Nothing but blog posts! I don’t think I’m going to be finding much of a window to open a book now til January what with the rapid approach of Christmas, and the children staying awake and making demands some nights as late as 9pm due to 5 year old’s cough and 2 year old appearing to go through a transition from napping and still sleeping nicely at night, to napping and not wanting to sleep at bedtime.
Favourite blog posts this week: Amy from 2 Boys 1 Mum’s House Pregnancy, Jo from Not a Frumpy Mum’s More than Just a Target, and Emma from Brummymummyof2’s 13 Views from the Parenting Frontline.
I also read something which shouldn’t have affected me I know, but really did – my Tots100 score for November. I don’t know if my score was particularly adversely affected by going self-hosted, or whether I’m actually just getting more s**t but I know that I’ve put my heart and soul into the blog in the past month and seeing just about every other blogger I know and love happily bobbing about somewhere in the top 500 I wonder just what I’m doing to be so far off that number (particularly when I was so close last month?). If anyone has any words of wisdom (other than the usual ‘just enjoy it’ or ‘the stats don’t reflect true quality’ etc) then I would love to read them.
What I have enjoyed reading was several people telling me they love the way I write after I posted The Unplanned Weekend to my Truth about linky on Tuesday. That kind of comment really does make me happy!
I watched The Apprentice of course. Is it just me or do those tasks they are set – particularly the creative ones – make them seem like a bunch of clueless college students cobbling together quite a laughable facsimile of the real thing? I finally got around to watching the first four episodes of The Missing too after reading about it from several of you on Little Loves. It really is as good as you promised – lots of reveals and questions to be answered too. I’m also still enjoying The Fall.
I have heard the Foo Fighters Something from Nothing a couple of times on the radio this week and to begin with I was enjoying it – I like the first half, but I absolutely hate the second half! It all goes a bit pear-shaped for me for about the last minute and a half 🙂 It confirms to me very clearly that I am NOT a rock chick and never will be : – )
I haven’t exactly worn these yet, but I bought myself this couple of Christmassy tops which I’m loving! You can tell that I don’t do labels as one is from Tesco & one from Sainsburys! I’m not normally a Christmas jumper kind of girl, but I think these two are acceptable versions of the kind of knitted extravaganza that has fallen into favour in recent years!
I am slightly embarrassed to admit that I’ve been blog stalking Emma of Littlewood Life again and nicked another one of her fab ideas! I adored her brassica in a tin bucket so I put together my own version and I love it so much! Thanks Em! I got into the autumn spirit at the weekend too, and made this little picture (JJ helped with the glueing!) which I’m actually quite pleased with (I won’t hold my breath with the Turner Prize nomination just yet, mind!).
I’m finally starting to have some ideas about things I’d like to make this year for gifts, but not so much what to buy! I’ve now got my work cut out for me gathering craft materials (might just invest in that glue gun after all 😉 )
Happy weekend Little Loves! X