Monday, March 10, 2008

Late as ever but here after all!

As is becoming a bit of a pattern, I am late to the party and thus likely to have some serious catching up to do. I am surrounded by beautiful woman on their 10th glasses of champagne who have already kicked off their shoes and hitched up their skirts to dance on tables. If you have NO idea what I am talking about, look to the right of this post and you'll see a HUGE pink button. It is that time you see, the Ultimate Blog Party 2008!

My understanding of it is that we get to make some friends, act a little crazy and just generally shake the winter cobwebs from our little corners of the blogging world. Brought to you by two marvellous woman - Janice and Susan of 5minutesformum fame, if you haven't done so already please check them out cause they're the type of woman everyone should have in their lives, bubbly, vivacious and oh so inspiring.

In line with the rules of the party I have to produce a kind of intro post so here goes and maybe one of you will decide to come to the party even later and make me look good :-)

I am Amy, mother to identical twin boys and wife to a wonderful (if slightly geeky) husband. Equally I am a fairly competent employee and a good friend - although to be fair I am a little thin on the IRL friend front these days which is as much to do with a busy life as it is to do with a little bit of commitment phobia.

I moved from sunny South Africa to the shores of the UK almost 5 years ago for what was supposed to be an extended working holiday, 6 months into the journey I met my lovely husband and the rest as they say is history.

We endured an exhausting pregnancy, twin to twin transfer syndrome, premature births, c-sections, post-natal depression and clinical depression but we have come out the other side smelling like roses (although to be fair sometimes those roses smell like poo-poo as the Black Eyed Peas will testify).

I love my life, tolerate my job and am convinced that one day soon I'll win the lottery which will mean that I, along with all my extended family (well certain invited family members only) can settle down to a life of simple luxuries like gardening and carpentry. Preferably from a big farm, with multiple houses, horses and great views.

I don't blog often enough but I try to do it when I can and I am always on the look out for lovely friends in the computer so those of you who do pop in occasionally, please come to the party and let me know when you have.

Love & stuff always,
Your blog host.


We are THAT family said...

Welcome to the party! Great blog . . . Come visit mine when you have a chance and PARTY ON!

~Denise~ said...

Let's Party!!!!!

Plucky Moms said...

Welcome to the party! You have a great blog here
Be sure to stop by Plucky Moms.. leave a comment, join our Mom Forum, and more!

Tracey said...

Party on! Nice to meet you!

Mzzterry said...

LOVE your sense of humor! fun blog & how did you KNOW I have been hitchin' up my skirt & dancin' on the tables??!!

This party is fun, drop by my blog & bring those cute little ones too if you want, kids are always welcomed at my blog!!

PArty On!!

Jennifer said...

Hi Amy!
You're not the last one to enter the of right now I hold that title! OOPS, oh well better late then never!!

The Flying Monkeys said...

Nice party, turn the music up! Its loud over at my blog! Come on by, in or out of costume at my blog party! Grab some food, have a drink, read, and enjoy!

Love your blog!


Jenni at talking hairdryer said...

Just a note to say that I love the pics of your boys. I have identical girls that are 4. I always like finding other moms of twins in the blog world. Have fun at the party!

Anonymous said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link:

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:

Happy Partying!

Alexis Jacobs said...

Thanks for hosting a great party. I can't wait to check out more.

Make sure you stop by my party. I promise you will have fun.

Darcy said...

Hi there, found you on the UBP. Totally fine to join in late. I am having fun looking thru all the blogs, but definitely had to visit you because my middle name is Delight (family name, grandma was Daisy Delight).

Good luck with winning that lottery thing! (I'd like that too).

Have fun at the party!
- Darcy

Storm said...

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!