Monthly Archives: May 2012

Cybher – The Mum’s the Word Run Down Pt. 1

“Muuuummy, come and fiiiiind meeee” That’s how I was woken up on Saturday morning, and thank goodness for Sausage because my alarm on my iPhone failed to go off for some unknown reason, which meant that my planned 6am rising became a 7.20am rising…and my train was due at 7.58am. Somehow (and it must’ve been magic or a fold in the space-time continuum) I managed to shower, wash, dry and straighten my hair, get dressed …

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Knowing Myself (Or ‘Help Me, PLEASE!’)

After yesterdays session at Cybher with Peggy Poyser about revamping your blog for under £50, I’ve started with gusto to try and make my blog exactly what I want it to be. One of Peggy’s tips was to work out exactly what it is your blog should say to other people, then create a colour scheme to compliment it. (That was the general gist, she obviously put it a lot better than that…) Great, brilliant, …

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Silent Sunday

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Race for Life

Today is the day. I’ve spent weeks badgering friends and family, posting on Twitter and Facebook, generally shaking my virtual collection box in the direction of anyone who’ll listen. My aim was to raise £200 and at last count my total was sitting at £205. I know I have a few more sponsors to collect too, so I’ve well and truly smashed my total. All I can say is thanks. If you know me and …

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Urban Bluebells

I’ve noticed recently that the area I live in seems to be awash with bluebells, they’re growing everywhere. My own front and back garden seem to be stuffed with them. I always thought bluebells were a rare flower, but we’ve got an epidemic on our hands! Being the bleeding-heart liberal hippy that I seem to have grown into these days, I don’t tend to look upon them as a weed that needs to be got …

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What I’m Wearing to Cybher

Sian To, the lovely organiser of Cybher and blogger at Mummy-Tips has urged us all to share our outfits for Cybher with this link-up, so I tried to be all clever and use Polyvore or ShopStyle to create a look, but both websites appear to hate me, so I’m doing a simple collage instead. The look I’m going for is comfy and casual, with a few splashes of colour. White Neppy Vest – Next It’s a …

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Silent Sunday – The Democracy Edition

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Space in My Brain

During a conversation the other day (though I can’t remember who with, which will seem more poignant as this post mithers on), I started to think about all of the superfluous information that’s stored in my brain. I remember facts and figures, phone numbers, post codes, dates, even the registration numbers of cars that myself and my family have owned. The majority of this data is totally surplus to requirement, so wouldn’t it be great …

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Huggalugs Giveaway

To celebrate the relaunch of Mum’s the Word, the lovely folks at Baby Allsorts have offered us five pairs of Huggalugs to give away to Mum’s the Word readers. We’re huge fans of Huggalugs in the Mum’s the Word house, Sausage owns no less than five different pairs and loves accessorising her outfit with these colourful legwarmers. There are som gorgeous prints to choose from too. Take a look at the Baby Allsorts website to …

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John and Rene.

When I was a kid, my Nan and Grandad lived in a place called Usk Road in Aveley. I remember thinking that Usk Road sounded really exotic, even though I knew it not to be. They lived in an end-of-terrace house with a big garden and a little side gate with a brick arch that went between theirs and the house next door. The house always smelt the same, a mixture of Imperial Leather soap …

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