I know. I've said that before. A number of times before, but I do think this time it might actually be true. (The lack of blog posts in the past few months have probably drawn a number of you to reach the same conclusion.)
The primary reason being, that after almost 9 tremendously happy years as the ridiculously lucky post holder of The Best Job In The World... I'm off to do something else. Something else which I hope will be a serious contender for The Best Job In The World... but something else which, if I'm honest, is unlikely to allow me enough time to have a wee in the middle of the day, let alone take a lunch hour in order to update this blog.
I have loved every minute of writing this blog, and I've loved every single one of you who have commented, laughed, commented while laughing, or just emailed me to tell me I'd broken your pelvic floor once again. (My work here is done.) I have made some genuine friendships whilst blog-writing and I will be very much prevalent on Twitter and Facebook, so don't feel I'm dropping off the world entirely, that really shouldn't be the case.
Speaking of Facebook... my one hesitation about closing the blog down was losing out on the quite awesome record of Mr Jamie-isms and, increasingly, Beth-isms that it has provided. I'm planning to continue to commit these to the electronic page (mortifying my children being what I do best), and so to that end, if you're not there already, come on over to the IKINTST Facebook page:
Where I can promise you'll continue to benefit from all too frequent 'glimpses into madness' - my favourite ever review of this blog. I will try and keep this slightly more regularly updated with all the little moments of randomness my children - and I - manage to come out with. I really hope you'll come and join us.
I love you all. And, to give the blog a fitting send off, here's a little moment of absolute genius from its most prolific contributor... Mr Jamie:
'Mummy, I think One Direction should be called Zero Direction... because they have none. Do One Direction just want to marry all the girls?'
That's my boy.
Bye bye blog. It's been an absolute blast :-)