Sunday, 8 January 2012

Woo Hoo, I'm back!!

Crikey, seems like forever since I've been here!!!

Life has been pretty hectic, 2011 was a good year in some respects and not so good in others.

The highlight of 2011 was the arrival of little Max,  our daughters first baby and our 3rd grandchild; he is a little star and is now 4 months old

Rob and I both had our fair share of ill health of 2011 but hopefully that is all behind us now and 2012, if the first full week of it is anything to go by, should be a good year with a few things to look forward to.

Alfie and Leah are doing really well, does not seem possible they are growing so fast......this was them back in the summer, only seems like yesterday I was talking about them being born and now Leah will be 4 next week and Alfie 6 at the end of the month

Now we have 'Formerly J-land' on facebook I think it is inspiring a lot of us to start blogging again here on blogspot; I know the lovely Lainey has started again and I have decided to start again as since J-land closed I have felt there was that element missing in my day to day was an amazing community, lots of friends made (unfortunately some no longer with us - Sylvia and Angie to name but 2) and these friendships have lasted through the internet despite the loss of J-land. No, it will never be the same but whilst there is the internet, facebook and blogspot will keep us all in touch.

Anyway, I am off to have some lunch and now I am back in I will definitely be backand post regularly.....that is one of my new year resolutions!!!

Love to you all

Joan xxx


LYN said...

Happy to see more people writing!! Happy New Year!!

Ally Lifewithally said...

Lovely to see you back ~ and your pictures are lovely ~ Ally x

Jeannette said...

I can't believe your grandchildren are so old now Joan! Does Alfie like school? I hope the new year will be kind to you all. xx

Kath said...

I think at the most thier are only about 6 blogs I follow now Joan,since J/land folded.I did loose many URL's when my last computer died.I check regular on many old ones,but they havn't posted in ages.I remember following one of yourold blogs a few yrs back..Good to see this link on Fb today,so here I am a fresh start to learn more about you LOL!!!Beutiful G/Children,enjoy them whilst they are small,they are the best yrs.As in our own Family.I hope 2012 does prove to be one of your best if not THE BEST.Just tried adding this to my followers list but it's having nothing as yet.I'll find a way sometime to keep them all together,these blogs.I couldn't see your posting on the dashboard so came by through the FB link Thanx a mill.Have a great Sunday.Yes I miss Angy so much,it will be 1yr on the 20th,I believe since we lost her.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Sara said...

Yay, Joan is back too :o)

I've been writing in my blog again for the last couple of months. It has been a godsend to me.

Lovely to see the pics of your Grandchildren, they are all adoreable.

Good to see you back.

Lainey Laine said...

Yay Joany Joan is back! I'm so glad I inspired you! This is the start of a good year, we are all blogging again! I hope more come back too. I hope to meet up with you again this year. Lots of love xxxxxx

Aileen said...

Was only thinking of you the other day, and up you popped!
You helped me with AOL Journals...way back.
After having Cancer diagnosis in 2011 Hoping for a better 2012 for me and everyone...


ADB said...

Welcome back, Joan and don't be so long next time round ;-)

Barb said...

I'm late getting here but here I am, happy to see that you're back. Hope you post often. Take care. The photos are great.