on your milestone!!! I just hit 100 posts recently and thought it was a big deal :D

My question is: Do you have a dream (like, actual being asleep and dreaming) from when you were a child that you still remember? :)

Roz said...

Hey Sweetie, wow, can't believe you have done a 1000 posts, now you have made me think about how much ruddy time I spend on here, cause I think I've read each and every one of them.

My questions is this. Are you ready, I thought long and hard about this one.

Once you've heard a sound, where does the sound go???

Hee hee.

Dylan said...

My question is are you bringing your own brushes to decorate my lounge or do I have to blooming provide them for ya??? xx

Congrats on 1000 posts, I salute you sweet cheeks xx

Sandie said...

I've read your blog for ages. The question I have? (I hope it's not too pushy or personal, or not upbeat enough)...

I suffer from chronic illness. It affects my life, the life of my family, friends, and my scrapbooking. Sometimes, I find it difficult to scrap my life in an honest fashion, and still remain upbeat. How much does the negatives in your life and family affect you? And do you scrapbook that proportionately, to how much it affects your life(lives)? Or... do you tend to stay upbeat in your scrapbooking, and scrap only the up side for the most part. I find it a funny battle on just how much to scrap. I want the scrap pages to reflect my son's life... good and bad. But not too bad. kwim?

:)

Beckie Dreyer said...

hello you gorgeous person, happy 1000th post!
My question is rather boring but do you keep a scrapbook resume?
Now sing Falalalalala at the top of your voice, grab a box of mince pies and stick that christmas music on!!!!!!

Catriona MacGregor said...

Congrats on #1000!

When did you get started in scrapbooking?

Slainte,
Cat

Debs said...

hi hun
i've always enjoyed reading your blog, ever since i found it about 2 years ago, and personally the fact you are so open on your down days is humbling and makes you more real and humanlike (which i know from our calls that you are a wonderful person with a big heart and loads of compassion for other people) so stuff the negative people, they can just exit if they dont like it.
i still enjoy reading your blog, and each time i get an alert saying you've blogged (which is always rather late but i'll talk about that another time!!!) i always immediate come and get an update of what is happening up your end of the motorway!
congrats on the 1000th blog babe, dont give it up else there's gonna be bazillions of us pitching on your lawn and ringing your doorbell! THEN you'd have problems!!! LOL
Its great to see you are mostly up again now...and Belle too. You deserve some good stuff, all of you.
Hugs n kisses
Debsxx

Debs said...

ps. no question from me, i just wanted to give ya some support.
xx

About Me. said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 1000th POST!! I love, love, love your blog and read it everynight. Your beautiful daughter is also in my families daily prayers. Looking forward to the next 1000 posts.
Love and God bless,
Shaun
www.roomswithaview.typepad.com

Just_a_bean said...

Kirsty - your blog bringws sunshine to dull, crappy days! Her'es to the next 1000.

My question is: What gives you the most satisfaction in life?

Gracie said...

WOW WOW WOW!! All those posts!! Thank you so much for sharing. Hey--please consider applying for the Lime Light Charitable Design Team. Details are at limelightscrappers.blogspot.com or everythingcricut.blogspot.com.

Thank you again for such a lovely blog!

--Gracie at EverythingCricut.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I have a very simple question for you Kirsty.
If I ask you and your family round for a cup of tea and a slice of homemade chocolate cake, when shall I put the kettle on?
Sorry the post is anon but I don`t have a blogger account.
Sue L

amber jane said...

Well you know that I for one love your blog and come here daily to visit with my friend who I ouwld love to be able to pop in for a cuppa with but am too far away :)

My question - hum when are you coming back to Ireland so I can see you again and take you down to the Handweavers for scrumdiddly cake and to be spoiled by my Mum ?


Amber xxx

Sarah said...

Congrats on the 1000 posts Kirsty!

My question to you is - if you could be a chocolate bar, which one would you be?

Here's to many more 1000's of posts, hope you have a merry little Christmas xxx

BondGirl said...

My question is what post in the last 1000 sticks in your mind most and why?

twinkletoe said...

OMG You have so many great questions to answer. I just want to say how much I love your blog, your family and most of all YOU!!

Scrapdolly said...

Hi Swwetie

No question for you
just wanted to congratulate you on 1000 posts and I have enjoyed following your blog.

Keep blogging, keep sharing and keep being you xxxx

Elisa said...

Congratulations! 1000 posts, wow!

Q: What would be your choice for your last meal?

(if it sounds a bit creepy, I'll rephrase as, what's your favourite food?)

Jackie C said...

When are you comming back to teach in Ireland?

Love your blog, congratulations on you 1000th post!!

-Agnes- said...

Congratulations! You really put a lot of effort into your blogging and the comments especially on this post show that it is appreciated! So many interesting questions - I'm looking forward to hear the answers to all those interesting questions. Mine is less personal but might help many of your followers who are bloggers themselves: Apart from writing great blog entries every day, what did you do to "advertise" your blog, and what would would you recommend we do to make our blogs known, get lots of hits and many followers?

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