A birthday or two, a break, and some banter.

April 22, 2013 at 8:36 am | Posted in Life, Parents, Scotland, Short Stories, Writing, Reading, YA, Young Adult | 6 Comments

first birthday

First off, we’d like to wish ourselves a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We are 1 today. Like any one-year-old we are still learning so many things and know that we have a long way to go. When we look back at the past year and see how far we’ve come, we are astonished and had we known all the bumps and curves that were ahead we probably wouldn’t have started in the first place. Just kidding. I think. So, have some cake with us. Cake makes everything better, doesn’t it?


You may have noticed that we have been on a bit of a break recently. Maybe you didn’t notice and that’s OK. Sometimes, as perhaps you all know, life gets in the way of even the best intentions. “Suddenly” has been and continues to be a business/hobby/dream/pastime for the three of us who also have other lives that include real jobs, families, aging parents, and all that those things entail. So, suffice it to say that we are back even though we have not really been away 🙂

Let’s catch up then. I have been in Scotland visiting my parents and celebrating my dad’s 85th birthday. I was there for almost a month doing all the things that a dutiful daughter does for her parents. I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t hard work and rewarding. Here’s a picture of my lovely parents about to celebrate my dad’s 85th with a family lunch.

Dad's 85th

While I was away, my blog following took a nose dive, but I was able to enjoy several bloggers who took the April Alphabet Challenge blogging each day this month with a letter topic. I notice that today is “S” and had we been up for the challenge would have declared it a Suddenly Day. Perhaps an A-Z of our first year should be a blog topic. We’ll see. Oh, and we should have news of Volume 3 of Suddenly Lost In Words very soon.

Catch you later ..

Clare @ SLIW







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  1. Welcome back! How wonderful you were able to spend some time with your parents. Happy Birthday to your father, and happy blog birthday to you!

    • Thanks! Yes, I am fortunate enough to be able to spend time with them despite the distance. Appreciate the birthday wishes. Glad you stopped by 🙂

  2. What a lovely blog! Congratulations on your First Birthday! Thank you for commenting on Seumas’s blog and thus giving me the intro to yours. I tried to sign up to follow you. Hope it worked. Have a wonderful Sunday!


    • Thank you, Carol. Glad you hopped over here to pay a visit. I am looking forward to downloading your book tomorrow. Good luck with your promotion and keep in with that guy Seumas. He’s a fellow Scot, so what’s not to love about that 🙂

      • Ooops, sorry Carole! I, too, have a name that is often misspelled. I should have known better 🙂

      • No problem on the name, Clare! It’s a pseudonym and my real middle name is Carol(no E), so you actually got it more right than you knew! I agree, Seumas is a keeper! Nice to meet you by name! Carole

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