Monday, 27 July 2009

The basics

Well I'll begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I'm Lisa and I have a 7 month old daughter called Chloe. My partner, Chloe's dad, is called Neil. We live in Northern Ireland and we're both Subaru/car mad. In fact, that is how we met. We both drive Impreza's.

At present we're living with Neils parents in their big, old farmhouse as he is trying to set up his own business. We figured it would be a good way of saving money. That's all well and good but, as anyone who has lived with parents/in-laws will know, it is emotionally draining. It a big house so physically we have a lot of room, but mentally we're smothered.

His parents are nice, so that's not the problem. But when you're trying to raise a family you want to do it your own way. His mother, on the other hand, wants me to do it hers. So that creates a lot of tension. I just can't wait until we're back in our own wee house.

I'll leave you with a picture of Neil and our darling daughter. It was taken a couple of months ago.

My first blog

Well, this is my first blog. I had been considering setting up a blog for some time now but figured that my life wouldn't be interesting enough for anyone to want to read.

It isn't.

However I decided that, in spite of this glaringly obvious flaw, I would begin blogging anyway. Mainly because I would like to start recording our life for my daughter as she grows. It's much more fun than a journal (which I have been keeping for her) as you can add pics. And partly because it's cathartic to sit down at the end of the day and 'file' your thoughts away.

But if you do happen to stumble along this little blog then I hope you enjoy it.