Dear Mummy, christmas jumpers are notoriously frumpy and a fashion faux pas. Usually my folks pick the worse type of itchy wool, cheap and nasty Christmas jumpers….but not this time! Thanks to ultra-trendy fashion label Selfish Mother, which, despite what its … Continue reading
The most magical day! Read our full 2016 review of LaplandUK here. If you like this photo please pop over to our Instagram feed @dear_mummy to see more piccys of LaplandUK and share the love 🙂 Love Bella x
Dear Mummy, I may only be at nursery at the moment but I know you enjoy making pack lunches for our days out. BritMums (a parenting network) have challenged bloggers to take part in the #FloraLunchbox Challenge in an effort to spread … Continue reading
Harvest has come early at Jimmy’s Farm Harvest is a time to celebrate, give thanks to the land and enjoy all the bountiful goodness that the countryside has to offer. This was no different at Jimmy’s Harvest Festival last month … Continue reading
Funidelia Rocket Man Costume Review As worn to Camp Bestival 2016! Dear Mummy, we love dressing up as a family and any excuse whether it be a party, Halloween or a festival means that we are always on the look … Continue reading
Roll up, roll up! It’s Jimmy’s Farm Harvest Festival time! Just like a string of sausages waiting to be cooked we’re sizzling with excitement for Jimmy’s Farm Harvest Festival. But don’t be misled by the title, previously know as Jimmy’s … Continue reading
Dear mummy, last weekend we were at Blissfields Festival in Hampshire having a house party in a middle of a field. While we were there we indulged in a festival trend that’s sweeping festivals up and down the country called GoGetGlitter. … Continue reading
Dear mummy, thank goodness for Toucan Boxes! It’s our 3rd day on holiday and the weather is awful. We’re confined to my caravan and I’m climbing the walls. Luckily my mummy packed my Mister Maker Toucan Box, as she knew … Continue reading
It’s the blogging awards season. Dear mummy, we’re a bit apprehensive…. we’re going into uncharted territory. We’re asking you guys for something….votes. This is the first year we’ve really seriously thought about entering the Brilliance in Blogging (BiBs) and MADs … Continue reading
Dear Mummy, every year I am subjected to your New Year’s resolutions. In January we all start to eat a bit better, we go on more walks together and try to get to bed earlier. However this year I have … Continue reading
Dear mummy, it pains me to see you this way. Crying yourself to sleep. From the outside you seem to have a perfectly normal life. You have a loving family, a successful job doing what you love and a great … Continue reading
Dear Mummy, you had a wonderful evening at the LUSH Store in Basingstoke recently. Having been invited down to a bloggers event to see some fab summer products. If you haven’t heard of Lush (where have you been?!?) it is … Continue reading
Being a blogger…
Dear Mummy, you were recently asked what being a blogger was really like by Entertaining Elliot. So here’s my mummy’s truthful and honest list.
Being a blogger…sometimes means that my mummy doesn’t spend as much time as she would like talking to loved ones and friends. There’s not enough hours in the day! You see in the evenings while I’m asleep, my mummy’s time is spent researching and writing, browsing on Pinterest or superglued to her phone on Twitter. This means she doesn’t get much time to just chill out with Daddy and chat. My mummy is working on this and she has made the decision to have a couple of evenings to put the phone down and reconnect with her family. Part of the #EmbraceHappy lesson learnt at BritMums Live. In blogging sometimes less is more. My mummy loves blogging and finds it a great creative outlet.
Being a blogger… It has its good sides as well! Finding opportunity and beauty in everything you do. You are documenting, recording and photographing which is sometimes better than a sketchy memory. You’ll look back in years to come with daddy and will be thankful you captured all the wonderful adventures we had.
Being a blogger…means you get to try out new things. Whether it be a new attraction or product you’re there to review it, test it, love it or loath it. You feel that your opinion matters and you also want to help and influence others, even if it’s on a small-scale.
Being a blogger…can be a full-time job. It takes a lot of commitment, social media interaction, research, traveling and passion about your subject. It’s hard work, seriously. To constantly market yourself and create posts. It keeps you on your toes and your mind active. My mummy has found this out the hard way *she was feeling overwhelmed last week* and it’s a fine balancing act between her 9-5 job, blogging and quality family time.
Being a blogger is…different for everyone. From ‘super-bloggers’ to ‘hobby-bloggers’ from ‘dip-your-toes-in bloggers’ Blogging can be fun. A good creative outlet for your mind. It’s great to work with brands and support local businesses and it is productive and rewarding. Just make sure it doesn’t consume you 24/7….or you might turn into a BLOGGING MONSTER! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
Love Bella x
Little Tikes UK Tiny Testers Competition
Dear mummy, this week Little Tikes UK are running their competition to find ‘Tiny Testers’ to product test their great range of toys! We’d love the opportunity to be one of the selected few to have a good ol’ play with some of their great toys at their headquarters and write some reviews for them. The competiton closes on 30th September 2014 and we’re on the scrounge for votes.
We’d love to visit the UK Toy workshop on the 11th October and meet the elves.
We’re hoping our followers on Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin and WordPress can help by voting for us. Please visit the Little Tikes UK website and help make our dreams come true.
I just need a great big thumbs up on my mugshot (gallery image). I’m under the ‘little explorer‘ category as it fitted my personality beautifully.
You all know how much I like to explore the great outdoors and make new discoveries.
Hopefully we’ll have some good news in October.
Please share and vote by clicking and registering below 🙂
Thanks Bella xx
Friday 31st May 2013. Dear mummy, thank you for taking me to the big smoke to see Aunty S. I enjoyed my first trip on a choo choo train. I must admit I was brilliant today, mummy breastfed me on … Continue reading