Thursday, 11 October 2012

The return of the auntie...

Well hello there, I can't believe that the computer nazi who hates my blog has popped out and left my blog open, after 9 months of access denied flashed across the screen I was stunned when I logged on as I have done a few times a week, every week for the last 9 months and I wasn't told to feck off. I wonder if anyone is still here, all this time after my last post, jeez, I have made humans quicker than this!

I feel like I should have a note from my mother explaining my absence, like at school, so

Dear readers

I am so sorry that auntiegwen hasn't doen her blog for the last 9 months. She apologises for any inconveneience caused by the lack of tales of the beautiful children, her general failure of life stuff and the ongoing struggle to give up cake. Genuinely this wasn't her fault, as her broadband is paid for by her employers and when they changed provider, Blogger was banned, The Book of Face stayed but no blogger.
She has no idea if she will be allowed back on anytime soon, so make a nice wee cup of tea and sit back and read on.


So where to begin, updates mibbe?

Eldest Beautiful Daughter

Is now in her 3rd year at uni, only 6 months left really as dissertation due in on April twenty something but we don't talk about that as real life still scares her. Finally, Glory be to God in the highest, she has a job, in a pub, and all the barmaids look like her, same size, long dark hair, nope not creeped out by that at all. All good with the EBD. She's still with Hot Boy but we see him so much less now she has a job but he's grand anyway.

The Beautiful Son

Doing his last year of A levels, still talking in his old man Scottish accent, still on the drunk paper rounds, spending most weekends looking at uni's, bit taller, still completely able to annoy his sisters to Olympic standard. New addition is a 1980's Adidas trackie top usually worn with a bobble hat but plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.

Beautiful Baby Daughter

Is killing me, Jesus, Mary and Holy St Joseph, she is out teening the world, it's not a blog post long it's an advert for contraception and I've no cake or gin to hand. She is queen of the eye rolling, sighs and disdain. Her hair has been pink, green (that was an accident, t'was meant to be blue), blue, pink again and now black. She looks like a scary member of bananarama. She remains unimpressed with everything connected to her family, no one understands her except her friends and life is just so shit for her. I do understand her, she wants to have her own way in everything and do nothing for anyone blood related to her in return and have NO personal responsibility for anything. If anyone is having that gig, it's me, I've earned it.


The Beautiful Parents

Slightly more dottery than before, dad still gadget mad, mother more forgetful but still with us, Glory be to God.

My sister

Is definitely having a baby, My new nephew will be born on October 24th. Despite having no money, nowhere to put a baby, becoming diabetic and having to have insulin, having such high blood pressure she can't do anything etc etc, my sister after 8 years of trying and several miscarriages is deleriously happy. And so she should be.

and me?

Well, I'm just grand. Still fond of the cake and the gin. Still bewildered by life most of the time, still trying (and mainly failing) to keep some kind of control of the children, but still here and still happy with my lot. Only new stuff in the last 9 months has been a slight addiction to Emma Bridgewater black toast range and house porn. I have decorated the hall, stairs and landing and the lounge in the same pinky, greyey beigey shade I painted my bedroom, oh don't give out to me, I have no energy for imagination. I am slightly obsessed with Etsy now and finding

a - a shabby chic type shoe cupboard for the hall
b - a shabby chic type very small, narrow bookcase for the landing that I can display things on ala Kettles Yard
and
c - a pair of nude killer heels for a posh do I'm going to at New year.

I have also managed to keep some orchids alive for some 6 months and I am running again.

If you are still here reading, good girl yourself, you deserve some cake or gin for that and many thanks to the people who emailed, texted, got in touch some other way to ask if I was okay. I was/am.

Hopefully, I'll be back before another 9 months.



46 comments:

Lesley said...

So glad to see you back!

Andy said...

Welcome back! I'm glad everything's going swimmingly.

Posh do at new year eh? Sounds interesting, tell me more.....

auntiegwen said...

Lesley - cheers my dear, it's lovely to be home

Andy - all very well, thanks. I'm looking forward to your wedding, thanks for inviting me :)

Andy said...

You're very welcome, it genuinely wouldn't be the same without you :)

auntiegwen said...

Andy - on your own head be it! or as my mother would say "hell bloody mend ye"

Kelloggs Ville said...

Clap clap clap *waves excitedly*

Glad to hear to hear you are all still,well...errrrrr...still.

I thought once you'd broken the blogging habit you wouldn't pop back. Nice you have, you've been mentioned a few times in circles as being missed.

I've just done a very local parenting teenagers course. Totally recommended for dealing with eye rolling teenagers. Next one starts February. There is also a shabby chic antique shop opened in the same village!

libby said...

Hello my lovely friend.....glad to see you back.....saw some lovely nude killer heels in London at the weekend and not dear too.....just have to remember if it was Selfridges or Debenhams or ....oh what the heck..you will find some stunners I'm sure.
ps hope the uni day went well and don't let Lucy get you down.....she will remember these stroppy teenage years one day and then hug you and apologise....xx

Looking for Blue Sky said...

NINE months, much too long, but delighted that you're back now, wishing the very best to your sister that is sooo exciting! It all sounds entertaining, busy and a bit difficult, but you know coloured hair never stopped me from getting to where I am today (PS I have a job too now) :) xx

A Woman Of No Importance said...

BAGgie, glad that you are there and breathing (cake and gin fumes, bien sur!)

Love and life sometimes get in the way, do they not?!

Thank you for the update and for coming back to Blogland - We missed you (terribly) and the tales of teenagers - Much, much love <3

Mac n' Janet said...

Oh Dear Auntie how I've missed you, how many times have I gone to your site and there is nothing new. I went through withdrawal thought I was cured, but now your back and I already feel my addiction returning.
It's SOOOOOOOO good to have you back.

Gigi said...

Auntie Gwen!!!! I'm so happy to see you!! Smooches, smooches! Missed you so much! Loved the update and can't wait to see more of you! xx

softinthehead said...

What fun ! We are all coming back. Lovely to hear from you. Hope we will hear from you again soon and you wont disappear back into the ether.

auntiegwen said...

S - ooh I will have to do that course, is it the same village that has the new shop right on the A6? I shall ask the great God google

Libs - if she or I survive, there has been a comic spin put on this for blog purposes, it's been fairly grim

LFBS - ooh a job, how fabby, will go henceforth to catch up on all the goss xxx

Fhina - hello hello, I am so looking forward to catching up with everyones tales, been totally in the dark

M & J - hello again, I'm so pleased to be back, I didn't realise how much reading about you all was a big part of my life, just sitting with a coffee and commenting with you all really was missed

Gigi - just so loking forward to catching up with you all again xx

Softy, it's been so long, so looking forward to seeing your house, I'm sure sever house envy will be upcoming !!

Trish @ Mums Gone To... said...

You're back! Pass the gin before the computer locks you up again :-)

You still keeping the kids' gadgets in your boot?!

auntiegwen said...

Gigi - I can't access your blog, you are a banned site!!!! I will have to take myself off somewhere with wifi to catch up with you

auntiegwen said...

Trish - have read back as far as I can, some months are banned, what did you do in May???? fab congrats of the yachty thing and awards. This year I have been to Budapest, Turkey, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Turkey, Cardiff and Turkey and Glasgow but I don't count that as it's just going home really!

Trish @ Mums Gone To... said...

May is a banned month? Well I'm not surprised because, wow, the things I got up to in that month would make your eyes water.

Ok, that's not true, we did feck all in May as Rory was doing GCSEs.

You like Turkey then!

What's Budapest like, we keep putting that on the list?

SueAnn Lommler said...

So nice seeing you. And I will take that cake!!!
Cheers
Hugs
SueAnn

auntiegwen said...

Ah the exam season, I know it well :)

auntiegwen said...

SueAnn - I can't get to you, it says I'm not in your circle. This new IP is like a unpredictable monster, sometimes it lets me read stuff, others not and it seems to be all totally random, most perplexing

Ayak said...

It's just so lovely to have you back auntiegwen. You have been missed. We really must try to meet up next time you're over here. xxx

auntiegwen said...

Ayak - I would love to, are you anywhere near Hisaronu? or failing that meet half way xxx

what happened ?how did i get HERE? said...

nice to have you back...xx

Mud said...

Thrilled you're back!!! More please.... I'm still here....

Ayak said...

Mugla is about halfway between Hisaronu and Milas. I'd be happy to hop on the bus. If you're up for it we'll see what we can sort out xx

Mrs Worthington said...

So missed you, you're my online doppelgänger . Welcome back *blows big kiss

auntiegwen said...

Mae - ta my dear, hopefully I'll get to stay back

Mud - and I am thrlled you are still here xx

Ayak - that sounds doable, will let you know when I'm coming

Mrs W - big kiss right back atcha xx

Sonya said...

So wonderful to see you posting again! Reading your blog was like commiserating with a very funny fellow single parent of teens.

I took younger daughter to Uni last month; eldest started her second year. It is now unbelievably quiet without them, although they do communicate when they are in need of financial support, I note.

Nota Bene said...

You were so far down my list of 'Blogs I read' that I thought this must be the blog of nine months ago. Well it isn't, so I've 'good-girled' myself, whatever that means. Glad to read the update and to see that all is still not normal in your world. I should put BBW with The Boy and The Kat as they are both advertisements for contraception as far as I can tell. I will now look forward to more regular postings to lift my day x

auntiegwen said...

Sonya - or need picking up/laundry doing/things from home posting to them etc etc etc

NB - and I hold the Boy up as a good example for my horrible lot!!!please wave at Jack next weekend, he's at Brighton open day on the 20th x

auntiegwen said...

Sonya - or need picking up/laundry doing/things from home posting to them etc etc etc

NB - and I hold the Boy up as a good example for my horrible lot!!!please wave at Jack next weekend, he's at Brighton open day on the 20th x

Alex said...

Thank God,I thought something had happened to you.Have missed your daft sense of humour :)

auntiegwen said...

Alex - cheers me dear, will be home to the Beautiful country next week, give me a wave :)

sandiart said...

OMG, hello, so happy to see you, did miss you and your offspring tales. I stuck through it, checking in every so often and read right through this post with a chardy (not gin and cake) in hand and a smile on my face. Oooh I ordered some Off White Annie Sloan paint (bloody expensive postage) to update and shabby chic some bedside tables that are a good 30+ years old. It will still be cheaper to paint than purchase said new tables.
xoxo Sandi

auntiegwen said...

Sandi - hello, hello, hello, :) I do love a bit of shabby chic, Annie Sloan is expensive but if it's cheaper to buy in the UK I can buy it and post it out to you?

Sharon said...

Welcome back, hope the blog stays fixed.

auntiegwen said...

Sharon - I am trying but I can't always get in though the front door but fortunately I am getting better ant sneaking in through a window ala drunkenteenageronanightoutstylee

Kitty Moore said...

A massive welcome back to you too! And I was very impressed with 'happy bayram', most people get it wrong and wish me a 'happy eid'.

Vicky said...

I am so pleased to see you are back. I found your blog because of Ayak's recommendation and spent a whole evening reading through your adventures - funny, poignant and beautifully written. Thank you.

Saz said...

gin always gin love...
I havent been around much either............
life's a bitch and then as you probably know Mum/moannie died...
still reeling, hope to be rocking at some point...

heyho onward...
lots of love saz xx

auntiegwen said...

Kitty - delighted to have you back

Vicky - a whole evening, blimey, I hope you don't need therapy, gin and cake I can provide though...

Saz - I was so sorry to hear about your lovely mum, sending you massive virtual higs xxxx

mannanan said...

WELCOME BACK.......Great news having you back, even if you can't guarantee being so on a regualr basis. Have missed your blog. Glad to hear that all is well.....Look forward to hearing more of your stories in the future

mannanan said...

WELCOME BACK.......Kept on popping in in the hope that you'd return. Glad you did. Also glad to hear that all is ok in your neck of the woods. Been so long I've forgotten how to post a comment. I've replied once but can't see it so I thought I'd do it a second time for good measure.

Working Mum said...

The welcome return of ranty auntie!

jonstorey said...

Hmm, looks as if I wasn't the only one to miss you! Welcome back.

Taz said...

I can't tell you how pleased I was to see your name back on my list. Welcome back, you have been missed!