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I Went, I Saw, I Felt Awkward 49

Yesterday I went to #Cybher. A conference for women bloggers. I stayed over night at my Mum’s near Heathrow and got the train and tube in to central London. This was a big thing for me, I don’t go out alone often. On the way I was really excited, and a bit nervous, thinking I’d get lost and would the other bloggers like me? As it goes I got there nearly on time, and there were still some free handbags left! All the purple patterned ones had gone, there was fluorescent yellow or orange left. So I decided I would choose the yellow as it’s like cycling high visibility clothing. More me than neon orange! I felt lost then, I couldn’t see anyone I knew. I was getting very stressed and considered walking out, was not sure where to go or what I was meant to do. Just stood there. […]


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How About an Online Raffle for #MMskydive ?

Righty, I am thinking of ways to help with the skydive sponsorship for the Team Matilda Mae jump and I have a cunning plan. I offered advertising space on MRB to small companies in return for donations to my just giving page, but I have not yet had any takers. (If you are a blogger, or a business and this sounds tempting there is a link explaining it all on my left sidebar along with the Skydive badge) I’ve had an idea… What I am thinking is I try to source a few prizes to giveaway on MRB and I do an online raffle. So companies could donate a prize and I would link to the company’s website from my blog, MRB readers could enter to win prizes by making a donation on my just giving page, or by TextGiving by texting “JSKY99 £1″ to 70070. (The minimum donations that are set by […]


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#PRrequest Help a Charity and Sponsor Me 4

Hello!I’ve had an idea to get fundraising for the #MMskydive. As the cute badge on my side bars tells you, I’m jumping from a plane in July for charity. I am doing this for the family of Matilda Mae, as their story really touched me. I’m actually scared of heights, confined spaces, strangers, wide open areas and lots of other phobias, so this was a pretty big thing for me to join in with. I will be high up, in a tiny plane, strapped to an instructor I do not know and surrounded by fellow bloggers, none of whom I’ve ever met in real life so are strangers still, and the place the instructor aims for will be a massive open space! It ticks lots of phobia boxes, but I’m determined I’m going to do this and I’m convincing myself it is good to force yourself to do crazy things […]


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Time to Get Growing

Tots100 have set another blogger challenge so I thought I’d join in.Any old excuse to get out in the garden.The tots100 challenge is to blog anything to do with growing. It’s for a chance to win a center parks family break, so how could I resist. This follows on from my recent post It’s Raining It’s Pouring where the weather hindered my gardening plans.Cheap bulbs, from Wilko. Seed multipack from a pound shop. Mixed up bulbs, like lucky dip. I do not do perfect straight line planting in my garden. First I dug over the messy messy flower bed. We have clay based soil, which is heavy and clumps together awfully. To combat this I often dig holes and fill them with home made compost, which is why you might see bits of sawdust and hay mixed in the soil. It’s slowly helping fix the issue. Pre dig photo. My […]


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The Daxon £200 Outfit Challenge 2

I love these blogger challenges, Daxon has asked members of its blogger network (see my badge on the toolbar?) to try to make a nice outfit for under £200. Mine comes in at £197 or £199.95 including delivery not bad going I thought. The best bit, one of the Daxon bloggers who have a go at this challenge will win the outfit they have chosen. I never get to spend money on clothes so I’m up for it… First thing I decided was that I wanted it to be a Spring look. The British weather didn’t get the Memo that went round that Winter should be over! Hint Hint. Anyways…. I’ve done for a grey-ish and pale brown theme here, and I would wear this lot together. I started with Capri jeans, I liked the quirky finishing at the bottoms. Also they are in a tall range, so they won’t […]


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Pimping Out My Online Skills #JuliesCV 9

I need work, whilst I don’t think I can hold a normal job at the moment, the classic 9-5 is not right for me I do need some sort of income, sooo.. Here goes.. Typing away…. I have been out of work since October with depression and mental health. This in no way stops me writing or blogging but definitely impacts on my daily life, in particular speaking to people in person is very hard for me and leaving my house alone. Yesterday my partner also got bad employment news. We thought he was lined up to be made redundant, which wouldn’t have been great news, but there would have been a redundancy payout by the company so that would have actually been OK. What his bosses have done instead, is to demote him, including a pay cut as his job is “no longer needed”, and to keep his notice […]


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Heads up, Big Competition on Lifeinabreakdown

  The lovely Sarah from Life in a breakdown blog is co-hosting a big blogger giveaway. It is being run across several blogs, with the main aim being to get new people to follow them on BlogLovin’.   The prizes are gift cards / gift codes for Etsy, Amazon, Paypal  and Target. The target prize isn’t open to the UK but the terms state you can have it as Paypal instead if you are in places like the UK where target doesn’t exist. This competition ends on 3rd April 2013. It is split into 4 different Rafflecopters, and if you followed every single blog and pintrest would take you hours, my advice just choose one blogger per rafflecopter group and follow them.There are thousands of entries but you’ve got to be in it to win it as they say. Good luck if you enter.  


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I Love My Post Blog Hop 5

Welcome to the I Love My Post blog hop where we invite you to link up your favourite post of the week, to show it off and hopefully receive some love from the others partaking in the hop! If you are yet to participate in a hop they are really simple to get the hang of all you need to do is ‘hop’ around, hopefully finding some new great reads! The Rules are simple.1. Check out and follow the hosts and co-hosts. Leave them a comment if you would like them to follow back. 2. Choose at least 3 other blogs and hop on over and leave them some love, plus let them know how you found them – I’m sure they would love it if you followed as well! 3. Have Fun and come back next Saturday. Please just don’t link up and click off to make this successful everyone […]


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Comic Relief, Team Honk and #GoodWork 6

These three lovely ladies are off to Ghana to check out the work Comic Relief have been doing. It’s comic reliefs 25th birthday this year so good timing for a blogger party. I’m supporting them, and I’ve asked for a digital post card. This means whilst the lovely team honk are over there in Ghana they will take lots of photos for other bloggers to share, to help this get spread to more readers. Team honk are @mummybarrow @aresidence and @mammasaurusblog from twitter. If you haven’t a clue what I’m on about go to teamhonk.org and have a read… And then go and buy a Red Nose if you like. Personaly I struggle to watch charity adverts, and am much less able to watch an epic show like comic relief or children in need. I just cry and feel guilty, unlikely Team Honk. Seriously good on them for getting on […]


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Bloggers, I’ve got an idea 7

Whilst sat awake tonight an idea came to me #BlogTag Idea! I figured that a lot of other bloggers like getting a new audience, new readers. I know I like stumbling across blogs I’ve not seen before, and I also love it when other bloggers tweet links to my blog or share on G+ or other kind things like that. Well what if on a Wednesday evening we have a little twitter gathering. You tweet out the URL of a blog or two you like and @tag the blog owner and hash it #BlogTag – for example “have a peek at mummysrandomblog.blogspot.co.uk by @me #BlogTag because I like it / interesting posts / great reviews”Something like this, something thats your opinion though not just borrowing that persons blog bio.If someone #BlogTag’s you please tag them back in your own words. Whilst you are there why not pop a comment on […]


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Elves! Elves! 2

Well it is again that time of year, When everybody should be of great cheer.Not everyone is happy though as it’s cold and wet outside,A lot of us just want to snuggle up and hide. But not those dear Elves,To get the must-have toys on the shops shelves,They have been working every day and night Alas the prices still give Mum’s and Dad’s a fright! An elf must be short and wear bright green,And never ever be mean.For they make the toys,For all our little girls and boys. Gifts made with love and care,Perfect for a family to share.Just remember when you pack away your Christmas tree,Take it down with care in case an Elf you do see!! I wrote this in response to Tots100 December blogger challenge. Considering I have not written poetry in years I think I did pretty well, if I do say so myself. Christmas went […]


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#PKTMNYparents blogger challenge 6

I just read a blog post on BritMums asking parent bloggers to say what our children do or would do, with pocket money. So here is my entry for the BritMums and pktmny blog challenge linky.For D it’s always the same, his pocket money goes into his bank via standing order each week and he saves until he’s reached his goal. The main thing he saves up for is Lego. D is obsessed with Lego, but only likes certain ranges….the lad knows what he wants! Normally when he’s just short of the RRP of the model he wants we have to check in local shops,  then Google to make sure it’s a good deal. Last year he saved most of the year and bought himself a Nintendo 3DS in blue. He again knew what he wanted, and we searched online and in town for the best deal for him. He […]