Pictured from top left: @mediocre_mum, @annieqpr, @beingmrsc, @zooarchaeologis, @MuddlingAlong, @gardenhelpers, @actuallymummy, @themummysphere, @veggiexperience, @cbolam, @cocoonphoto and of course @daddacool (all 6 ‘5 of him)
It was a lot easier than we thought, Hannah (boss lady) had been working out logistics in a bar earlier in the week and with a push and a bit of lycra we could have got a few more in. We had 3 in the back and 9 up front!
As you can see we had a right laugh doing it, but there was a reason we were doing it. We’re trying to help our good mate and local blogger Alex, AKA Daddacool win an Electric Nissan Leaf Car. We think he deserves your vote. Do you? It only takes two clicks. Click here to vote. Now off you go and thanking you in advance.
If you’re on twitter please use #nissanleafcar21 as this counts for extra votes.
And if you need more convincing check out his hilarious youtube video of the event.
I don’t blog for money, I do it for the craic and it’s a way for me to expand on 140 characters sometimes. However, as a blogger we’re sometimes asked to review products, attend events or try things out with our kids with the hope that we’ll blog about it. It’s a great way for companies to advertise and we get to try out a lot of cool things that we may otherwise not get to.
In this case, I was sent a recipe and asked to do some baking with my daughter. This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked to don an apron and get into the kitchen. I normally don’t mind because I don’t bake enough with Madame and this makes me get in the kitchen and it’s usually fun. The last time I was asked to review a recipe, I was sent everything I’d need.
This time I was sent a recipe, that calls for 7 ingredients and they only sent one of the ingredients with a retail value of 98p. Yup, you heard me right….a whopping 98p. However, the recipe calls for self-raising flour, honey, sultanas, butter, salt and milk. I have a couple of these things in the house but would have to go out and buy the rest. It wouldn’t break the bank but can’t help thinking this is incredibly cheeky. Plus, it will take me about an hour to make it, clean up the mess afterwards and don’t forget the time to write up the review. Sorry, but my time is worth more than a quid.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, I’ve been sent toys where the batteries needed, cost more than the toy itself, asked to travel at my own expense and blatantly asked to do things out of the goodness of my heart which doesn’t include charities or companies that I’m passionate about.
I wouldn’t go so far as to name the PR company, as it would be unprofessional and this particular one isn’t unique in this practice, but I think it’s time that PRs/Companies stop insulting us by asking us to work for nothing.
Heck, I managed to get a £xxx coat off my hubby and it took a lot less time, effort and at least I got a bit of foreplay before being screwed! ;-)
In my ever ending quest to free up the timeline from #followfridays, I’m going to try something new. In the past, I’ve recommended fellow tweeters and that went over well but now I’d like to focus on bloggers.
Each week I’m going to recommend a blog that I like to read. I’ll include a small segment of one of their posts so you can see for yourself (don’t worry I’ll always ask permission first). In addition, I’ve added a linky so you can recommend others and feel free to recommend yourself. For the most part I’ll be recommending the smaller lesser known jewels! They may not be in the Top 100 or a MAD finalist but worth a read.
Feel free to do something similar…but do let me know so I can link back to you!
Without further adieu, may I introduce @urbanvox…..
Cyber Bitching Through the Eyes of a Guy
No???? Well we don’t get it… I mean we all love a bit of a squabble once in a while just as much as the next guy… But we simple don’t get it.
Well… I don’t get it…
For me blogging is all about the fun and the sharing and yeah… I like the attention it provides just as much as the next blogger. We ALL have this bit of a voyeuristic tendency to expose ourselves to the world out there… Or we wouldn’t be blogging in the first place.
I tend to always say what I think… Sometimes without filtering it first… And I tend to stand by what I said if I really believe into it.
I think I’ve been lucky so far… I’ve never been cyber bitched… at least as far as I know… Then again I tend to ignore squabbles and babbles. Grandma is a really wise woman. She tells me all the the time: “if one doesn’t want to, then two won’t fight”. Read more…..
Do you have any blogs that you would like to share? Please do add them to the Linky below.
I have to admit that this post is motivated by the ‘green-eyed monster’ I’m soooo envious that 3 of UK top mummy bloggers get to travel to Bangladesh in September and really make a difference. This is my little way of trying to help. Who said the mummy blogging world is bitchy!
Every year almost 9 million children under the age of five die, most of them from preventable things like diarrhoea. Click here to read more and to add a badge to your own blog in support! It’s the least you can do!
Just when I was going to give up the Secret Post Club, the Royal Mail Red van pulled up and cheered me up to no end. I absolutely love the idea of the gift swap, but at the moment with everything going on, I really couldn’t face trying to remember to buy a gift by the 15th of every month. But, this was just what the doctor ordered.
The lovely and blog-famous Josie from ‘Sleep is for the Week’ obviously put a lot of thought into her gift. I wish I could say the same….
As you can see:
The wine is gone and I’ve moved onto bigger things!
The biscuits are open and I’m going to put the rest on a plate, cover with cling film and take to mother-in-law and pass them off as my own. ;-) Thanks for the brownie points or should I say cookie points.
And ‘The Wonderful Weekend Book’ by Elspeth Thompson’, don’t take it the wrong way but it’s the kind of book that you would put in the loo and pick up from time to time. It’s all about reclaiming life’s simple pleasures. Had a quick look at the table of contents and I’m going to:
Make a Movie
Have sex (not at same time as making movie)
Do a spot of spring cleaning (may get the cleaner to do this one?)
Go on a Spring Detox (in May 2025)
Compile a recipe book (consisting of take-away menus)
Pick your own (does my nose count?)
Get Out the Magnifying Glass (think hubby may take umbrage to that)
Light a Real Fire (Marlborough??)
Out with the Old and In With the New (ooh, a toy boy!)
All joking aside, I absolutely love books like this. We all need to ‘reclaim our weekends by recharging our batteries and enjoying the simple pleasures in life!’
Josie I can’t thank you enough for such a lovely, thoughtful present and it’s been a pleasure to meet you.