Wednesday, 23 October 2013

3 Years Old Today!

3 years ago today I sat on my 3rd hand laptop in our 2 bedroom flat totally underestimating my abilities as a blogger and not really understanding what I had let myself in for! 

I started my blog as a way of voicing my opinion and telling the world a little bit about me and the things I loved. Little did I know that in 3 years time I would be a part of such a huge online community and sharing my most intimate thoughts and feelings with total strangers many of which I now call friends.

I never would have dreamt back then that I would now be a Mummy to a gorgeous little man or that Joe and I would be engaged and enjoying our busy family life.

This is the first time I have celebrated my Bloggerversary and I really wasn't sure what to do to mark this milestone. Some bloggers run competitions, some host linky's but I wanted to just thank some of my followers and share some of my favourite moments as a blogger. 

So I give you the first ever (and probably only ever) 
Late For Reality Awards!

Most Post Comments Award 
goes to Wendy at Inside The Wendy House 
It may help that she is my Mother in Law (to be) but thank you Wendy for being my first ever commenter and you win the award for most comments on the blog too!

My Secret-Non-Secret Blog Crush Award 
goes to Capture by Lucy 
Lucy I adore your blog and your creativity amazes me. I love your design, photography and of course your Bento Babies.

First Competition Winner Award 
goes to Susan K Mann 
The lovely Susan won a box set of Nashville and luckily my first ever blog comp ran very smoothly!

First Ever Face To Face 
Conversation With A Blogger Award 
goes to Laura at Life and Times of a Working Mum
Our discussion in the toilets at Warwick Castle this year marked the first time I had spoken to another blogger outside of friends and family and it was rather delightfully about the height of the baby changing unit! 

The Inspiration For Some Of My Best Posts Award 
goes to Jaime Oliver at The Olivers Madhouse
Without #MagicMoments I would never have shared such intimate moments of my life with my readers!

and finally...

The Best Late For Reality 
Readers In The World Ever Award 
goes to.....You!

You guys really are what I write for, I love that so many people want to hear my silly stories, what our little family get up to and all the products and adventures we discover along the way! 

Thank you so much for following my life and I hope to keep you entertained for the next 3 years! 

Just a quick fact...Late For Reality to those who have  wondered where the name came from, is a line from my favourite movie A Cinderella Story and it describes for me that feeling of being in love and time standing still before crashing back down to Earth with a bump! 

Over and Out 
Blog Jockeys!!!


  1. congrats on your 3 years! hopefully you have many more fruitful yrs of blogging ahead! what a lovely post! :)

  2. awww Jade thank you so much for mentioning me honey, its such a pleasure to have you linked up xx

    Here's to the next 12 months of blogging and all it brings you honey x

  3. Aww thank you, what a lovely post & it was such a great prize to win. Plus I LOVE A Cinderella Story, I thought I was the only one. Yay xx Happy blogoversary xx

  4. Congratulations Jade! Brilliant post to mark your anniversary and I'm particularly loving that photo ;) I'll let you into a secret....18 months in and I'm still totally underestimating my abilities as a blogger shhh!

  5. Wow I am so unbelievably touched!!!! You have made my year! xxxxx


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