Something For The Weekend

Happy Friday! I hope that if you’re in the UK you’re looking forward to some fun over the Bank Holiday weekend.

A lot of bloggers will be taking the weekend off, so I thought it might be nice to do a roundup of some older posts to give you something to read. I asked some of my favourite folk to share a post from their own blog – the one they consider to be their best ever – and these are the ones they chose.

Hope you enjoy them!

‘Double checking my bag, I open the zip to make sure I’ve taken out all my makeup, and something a pale yellow colour catches my eye and I know you all know where this is going.’ – Steph from I’m Counting UFOs chose So Here’s An Amusing Little Anecdote for You.

‘I know you have a training partner in the video who seems lovely, but let me tell you Natalie, you ain’t ever done a workout unless you have done it with a seven year old girl by your side.’ – Jane from Northern Mum chose Dear Natalie Cassidy

‘My sister was born four months before my sixth birthday and if I am being completely honest, it was a shock to my system.’ – Carolin from Mummy Alarm chose What’s the Perfect Age Gap Between Siblings

‘I’m about as far from a yummy mummy as you can be without getting mistaken for a homeless person.’ – Cat from Yellow Days chose Are We Being Unfair to the Yummy Mummies and also a fab post called Why I’m Striking Tomorrow

‘Your graffiti artists have also created a wonderful piece of modern art, right in the centre of your feature wall with yellow crayons, pink pencils and black permanent marker pens.’ – Stacey from Five’s A Fellowship chose 5 Tips for Surviving Twin Toddlers

‘Life in it’s reality is full of inspirational real heroes and fabulous true stories. Who needs Ben 10 when you have a gutsy Grandad who lost an eye under a train and was back at work the next week?’ – Becky over at Baby Budgeting chose a lovely post called My Mum was the Best Storyteller

‘Everyone is acting surprised that someone had the gall to photograph K-Mid’s ta-tas… Let me tell you this; ever since Prince Billy shared his first Pot Noodle with her in his bedsit at St. Andrews, there has been someone, somewhere on CONSTANT ALERT for the opportunity to get a picture of her tits.’ – Jayne at Mums the Word chose Royally Tits Up

‘This is VERY random, possibly reputation tainting shizzle but what the heck – we’re all friends here- yes?’ – Annie at Mammasaurus chose Once Upon A Time I wrote a Book

‘Last night I had a nightmare. I was in the final of Strictly Come Dancing (yes, of course I’m that good).’ – Helen at Actually Mummy chose What a Nightmare

‘Are you tired of living in minimalist hell with clean kitchen work surfaces, cream coloured floors and soft buttermilk sofas?’ – Rebecca from Here Come The Girls chose How to Clutter Your Home

‘I didn’t realise this before I pushed a small person out of my foof, but apparently there’s a secret law that basically states that once you have a kid, you’re a walking invitation for a shitstorm of grannies to accost you daily’ – Cas at Mummy Never Sleeps chose Granny Basher

‘Gran was a tiny, spiky difficult lady with a grip which could crush fingers and a tongue which really hurt but she had a silky soft face and a fiercely loyal heart. She was reliable and I knew exactly where I was with her.’ – Chris at Thinly Spread chose Goodbye Else May (make sure your tissues are handy)

‘I think what I am trying to get across is that sometimes things can look what you see as normal but it isn’t…’ – Angie at Cakes Photos Life chose Has he really got HF Autism?

‘Yesterday I spent the morning trying out nutty fudge recipe and an after eight mints recipe as a practice run for Christmas treats for the hampers I’m making for family.’ – Aly at Plus 2.4 chose her recipe for home made After Eights (tasty AND ethical!)

‘Personally, the only thing which would intimidate me away from a friendship with a woman would be if she was too intellectual.’ – Donna at Mummy Central chose The Samantha Brick Saga – an Ugly Friend’s View

‘Dear Leukemia. You came and turned our world upside down but we are fighting you and you can feel it cant you.’ – Laura at Tired Mummy of Two chose Hospital Related Letters

‘That montage above is me. Big old fat failure of a woman, me. You are looking at a a failure. Look up that word in the dictionary and if Samantha Brick is to be believed, that is what you will find. That picture above.’ – Mummy Barrow chose Being a Big Fat Failure

‘Poor Granny. It soon became clear that this was not her idea of fun.’  – Emma from The Bavarian Sojourn chose A Damsel in Distress

So there you have it. Some favourite posts from some favourite bloggers. If you get ten minutes to yourself this weekend to sit down with a cuppa and your laptop, I hope you’ll pop over and say hello to one or two of them that take your fancy.

Have a good one x

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9 responses

  1. What an amazing round up, Ruth! I am honoured to be amongst this bunch!
    And what a lovely idea. Thank you for taking the time to write this post, it can’t have been easy.

  2. I’ll definitly be getting into these over the weekend and the week ahead actually as half term strikes. Thank you 😉

  3. I have enjoyed reading these over the weekend while in the mountains… No cell phone reception buy the internet was strong because we were at a research station. Thanks for sharing some fun and poignant posts! Hotel you and the Dorkies had a fun weekend! ~ David

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