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Monday, February 1, 2010

Helloooo out there!

Well, after weeks, if not months, of procrastinating, I've finally decided to start a blog. Who knows where it will take me...

The biggest decision was, of course, what to name said blog. I've named two kids (5 names in all; our daughter is yet to forgive us for only giving her one middle name whereas her little brother has two), and let me tell you, it's much easier than naming a blog. For one thing, the children's names don't have to be pithy and clever. Nor do they have to describe anything about me. Except to make crystal clear that I'm not a bogan, of course ;).

I toyed with a few ideas.

"Mama Bear"? Nah, makes me think of that character in "The Hotel New Hampshire" who dressed up as a bear. Vague memories, but icky.

"Grumpy stressed-out Yelling Mummy"? Perhaps just a tad negative.

So in the end, I stole my blog name from James May's t-shirt (you know, the clever, funny, non-obnoxious Top Gear guy). It's an old British WWII slogan. And, to mix up my war-time catchphrases, life as a mum is life in the trenches. You do sometimes have to batten down the hatches (oooh, I've gone all naval now). And finally, my King and Country may not need me, but my beautiful family certainly does.

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