Well it is almost 2009 and here is hoping it is better than 2008 which for me was filled with all sorts of change, including making a huge change from being formally employed to self employed. From being a Mom to a baby to being a Mom to an active Boy about to enter the school system in 2009. My health was not what I would have liked it to have been and with all my stress over the years it finally got the better of me leaving me with a bleeding stomach and an ulcer which is forcing me to really rethink my attitude to things. We where also told that my Mom’s health is not great and she is suffering from memory loss to the extent that the joyous carefree person she was seems lost and to me this is a huge blow as I have always been very close to my parents and to have to face up to the fact that they may one day not be here is a huge pain to me.
I have also spent this year setting up my websites and blogs and generally expanding my web presence so I thought I would list all my ventures here incase you may want to visit some of them. Some are still in the starting phases and will be expanded during 2009 so here is my list……..
Food Webs and Blog list I find myself being a huge collector of cookery books so since finding the great source of cookery resources’ available I have built up and continue to collect great tips, links and references regarding cookery on the web so I thought I would share my finds in this blog.
Chocolate Stuff a blog with all things chocolate related. I have neglected this one but intend to pick it up again.
I have also started a group called seeing the light and have several resources that assist the members. Theses sites have some of the links
The Blog for the group info this is a new blog which I will use for the new groups following the seeing the light program
I use the Fab’s Spot site to store the tools and reading matter for the groups as well as have the forum link from this site. This site is a general community site which is based on a magazine format with articles and resources available to members only. So you will need to register to gain the full effect of the site. You will receive regular newsletters of articles and updates when you become a member at this site. The site also features a download area which has recipes, healthy eating tools as well as eBooks’ related to the subjects of the site. There is a Photo section where members can share their photography and digital works. There is also a forum which has sections related to all the areas of the site as well as a general chat area.
I also have a collection of Digital/ Photography sites and Blogs they are listed here:
Digitally Magic used to show case scrapbook items
Fiona’s Doodles a blog listing links to tutorials related to Photography, Photoshop and Lightroom
New to Photography a site for new photographers to share their resource and will link up with the doodles blog
I also have a few sites which are more personally related.
Callum Troy a photo blog of my photos of my son Callum and friends
Another Callum Troy photo Blog from the early days
Then there was Toddler time a blog with advise specifically for Mom’s of toddlers
Fiona Byrns.com is just a spring board to my online items
I also have a collection of Blogs and Webs for various topics.
The School reunion this also has a related photo album
The Fiona List I was amazed to find so many references and sites related to all stuff Fiona. ( More about this when I launch it)
So all in all have a great New year and here’s hoping 2009 brings much happiness and most of all fun. And who better than a child to remind us. this is a typical picture of my son having fun with water.