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Saturday’s birthday & 3 year blogiversary!

It was my birthday and blogiversary on Saturday, I turned 33 and my blog a whopping 3!

We are officially out of the terrible two’s which were in fact anything but for this, here blog.

The last year in particular, has brought me a bigger audience, greater online friendships, new business ventures and media appearances so thank you, thank you, thank you, you awesome, loyal readers, you rock!

I love sharing my life with you all and reading all your comments, literally makes my day!

I want to say a massive, special thank you to my husband Peter too (below) who runs the technical side of the blog (I can write code now but he keeps them polished) as well as taking the stunning pictures you see here daily so a HUGE thanks Mr P!

He atually hates being in front of the camera but I love this pic I took on my phone of Oliver and him so wanted to share it!

Oliver and Peter

…So let’s rewind 3 years, I actually think I initially went live on my first post earlier in November in 2010 but changed the date to be my birthday so I’d never forget it. And, Wow, what a 3 years it’s been (and 33 years too of course! )

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One of my closest friends and fellow filmmaker, Amancay, (above who along with my great friend Sharmin celebrated my birthday last weekend) was the one who encouraged me to start the blog all those years ago, in fact she called me and called me until I did.

She was determined I share all the stories I told her about first time motherhood to the world and thank goodness she pestered me because thanks to her, I found my voice again after a traumatic birth with my first baby, Oliver, and a way to come to terms with my new identity, far from family.

Originally my posts were mostly funny-comedy was my refuge- so tales of my hysterical Big Fat Greek family and my often challenging journey acclimatising from being a busy director leading crews of 100 plus, to my brave new world becoming a mum of one colicky baby boy who hated sleep, with Cbeebies on repeat.

Motherhood is truly wonderful but it can also be baffling, isolating and scary and starting this blog and connecting with so many other women who felt the same as I did, via their blogs and on twitter was an emotional lifesaver. Really.

…Three years on, my blog has evolved of course (we now hav Nick Jr on repeat)…but seriously,  it encompasses many of passions from parenting to screenwriting, film, food and beyond.

My tone has changed, the humour is still there with some posts but my voice adapts with my mood. The blog is a reflection of who I am, it feeds my life and my life feeds it.

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I have two beautiful boys now too, Alexander arrived calmly in September 2012 and completed our little family of four.

Alexander

My work life has changed too, this blog has also become my business which works around my kids (thank you Grandparents for all your childcare) along with a TV screenwriting project I have in development.

Another baby arrived in March 2012 with Honest Mum’s sister blog Mummy’s Got Style, a space for me to share my personal style and all things pretty so life is busier than ever. Just the way I like it!

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I’m also hugely proud to be a founding member of boutique social media collective, Mothers & Shakers with 7 other bloggers and friends who are also journalists, screenwriters, designers, teachers and social media gurus. It’s so flipping inspiring working with these amazing, over achieving ladies and our client list is simply growing and growing!

Otherwise, these 33 years have taught me a lot, to cherish those I love more than ever (life is short), to learn when to switch off (it can be hard when social media is part of your job) and to simply be open to all the varied opportunities life throws at you!

I think I used to limit myself by only defining myself as a filmmaker but this blog has shown me that I’m many things, a mother firstly but also a creative who encompasses a multitude of roles not just a director but also a blogger, a writer, a screenwriter, a presenter, an artist and of course, always and forever, an all time booty shaker!

Vicki

More than anything, as long as my family is healthy and content and I’m being creative (with regular blow-dries to boot!-see above), I’m happy! That’s really what these 33 years of life and the last three years of blogging have taught me!

Thanks to everyone who reads this blog, you’re the best!

Vicki x

Photographs ©Peter Broadbent.

 

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20 Responses

  1. Franglaise Mummy

    Happy birthday and blogiversary (with a slight delay!)! Congrats on both, you lovely lady, and on your beautiful (and talented) family. Keep writing and keep enjoying life. Lots of love, Sophie xx

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  2. Notmyyearoff

    Happy bloggerversary!! 3 years is brilliant. I love reading your blog and admiring all your photos, they’re always beautiful. It’s always one of my top reads. Ooh and happy birthday! Hope it was a really amazing day xx

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  3. Mama and More aka Zaz

    I totally agree with Uju, you are a force of nature hon, and with an incredibly generous spirit and contagious enthusiasm too! Been so wonderful to get to know you, and can’t wait to see you on Friday and toast your triple 3! Congrats on all you’ve achieved, and keep forging ahead!! (Gorgeous pics btw, can you all just stop all this fabulousness and leave some for the rest of us?!) xxx

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  4. Nomita | Ebabee likes

    Happy {belated} birthday! And congrats on the blogiversary. You have achieved loads and it’s all so well deserved. Glad to be part of MaSh with you and the 6 other amazing ladies! Roll on 2014 with even bigger and better things for your for MaSh and for all of us. x

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  5. Babes about Town

    You bring tears to my eyes lady, such a beauty from within. So glad I know you from ‘behind the scenes’, where I’ve already wished you birthday and bloggy love. But here it is again: Happy Birthday and Blogiversary! I’ve said elsewhere that you’re an unstoppable force and I can only see even bigger things for you and your gorgeous brood in 2014. Mwah x

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    • honestmum

      @BabesaboutTown aw Mama, you are making me cry. Thank you so much for your amazing words, I feel the same way about you, thanks so much for inviting me to be part of Mash, here’s to 2014 rocking for us all xx

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  6. Katie

    Happy birthday! I’m 33 also 🙂
    I loved reading this post – can’t believe how much you have achieved – go you! x

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  7. Mirka Moore @Kahanka

    Happy birthday, hun and happy blogoversary too. I am so glad we are friends, and so proud to be part of MASH team too. Your family is just gorgeous, and we really need to organise a date with the children too. Cannot wait to see you again this Friday!

    What a great post!

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    • honestmum

      @Mirka me too darling, blogging brought us and the other Mash ladies together, amazing, can’t wait to see you all too, lots of love xx

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