Whatever Happened to Absolutely Prabulous?

Prabs hiding behind computer

She’s Here! She’s Here…Promise!

What a January and February so far! It’s not so much what has been happening in my life as 2018 started. More like what’s not been happening.


The Laptop Wasn’t Working.

Yep my MacBook finally died early Jan. It was a long time coming to be honest and I should have just replaced the battery ages ago during my scheduled summer blog break instead of trying to avoid the expenditure, letting the problem drag on and consequently causing myself a lot of inconvenience. (It was almost as frustrating as missing out on my Dermalogica products because I took too long to hit the Beautyflash sale.)

The result: a very much unscheduled unwanted long blog break when I had loads of content to produce for Valentine’s, my BIG birthday (sssshh) and Mother’s Day!

What. A. Numpty.

The Body’s Not Working.

My back’s gone.  I would express surprise because, apart from a lower back that seems to dislike certain yoga/Pilates moves, I think I’ve always had quite a strong back. But in truth, (much like the Mac) the deterioration of my upper half was also inevitable!

After all, 1) I was told years ago I’d need a hip replacement by the time I’m 50 due to misaligned legs (!), 2) I’ve been a hunched-over-the-sofa/kitchen-counter/cafe-table type of blogger since launching AbPrab instead of a use-a-proper-desk-and-chair type of blogger 3) I erm…injured myself four years ago in the erm…bedroom, an antic that required several sessions of acupuncture, and haven’t been right since (what? I was changing the pillowcases), 4) I don’t do myself any favours with my all-or-nothing, on-off approach to exercise and 5) it’s my BIG (aka !@#$%&th) birthday in March so I guess I’m officially at that stage in life where the back starts playing up.

So no, I can’t exactly claim surprise. #AskingForIt

I Got a Bad Haircut..and Became a Recluse

Ok, hands up, I admit that’s just in here for comic effect cos I reckoned I owed you after boring you about my computer and stupid back. (But it IS a twattish haircut and I spent most of January wanting to go back and strangle the stupid clot who cut it and talking myself out of actually doing that every day.) #80sMullet

I Just Didn’t Love Blogging Anymore. In fact I downright disliked it.


Frankly, f you read me regularly (well that’s an oxymoron because the last few months, I’ve not been posting regularly but you get me), you’ll already know I’ve written about my feelings about blogging a LOT!  Even my final post of 2017 covered my bloggy wobble and lost mojo.

There are a lot of layers to it and I know from talking to other bloggers I’m not the only one feeling like this but I probably am more prone to letting it get to me than most!

The obstacle (or should that be bloggstacle) course known as Facebast*rd reach, Instasham algorithms, linkies, the SEO maze, kickass Pinterest content/images,figuring out my niche (oh God the dreaded niche!) and aaallllll the rest of it just did my head and blog soul in.


So it was time to take a step back…

  • I feel like I’ve been more present for my kids (hopefully they’re happy about that ha ha).
  • I’ve had time to actually clean my house. Does it look any cleaner? I have three kids. What do you think? Of course it bloody doesn’t!
  • I’ve been figuring out how to tell Harvey Spectre I want his babies. Sorry, I mean I’ve been getting into Suits #ThankYouNetflix
  • And oh HAPPY days (imagine me actually singing this next bit) we’re finally sorting out the comedy of errors known as our lounge: adding necessary furniture, painting it and – wait for it – creating a blogging workspace for Yours Truly so she no longer needs to be that hunched-over-the-sofa/kitchen-counter/cafe-table blogger.

Excuse me while I do a little jig. #LongTimeComing

On the Bloggy Task List is the Creation of a New Look Blog!

Er…probably NOT happy days as the effort of choosing a new theme and all the work required to migrate my current site will damn hear kill me.

Seriously though, I’ve had the same theme since early 2014 and honestly it drives me nuts looking at it. So much needs revamping (I think). So the process of figuring out what I’m doing, what I want, how I want to present myself going forward etc etc starts. It’ll be a relief to see it all completed.

There will probably be a post or two going up before the new look site is up as there are a few things I need to write about sooner rather than later.


So Don’t Give Up On Absolutely Prabulous

Hang tight. Watch this space, Don’t forget about me etc etc

Because I’ll be back!

Now, if you’ll just be a love and lend me your laptop…




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13 Comments on Whatever Happened to Absolutely Prabulous?

  1. Rhyming with Wine
    February 20, 2018 at 9:09 am (5 months ago)

    Not ever could we forget you! My blog mojo appears to be laid on the sofa demanding snacks so I get you! Here’s to your new look site and your new creative space Prabs. We’ll be here with all the virtual cake xx

    • prabs
      February 20, 2018 at 10:09 am (5 months ago)

      Awwww Dawnie thank you! It’s hard isn’t it? The blogging I mean, not the cake eating 🙂 x

  2. Martina
    February 22, 2018 at 11:28 am (5 months ago)

    A great post, discovered thanks to #CoolMumClub
    Hope you get your mojo back soon!

    • prabs
      February 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm (5 months ago)

      Ah thank you. Off to find your post!

  3. Tubbs
    February 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm (5 months ago)

    Good to see you again!!! I look forward to seeing the new space, reading the new posts and cheering you on as you step back into blogging and the virtual world. And I can’t wait to see the new living room!!! Good luck with it all

    I also had an unscheduled blog break due to a family bereavement. It’s kind of weird being back. Nice weird though

    • prabs
      February 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm (5 months ago)

      Oh God I’m sorry about that. Yes life just throws us off off kilter doesn’t it? I’m trying to find my way back!

  4. Emma
    February 22, 2018 at 12:50 pm (5 months ago)

    Hope you get into the swing of things soon, and that your back/laptop gets better! It all goes off the rails around the same time doesn’t it?
    Good luck with the redecoration, that’s always exciting!

    • prabs
      February 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm (5 months ago)

      Ah how sweet of you Emma. Yes it sure does! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Cheryl @ Tea or Wine
    February 22, 2018 at 2:54 pm (5 months ago)

    OH THERE YOU ARE!!! I have been wondering where you’ve been hiding!! Sorry to hear about all of these issues, (although I would love a proper look at you 80s mullet cut!). Sounds like you’ve pulled yourself out of your low blogging mo-jo though and that your new blog theme and blogging work space will soon have you back on track!! Welcome back Prabs!! #CoolMumClub xx

    • prabs
      February 22, 2018 at 5:26 pm (5 months ago)

      You make me laugh. YES HERE I AM (sort of). I think I wrote this post to give myself a kick up the backside so that I actually have to sort out my blog if I declare to the world that I’m going to!

  6. Nicole - Tales from Mamaville
    February 22, 2018 at 9:50 pm (5 months ago)

    Ah Prabs, I wish both you and your laptop a speedy recovery. Back pain can be a real pain in the … back!!! Hope you feel better soon and looking forward to the new look blog!

  7. Talya
    March 1, 2018 at 2:21 pm (5 months ago)

    I am SO sorry I missed this last week I have absolutely no idea how I did this but back here to make up for it now….and now all is explained but ohhhhhh! that haircut!!!!! Looking forward to seeing the new look blog when it will all be revealed! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub my dearest xoxo

    • prabs
      March 1, 2018 at 9:49 pm (5 months ago)

      Ha now worries wifey.


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