How many times have you had to politely smile, nod your head or feign interest when the village (well meaning friends and family members) comment on your baby’s weight? As I take him to get weighed regularly I know that he is perfectly within his “percentile”, tracking along nicely, but this of course is irrelevant, amateur expert opinions dominate conversation.
Annoying as it is at times, I have to admit hearing the creative multitude of euphemisms and round about ways villagers use to broach the tubby bubby topic makes me chuckle. (Very discreetly of course, as I nod my head and look concerned). So being it’s a long weekend and I clearly have a lot of spare time on my hands today, I decided to order them on a scale of intensity from Mild Adoration to Severe Concern and share them and hopefully a giggle with you.
Do you have any to add to the list?
As a new blogger I am often overwhelmed by the support and kindness that I have received from the blogging community. I have been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger award by the beautiful and talented Maria; please take the time to visit her fantastic blog http://mariabrinkley.com/ and explore Australia from the comfort of her backyard to yours 😉 I love these awards because they give me the opportunity to discover new blogs and corners of cyberspace previously unexplored.
Here are my 10 blogs that I nominate:
If you have been nominated please read below x
Here are the guidelines for the award:
- Thank and link the person who nominated you.
- List the rules and display the award.
- Share seven facts about yourself. (To see mine please see my Liebster Award post)
- Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated.
- Optional: Proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you.
Who’s that girl?
I started my blog this year, as I have always dreamt about writing, or as people who know me may eloquently put it “She always has a lot to say..” In my early twenties I was the website editor for a major record company and so got to experience the joy of writing, interviewing and reviewing. Although a fun experience, the reality was that the publication’s ultimate goal was to promote and market the corporation’s artists and interests, so in many ways my writing lost its voice whilst my marketing skills flourished.
Fast forward ten something years and we are in the age of hashtags, tweets and selfies, EVERYONE has a voice (and maybe we are now all products of self promotion?). To me, the beauty of blogging is the freedom to express your view and opinions and share and find out opinions, experiences and perspectives of others. I love it… Just this morning, I had tea in Turkey and looked at foliage in Devon. I guess, welcome to the age of voyeurism… Feel free to take a peek into the delights and tribulations of a thirty something living in Brixton, London xx