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Billions of Bloggers Blogging in Brewery

Oh it's you!

  My second conference at BritMums Live and who did I know? Some familiar faces from two years ago, but otherwise only a couple of acquaintances who’d be there for a while. Not as scary as Stand-Up comedy but it’s up there. But hey, I’m a blogger and this is what bloggers do. But by the end […]

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BritMums Live16 – blog conference childcare

conference childcare

  Are you looking forward to BritMums Live16 or do you have just a LEETLE sense of apprehension around leaving the kids in the loving care of others?   There are three Euro 2016 matches due to take place the same Saturday BritMums will be in full swing. 1.  What’ll your OH be doing with the kids […]

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Kids blogs – how scared should you be?

Kids, blogs, laptop, computer, photographs

  This post is inspired by the lovely Sarah from Mum of Three World. Yesterday she said two of her children were going to start blogs and I thought straight away AAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!! If my son does the same, will he upload photos of me with pre-brushed hair, red eye and a manic expression? Will those pictures stay forever in cyberspace […]

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BritMums Live and the Ten Commandments

Ten commandments

Hooray I’m off to BritMums Live on 25th June. Will we behave when we get there? I give myself a little talking to before Blog conferences which pretty much involves:- “Now Jo, only have ONE small glass of white wine and wait until the sun is over the yardarm.” That’s my talk. But in case you weren’t sure of what to […]

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Getting Older

Minecraft

When did you stop wanting to get older? For me it was about 33-35. Until then, I only ever wanted to be a Grown-Up. Being a younger sister, I never felt this was really possible – there was always SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED two years ahead, and I was always playing catch-up. But then everyone around […]

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Get Fit !

Get fit!

I’m on stage at The Oxford Playhouse next week and need to shape up. I found an excellent way of both having the toned muscles of a Wimbledon champion and getting to embarrass my child at the same time. Watched a Get Fit video from the USA and have been religiously copying Mrs Workout to […]

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The Blogfest Survivors

The Blogfest Survivors

            Last year was my first Blogging conference and it was a bit overwhelming. It was easier this year, as I’ve met so many bloggers in real life since then, but something still felt a little strange. Could it have been anything to do with the fact there was a considerable imbalance of […]

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Blogfest 2014

Blogfest 2014

  Can’t wait to see you at Blogfest 2014, but are you wondering like me what’ll be going on at home? Will they cope? Here are some of my friends’ kids the last time they were left on their own without you.                   NERVOUS NOW ?   Previously    

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School Parrots

stuffed parrot

    We’ve had a half term report and there’s been much tearing out of hair and critical analysis of where it’s all going wrong. Our 9 year old son has scored below average in one of his tests and the teacher’s comments were very ho hum indeed. ‘Could do better’ didn’t even begin to […]

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Britmums Live 2014 – What REALLY happened!

Britmumslivem HerMelness

Being a Brilliance in Blogging Award Finalist, I came to London feeling excited. About what? a) Winning the ‘Laugh’ category Award? Maybe b) Meeting many of the real people behind their Blogs and Twitter handles? Maybe c) Having a break from domestic duties and staying in a fabby hotel overnight with a chance to have […]

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Get off the Blog and vote!

Shortlisted happy

I’ve been Shortlisted for a Brilliance in Blogging Award!! Apart from one or two tweets and a BiB Badge on the Blog, I hadn’t done a great deal to ask for votes. Frankly, I was a bit embarrassed to ask. Well, I did canvas the local shopkeepers and coffee bar people who get most of […]

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Rabbit

    How much time do you spend on your Blog and telling people about it? 1.  Up to 2 hours a week? 2.  6-8 hours a week? 3.  Over 8 hours a week? It’s very much a matter of opinion when an interest becomes a hobby, and a hobby becomes an obsession. However, when […]

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Postnatal Bonks

 Unusual things happen in the school holidays. Like sex.   Tell me it’s different for you, but intimate relations with your Other Half during term time is for me like running the London Marathon, then someone asking you at the finishing line to pop over for a bounce on their trampoline. NO WAY But a […]

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Tales, Tweeps & Titters Part II – Blogfest 2013

  Blogfest 2013 Part II … I left you last time just before the final session of the morning with Professor Tanya Byron, Dr Sue Black and Jon Ronson discussing technology – quo vadis? I arrived late from my Blog Clinic and managed to sweep up a Mark Warner family friendly cocktail en route. Creeping […]

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Facebook

  Giving in to your toddler with sweets and fizzy drinks is the thin end of a Wii-shaped wedge, so I recommend starting young with discipline and not giving an inch. Perhaps kids learn threatening behaviour from their elders, or maybe it’s just one of the many things that come in their baby toolbox like […]

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Smartphone

Smartphones

…but EVERYONE I know has a smartphone! Now where have I heard that before? Actually last week was the first time my son threw this curved ball my way: “I’m the ONLY person I know who DOESN’T have a smartphone” “Aha! but your best friend ‘A’ doesn’t have one“, say I as quick off the […]

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