Blonde Hair and Black Dogs

Look, here is what I look like now.  I really need to change my sidebar pic!

It occurs to me that since I migrated from my old blog to this one that I haven't really been around much.  That is to say, whilst still posting semi-regularly, I haven't actually shown my face or shared very much of myself or my life at all.  I thought it was about time I came out of hiding.

So where have I been?  Well, it's been a long, cold winter.  Full of snuffles and chest infections, teething troubles and sleepless nights... and I have a baby to look after too!  The days have been short and dark and my energy and motivation have been at an all time low.   If I make it out of the house on any given day I'm doing well.  The time of year and the trying nature of parenthood have combined to make the black dog of depression rear it's ugly head once again.  Also various medication changes means I have been either climbing the walls or zonked out drooling.  It's safe to say my mind has been elsewhere and there have been far fewer postworthy outfits and definitely more pyjamas.

I don't like to get too personal on this blog but I think it's important to be genuine.  I don't have a picture perfect life and I don't want to pretend that I do.  So long story short, if I have been and continue to be a little sporadic, that's the reason.  I really enjoy blogging.  I want to be here.  I intend to carry on blogging.   I'm just a little pressed for time and energy at the moment.

Anyway, enough of all that.  I am so glad to see the back of January at last.  I am eagerly awaiting longer days and sunnier weather and all the adventures they will bring.  Who's with me?

Sarah x


  1. I'm sorry to hear your depression has reared its head again; I know it's a hard time of year for this sort of thing, mine tends to get worse in the winter so I feel for you. I hope you feel better soon xxx

  2. I completely relate to this post x hope the dog moves on soon x

  3. You share what you want to share on your blog, Sarah, but I find that honesty and openness tend to bring rewards, in terms of other people being able to empathise, relate, and share their own stories. I found the first year with Nina extremely difficult - Claud was just 4, Owen 2, and it was HARD. I can completely relate to the overwhelming sense of burden and fatigue that goes with poorliness, a long hard winter, and small kids. I'm sorry you've found the going tough, but it WILL get better. And allowing friends to offer help and support is a good way to start getting up that hill!
    You look gorgeous as a blonde, btw! xxx

  4. Hello, you!
    Loving the blonde hair, its beautiful. Sorry to hear you're struggling with life. Funnily enough in real life I've always been known as someone who keeps myself to myself but in the blogging world I'm a lot less reserved, which I've found to be immensely rewarding. Sharing a little of yourself can make a huge difference and the support you get is wonderful. xxx

  5. Real life is more important than blog life. Keep your eyes on the prize my dear and everything will be otay!

  6. Well hello!! Nice to see your new blog - very cool as was The Faraway Tree... Love your honesty as usual. I think we all know that blogs aren't always a true snapshot of our lives, but I do like the ones, like yours, that portray realness in your voice. I find the blog to be good for escapism, which is something we all need from time to time !! PND is a bitch. Can completely relate to the fatigue, frustrations and general crazy of having kids. It can def have its overwhelming times!! Take care. Hope the sun starts to shine bit soon/more often! x

  7. I definitely relate to this post too. Winter in general can bring out the blues in me and just the stress of life and being a good parent on top of that can be overwhelming, so I am right there with you darling gal! Sending hugs your way. xo Marisa PS - LOVING the blond on you :-)

  8. You never show up in my just posted on my log and I am at hi g up with you.i love your hair,you look fab. I am sorry you don't feel fab. Motherhood def takes it's toll at times xx.

  9. Bloody ipad, BLOG not log, loads of errors. Balls xxxxxx


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