Sorry, but I have to start somewhere…

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me aged 8 or 9!

When I was about 8, my Mum made me a sorry box! Every time I said sorry (which was a lot) I had to put a penny in the box (or maybe half a penny – it was the olden days)! I have questioned my sister and my dad about this since. Their memories are hazy, but the general concensus was that I said sorry so much and my Mum was fed up with telling me that I did not need to apologise for my existence or for things that were clearly not my fault! She was clearly concerned at my apologist ways and she had a dry, Viking sense of humour! I wish I could question my Mum about this but unfortunately she died when I was 14 and as with so many burning questions I now have, they will be left unanswered, open only to speculation and a new perspective that I have now gained being a mother myself. It is extremely irritating when people apologise all the time.

But, and I’m sorry to say it, oops, there I go again, I still favour this little word to the detriment of others. I am also sorry to say that obviously the sorry box didn’t work! It was a bloody good idea though and I respect my mum for attempting to deal with the issue.

Me last tuesday!  (drawn by Ivy aged 5)

So, it is with this in mind that I must apologise profusely and introduce myself and this blog.  I hate the word blog.  I know I’m not going to get zillions of followers (although a few would be nice) and I’m not here to endorse products or sell things.  Really, I just want to have a go at writing some stuff and somehow put it out there just to see if anyone likes it and wants to read it.  And if I’m totally honest, I want to remind myself that I do indeed still exist!

I have been fighting the urge to do this for several years now. But the moment is here and I am going to give it a go. So thank you for reading this if you have got this far and I hope that you enjoy it. If you don’t, I’m sorry and I’ll go and put a penny in the box!

7 thoughts on “Sorry, but I have to start somewhere…

  1. Very very excited about this. Keep it up – can’t wait to hear what you have to say. Love Sarah xxx


  2. Mim

    What a great idea!! Can’t wait to ready more
    From another person who says sorry all the time …


  3. How did I find your blog? (good question) I was googling “Zuzu’s petals”/that led to Karolyn Grimes (of whom I simply had to use the Google “images” feature” and there in those images of her was this picture of Gina Lollobrigida! I clicked on that and got an image of an orangutan? An orangutan looking all SORRY for something – The Sorry Box?

    So, being (a fast reader) curious, I had to read along and find what the fricka frick is a Sorry Box? As you can see, this was some good old fashioned web surfing. Back in the day…I’ve been online since 1996 so I can say that.

    Fortunately, you put the explanation bit at the bottom so I had to read the entire thing to find out about the Sorry Box. I like the idea. Had you stuck with it fastidiously you might have put the price of a car in your box. It could happen! Anyway. I don’t know what you’ve been doing since May of last year (month of my 61st birthday). Probably parenting and stuff. I raised four kids, and now have two grand kids, so I can talk about this stuff like I’m an expert.

    Enjoyed your blog. Hoping you find time to get back into it.


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