My eyes nearly popped out when I read that Halloween is now a £300m+ industry! (and boosting UK spending). When I first moved to the UK nearly 20 years ago, I was lucky to find a pumpkin at Tesco to carve. Now there are pumpkin grottos, Halloween discos and lots and lots of youngsters dressed as [...]
On Crumbs, two sisters – Claire and Lucy – blog about feeding their family. They have different approaches: Claire is the ‘Queen of Cobble’. She pulls things together from locally sourced ingredients and whatever she can find in her cupboard. Lucy is all organisation, with meal plans, but there is the occasional off-piste dinner. [...]
It’s been about two weeks since Michelle Pannell and I returned from Ethiopia on our trip with the campaigning organisation ONE. We were there to see how foreign aid is spent on programmes on the ground, on a trip arranged by ONE. For much of the time we’ve been back, I’ve been incredibly ill. In [...]
Last Friday I was at a blogger get together. I was there with a handful of other bloggers and I turned to ask Jeanette the name of her blog, Choc Ice and Chips she replied. We started talking and I discovered she takes photos of women in their knickers, ‘Boudoir photography.’ The conversation deepened. [...]
I’m late! Yesterday I was at a fabulous event in London with the Aunt Bessie team and you should see the products they have coming out, frozen gravy ready in minutes! They had me and another 6 bloggers cooking meals for under a pound and a roast chicken meal too, a really lovely day. [...]
I love autumn fashion; big warm coats and lovely winter boots but none of these items come cheap do they? Thrifty fashion has been firmly on my mind as I source some new clothes for the colder weather. Well I have started a regular Friday frugal fashion feature over on my family budgeting blog [...]
Children in Need is such a well-known appeal that has raised over £600 million for children and young people in the UK. This year will see families and schools joining the fundraising efforts by wearing spots, buying Children in Need merchandise and getting creative coming up with some fabulous fund raising ideas. Many of [...]
It’s strange the way each month a theme seems to develop linking a large number of the funny posts suggested to me – without me needing to be all bossy and say well it’s October so I want stuff on conkers and Halloween. And no that’s not this month’s theme, because the themes really [...]
Becky Dickinson is a mum and a work-from-home journalist she blogs at Allotment Mum about allotments, weeds, children with snotty noses and her beloved Unhusband as they’re not married and she hasn’t got a better name …yet. Here she shares her thoughts on who should be playing football. Since having a daughter, I have [...]
BritMums is very sad to see Mrs Green leave our editorial team this month as she has done such a fabulous job for us reporting on all matters green and eco friendly these past months. We wish her every success in any future project she takes on and leave you with her last Green [...]
It’s Autumn, and it’s starting to get cold! Everyone got their heating on? Why not warm yourself up with a cup of tea and a cracking Autumn reading list. Mirka at All Baby Advice has put together the latest BritMums Carnival. Go over and check it out, and find out what bloggers are writing about [...]
Attachment. A very key word to any parent but not least for any adoptive parent or foster parent. Attachment forms the basis of the parent-child bond. It’s vital for developing a healthy relationship with the Caregiver and a healthy attachment with Mum or Dad will in turn help the child to form positive relationships [...]
Halloween will soon be upon us; although you could be forgiven for thinking it takes place in August. Yes, I really did see Halloween masks, costumes and confectionery in our local shop long before the nights were drawing in. Halloween is the perfect excuse for plastic wrapped treats, disposable tat and costumes made from manmade [...]
The days are cooler, the evenings earlier. The sweaters are out, the heating is on and I for one am finding it a little easier to find excuses to snuggle up with a cuppa and do a bit more writing than in previous months. Judging by the incredibly high standard of blog posts out there [...]
Hello, hello, how are you all? Isn’t it amazing the difference a week can make in your life? If I think back to this time last week I was very sad. I wrote about not sharing everything that happens in your life on your blog because it can backfire on you. Can you remember? I’d [...]
We may not be in school anymore, but September still brings with it an energy and impetus to get things done. This month is all about shedding the pounds. No, not because we are spending it all on Christmas presents already (though I know you are), no, I mean pounds in weight. I’ve followed [...]
You may have noticed a pink tinge to most magazines this month with boobs being the talk of the town more than ever. That’s because it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month (although I’m sure you already knew that). Breast Cancer is a serious issue – over 46,000 women and around 300 men are diagnosed with [...]
There are all sorts of issues in this world that don’t get talked about enough. Sometimes this means that the people who need help the most don’t get it. I don’t know what word you use for that but injustice springs to my mind. Bloggers can use their powerful voices to make a difference. [...]
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