So, this beloved blog turned 5 this week and we had a little celebration, which mostly consisted of me boring the pants off you by reminiscing about past posts but also consisted of me offering two fab Pip blogging prizes. The competition is easy to enter and it’s open until midnight tonight. If you have a blog or want a blog, Pip from Blog with Pip and Blog Yay! is definitely your gal.
Which is all well and good, but what’s this whole thing been about anyway? Why are we even here?
I’ve never been quite sure myself, but lately I’m becoming more sure. While for years I’ve been busy skating around a lot of different issues and things I can do, I have never quite put them together until recently. Now I know that the thing I most have to offer is the weird correlation of my pragmatic, organised capabilities and my creative, whimsical wonderings. Having a little bit of both in equal measure quite different, I think, and it means that the way I approach family life is a nice mix of the two.
So that’s what I’m mainly talking about this days and I’m thinking about it in terms of raising darling and daring kids in a warm and welcoming home. And cake, always cake. That’s what it’s all about for me and I hope that sits well for you too. Thanks for helping me celebrate so beautifully this week. As I said in my (rather fabulous, of course) April newsletter, I’m ready to get cracking on the next five years. So, hello, let’s go!
BTW, Cappers recently insisted on getting invested into Cubs hanging from a rope… my daring, darling girl. Only Cappers.
Other things that had me this week:
Reading – enjoying reading The Artful Year by Jean Van’t Hul which I won over at Penny’s lovely blog Mother Natured. Thank you, Penny!
Writing – to lots of deadlines and I keep getting distracted by all the ideas I have for my blog! Grrrr.
Making – sweet little clay habitats for our garden wildlife.
Wishing – I had the time to do my own beautiful bloggy magazine. Go Eliza and Bel!
Loving – Martine’s How to Parent in a Digital World ebook. As you can imagine, it’s just my thing right now!
Wondering – when the sun is going to come out. At this point even my spirits are getting wet!
This week our lovely guest hostie is Vanessa from Style and Shenanigans. Apart from the fact that ‘shenanigans’ is one of those words that I always, always manage to spell incorrectly (I had to redo the image above after writing it ‘shenanighans’), I absolutely love this woman! I had the good fortune of hanging out with Vanessa at Problogger last year and she is fine company indeed. Vanessa didn’t even seem to mind the fact that I have no interest whatsoever in either fashion or beauty. We found plenty in common, regardless. Pop over and meet her for yourself.
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