You know, when I first thought I might write a blog, there were a few ideas about what to put into it. Obviously, the big thing in my life was the iminent arrival of my firstborn, so I decided to put some of that into it.
Also there was my natural vitriolic hatred towards all forms of politican, so I felt that some comment on politics would be required.
Then there would be everyday musings, like why do birds sing, what is at the edge of space, and what should I have for lunch.
And then, the sprog popped out.
Everyone says this is a life changing event. Well it is, but not in the way most people seem to claim. I have a little less time than I did before, but not enough to justify not keeping up with blogging. I have had to spend a lot of my free time building an extra bedroom, decorating it, and putting up with the nagging from Mrs Islander about why its not finished yet, but I can't do that after little one has gone to bed, so there's the whole evening free. Washing up baby bottles doesn't take that long you know (even to someone like me, to whom washing-up is a dirty phrase), and even when she was very young, it didn't take much to learn to live on two hours sleep at a stretch. I think the biggest change in my life was in my head. Now, the only thing that matters is providing for my little girl, be it money, clothes, food or my attention. The centre of my life has changed from being all over the place, to being focused on her.
And that is my excuse for leaving over a year between posts.
Well, that and I'm a bone-idle lazy git who can't be bothered