Category Archives: Social Media

I’m giving up blogging

From THIS blog space, anyway.

I’ve spent just over a year in this little corner of Cyberspace, blogging about being a mum, breastfeeding, baby-led weaning, relationships, travel, getting married, tantrums, working and everything else inbetween.

Since I started this blog I couldn’t have foreseen where it would have taken me. I branched out into a whole new career path and am now working about four different jobs that probably wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for this beautiful little blog. Continue reading

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Why I don’t like cats

Photo credit: Sensual Shadows Photography

I’ve heard it said that in life, you’re either a dog person or a cat person. I am most certainly not a cat person.

I don’t trust them. They lull you into a false sense of security, purring softly on your lap and then – BAM! they dig their sharp claws into the soft wobbly flesh of your thigh. They’re far too clever for their own good.

The other thing about cats is that they bring back a bitter memory for me. Continue reading

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I’m going to CybHer UK – are you?

When I started blogging just over a year ago, I never ever pictured myself as the type of person to attend a blogging event.

In my head, people who blogged all carried laptops around with them everywhere they went and spoke in mysterious lingo, using terms like “SEO”, “link-backs” and “RSS feeds”. In short, they didn’t sound like the type of people I’d have anything in common with. Continue reading

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One today

Once upon a time there was a woman.

She had a wobbly tummy, big bags under her eyes and a yummy little baby.

But, despite this woman’s attributes, she was worried.

The whole year stretched ahead of her and she didn’t know what it would hold. She didn’t know when her yummy little baby would start sleeping through the night. She didn’t know if she would return to her old pre-baby job. She didn’t know how long she could continue to pretend she had a clue what she was doing when it came to being a mum. Continue reading

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Do you ever lie on Facebook?

Photo Credit: "Facebook's Secret Message to Me", by Nate Bolt

 

My husband isn’t on Facebook. The (self-proclaimed) Northern Love Machine did have a page, but decided to close it down. “If I want to speak to someone, I’ll ring them,” he said. “I don’t even really know half the people on there anyway.”

He has a point.

Since I started the new job at the beginning of the month, I’ve spent more time on Facebook. I get into work at 5am and it’s one of the first sites I check. It says a lot about the age we live in, that often the “big” things people are talking about will be picked up by social networking sites before other forms of media. Continue reading

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So I didn’t win, but I had a bloomin’ good time

This weekend has opened my eyes to a few things:

1) I am a sore loser

2) I can’t consume more than three glasses of wine before getting all loud and over-excited

3) I should never be allowed on a rickshaw after drinking said three glasses of wine

4) I am a terrible singer. Continue reading

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Me, The MADs and a pair of very big pants

Tomorrow afternoon I will kiss my daughter goodbye and board a train to the bright lights of London.

I’m hoping it won’t be a packed train, because I will be armed with some hair straighteners, a huge pair of heels and a rather pretty dress from Ellos. Oh and about ten tonnes of make-up, a camera and some very, very big pants. Continue reading

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Cinderella shall go to the ball

Getting married is pretty expensive, as is saving for a house.

So I am hugely pleased that the wonderful Brother Max brand is sponsoring me to go to the MAD Blog Awards in London in September. I was all prepared to do my acceptance speech for the Best Baby Blog Award via video link on a big screen, but now it turns out I don’t have to.

Of course it could all go horribly wrong. This sponsorship malarkey could actually mean I’ll have to sit there and clap enthusiastically as one of the other finalists goes to accept their award. Continue reading

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Children are so honest

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Just saying…

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