Wednesday 29 February 2012

7 x 7 My Favourite Blog Posts

I've been tagged by the delightful Claire from A Boy With Aspergers in this 7 x 7 meme. It's a lovely meme because I am asked to share 7 blog posts from the previous week. Less lovely is I am to share 7 facts that you don't know about me. This is not possible. You know everything. Everything! My life is an open book, um er, blog! But, she also tagged me in an eleven questions meme so what I'll do is post my 7 favourite blog posts, and then answer the 11 questions!

I also have to tag someone. Stay tuned. It could be you!

1) I love this post from Honest Mum No Boys Allowed  about standing up for our little boys. She also did a great follow up post about boy's fashion

2) A thought provoking post from Mother's Always Right about Why we should all remember early attempts at motherhood. This post is about breastfeeding in public, and highlights how often other women are our harshest critics.

3) As my regular readers will know I've been participating in a great blog exercise for #dosomethingyummy. There were some awesome posts last week as many of us bared our souls. One of the highlights was my good friend Lisa over at the Mummy Whisperer with her heartfelt post Surviving Mental Health.

4) This is one of my favourite blogs, The Little White Cottage - Notes From A Kitchen Table. This post about the author's grandparents and an old chair is just fascinating.

5) Pinterest has been causing quite a stir lately. I love it, and have blogged about it before, but was quite unaware that there are massive copywrite issues over its use. I am still to decide what I'm doing with it all, but this post from Liveotherwise highlights the issue.

6) Another favourite is a blog by a Tasmanian mum called Someday We'll Sleep, and I love this simple post. Her daughter Amy requested her mum take a photo, a rare occurance indeed, and you will agree, its simply perfect.

7) And finally a blog from my sister Penni, over at Eglantine's Cake. Whilst we all suffer through a cold damp February, it's midsummer in Australia and these lazy summer pictures make me green! Even the back to school photos!

Finally here are the questions asked by Claire.

1) If you had the power to make one thing better, what would it be?

I would make the NHS consistent across all regions, improving maternal, neonatal and paediatric care as I went.

2) What makes a great blog?

First and foremost, passion. Whether it be an issue, a hobby, your family whatever it is, the key to a wonderful blog is passion.

3) What was the inspiration that brought your blog to the blogosphere?

My blog was born out of trauma and joy, and wanting to share and make sense of it.

4) SHAM or Working mum?

Both! I am stay at home during the day and work evenings.

5) Favourite blog post that you have read over the last week?

Aha! Getting out of that one, see above!

6) What easily ticks you off (puts you in a bad mood quickly)?

Ignorance, people making assumptions without checking facts. 

7) How many children do you have?


8) Is there anything you have ever regretted writing on your blog?

No, I don't think so. 

9) What’s your favourite blog post you have written this year so far.

Hard task but I think its With You Not By Me for #dosomethingyummy

10) Do you ever enter other bloggers competitions, and have you ever been lucky?

Occasionally and funnilly enough have won twice on Claire's blog, a gumigem necklace and a book!

11) What was your last blog post about?

Niow Niow, our missing cat who wasn't really.

I tag MummyPinkWellies, but she only has to do the blog post bit :)


  1. Touched, thank you lovely! What a fabulous idea too x