Marvellous May

Hello June! I can’t believe another month has rolled on by…May is always one of my favourite months,

as it’s my birthday as well as my mum’s and generally I can start to feel summer on its way. I say generally, because yesterday we had the biggest downpour of rain, which made me say the predictable “what’s going on, it should be summer!”

It’s the first time I’ve done a monthly round-up but I’ve been thinking about it for a few weeks now. Initially I was doing weekly happy lists, and I loved doing them but then I realised that to be quite honest some weeks, not a great deal happens ha. So here is my monthly ‘happy’ – things that have made me smile and jump cartwheels inside.

Family Life

Emma has been babbling away and is getting so much more sturdy on her feet. It’s been wonderful because she feels more proud of herself being able to get around!

This weekend we’ve had a wonderful weekend in London and I can’t describe how amazing it is to spend quality time together. Sometimes we need to step away from our day to day surroundings to relax a little as there’s always something to do around the house!

It was my birthday this month! I had a wonderful birthday and was surprised with my family coming down to Brighton to see me and a beautiful cake with candles. I love birthday but somehow as a new mum, the excitement seems to be a little less as there is so much to think about day to day.

Lots of trips to the swings when it’s been sunny has been truly lovely. Emma gets so excited when she goes on the swings now, and lets out some of the most joyous laughs I’ve ever heard!

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Exciting Bloggy Things

It’s been so lovely to get to know the #tribalchat girls a bit more – I’ve said it before but they are so encouraging and it really makes all the difference. Some days I can find blogging a bit lonely and start to doubt myself and they are always right there, offering genuine and honest support.

I decided this month to take the plunge and get a ticket to #BML16 – the Brit Mums Conference. I’m so glad I did as I’ve met a few other bloggers who are going too and turns out, everyone is feeling a little apprehensive! I’m so excited to meet everyone and put faces to names after chatting on Twitter over the past couple of months.

Massive news for me is that I’ve been asked me be a brand ambassador for Cake Cetera! I was so chuffed as my blog is still relatively new – very exciting indeed to be involved and it does indeed involve cake testing 🙂

I was also pretty chuffed to find out that I have entered the Rise Parent Bloggers Leaderboard at #202! It was totally unexpected as I had no idea where my blog would be in amongst so many fantastic parent blogs, but quite an achievement for me.

My other piece of good news is that I was asked to be a regular blogger for and posted my first article this month about Being Step Mum which I was particularly proud of.

I’ve been really happy to be getting in the groove of writing almost every day – I’m finding it great for practice and in May have published 20 posts! My favourites from this month are Body Fit vs Mind Fit and What’s The Worst That Could Happen?11 9 10 8

So here’s to another month! It’s sure to be a big one as my other half is going away for a couple of weeks and at the same time, I will be attending #BML16 and have lots of fun things planned with Emma too. Hope you have a great month too xxx

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  1. June 2, 2016 / 8:09 am

    Awww you have had an amazing month! Lots of exciting things including brand rep for cake!!! I love cake and also a birthday, fantastic chart rating and writing for other websites. Well done, I am sure June will be a fab month too #ablogginggoodtime
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    • June 5, 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Thank you so much lovely lady – it has been a brilliant month! Come on June 😉 xx

  2. June 2, 2016 / 9:17 am

    aww what a gorgeous month you had – happy belated birthday! You’re so right about having a break away from the routine – makes you feel so refreshed and invigorated – glad you had fun in London and Brighton. And just wow wow wow on the leaderboard – amaaaazing – what an achievement?! Also well done on your Meet Other Mums post – I loved that one too. Yay, can’t wait to meet you at BML #ablogginggoodtime

    • June 5, 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Aw thank you so much and for the birthday wishes too! It’s not long til BML now and I can’t wait for cocktails and lots of fun – it must be 20 sleeps now?! Thank you for the gorgeous comment xx

  3. June 3, 2016 / 4:58 am

    What a great month. Congratulations on your birthday and on your blogging achievements too! I wish I was coming to BML16 and could meet you and all the lovely #tribalchat ladies too. Have a great time. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime

    • June 5, 2016 / 6:57 pm

      Thank you – it has been a wonderful month! Aww I wish you were coming to so we could meet in person…hopefully another time soon! Thank you for hosting xx

    • June 5, 2016 / 6:58 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment – hope June will be just as good! Xx

    • June 12, 2016 / 9:37 am

      Whoop – less than 2 weeks away now! Thanks for commenting again 🙂 x

  4. June 6, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Well done with all your blogging achievements this month’s, how amazing to become a brand ambassador and get to eat cake!! Hope you have a lovely June, Emma is a little cutie by the way xx #bigpinklink

    • June 12, 2016 / 9:38 am

      Aw thank you very much! Hope you have a lovely June too 🙂 xx

  5. June 8, 2016 / 12:07 am

    Happy Belated Birthday, I hope you had a fab day 🙂 Well done on the ambassadorship – getting to test cake is a definite bonus lol!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK 🙂

    • June 12, 2016 / 9:39 am

      Thank you – I can’t believe it, testing cake is my ultimate lol! Thank you for hosting x

  6. June 8, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Ok, I am officially jealous now – Cake Ambassador! That is awesome! I loved your post at MeetOtherMoms. Fab news all round for you and your blog. Have some champagne for me when you go to BML! Thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink
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    • June 12, 2016 / 9:40 am

      Thank you lovely – it’s only when you write about the whole month that you realise it’s been a great one! Wish you were coming to BML too, but we’ll definitely have a glass of champers in your honour 🙂 xx

  7. June 9, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    ah some lovely pics of you and the family and lovely to be able to celebrate your birthday with cake and candles. Some fantastic achievements this month – I am particularly jealous that you were made a cake ambassador! I am sure June will bring even more sunny happy days for you #bigpinklink
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    • June 12, 2016 / 9:41 am

      Thank you 🙂 Hope you have a fab June too – I’m very much looking forward to this cake testing! Xx

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