It’s been another week of visitors this week, with yet more family coming to stay and we’ve had a great time catching up and just spending time together. Here’s my #littleloves for the week.
You won’t be surprised that I’m STILL reading the Game of Thrones books! But I’ve also had my head buried in the Mollie Makes Social Media mag – who hasn’t!?! Not to mention the latest issue of iBlog magazine, which coincidentally was also a social media edition.
I’ve saved loads of blog posts to reread on my Kindle this week too. Here’s just a few:
Blogging: Am I lucky? from You Baby Me Mummy reminded me of how I used to obsess over blog stats and rankings in the early days of my blog. I was never as busy as Aby is now, but blogging does kind of have a way of taking over and leaving you with no time for anything else if you let it. I think it’s often easy to be jealous of other bloggers success and Aby is certainly taking the blogging world by storm, but this post just goes to show how much work, heart and soul people pour into their blogs and the toll it can take.
Too Honest, You Say? over on The Unmumsy Mum’s Guide to Motherhood is a response to the recent comments and blog posts surrounding ‘sweary warts and all accounts of motherhood’ as she puts it. I’ve got to say that I do like these blogs, swearing and all (I’ve worked for the police, I’ve heard it all believe me!), although I don’t actually know what started the backlash against them to be honest. I’ve seen a few blog posts from the other perspective but none of them have linked to any blog posts or articles that may have prompted their posts so I’m out of the loop as usual. In defence of these ‘honest parenting’ blogs I have to say I love reading them, they make me laugh and I’ve never seen any that directly refer to their children in a derogatory manner. In a sea of often sickly sweet parenting blogs (I’m sorry but there are a few these days, either that or they really do have perfect lives and good luck to them, I certainly don’t!) they are a breath of fresh air and something to take with a pinch of salt and not too literally.
21 Tips to Take Your Blog to the Next Professional Level. From journo to blogger, Hannah is a breath of fresh air. Young, gorgeous and with a collection of shoes to die for, not to mention some unbelievably sexy press trips she’s been lucky enough to go on recently, her blog is packed with stunning photography and down to earth commentary. One of her latest posts on upping your game blog wise is well worth a read.
Simply AMAZING. The C Word was uplifting and heartbreaking in equal measure. Sheridan Smith has always been a favourite of mine but oh my god how good is her acting! If you haven’t seen it already get yourself over to iPlayer! (And P.S Paul Nicholls is still rather cute!)
As we have family over I’ve been able to dress up a little for a night out and a lovely lunch too. Today we’re hitting the beach so it’s a cool maxi dress and sandals all the way. I won’t be taking any shots of my sandal unworthy feet – you really don’t want to see them trust me!
It’s been a week full of giggles from the little one and the constant ‘nanny’ or ‘grandad come see this/look at me’ etc as he enjoys spending time with our visiting family. I know baby giggles are supposed to be the best, but giggles from my 3 year old are right up there too!
Does giving my blog a makeover count? I dropped the more colourful blog theme I was using and have gone for a sleeker monochrome look and I must say that although it’s very simple, I really like it. I’ve still got a bit of tweaking to do before I make it my own but it’s getting there.
We’ve got another few days left to enjoy with our visitors so we’ll be hitting the beach and feasting on yet more delicious food over the weekend. I’m really looking forward to starting on The New You Plan next week as I’m feeling like a right old lump at the moment and I’m hoping it’ll help get me into a better mindset to tackle my weight head on. Wish me luck!