This is my first ever blog post. I have been mulling over the tone I want to set as this will potentially set the scene for all my future entries…….should I be serious? Funny? Intellectual? (Should I get a ghost writer?! Nicky & Sarah write such beautiful prose….) I have decided to just be myself and write whatever comes to mind first. I am assured that I can simply press the ‘unpublish’ button later, if I change my mind. (I don’t know for a fact that this will work, you do hear stories that say once information is launched out into the world wide web that it is there forever, but I am a trusting person.
Besides, I am told that the “WordPress for Dummies” book is over 700 pages long (yes really! I mean how long must the experts guide be? Taller than the Eiffel Tower and the same weight as a baby elephant, I presume.) I don’t have the time to wade through all 700+ pages now. (It is 5.30am and I was out with the girls last night, so I am tired today, well actually I am wide awake but my jaw bone is tired and needs a rest from all that talking and laughing…….) So I will go ahead regardless and just do it. No one will ever read this, they are all too busy on Facebook, trying to work out how to deal with the latest annoying privacy & Ticker tape updates!
So here goes. First things first. I will start by saying “Hello World” as it is the Done Thing on your first blog post. Next I’ll say “Hello Mum!”. Swiftly followed by “Hello to everyone that knows my Mum”, as by now she will be so excited that she will have told everyone she knows about her daughter’s new blog site. (They’ll be sick of hearing about it by Christmas. Maybe even sooner that that.)
Now I’ll say “Hello to everyone that knows me!”, namely (and in no particular order other than the order that I predict they will read this in, – we will have to check the comments page later, to see if I an correct!) Nigel, Harvey, Hazel, Yas, Ellis, Una, Cara, Saorla, Murrough, Caiomhe, Mike, David, Ronk, Rebecca, Carol, Sasha, Lauren, Mark, Shirley, Emily, Lucy, Allison, Jasmin, Max, Clare, Debbie, Anne, Yasmeen, Naz, Nadia, Amara, Beth, Jack, Kerry, Chester, Nicky, the Yummy Mummies of Hampshire, Janet, Roger, Barbara, Dad, Claire, cousin Claire, and Nan. (David, how good does this look on the ipad?! Chester, I am relying on you to point out all my typo’s and grammatical errors – I seem to have lost the ability to be able to quality check my own work!)
Big thanks go to Nigel for setting this site up for me as a surprise. (You are a star! I only asked for your help in order to buy a domain name. Thank you, thank you, thank you!) Extra special thanks go to all of my wonderful models and clients who have given permission for images from their photo shoots to be published here. (Isn’t it exciting to see your photograph on an actual blog site?! Just think how great it will look once I get my proper website set up! You all look gorgeous. Thank you.)
Before you know it I have already filled a page and created my first post. (Note to self: I am really going to need to learn to type using more than just 4 fingers and 2 thumbs.) The dawn has broken, the dogs are stirring and it looks like it is going to be another wonderfully sunny day outside. Who knew how easy this could be?! So there you go. My first post. It may have taken me a while to get started, but Hello World, I’ve arrived.