Well, at the beginning of the year when I dreamt up Crofts and Cocktails, I envisaged myself blogging regularly and quickly establishing a beautiful blog full of well written, interesting posts. Things of course, often don’t work out as expected! I really enjoyed blogging and engaging with fellow bloggers for the first few months. Unfortunately life then got in the way, most notably with a very sick pooch who I had to devote ever increasing amounts of time and energy to. Add working full time in a demanding job and it’s not surprising that my blog fell to the wayside!
On a sunny Friday afternoon, after a fraught few months of frequent vet visits, ever-increasing doses of medication and 4am wake-ups we lost our beloved Archie. Losing him was heartbreaking and although I now had far more time on my hands, restarting my blog was the last thing I felt like doing.
Onwards and Upwards!
Fast forward two months though and things are looking up! Although I’m of the opinion that you can never replace a furry friend, my house just wasn’t the same without a dog. One road (and ferry!) trip later, I brought Bob home! He’s a 13 month old Boston terrier who was needing a new home and he’s fitted in perfectly! We’ve had our challenging moments, mainly as he’s not yet house trained and likes to chew and eat inedible things, but we’re getting there! I still miss Archie every day, but Bob has definitely helped fill the void that he left and I hope we have many happy years ahead!
So as for my blog, I’m now aiming to post at least once weekly to begin with. My ultimate aim is to post three times a week about all the things I love – reading, my rickety old house (which I’m still working on!), music, and of course, life here on my wee island. Oh, and maybe the occasional Game of Thrones post! I’m also going to give my blog a revamp so watch this space!