Post Comment Love and Blogger Showcase 24-26 March 2017

Hello to another Friday, in a week that's been quite a lot quieter here than usual. If you were here last week, thank you, it was great to see you and sorry I haven't got to your post just yet but I've had an unexpected break this week.  If you're new here, welcome, Morgan and I are looking forward to reading all of your posts.

The quietness has been down to lack of wifi in the Dorset cottage I booked, and it's been a blessing and a curse. I'd hoped to spend some of this week catching up with myself blog-wise but that was not to be. Instead I've spent time editing photos offline which has been time well spent, and of course I've also been out and about in the beautiful Dorset countryside.

My photo this week is one from the cottage we've been staying in and I've been mesmerised by the shadows on the ceiling from the light shade. 

A lampshade casting mesmerising shadows

Blogger Showcase: Mrs Mummy from Mummy Confessions

1. Who are you? 

An Aussie mum of three. New to the blog realm.  My blog is Mummy Confessions. Lover of all things for babies and kids, great deals, and saving money. I spend more on my children than I even think to on myself. I love helping people and that's why I started blogging!

2. How did you discover blogs/blogging?

I know many people who have blogged, and they always have great things to say. 

3. Why did you start blogging?

I hadn't written in years for personal reasons, but decided after much encouragement from my husband to get out there and start a blog. I wanted to help other mums and wives and tell them about all these cool things I've discovered as a mum.

4. What do you find most challenging?

Trying to find the time to write without distraction. It usually doesn't happen. I'm usually writing while chaos ensues around me.

5. What is your favourite topic to write about?

Baby products that have helped me.

6. Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?

Somewhat for fun, but I would love to make a little money to help cover bills and take some of the pressure off my husband as sole provider.

7. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

That I can try to help people by telling them things I've learned, tried, and what products I've used that are helpful to me as a mum and person.

8. Have you ever attended a blogging conference?

No.

9. What are your 3 best posts?

My favourite ones are about Bonds Wondersuits, Teething, and how to save money/get cashback for purchases.

10. Describe yourself in three words

Exhausted, Excited, and Empathetic

11. Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?

Can I do tea and cake? I don't like coffee though.

12. What's your idea of a perfect night out?

A night out to eat and chill with my whole family. Afterwards, the kids all go to sleep and stay asleep, and I can have some one on one time with my husband to just hang out!

13. Your perfect night in?

Chinese food or Italian, eat and watch a movie...no dishes to do...house is clean...and the kids go to bed without a fuss nice and early!

14. What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?

That I am able to laugh all the time and make them smile with my stories of life.

 

Thanks for joining in Mrs Mummy, I particularly like your answer to the last question, that's a great quality to have.  Please don't forget to grab your "I was featured" badge.  

And if you're not already connected with Mrs Mummy, then do pop over to her social links:

Twitter  -  Instagram  -  Facebook  

Oops, no wifi....

Somehow I've booked a cottage without wifi, luckily it's a beautiful cottage and I can only imagine I was seduced by its charm and overlooked my usual check for connectivity.  Or when I booked I was enthused about not having wifi, who knows.

The result is that it'll be quieter here than usual for the next few days, but not so Instagram and Facebook, so join me over there to follow my Dorset adventures.

PoCoLo-ers: I expect to work something out for Friday, so please pop back then.  I'd hoped to catch up on my reading this week, but that's unlikely to happen now.  I will though make it over to your blogs as soon as I can.

PoCoLo

Framed by the arches

This is one of my favourite photos from my trip to Munich in January on the Viking and Stihl UK press trip. It's taken in the Hofgarten, where the snow was on the ground and the sky was blue, bluer than it looks in this picture. As I approached the central pavilion I became aware of the view, and how special it looked.

A symmetrical image taken looking through the arches of the central pavilion in Munich's Hofgarten

Beautiful isn't it?  And not bad for an iPhone photo either.

 

* While this post isn't in collaboration with Viking or Stihl, it was only possible because of the UK press trip arranged by them.