Hello to you all out there in the blogosphere
I am going to keep this post brief. This morning I took these photographs of myself in the hallway mirror on my way to work. Now, I am not sure about you, but having my photo taken is a serious pet hate, but for the purposes of this post I have taken these in front of the mirror in the hallway. I look miserable, but I promise I am not. I am just a little self conscious about my teeth at the moment, I've been having assessments with prostodontists for the work that needs doing etc.
I wanted to tell you about a little change to my my name I've been using on my blog and to comment on yours. I was born Penelope and named by my dad, Peter, we had the same initials when I was growing up and I loved that. I've always loved the name Penelope and it's Greek meaning of "faithful" and in some texts "weaver" all associated with Penelope and Odysseus....BUT it was immediately shortened to Penny and various other nicknames and terms of endearment(I won't go into those! hehe).
When I started my blog back in 2009 I decided to call myself Penelope. The truth of the matter is that I don't really know why? Maybe I didn't want to be recognised (I can't see why i have nothing to hide)? Maybe I wanted to "be someone else" (which by the way I am completely myself here and am not pretending to be someone else), maybe I just wanted to start a new chapter and call myself by my real name? I honestly have no idea.
In my early 20's I went through a brief phase of introducing myself as Penelope, but that was short lived as I could literally see people's tongues getting twisted trying to pronounce it and soon gave up.
People would often pronounce it Penny-lope which would drive me potty, another reason to give it up. My early years association with my full name was my mum calling me Penelope when I knew I had been naughty and getting up to tricks which she wasn't happy with!
So, the long and short of it is that I'm back to just plain old me, Penny. An email chat with Lisa made me think about my name again and because if you meet me I would ask you to call me Penny, it seems bizarre that I have been calling myself Penelope for so long in the blogosphere.
If you prefer Penelope then that is just fine by me too. Just don't call me Pen Pen 'cause that will make me cry as my parents and close friends/family are the only ones allowed to call me that :o)
Thanks so much for all your fab comment and conversation I love them and welcome to new followers too.
I'm excited to show you my completed mosaic tomorrow. Despite a few cuts on my fingers I loved bringing it all together with the grout
See you then
ps. Do you use a different version of the name you go by on your blog? Do tell x