I am not an inspiration – there, I said it I’ve just come home from a wonderful weekend away with my blogging buddies. I was on a total high. Everything was going so well. Then I got a message. One measly message has put me from cloud 9 to rock bottom in T -9 seconds. This always happens and I hate myself for letting it happen. I am too sensitive for my own good and I know it. I’m one of those people that gets nervous about being happy because there is always something around the corner to scupper it. And that’s just sad. IRead More →

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I am an inspiration! I’m a finalist in the #BiBs2018 awards “Inspire” category so it must be true! You can continue to read why I would love for you to vote for me or you can just do it by clicking HERE! Category number 5 – Inspire When I started my blog about 2 years ago it wasn’t intended to be inspirational I started it because I like to make people laugh and, although I was diagnosed with Crohn’s 4 years previously and had many (many, many) subsequent operations, the disease had behaved itself for a while. Originally I wrote about having a baby andRead More →

Benefits of Meeting Other Bloggers I was in London a few weeks ago catching up with some old blogging friends and we got to talking about the usual things; hectic schedules, motherhood but most importantly the direction of both of our blogs. It’s everyday catch-up talk for us and I suppose many other Mums have similar conversations with their own circle. It was only on the way back home that I got thinking about where I’d be if I didn’t have other bloggers around me. How do other bloggers meet like-minded people? What do their support networks look like? I mean, I suppose I gotRead More →

The ten commandments of blogging As told by a mediocre blogger, me. “I am the Lord, Google. Thou shalt bear no false idol aside from me .” Google is GOD. Google is a vengeful God and will smite thee should you be found to be selling follow links. Especially follow links less than 4 times your DA as that is forbidden (apart from everybody does it. Ev-er-y-body) “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy blog in vain.” Unmumsy Mum, Mother Pukka, Hurrah for Gin you know who I’m talking about. Bloggers who have reached giddy heights that you and I can onlyRead More →

As 2017 comes to a close I have two items left to review so basically that is what this post is. A hastily cobbled together review of a cocktail set and 2018 diary. In all honesty I would have done them before but you know, they arrived just before Christmas plus I’ve been half-cut from the all the cocktails so they’ve only got themselves to blame. The Vonshef Parisian Cocktail Set Monsieur Incidental was working as a waiter in a cocktail bar just before I met him (if you don’t get that reference shame on you) and he’s always hinted at wanting a cocktail setRead More →

This week is Anti Bullying Week How do I know this? Because Little L (aged 6 and a half) has come home with dreams of joining the “Anti-Bullying Alliance” (it might not actually be called that but you get the gist). He is so determined to stand up to bullies and stand up for those who are being bullied it makes my heart swell with pride (and worry me a little but there you go). The slogan for Anti Bullying Week is “All Different, All Equal” which is just fabulous in my humble opinion I was bullied at school I was called names for aRead More →

It’s been a while since I worked in an office but lately I’ve been thinking about the different personalities you meet in the workplace.  It doesn’t have to be an office, it could be anywhere even a building site, and it even translates to blogging.  We have Facebook groups where we congregate and swap stories and the same personalities crop up time and time again. So, without further ado I give you 35 personalities you meet in the workplace (in no particular order or gender for that matter) and how they spend their lunch break: The one that hangs around the photocopier all day doingRead More →

A couple of weeks ago I abandoned left my children in the capable hands of my partner in sunny Kent and caught the train to Manchester for the weekend to attend my first ever blogging conference – Blog On Xmas.  I travelled up with the (sort of) lovely Fran from Whinge Whinge Whine and the travel wasn’t without it’s erm, hiccups.  We are no strangers to our train journeys not going to plan, regularly missing connections and so on and this one was no exception.  Due to Fran’s overwhelming desire to purchase ear plugs at Euston – apparently there is no Boots in Manchester (thereRead More →