As this blog celebrates its eighth birthday I've succumbed to the fact that I really need to make it a bit more practical. I've come this fair without concerning myself too much with the technical side of blogging because, let's face it, it hasn't been a priority. But that all changed a few months ago when I got a lovely email from a long-time reader. She wanted to find a post that I'd written a few years ago and thanks to her eloquent description I knew exactly which one she was referring to. Trouble was, even I couldn't find it. Cue search for a web designer and pooling the funds to make a redesign actually happen. As I type, a shift over to wordpress and a redesign is underway. Subsequently, I'm flicking through over seven years of blog posts, reminiscing as I go. I'm reading over my early days of motherhood and recalling the challenges - the wondering, the not-knowing, the second guessing. Marvelling at much the children have grown and feeling like it's all gone by so fast. Grateful for the record - everyday stories that I'll hold close for many years to come. Much like home, it feels like the blog is in need of a virtual spring clean. A good tidy-up and reorganise to refresh and renew, bringing older stories to the surface and finding inspiration in the archives. The new site will be much like the current with the added benefit of themed tabs - home, seasons, motherhood, yoga, pregnancy, lifestyle, photography - and a more spacious layout. If there are any particular posts that you would like to see more of, please let me know! I usually just write what's on my mind but I'm open to a bit of feedback every now and then. I wouldn't be able to do this if it weren't for you visiting, reading, commenting and sharing. So a heartfelt thank you, from me to you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.