The MAD Blog Awards – Thank you!
Mar24

The MAD Blog Awards – Thank you!

A few weeks ago, I very politely asked if you would be so kind as to nominate me for the MAD Blog Awards. I was a finalist last year and I really wanted to make it again.A few people told me they’d nominated me in the schooldays category and I was so grateful to them. And just a little bit excited. Could I make it there again? I tried not to build my hopes up. There were 200,000 nominations in the MAD Blog Awards (obviously...

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I’m Loud ‘n’ Proud! Are you?
Mar13

I’m Loud ‘n’ Proud! Are you?

Being a parent blogger is great – you can have a good moan about all the things that are wrong with your life and your kids. You can turn into comedy if you like, maybe enhance it a little bit to make it even funnier. Or you can get lots of sympathy and useful advice from other parents who have been there, done that and got the Tshirt. But, let’s be honest, life with kids isn’t all bad, is it? In fact a lot of the...

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Desert Island Discs
Feb21

Desert Island Discs

I was challenged by the lovely Claire from Claire Justine to come up with my desert island discs. It’s not an easy feat, as I love a real variety of music – even at the age of 40 I still download a lot of the music in the charts, but I like more indie and alternative stuff too. Traditionally the guests on Desert Island Discs get to choose eight pieces of music, a book and one luxury item. They also get the Bible and the...

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Confidence boost in a Tshirt
Feb12

Confidence boost in a Tshirt

When shopping in Next for trainers for my son (Next being one of the few shops which realises boys’ feet don’t stop growing at a 2 and their bodies don’t stop growing at a 7-8, presumably for them to fall off the earth only to return once they fit a ‘small men’s’), I spotted this Tshirt.The slogan reads I’m kind of a big deal on my blog.I knew I had to have that Tshirt.Back when I started work...

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MAD Blog Awards – time to nominate!
Feb11

MAD Blog Awards – time to nominate!

It’s that time of year again already – blogging award season! Last year I was shocked, excited and above all humbled to be a finalist in the Schooldays category of the MAD Blog Awards. I just couldn’t believe enough people had even heard of my little old blog, let alone liked it enough to nominate it for an award.Guess what? I’d love to make it again!There are so many amazing blogs out there –...

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