I read somewhere recently that the latest thing to do in Paris is “Le Drunch” – a strange name for a combined lunch/dinner… It sounds much more appealing perhaps once you know what it is!
So here’s the thing: it’s the middle of May and I am sitting wearing a fleece over my, not inconsiderable, layers as I type. I have committed the cardinal sin of putting the heating on because even the dog is shivering. There is a very real chance that summer has been and gone for me.
Hi, It is all about the holiday preparation now. The countdown has begun.
I am adopting a slightly different approach to this months round-up and taking a closer look at the BiBs shortlist in the commentary category. Politics can mean many things beyond simply the activity of those in parliament, and the thing that binds all of the nominees in this category together is a desire to improve the world, both for themselves and others.
Hello and welcome to the May Education Roundup. I’ve been doing these Roundups for around a year now and have loved rummaging through a wonderful array of education related posts.
What is the connection between taking exercise and charity? Taking part in a fitness challenge is a great way to capture potential supporters ‘ imaginations and to raise funds for good causes.
Well, it’s nearly June, but the weather doesn’t seem to realise that, flitting from hot sunshine to wind and rain in the blink of an eye. So I’ve been on the look out for crafts both to do indoors, and to take outdoors and some that cross-over both!
The end of March and it’s been a busy and potentially hilarious month what with Red Nose Day, the snow, Mother’s Day, and Easter. Yes, Easter in March.
Hello and welcome to another roundup of gorgeous Home and Design posts from around the parent blogging community. I’ve loved the variety of posts that I’ve seen this month, from budgeting makeovers to garden style and new home interiors.
Welcome to another installment of Helen actually finds time to read blog posts/Newbie Tuesday! You know what I’ve noticed in blog world this month?
There were so many posts about Easter trips to choose from, I decided to feature as many as I could, rather than highlight just a few. I hope you find some inspiration for future holidays and days out from the following blogs.
Another busy month in the adoption and fostering blogosphere and the start of a new school term for many. The holidays may be over but hopefully too is the cold weather – was that sun we just had??
Happy New Year BritMums, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Welcome to the first Literary Roundup of 2013! To launch the new year, I decided to start a new Linky.
When Sarah from Party of Seven, shows us the incredible zip wire her husband made for their kids, because seeing is believing. When Hayley’s daughter Natty was awarded her Local Hero Award for Child of Courage or Achievement of the Year, because apart from the fact that Natty is a hero, she’s also a VERY entertaining little girl.
Before I get to this month’s photo round-up, I’m asking you to help me out. As I start working on my talk for BritMums Live!
I’m sat here in my dining room with the patio doors open and I’m looking out to newly bloomed flowers, fresh green grass and a bright sun, what is not to like? It feels very easy to write the Positively Inspirational round-up this month, Spring is here and that in itself is a reason to feel positive.
The path that led to my expat life was not dependant on one moment. Instead it was a slow layering of influences that built up like a canyon wall around me, channelling me in the direction that eventually led me to a life in the UK.
I am sure that we all are so glad spring has finally arrived, and the last few days have been just amazing. This again reminds me how easily I get influenced by the weather.
I don’t know about you but Spring cleaning brings out the shopper in me and makes me want new stuff to spruce up my home for the summer months. Budgets are tight so I have to contend with thrifty solutions instead…
This month the Round-up is going to take on a completely different format. For never before have the disability and special needs bloggers, charities and journalists been so completely united by one, overwhelming subject.
Welcome back to another installment of “ask geekmummy” – your chance to get answers to any of those nagging little questions you might have about blogging. This month I’ve been asked to talk about “About” pages – do you need them, and, if so, what should be on them?
You can’t have failed to notice Angelina Jolie in the news over the last few days, speaking out about her decision to have a preventative double mastectomy. She has written openly and candidly about her decision after discovering that she has a faulty gene that significantly increases her risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer.
A kitchen to die for The simple ideas are the best. How about this amazing upcycling suggestion for, wait for it… A hanger!
So Nick Clegg is going to block any childcare reforms in the UK that seek to raise the ratios in nurseries…a spokesperson for the deputy prime minister said: “The delivery of good quality, affordable childcare is one of Nick Clegg’s biggest priorities in government.
There are loads of ways to get involved with BritMums. You can start or take part in discussions on the network or comment on posts; you can add your link to the round-up posts; or rise to one of our blogger challenges as a way to win money and prizes.
This month in the world of style blogs it’s all about press days and transitional dressing. What IS a girl to wear when the weather seems to have forgotten it’s almost summertime?
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