Having not shopped very much for myself when we lived in Switzerland, I’ve more than made up for it since we moved back in November. The timing also coincided with me being back to a reasonable post-pregnancy shape so it only seemed fair to invest in a new outfit or two. And a bag. And a couple of pairs of shoes. And a pair of boots. Maybe a dress. Definitely a couple of jumpers. Yeah … me and the shops … we’ve become reacquainted recently (although I’ve also become reacquainted with iced buns too and really need to knock that relationship on the head if I want to continue to fit in to everything that I’ve bought).
Throughout February, I’ve been taking part in the New Year New You Style Project – the idea of the very stylish and very lovely Katy who blogs at Modern Mummy. The style project takes the form of daily prompts to get you looking in your wardrobe and having a bit of fun; taking a bit more time to think about yourself rather the jumping straight in to the motherhood whirlwind at 6am (or 5am on a bad day).
CK is not known for his attention span. When it comes to concentrating, he’s not quite up there with the best yet.
Lego walls are quickly constructed and then toppled over.
Pictures are hastily scribbled and then pencils thrown back in their case.
Biscuits are begged to be baked but are shunned at the ingredients-weighing stage.
So when I handed over today’s gift, I had high hopes but wasn’t really expecting them to be fulfilled.
Back in June, on the very day that the BritMums Live 2013 conference (the UK’s biggest, two-day social media conference and parent blogger event) started, the tickets for 2014 went on sale and I was one of the very first people to snap one up. I started writing this blog for various reasons (you can read more about that in this post – BritMums Live 2014 and why you should start blogging) but living in Switzerland, I always felt slighting apart from the rest of the community. This year, now I’m back in the UK, it’s time to put real names and faces to user names and avatars and also try to hone my (or gain some) blogging skills.
I love how changeable the British weather is despite the guessing game it demands you play each morning regarding what to wear. It always makes me smile when a rainbow follows a downpour and then the sun comes out to greet us and warm our bones for a fleeting moment. Nowhere does weather like the UK.
The one thing I’m not so keen on though, is the downpours that render us housebound. A lively three year old with an extremely short attention span is not an easy one to entertain indoors for long periods of time.
Now and again, there’s a meme or a tag that flies around the blogging world that really fuels my need for information (general nosiness, if I’m honest). The Mummy Tag is one of them. So many questions to answer. While none of it is earth-shattering or life-changing, it’s sometimes just nice to get to know people a little more. Especially in a world where we’re mostly stuck behind computers and rarely face to face.
A huge thanks to Anna-Marie from Mummy Hearts You for passing the baton to me. Here goes: