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The Return Of HamsterDiaries; 1st Month

I would be lying if I had said to you in this post, that the last 30 posts have been easy.
It has been crazy to get back into writing and blogging in general really after such a long break. It has suddenly dawned on me the Welcome back to HamsterDiaries!!amount of work I put into this blog back in 2012 and was kind of understanding my reasons for stopping. I completely underestimated the time I take writing and taking pictures and sorting out all the things I like to have sorted for a post.

The nerdy bits take a lot of research in some cases and that doesn’t just pour out my brain, I have to find it and make sure what I’m writing it completely correct!
Its a lot of work, it can take up a lot of timeย due to my perfectionist habitsย and I need to be forward thinking which isn’t usually my thing..

But never the less, I have absolutely LOVED it ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been welcomed and greeted like an old friend which has been just wonderful! I have caught up on old blogs and started reading new blogs; everything changed andย I cant get enough of it!!

So this is my thank you.ย 
Thank you to everyone who has read the blog this last month, thank you to everyone who has participated in my posts and commented on them. I have put so much of my time into writing and seeing any kind of feedback or comment on it makes the world of difference! I'm a STAR darlings! :D Also thank you to every single person who gave a like, I really appreciated the support no matter how you chose to show it!
And most of all thank you SO so much to those who have chosen to follow the blog via email.
It may seem trivial to you how one little follower can make any difference to a blogger but every time I see someone has signed up to receive an email notification when there is a post, it motivates me that much more to continue posting and putting together something for you to all read.
Its like your little way of telling me you want to see more and for me there is no greater support ๐Ÿ™‚
It makes me a very very happy blogger.

So this was a kinda off topic post for me to gush about how awesome you all are and how much I adore you all but I felt it needed to be said sooner rather than later and what better way to shout it from the roofย blog-tops than on my 31st post celebrating my first months return.

I hope you all realise that despite my hectic schedule I shall be trying my hardest to post something every day!
If you ever just see a photo posted, please know this is not me being lazy! Its me trying to show you I haven’t forgotten and I am a little caught up with something else to be writing a full post.
You’re all busy people too, and I hope you will understand!

RIP Eve, immortalized in this blog.But I shall endeavor to give you the cutest photos and the funniest stories to keep you all hamster-ed out!

The blog may only have two hamsters now, not the three you old readers are used to, but I shall keep the updates coming regardless. Eve may have passed away but she is not forgotten. And this blog is a testament to her. The first months of her life with me were documented and photographed and shared with the world!!! Not many pets on this planet can say that. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want to see anything in particular, any specific topic to be addressed or have always wondered something about hamster, leave a comment below and I shall try and get round to it in the next months postings somewhere.
I love getting ideas and input from you guys, you’re all blogging genius’ ๐Ÿ˜€

I really do hope June will be as successful as May has been. I cannot wait for the days to roll and for you to see where this blogging malarkey goes!
Help me make it happen?? ๐Ÿ™‚

Squeaks and Kisses!

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Good Morning World!

New and old readers of this blog will notice there are no pictures of me on here. My reasoning; the blog is about the hamsters and the hamsters only ๐Ÿ™‚

Pose for me Cas?? No. Okay then ;(Anyways, in an attempt to get cuter photos of the boys I have had to use this photo.

I warn you, this is as close to me getting in the blog as I will ever allow!
Thank goodness for my minion phone case protecting you from my morning face! ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway, Casper had just finished cleaning his little face and he was looking a bit sheepish when my sister took this pic.

I was waiting to take a snap, waiting patiently for him to just turn around but he refused and posed nicely for my big sister instead.
The cheek!

This is also a very rare occasion for Casper because usually he will be sitting on a towel. I have resorted to only letting Cas run around when he has a bathroom towel underneath him cos when he gets excited he pee’s!

Its the single most annoying thing in the world and I have had to change sheets and trousers and dresses on more occasions than I care to count!!

So in this picture I must have been feeling brave cos hes on my bedsheets right there! And nothing to stop him peeing all over them!!

I am pleased to say he didnt pee this time… but I’m not sure I can trust that little face… would you??? ๐Ÿ˜‰


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Pictures & Postings

So you’ve had the first weeks updates, sad posts and the medical post on top of plenty of little pictures to wet your hamster-lovin’ appetite, so I think its only now I can get back to my usual ranting and ravings about the hamsters.

Firstly though, back in 2012 when I would religiously post every day, the blog had a very ‘defined’ layout. I personally felt as a blogger it was nice to have a sense of familiarity when you go back to read a blog. Blogs that change designs every few months or so tend to lose their identity I think. HamsterDiaries has a distinct little look and I intend to keep the blog that way. Having said all of this, I have “tidied” it up, got rid of a few pages and neatened up the side bar over there and I’d love to know how you think this new ‘tidy’ version looks.
(But for new readers you’ll never know the difference muahah!)

Anyways less of the boring bloggy bit, what do we want? HAMSTERS! When do we want it? NOW.. durrr!

Dexter the hamster

On the left you can see Dexter stuffing his ickle face with a slice of apple, definitely a favourite of his.

Now I have to point out blogging isn’t always the easiest thing when you are balancing a life alongside it and I have already – after just a mere weekย of blogging – found how terribly hard writing about hamsters can be. Its not even so much an issue of content but more I have struggled to get any pictures actually worth using and everyone knows a picture is worth a thousand words!
I know they’ve always moved quickly and Im usually left with blurs of fur but I can’t seem to get a single clear photograph!

I end up ambushing them whilst they’re eating or making cooky noises to get their attention.
Basically I look like a nutter chasing round little furries with my phone to try and capture moments of sure cuteness.

How on earth did I manage before?!
I think I need to get a bit more practice in!

So bare with the pictures for a little bit, they shall get better ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh and make sure you follow via email if you haven’t already! Makes me writing feel all the more worth while! ๐Ÿ™‚


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The Prodigal Blogger Returns

Hello strangers ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now I know what you’re thinking..
Where the flying fudge have I been for the last year and a 4 month?!
Sorry, who are you again?

I wish I could say something exciting, like I have been backpacking across Thailand or I’ve been rescuing baby elephants in Africa, but the boring truth is, I fell behind with my daily posts and with the bustle of Christmas and New Year back in 2012 (!!) and then full time work happened and I just never got round to catching up. Life happened.

But guess who is back with a new game plan?!?! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now first things first. I would love to take this opportunity to thank every single reader who has sent me emails over the last year and a bit. I was (and still am staggered) with the level of interest as to why I wasnt writing anymore and what was happening to Hamster Diaries. I did my best to reply to all emails I received and I seriously appreciated the encouragement and kind words.
In fact its the influx of ‘fan mail’ and general Hamster Diaries questions to my inbox that has spurred me to get back on the WordPress-wagon and restart blogging!
Well that and I saw my stats page and I am OOOOOBER chuffed with the amount of visits I get on a daily basis, despite me not even posting anymore. I’d like to see what I could achieve if I start posting again and really see what this blog do ๐Ÿ™‚

But less about me, and lets crack on with what this blog is all about in the first place! ๐Ÿ™‚

My beautiful hammys.
As its been a while, you guys may need reminding of these little faces ๐Ÿ™‚

Dexter, Eve and Casper

Eve (left), Casper (centre) and Dexter (right)

Now I know this is like a massive teaser-post.. only three little pictures?! Well do not worry yourself, I have 3 update posts on the way with lots of cute pictures and updates!

I will say at this stage though that I do have some very sad news to break.

Little Eve sadly passed away a month ago now.Eve the Hamster

I documented everything andย will be sharing what happened over the next few days so you shall be updated. But in the meantime I have this photo of a healthy and happy Eve having a curious little sniff around the floor.

Asย a first post back to reality, this is definitely dedicated to Eve ๐Ÿ™‚


Now I have to get back in the swing of blogging again but I hope to give you lots to ‘aww’ over and read up on! It may not be daily posts as I previously managed way back when I began the blog, however I shall try my best. I am forever writing posts in my head whilst daydreaming at work, working hard and multitasking so I hopefully should have enough material for a little while yet. Enough to keep you readers happy and hamster-satisfied. ๐Ÿ™‚

So stay tuned by subscribing by email, get following and commenting and liking and sharing so you dont miss the pictures and posts!!
And for now, go easy on me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Love the prodigal blogger and her twoย little hammys, xxx

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BlogSHOUT: Animal Tails

So I have decided to brag about a superb hamster blog I have recently discovered!

Hamster blogs are hard to come by but this one is a complete gemstone!! I really recommend you check it out because it just looks so professional and has that consistency that makes a blog so gripping to visit time and again!

Animal Tails is not a WordPress blog which must be why I haven’t discovered it sooner! But that doesn’t make it any less wonderful to reader because it really is a FABULOUS blog!

Hannah, the blogger, has a gorrrrgeous hammy called Willow who is just adorable!! (I will have to keep Dexter and Casper firmly in their cage with blindfolds on because Willow is a real beauty!!) The blog is all about her adventures as well as a really beautiful tribute to Lolly, the hamster who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The pictures are constantly charming and I genuinely can’t find anything to fault! The posts are great and entertaining and in addition to the posts and pictures, there is a Facebook Page to like, a Youtube channel to subscribe to, polls to answer and a competition to mark the 10,000 view on the site. How brilliant is that? Is there anything this blog can’t do?! ๐Ÿ˜€

As a fellow hamster lover to another, Animal Tails is a great blog and so worth a hundred reads if you have the time ๐Ÿ˜‰ If not, use that few minutes you have spare before you go to sleep tonight, and give it a look! You will no regret it, it will grip you!!

Go and check it out and see what you think. You thought Dexter, Eve and Casper were adorable?! You haven’t seen Willow yet! ๐Ÿ˜€ (Okay so they are ALL equally as adorable)
Raising that bar in hamster blogging is as always a fabulous sight and Animal Tails really has set that bar at an incredibly high standard.

I have taken the picture of Willow here from the blog and the title picture is also from the site, it was like a temptation for you all… If I lured you in with a cute picture, you’d go and visit it right?! Or is that sneaky? Nope, that’s exactly what I was going for! ๐Ÿ˜€

Lots of love to Willow from Dexter, Casper and Eve (even if they are a little jealous at your beauty :P)


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