Writing

Brainstorms Award

The Brainstorms Award was created by Nabeeha Jameel over at Brainstorms. This award is basically for all those bloggers out there, new, or old, who do a lot of work to keep their blogs alive and an interest for other people!Brainstorms Rules Thank the person who nominated you.Tag your post with #BrainStormsAward and follow https://brainsstorms.wordpress.com/ if you’re… Continue reading Brainstorms Award

Family, Health, Writing

What happens when you blog less?

So, earlier in the year I decided to take a little break from the blog while we went on holiday. It was lovely just enjoying some family time and not doing any promotion - either through Twitter threads or Facebook groups. When we came back I decided not to return to the way I'd been… Continue reading What happens when you blog less?

Children, Family, Friends, Miscarriage, Writing

Any advice for entering a new phase?

I can't even figure out what to call this post, I'll come back to it. [I came back to it and titled it with my final thought.] So I started my blog a bit over two years ago, to have an outlet for my thoughts and feelings that I'm not comfortable sharing in real life.… Continue reading Any advice for entering a new phase?

Fitness, Writing

Running without Headphones

Soundtrack silenced Senses heightened Birdsong and blowing leaves an accompaniment To the rhythm Of trainers tapping on tarmac. Yeah, so that's what happens when you don't charge your Bluetooth headphones before a long run and their battery dies half way through. I stuck them in my pocket, enjoyed the birdsong and the security of hearing… Continue reading Running without Headphones

Health, Politics & Equality, Writing

I Believe….

A little while ago the lovely Bill from A Silly Place asked some folks about what we believe. It was a really interesting exercise in examining what I fundamentally hold to be true. Each person who wrote something for Bill had something different to say, each one individual and reflecting a unique perspective. We've all… Continue reading I Believe….

The dazzling blogger award
Friends, Writing

Dazzling Blogger Award

Helen at Crispy Confessions very generously nominated me in the first ever Dazzling Blogger Award. I love her blog, she's honest, open, funny and varied - my favourite combination! The Official Rules Thank the person who nominated you for The Dazzling Blogger Award.Link back to the original blog post.Answer the seven questions that they asked on… Continue reading Dazzling Blogger Award

My Instagram Favourites
Friends, Writing

My Instagram Favourites

Instagram was something I knew nothing about when I started blogging. I'd been deliberately steering clear of it - all the chat about "insta perfect" lives really put me off. I thought I would end up looking at other people's pictures and feel like I didn't live up to some imagined standard. Facebook competitive parenting… Continue reading My Instagram Favourites