Three year blogoversary!
Aug01

Three year blogoversary!

Three years ago today, I sneaked away from the kids, as they sat slumped in front of the telly in their pyjamas, eating their breakfast, to read my friend’s blog upstairs. Then I saw a link. You could create your own blog! So I followed the link  – and there it was! My own blog. I’d had it in mind for a while to start a blog – I wanted to record and share the funny things my kids said. A blog seemed a good way to do it,...

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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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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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A weekend to remember
Sep24

A weekend to remember

I spent a lot of time earlier this year pondering my 40th birthday and how best to celebrate. I wanted it to be a day to remember. But how? A party? A weekend away? But when I heard the MAD Blog Awards was just two days before my birthday, things started to fall into place. I’d be in London! I love London. My daughter had been desperate to see Matilda (and so had I, to be honest), but it was hard to justify the cost. But if it...

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MAD Blog Awards (hanging out)
Sep20

MAD Blog Awards (hanging out)

In just a couple of hours from now, I will be at the MAD Blog Awards with loads of amazing bloggers. It’s been a long time since I heard I was a finalist way back in March. Shocked just wasn’t the word. Even sat here in my hotel room, I still find it hard to believe people would nominate and vote for little old me and my little old blog. I am so grateful to all of them.But here I am in London. So it must be real.I’m...

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