I have been blogging since 2006, it was a quiet and peaceful blogging journey that I grew tired of and eventually put away my "pen" in October 2011. It took a turn in 2012 and I am thankful for the burst of energy injected into my blog bringing it to a higher level.
This burst of energy came along after I joined a group of mummies who love to blog, they love sharing their experiences in their every day life from motherhood, parenting, work, love, children, family, friends just to name a few. I am of course talking about these wonderful mummies from Singapore Mom Bloggers. Without them to share their passion in blogging I would not come out from my shell to produce so many interesting posts, some which are so close to my heart and baring my soul for all to read.
I took a big step with my blog by hosting Foodie Fridays linky on 17 August 2012. I have to thanks Adeline for giving me a huge push by suggesting this and together with Regina gave me all the encouragement and the confidence I needed to start this linky party. I was very happy to see many mummies joining the linky, some of them are even regulars since day one.
And with both Adeline and Regina's endless encouragement, I started Starting Primary One series and Festive Fare blogtrain. Truth to be told, I owe both of them a great deals for being there when I was frustrated and unsure of the directions I want my blog to go. Both of them helped me to jumped over every stones I stumbled upon, which otherwise I would have given up or shelf my ideas yet again. Thank you Adeline & Regina!
I was exceptionally ecstatic on 20 September 2012 when albeit some glitches with the domaine name host, www.dinomama.com finally came "alive" taking it to a new level.
If I were to choose the best post for 2012, it will be Loving My Spot (in Singapore ) - Bras Basah Complex. I was made to go back to the significant place in my childhood, Bras Basah Complex, with the purpose to "just take a few photos for the post" but I was caught in the memory web, though with camera on hand my mind was in the same place many years ago, over whelmed with the events that happened back then.
I have accomplished a few things in 2012 which never in my wildest dream that I will see myself doing it. I cook regularly for the family, bought a few cookbooks, surfed the net for meals suggestions and tried out new recipes. It was satisfying to get thumbs up from both DinoBoy and DinoPapa when they taste the dishes I prepared. Wait, there is more! Lo and behold! I baked! Goodness me! Though my 1st attempt of Strawberry Shortcake was a failure, I persist and eventually I feel confident enough to bake my 1st mini cake recently. I am sure that there will be more cooking and baking to come.
This December I was being roped in by Alicia to work together and produce a series of Advent Activities to share with every one. It was something which I have no clue but with her explanation and a little bit of researching on the web, I got the idea. Along the way, while researching the meaning of Christmas I learnt a little bit about it which I did not know before. Thanks Alicia for the opportunity to do something different this Christmas!
I have documented my blog's significant journey under Our Score Sheet, looking at the events I am proud that my blog has evolved into something much better.
With 2012 coming to an end in another 30mins, I am putting all the wonderful events into my Memory Box, locked up and placed in a safe place in my heart.
Thank you 2012, you have been good to me and my family. You made the pass 12 months a memorable journey.