Monday, July 28, 2014

Meal planning

Yup, you read that title right......I am back to meal planning.

It all gone a bit wrong lately, I lost my love of cooking. Having to cook chicken nuggets and a potato based product everyday, for a child that gets sick at the smell of most foods, is frustrating. 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

My Sunday Photo

Blogging Life

I've been meaning to write this post for a while, since BritMums Live really.

Coming from a small village, I find few people generally understand what I do. 

Do you want to know the truth?
I'm not really sure myself.

I started this as a way of recording our life, but it's become so much more. I advertise things, people send me stuff and ask my opinion. I have opinions on things that people care about. I am spreading the word about autism, one person at a time.

 I am now a brand? Still can't get my head around that!

One thing I've found quite hard since brit mums though, is the way the blogging community has changed, since I started 2 years ago.

It has become more like school.

You have:

 Top Class Bloggers
They get great items too review, they have hundreds of followers, people genuinely care about their opinions.

Cool Bloggers
The ones that write like they don't care, they write about the coolest stuff. They will have the coolest photography/photographs. You wish you could be them, but are too scared to talk to them.

The Swats
They really know everything about blogging, and are mostly willing to share their wisdom. They are the people you prey are on Twitter, when you've just accidentally wiped half off your blog posts!

The Angry Group:
They rant and shout, but don't care who they upset or offend. They are not bullies but they have opinions of everybody and nobody is as good as them.

What shocked me at britmums is that, the people I was excited to see, barely gave me the time of day. Where as the ones I was nervous of meeting, were warm and wonderful.

It's thrown everything I feel about the community into disarray. It's also left me wondering where I fit? I'm none of the above!

It's taken til now to realise, just like school, I don't have to fit.

 I will never be the most popular, I will never be asked opinions on the big products, but then if I get asked about the stuff that I, and families like mine, would use then that's ok.

I will never have thousands of people a day reading and sharing the stuff I write. But that's ok, if you like what I write, come back! That's good enough for me.

I will still go back to britmums next year. Again I'll be alone, hopefully I'll meet some truly amazing people. I won't expect people to give me the time of day, but that's ok too.....there's a LOT of people there.

One other thing.....


Friday, July 25, 2014

Reasons to be Cheerful........

I'M BACK!!!!

Did you miss me? didya, didya?

Me needy? Don't be silly!

Anyway, I've been off a while. A touch of writers block, only writing what I had to. Also busy, busy times and holidays.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Real Mums All Bran

I was recently asked to join in the real mums All Bran Challenge.

The challenge was to eat a bowl of all bran, everyday morning, for at least 5 days, to see if it would make a difference to my tummy.