Guest Post: Little Things

Today’s lovely guest post is from Nikki Thomas – a former teacher who is now a freelance writer and blogger. She blogs at Stressy Mummy were she writes about the stresses and joys of family life with four children.

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One thing that being a mum has taught me over the years is that it is the little things that matter. Sometimes, those things that seem so small and insignificant mean so much and make a huge difference. Continue reading

Guest Post: Scattered Love

I’m very pleased to have a guest post on the blog today from Marianne Weekes. Mari has been keeping a family journal of sorts for over 4 years, Mari’s World which made the Finalists in the BiBs 2014 Family category. She is also Editor of the busy BritMums blog which keeps her out of mischief. She likes white wine and chocolate, she loves a good natter with like minded people, and she’s addicted to Instagram.

Maris World Blog

As I approach the 50 years old point in my life it’s making me reflect on what I have done so far and if I could go back would I do anything differently?

You see I’m still a couple of years off, and so possibly in time to make major changes, who knows?

I grew up in the 80′s and I can remember careers lessons at school and lots of encouragement to Get Out There and Do It! Be Someone! Women can now be just as good as men and have high flying jobs! This was the message that was drummed into us as we prepared for our ‘O’ levels (now GCSEs). Continue reading

Tuesday Treats: July 2014

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Tuesday Treats is an as-and-when roundup of top blog posts which is curated by me, Chris at Thinly Spread, Lizzie at Me and My Shadow, and Becky at A Beautiful Space. I’m going to be spending a couple of weeks offline starting today, so I’m making this an extra long version of Tuesday Treats to keep you all well stocked with reading material.

Right. On with it…

“When my baby was born, he and I became library story time regulars. In a little room with a disfigured Hungry Caterpillar mural and stained carpet, I learned the Portuguese lullaby I still sing my boys at night and at least six ways my knees could be horses.”How Libraries Shaped My Motherhood on Offbeat Home and Life. Continue reading

What I’m Doing Now

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I haven’t taken part in a blogger meme for absolutely yonks, but lovely Mary over at Keynko tagged me in her What I’m Doing Now post. It’s the school holidays here at the moment so I’ve not had time to sit and write anything more substantial – forgive me the frippery, and please feel free to join in yourself if you fancy!

Currently I am: sitting in front of a lovely log fire, waiting for it to burn down low enough for me to go to bed. DorkyDad and I are tapping away at our computers and exchanging the occasional tired smile.

Reading: The Songlines by Bruce Chatwin, which is a really interesting read about Aboriginal song and its connection with nomadic travel. Before that I read Music for Chameleons, which is a book of short stories by Truman Capote, and before that Life after Life by Kate Atkinson, which is beautifully written but I found it quite confusing. I’ve got The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith sitting on my bedside table, but I’ll probably keep that for our upcoming travel. Continue reading