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TheNewson Sun 04-Nov-12 14:25:47

Greed, a twin pregnancy and C-section have given me a pouch that only a marsupial could love.

Useful for storing wet wipes and shopping lists, it is rather unsightly in an unforgiving clingy dress.

I need a cover up.

peekyboo Sun 04-Nov-12 16:29:25

Don't panic! Good control, bad control and a little bit of OCD.

A Silent Sunday for me.
This is a great linky if you like taking photos- you should join in!

gardeningmum Sun 04-Nov-12 19:14:23

I have been tempted by the Autumn Colours again. But does photography, a 7 year old and trees mix. Find out in Stourhead Revisited.

BustyDeLaGhetto Sun 04-Nov-12 20:42:00

A new post from me titled 'A Sobering Thought'. Warning Contains a reference to Peter Stringfellow's genitals.

The Lucky Apple

DillyTante Sun 04-Nov-12 21:29:19
Luce808 Sun 04-Nov-12 21:41:09

A bit of a change from my usual posts today as I just have to praise the wonderful YA author David Almond:

RecipeJunkie Sun 04-Nov-12 22:22:29

Feeling cold and gloomy? You need Beef & Brown Ale casserole And dumplings.

MmeGuillotine Sun 04-Nov-12 22:42:18
Egusta Mon 05-Nov-12 08:06:41

Good morning everyone! I have been enjoying all of your blog posts. Recipe I laughed so much over your description of the kitten walking on the cake and your high maintenance guest refusing to eat it!

Luce808 Mon 05-Nov-12 09:40:43

Have had a look at your blog Recipe and I LOVE the roasted cauliflower recipe. I will definitely be cooking that!

pebbles77 Mon 05-Nov-12 09:46:10

What really grinds your gears? Have a chance to let out those little things that annoy you - I was tagged in a meme and have since tagged other people

Pressies by Pebbles

aliceemma Mon 05-Nov-12 10:44:52

This year I am hoping to capture the spirit of a seventies Christmas with more frugal festivities all round ...

time4anewname Mon 05-Nov-12 12:56:02

Here's my take on a report on poverty and child development in Scotland:

Who else is doing NaNoWriMo this year?

Egusta Mon 05-Nov-12 14:26:22

Quick and easy apple and bramble pie.

A nice comforting lunch, as we all have colds.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Nov-12 16:09:12

Didn't add my rant about Amazon from last week :

Still in newborn shellshock mode so neglecting my blog at the moment.

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Nov-12 16:13:31

MmeG I love when you recommend books, they are always excellent. Though I have yet to try Georgette Heyer (not relevant to your latest post I know).

Shall be adding all ten to my new kindle.

mistysrsly Mon 05-Nov-12 16:26:52

Todays post is all about anonymity Is it good or bad?

MmeLindor Mon 05-Nov-12 16:42:13

I missed your announcement. massive congratulations. Hope you are all settling in now.

MmeLindor Mon 05-Nov-12 16:48:48

A post about Home Ed written by a 12 yo who is home schooled.

choochy Mon 05-Nov-12 17:10:45

Today's blog post is about combining a rugby mad son and a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis...

choochy @

PetiteRaleuse Mon 05-Nov-12 17:16:26

Thanks mmeL. Yes, everything is going brilliantly smile

Will catch up with others' posts in a minute. I've got back to my own blog after a few days and written about reading Just So Stories with DS1.

So that's all right, Best Beloved. Do you see?

Egusta Mon 05-Nov-12 19:15:12
Thefoxsbrush Mon 05-Nov-12 20:21:27
Pavlovthecat Mon 05-Nov-12 20:46:13

a mumsnetter's fab memory finds the cause of my slipped disc and I am quite excited by what it could mean!

Pavlovthecat Mon 05-Nov-12 20:50:52

pebbles I have not forgotten grin

carovioletfizz Mon 05-Nov-12 21:00:38

Here's my latest.... I love autumn...

YoungDebbie Mon 05-Nov-12 21:50:26

In praise of my DD's school's brilliant incentive scheme for good behaviour:

Golden Times

Please, I want an equivalent for grown-ups too! wink

CharlieUniformNovemberTango Tue 06-Nov-12 09:55:02

Day 6 of NaBloPoMo.

No TV? No problem..

Day six and I think I may start worrying about what to post this time next week!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HappyGoJules Tue 06-Nov-12 15:24:49
HappyGoJules Tue 06-Nov-12 15:25:33

oh crap I'm still not getting it right!



HappyGoJules Tue 06-Nov-12 15:26:27

Can you delete these wrong ones?! I'm getting embarrassed now!

borninastorm Tue 06-Nov-12 16:35:42

Last week I blogged about obsessive fangirls, and that led me to think about Jimmy Saville.

Will the Saville scandal stop our teens hero-worshipping stars?

MmeLindor Tue 06-Nov-12 20:37:12


First put two square brackets [[ then without a space your link then a space, then write what you are linking to (this is my blog) then close with 2 square brackets]] without a space before them.

[[ this is my blog] ]

(I put a space between the last two brackets so you could see what I mean)

this is my blog

And preview message to see if it has worked. And don't worry if it hasn't. Once you get the hang of it, you will be fine.

I bet I cock up this link now - it is a blog post to enter the MoneySupermarket competition, but one I have been meaning to write for a while.

This morning I was able to zip up a zip which wouldn’t normally go all day way up. It is quite surprising, I thought I had eaten enough cake lately, but apparently there is room for some more. Plan more cake, definitely one of the better ways to start the day…

So here is an exciting recipe for a tart that doesn't require a tart tin, or blind baking, brilliant!

Tart Without a Tart Tin

Hello, nice to be here!

Today I've featured a friend's story all about having to lose several stone in order to help her PCOS, and to start a family. We'll be having regular catch ups to help with meal plans, encouragement and so on 'Weight Loss Wednesdays'.

Weight Loss Wednesdays

I also have a competition to win a new children's book, ideal for Christmas for children aged 3-7.

I've written about the quest for 'our song'

Do you have an 'our song'? Is it the same as mine/ours? That would be spooky. And wrong, I think.

Thanks Mme Lindor, I've never managed to link properly before.

CraftsonSea Wed 07-Nov-12 13:31:15

I've got a competition over on my blog to win a handmade bracelet Handmade by me I hasten to add so please be nice!!

MmeLindor Wed 07-Nov-12 19:46:08

(do you mind if I call you that) I tell you what is spooky - I was thinking about 'our song' today and considering doing a blog post on it.

Join in the bloghop for new bloggers and old ones too, if you like.

It is simply a way of connecting with other bloggers and finding new readers.

pebbles77 Wed 07-Nov-12 21:09:23

I've just done MmeLindor's blog hop - thank you so much for starting - great idea

Discovering new blogs - Pressies by Pebbles

For those who have long seen the last of their twenties... This Pretty Face

thelastslayer Wed 07-Nov-12 22:32:11
Typecast Wed 07-Nov-12 23:36:32

Hi guys - I've not left a link here for ages so I hope you don't mind me dipping in like this. My boy has just joined the Territorial Army. I'm a bit emotional about it all although that probably doesn't come over in the post very well.

I've written about my shock (although perhaps naivety is a better word!) at finding out pregnant models are actually models with fake bumps!

Lesbeadiva Thu 08-Nov-12 12:05:52

I need to do the blog hop the meantime
here is my blog

ilovesushi Thu 08-Nov-12 12:49:35

About to embark on making a patchwork quilt for the first time. Feeling inspired but a tad overwhelmed.

ilovesushi Thu 08-Nov-12 12:51:46

Oh yes and I also blogged about moving out of London and the things I miss and the things I love.

carovioletfizz Thu 08-Nov-12 12:55:32
HappyGoJules Thu 08-Nov-12 13:00:59
aliceemma Thu 08-Nov-12 16:04:12

Why is it that as soon as you think you have something sorted, it all goes horribly wrong?

A blog post seeking advice on childcare - can you help?

hippygem Thu 08-Nov-12 21:49:46

Two videos of River making huge progress!

Tips for LONG journeys with kids: by boat, plane, car, bike or hike

Tips for LONG journeys with kids: by boat, plane, car, bike or hike

MmeLindor Fri 09-Nov-12 07:54:28
Egusta Fri 09-Nov-12 10:08:46

memories from Albania

what memories a simple meal can bring back

MmeGuillotine Fri 09-Nov-12 12:49:57

Thanks to Mumsnet Bloggers, I was in The Times yesterday (thank you!) and here's my post about that and tomorrow's Blogfest. smile

Nanniejo Fri 09-Nov-12 13:03:14

Being thankful- after all, it is nearly Thanksgiving!
Good Manners And Saying Thank You

I've been eavesdropping on my girls in the car.

Aliceemma I can't comment on your blog as you need to turn the URL/Name option on, but my son did this and we came through the other side after a couple of months.
He howled and cried as I dropped him off, was fine all day then hid when it was time to come home.
Enlist the help of her carer to try and distract her and take her to do something special, and make sure you have some sort of treat for her at the end of the day. They usually are quite happy to get into the car if they have some stickers or something.
Good luck.
My son has been great for a year or two, and now he's all teary at the school gate again. sad

wrestlingalligators Fri 09-Nov-12 22:29:45

How not to get published - query letter horror stories from my time as a commissioning editor of children's books!

ATOmum Fri 09-Nov-12 22:35:35

My latest man crush update!

Nothing and everything

Gusthetheatrecat Fri 09-Nov-12 22:43:49

Some musings on the difference between storage and display.

Egusta Fri 09-Nov-12 23:01:27

Loved your post Gus!

My son is still [[ getting used to school][

or try this

RecipeJunkie Sat 10-Nov-12 07:43:12

Egusta glad it made you laugh - that story still makes me laugh, and Luce808 yes roasting cauliflower is the way forward, I'm convinced. Now, while you're all living it up at Blogfest, I get to stay home and run the PTA bonfire night, so last night, instead of getting ready to head up to London, I blogged the pumpkin cheesecake I made last week.

StewieGriffinsMom Sat 10-Nov-12 08:37:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Egusta Sat 10-Nov-12 08:37:53

Thanks for commenting on my blog Recipe! Your kitten story reminded me of the time when DH was making his blue cheese dip- which is melted stilton and apple cider and he dropped the stilton on the floor, just as a high maintenance guest of our own walked in to catch him picking it up and rinsing it off under the tap blush The look of utter distaste on her face..... and she avoided the dip and whispered to her husband to avoid it too. ..... i was so embarrassed!

[disclaimer- usually we would NEVER just rinse it off, but it was the only stilton we had and the guests had arrived early and we were panicking.....]

Those guests never accepted an invitation from us again!

BCBG Sat 10-Nov-12 12:22:17

Here at BlogFest grin

ParsleyTheLioness Sat 10-Nov-12 12:56:25

I've just done a post about some of the Jewellery I have made recently.

And my sister made me a necklace using washers and a ribbon that I posted about on thursday.

aliceemma Mon 12-Nov-12 10:25:14

FiveHoursSleep - big thanks for response, really helps to know it's not us. We've just started big distraction hand over activity for when she gets there so this will hopefully help - last week we managed to get out of nursery and half way down road before she went into meltdown and tried to run back to nursery! Did you get any help from anyone about why they go through cycles of it - am dreading it carrying on into school etc.

Am being dim about the blog comments thing - I think it's switched on? Is there something else I need to do?

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