Monday, 3 October 2011


I have a million things to say and at the same time, not much at all. Ideas are buzzing around my head and I don't know where to start. Similarly, I feel I don't have anything that interesting to say either, so yes, dear readers, I'm feeling a little tongue-tied.

Of course, what is interesting to one might be dead boring to another. Yet more photos of pretty flowers or 'in progress' shots of another crafty projects might not be what you're after. At the end of the day, this blog is really about jotting down ideas, keeping a record of what I get up to, while at the same time interacting with the fantastic crowd of people (you!) who sit behind your screen and read little blog of mine.

It all started over two years ago now and I can't believe it's been that long. 17th July 2009 it was. Blimey.

Life was slightly different back then and work perhaps a little more sparse. Less work = more time for blogging, there's no doubt about that. I'm now facing the fact that I'm not only more busy with work, but I now live in a house which is slightly further away from the train station, hence increasing my commute time. And let's face it, living in a house means heaps more things to do. My mum rightly said to me once, there's always something to do in a house. Always something to work on, to fix. I experienced just that yesterday when I spent a large part of the day gardening, or shall I say weeding. Not so glamorous hey?! But very rewarding, no doubt about that.

So, dear readers, I shall stop apologising for my inconsistent posting schedule. Boyfriend tells me that is why I seem to have lost countless readers and get very few comments these days. My answer to that is that this blog is meant to be enjoyable, enjoyable to both myself and my readers. And if I don't feel like posting, well it's just not going to happen. So I'm sorry to those of you of enjoy regularity, consistency and routine. Petit Filoux doesn't feel quite up to it these days.

Blogging has been a real interesting journey for me and has opened my eyes to a million tiny beautiful facets of the world that I live in. Something I reckon non-bloggers should be forced to take a look at what happens over here because they're missing out on so much. Not appreciating what's right in front of their eyes you know? Not understanding why it is that I feel the need to lie flat down on my stomach at the beach to get that perfect photo of pebbles... Not seen that one yet? Yes, I must tell you about our little jaunt to the sea.

So anyway, for someone who felt a little tongue-tied I haven't done too badly have I?! Well done if you're reading this and haven't felt the need to close your eyes with boredom. Continuous drivel or train of thought? Hmmm... You never know, I might be back tomorrow with a maximum of two sentences and five photographs. Someone's lucky day.


mooncalf said...

I'm still reading and enjoying your blog.

You're in my blog reader so whenever you've got something to say you'll pop up and I'm sure it'll be something interesting.

And I'll try to make an effort to comment!

Toffeeapple said...

Like Mooncalf I am still reading and enjoying. I get my updates via e-mail and I read new posts as and when they happen.

It is your blog, written for yourself so please yourself when you post new subjects. Do you ever respond to commenters? Some bloggers do so by e-mail and some by replying in the comments section. Are you really concerned about traffic though?

Heather said...

Sorry, I've been really lazy with commenting on blogs lately and it is bad of me I know.
It's important not to feel like your blog is a burden, it IS meant to be enjoyable and I so appreciate that it is difficult to juggle with a house and work as well. You should see my house, it's a total dump because cleaning it is sooooo far down my list of priorities. I know that is bad too.
Anyway I'm still reading and enjoying and I hope you still keep posting x

Clare said...

Me too on the still reading, although I have complete blog block at the moment and haven't blogged for MONTHS...even though I have done more craft in the past few months than one can shake a stick at (which isn't a lot in some peoples book for me it is heaps)
Take Care

Ana said...

It's always lovely to hear from you, and inconsistent posts make nice surprises on my reader :¬)

Ali said...

Blogging without obligation - the best sort.

The Girl said...

I think we all walk the line of trying to write a blog that we enjoy writing and a blog that people will enjoy to read. Much as we will sit here and say "Oh I blog for me, not for anyone else" we all know that slightly crushing feeling when you think you've written something good and no-one comments.

Different people will like different things and I'm sure you'll find that different sets of people will comment on different kinds of posts.

But at the end of the day there's no point forcing yourself to write stuff, that will make the blog less enjoyable for you and you're the one that matters in the end.

Rachel said...

I'm still here too! I think we all feel like this from time to time, but don't worry about it and don't apologise for it. As Ali said, blogging without obligation - just write what you want when you want to.
R x

Monica said...

hey you should blog to live not live to blog! So when you have something to show us... show us... we won't abandon you!

Nice to see you back.

Toutesweet said...

I can honestly say that I've never found a single one of your posts uninteresting whether it be about hunting snails, going to the hairdressers or a photo of lovely flowers! So please don't feel you have nothing worth saying but don't feel pressurized to blog either. Although, you do realise you have to show us all the gorgeous things you make from those sewing books you bought a few weeks back, right? If only to make up for the envy they've caused...

The Curious Cat said...

Hey hun - i always enjoy reading your blog - my problem is the same as yours - not enough time! Probably the reason my blog comment count is down too...though I wonder if it is also a sign of the times - everyone seems a little quieter these days...are we all just hitting a slump?