My Autumn Mandala

Autumn Mandala

Last week I wasn’t very well, we decided to stay local and near the house as I was feeling under the weather. (I later find out that I have a bout of tonsillitis – ouchie!) However, after being confined to … Continue reading

Being a blogger…

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.

Embrace Happy at BritMums Live

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.

Funk the Family Festival 2015

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.

Pots 2 Paint Review 1

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.

Just So Festival Stags

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

Mummascribbles

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A toddler free day!

A toddler free day!

We had a hectic bank holiday weekend, so my mummy was prudent and booked off a ‘buffer’ day before she went back to work.

This was her rest day. A day where she just kicked back and relaxed. It was her bank holiday in lieu.

On Tuesday the weather was wet and miserable. It was dark in the house and she snuggled up on the sofa.

While people were busy commuting to work she was in her pjs and under a rug. She was happy that she made the decision to book the time of work and recharge her batteries.

Simple Pleasures

She reflected on how lucky she was to have the opportunity to do this. A toddler and work free day, a break from the daily grind.

This is what she got up to.

1) She stayed in her PJs….ALL DAY! Lazy sod 😉

2) She had the chance to eat a full breakfast without having my little fingers pinch the red berries out of her cereal.

3) She watched some epic films including American Beauty, Wolf on Wall Street and Cloud Atlas.

4) She pottered aimlessly around the house getting side tracked – she spent an hour sorting out my clothes in my room!

5) She actually sat down with a cup of hot tea and read some of her book!

6) She managed to have a hot bath.

7) She watched some more telly and caught up on the news.

8) She surfed the Internet and did a little bit of blogging.

9) She organised herself, writing her lists and laying out clothes.

10) She caught up on sleep and dozed on the sofa…bliss!

When was the last time you had some ‘you’ time?

This post was inspired by one of my mummy’s #SoMum Twitter parties run by the fabulous Pippa@StoryofMum

#SoMum Yes Vest

The aim of the Story of Mum excercise was to say ‘yes’ to what she needed. This month my mummy needed some ‘me’ time at home x

How would you spend your ‘alone’ time?

Bella x

The next #somum make date is on the 20th May 2015 – why don’t you pop over and have a look 🙂

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My adventures with #somum Make Dates

My adventures with #somum Make Dates on Twitter

Dear mummy, #somum Make Date is a twitter event that happens every month. It’s hosted and organised by the lovely Pippa of Story of Mum. It gives mummies the opportunity to talk to other mums on twitter, share experiences, offer support and generally have a laugh through crafting and other fun activities.

Pippa sends out a little reminder through her newsletters and twitter to set the theme and pose some questions to get the creative juices following. It’s a great twitter activity to get involved in and you meet some fab people along the way. My mummy laughed out loud yesterday at people’s funny comments. If you need a pick-me-up come along and join in the fun xx Bella xx

Here’s my creations so far….

Last nights challenge and theme was “how many things have you touched today” what, whom, why etc…

It’s amazing what mummies do daily for their families 🙂 it was a draw round your hand challenge!

The first picture was done in advance. The second biro-scribble doodle was done during the event with both my hand and mummy’s hand, what she’s contributes and what I give back xx We were all drawing around our hands together, while balancing cups of coffee, glasses of wine and dinner trays…(well, not me..I was concentrating, plus I’m not allowed wine or coffee) Crazy mummies! Such fun was had and if you want a sneaky peek of the action type in #somum into twitter or visit the Story of Mum website. X

#somum hand 2#somum hand 2