I simply cannot believe that almost a year has passed since I excitedly swapped my wellies for more metropolitan attire and heading to London for Britmums Live, my very first blogging conference. I had been blogging my little heart out for about 6 months back then and was astonished and dumbfounded that my newbie, novice [...]
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Blimey – we are back again – it never ceases to amaze me how quickly this comes back around….it still only feels like last week that I was bemoaning Nick Clegg for not giving us alternatives to the childcare conundrum. And here we are again. Worrying has been the theme of this month; from my daughter, from me, [...]
An important date was remembered last week, Keynko wrote her post on the 100th anniversary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison. It is less than a hundred years since woman got the vote, and we owe it to Emily and her suffragette colleagues to ensure we make use of it. Perhaps she is a fine [...]
Here we are then, my first education round up and what an education it’s been for me! There are so many wonderful posts out there, how on earth I am supposed to choose only a handful? So if I haven’t included you , I’m sorry there just wasn’t enough space for them all. But please [...]
Somebody somewhere decided that next week (from the 17th to the 23rd June to be precise) will be National Picnic week in the UK. Of course, because it has now been proclaimed as such, it will mean that sods law will dictate that it will most probably rain. But being British and all, we are used [...]
Got a few little facts for you this morning surrounding collective nouns. I like magpies, funny little things they are, and so, when you see a few of them together they’re called, among other things for there are lots of collective nouns for magpies, a tittering of magpies. Good eh? You can also have a [...]
Summer might finally be here, but it’s no fun for some of our teens and tweens. May and June is exam time. There’s SATs and the dreaded secondary transfer for our year 6s, something I remember only too well from last year (I’m so glad it’s another two years before I have to go through [...]
As many of you know, over on The American Resident I write about the long term expat lifestyle, making an almost permanent home in another country (the ‘almost’ is probably more in my head than reality as it would be difficult to accept I have moved permanently). This means I’m one of those expats who [...]
I was chatting to Mari, Britmums editor about how Britmums members are using video. It struck me that while we may not vlog as loudly and to camera, as dedicated YouTubers do, but, as a community, we do make a lot of use of video. More and more I am seeing videos embedded within posts, [...]
Thrifty fashion is a subject I love and I have a weekly Frugal Fashion Show over at Family Budgeting (this week we were shouting out for the big impact of earrings!) Over at Lulastic the lovely Lucy has been sharing her thrifty fashion too with Thrifty Maternity fashion: ten tips for a money saving pregnancy [...]
Last few days we have finally been enjoying some sunshine. This year it looks like the summer will never make an appearance, doesn’t it? Let’s hope that from now on we will have more sunny days than so far. I cannot wait to share some lovely reviews I came across last month. So as usual [...]
It’s a new blogs smorgasbord again and I’m giving you some top tips for new reads this month. Not only are these new blogs entertaining, they are also thrifty, funny, and downright helpful! New blogs for June: I’m a sucker for a bit of writing by the kids, and it’s lovely to find new blogs [...]
I’m really thrilled to have been asked to write for the Positively Inspirational round up for June and July while Michelle is taking a break, to move house and start her wonderful new life in a gorgeous location. I’m sure like me, you wish her all the best and lots of happiness in her new [...]
The Brilliance in Blogging awards will soon be upon us so what better way to showcase the finalists in the travel category than to feature them in this month’s round-up. I have asked each of the finalists to pick out two of their favourite posts from their own blog from the previous 12 months so [...]
Hi! This is my ninth beauty round-up; can you believe it? Doesn’t time fly when you are juggling having fun?! I have been so incredibly busy these last few weeks; so apologies for the delay in this month’s round-up. The day job has somewhat taken over from blogging duties (I’m an accountant, so it’s been [...]
Welcome to May’s Home and Design round-up where I’ve got a really varied selection of posts to show you this month. Thank you to everyone who has been commenting or tweeting me some posts to look at, I really love looking at other people’s home (don’t we all!) and taking inspiration from what they’ve been [...]
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