Last week I was feeling a little bit “meh” and I think that probably came across in my Little Love posts. I guess we all have times when we feel a little bit fed up but the past week has been a 100% better. I came to a decision this week to back off a little bit from the blog, for the past few weeks it has started to feel too much like work and I haven’t been enjoying it like I used to. You can read a bit more about my reasons why here but it felt like such a weight had been lifted deciding to step back and focus on blogging just for me for a while.
One thing I did say was that I was taking a break from was linkys but there is one exception and that is my Friday Little Loves post. I love writing these posts and focusing on the positives of the week, that has never been more important than it has for the past few months. I’m sorry I didn’t manage to get round and comment on everyone last week, family bank holiday fun kinda got in the way but I promise to do better this week.
In blogland this week I don’t think you could have escaped the bad mum v’s perfect mum debate that has been going on. I’ve read a lot of these posts (from both sides) but haven’t commented. To be honest, it has all made be feel a little bit uncomfortable. For me a few of those posts felt quite personal and targeted towards certain bloggers and as someone who tries to avoid conflict at all costs it made me a little sad. I think that freedom of speech is such an important right and whilst I may not agree with what someone says or writes I support their right to say it. If someone writes something I don’t like, I stop reading and move on.
Last Sunday it was a wet and miserable morning and I made a last minute decision to take O to the cinema to watch Paddington (oh how I love Cineworlds Movies For Juniors, such a bargain). What a great film, I loved it, probably more than O, and now I want a little talking bear to come and live with us.
Last Saturday I went to BlogOn in Manchester. I went last year, in what was my first ever blogging event, and it was really nice to return this year and have some familiar faces to look out for. I had such a great day catching up with some lovely ladies. Personally for me, I felt that a lot of the day was steered towards PR and working with brands and I would have liked a little bit more about writing and styling. The photography session was great although I failed miserably at the taking photos part as I was too busy chatting and although I really enjoyed the Vlogging session I’m even more convinced it’s not for me.
In the past when I have been to blogging conferences I have come away feeling inspired by the sessions I have attended, this time it was a little different. I came away inspired by the other bloggers who I spent the day with, ladies who have amazing blogs that I love reading and feel very lucky to get the chance to have a chat with in real life too.
In the children’s goodie bag from Blog On was a construction kit to build your own giant hornet. It took me about an hour and a half and is quite a monstrosity but O seems to like it and even took it to bed with him last night.
I’ve been wearing my New Look T’s over the weekend with a new midi skirt and my boots. It’s really hard to dress when the weather is so changeable, come on summer!
Aren’t bank holidays fab? We had such a lovely couple of days being silly together, playing on the park, going to our local community day and just hanging out as a family. If only there was a three day weekend every week.