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I'm not often first!

Another children's book post: Little Red Hood is another feisty little girl with no intention of being eaten by the Big Bad Wolf.

costumequeen Sun 20-Jan-13 13:07:00


The magnetic lure of Pinterest!

gardeningmum Sun 20-Jan-13 16:14:32
sallyjenkins Sun 20-Jan-13 16:26:38

I'm trying to get to grips with e-publishing. Comments on my cover design plus suggestions for a pricing strategy would be most appreciated!
Many thanks.

It's a Silent Sunday for me!

PavlovtheCat Sun 20-Jan-13 18:02:46
PigeonPairNell Sun 20-Jan-13 19:05:36
SophRunning Sun 20-Jan-13 20:35:38
fuzzypicklehead Sun 20-Jan-13 22:58:03

Craftastic post for me with DIY cheerleader pom poms for your little one

cjfriess Mon 21-Jan-13 09:11:26

Lovely 'I spy' picture book story for the littlest people smile

Why people like me should not throw parties.

Have party, have invitations, have breakdown

StewieGriffinsMom Mon 21-Jan-13 13:20:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Nanniejo Mon 21-Jan-13 14:20:48

Just had my cooker repaired smileafter 18 months and it got me thinking- and baking: 10 Reasons Why I Love Cooking

yassusarah Mon 21-Jan-13 14:54:33

I did write one about the snow -but mainly how it has inspired us to escape it...Greece here we come!

A lobster of love from me (with downloadable pdf!!)

BustyDeLaGhetto Mon 21-Jan-13 16:41:10
TheaJTS Mon 21-Jan-13 17:27:36
PigeonPairNell Mon 21-Jan-13 21:25:09

Another little postlet from me, on Gwen's first words

sonnyandluca Tue 22-Jan-13 09:31:19

We are no longer allowed within 100 yards of any public toilet.

Damn You Dyson

Mark, Sonny, & Luca
The Tales of Sonny & Luca

RecipeJunkie Tue 22-Jan-13 13:08:10

So, I've written a book.What Next?

hz Tue 22-Jan-13 14:29:26

Some campfire campsites only allow fires off the ground - no not levitiating or something! Just in a brazier or fire pit...sounds like a good reason to buy some more kit...

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Tue 22-Jan-13 14:40:57

I wrote about not being a sociable person:

Are You Sociable?

PavlovtheCat Tue 22-Jan-13 22:18:15
PavlovtheCat Tue 22-Jan-13 22:19:15
PetiteRaleuse Wed 23-Jan-13 10:16:24

I have blogged about David Cameron's politicking:

Finally got round to ranting again smile

PetiteRaleuse Wed 23-Jan-13 10:16:48

Fancy wining a £1000 to spend on a new sofa and help out a textile student at the same time? No catch (nor a sponsored link) just a post on's new competition that celebrates new fabrics designed by our talented student designers

MmeGuillotine Wed 23-Jan-13 11:14:38
cjfriess Wed 23-Jan-13 12:31:28

This is a really original story with amazing illustrations, definitely one of our current favourites. That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

RecipeJunkie Wed 23-Jan-13 13:17:45

Ketchup Chickpea Chilli Because sometimes it really is that desperate

A sad farewell, attempted in style, and she didn't even cause a queue at security (apparently) - Jet Set "Chic"

blunderbuss Wed 23-Jan-13 14:12:34

My first post as a mumsnet blogger! Am ridic excited. Feel like I'm included in the in crowd at school - though not the smoky, sexting group behind the bike sheds. More like the Lacrosse team in American movies - healthy, fitter than I am and slightly bossy. The blog is about hardcore nursery pick up times

CollectorofCookbooks Wed 23-Jan-13 15:12:12

The ridiculous conversations other people have on trains - performance mobiling and Squarish Wraps

TheWombat Wed 23-Jan-13 15:23:46

Lovely blogs everyone.

Here's my latest - in which I attempt to crochet some
rainbow granny squares

AMillionMilesOfFun Wed 23-Jan-13 16:52:57

Hello! I'm new to the forum... OK if I just rock up and join in?

My latest post is about non-melting snowmen and sensitive boys.

HebeinDC Wed 23-Jan-13 17:28:02

I volunteered at the Presidential Inauguration on Monday. It was quite a day. A few rather sober thoughts ... and i don't even swear in this blogpost ..

TheNewson Wed 23-Jan-13 20:00:18

I’m a tad confused. Some shops go into administration, but then remain open.

I don’t know who owns what anymore, and I’m scared to buy anything incase I can’t take it back.

Peacocks stopped honouring exchanges and returns the week I tried to take back some leopard print control pants. I argued that the gusset sticker was still intact, but the unenthusiastic assistant merely muttered something about being out of a job and destitute by the end of the week.

carovioletfizz Wed 23-Jan-13 21:12:29

Here's mine,been making things this week.New creations

PetiteRaleuse Thu 24-Jan-13 08:38:03

I dropped my baby on her head the other day. I was horrible.

PetiteRaleuse Thu 24-Jan-13 09:02:53

*IT was horrible. I wasn't. It was an accident.

minimumthebare Thu 24-Jan-13 09:37:25

I stop fighting it, and admit I'm a massive control freak.

My handbag thanks me for it

fuzzypicklehead Thu 24-Jan-13 09:55:58

Ooooh, at all the crafty posts! <watches productivity for the day dwindle in favor of blog reading>

Here's my second post for this week: How to tie dye tissue paper Sounds weird, but it's fun if you have kids!

costumequeen Thu 24-Jan-13 10:28:49

Haha exactly what I thought fuzzy!!

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Thu 24-Jan-13 12:57:29

I was inspired by all the crafty posts as well.

[[ mmm...fingerknitting good]]

over my dead body - I need to destash too. But some fabrics are just soo lovely.

DeltaUniformDeltaEcho Thu 24-Jan-13 12:58:51

bugger it link fail sad


mumsdotravel Thu 24-Jan-13 15:12:08

My footy-mad 10 yo's reaction to Chelsea FC player ball boy incident:

plantsitter Thu 24-Jan-13 18:00:00

Winter doldrums. Is It Nearly Spring Yet?

Craftsonsea Thu 24-Jan-13 20:08:34

Seeing as it's still so flipping cold out there I've put together ten easy slow cooker recipes to keep you warm

Luce808 Thu 24-Jan-13 21:28:56

Ahead of National Libraries Day in February, I'm asking What have libraries ever done for us?

Luce808 Thu 24-Jan-13 21:52:38

I asked Lucy Mangan to re-tweet my blog post and she did! And she said it was great! I am bursting with excitement!

MmeLindor Thu 24-Jan-13 23:39:03

I blogged about the Social Media Generation, and protecting our children online.

I also blogged this week about using Twitter as a writer with the focus on self-published authors marketing their books.

cjfriess Fri 25-Jan-13 09:12:34

We bought a really great picture book when our daughter went through her 'not wanting to bath' phase. Suitable for children from age two it's a great story to make bathtime fun! smile

doradoo Fri 25-Jan-13 09:43:41

More Friday Five from me - books for you this week!

SamanthaBarnesArtypops Fri 25-Jan-13 11:51:03

Hello's blog post from me. 'Going Swimmingly, a slobby Saturday en famille' Enjoy x

Ps off to view all your blogs now x

RecipeJunkie Fri 25-Jan-13 11:53:12

Craftsonsea thanks for the mentions - you are too kind!

And in case you were thinking I was getting a little too smug about what my kids will eat - how I was brought back to earth with a bump by Bacon & Broad Bean Risotto. I mean really, what's not to like??

Is it the tip of the iceberg or the ears of the hippo? and other matters arising from the Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation 2013.

Craftsonsea Fri 25-Jan-13 12:12:19

Ahem, after blogging all that food stuff we realised we had no dinner made so used the fish out of fish fingers to do a Thai curry! No foodie smugness here either though not sure I should mention this in public!!

FoxtrotFoxtrotSierra Fri 25-Jan-13 12:48:24

I haven't blogged in a while, but here's The Met Police not caring about bike crime

DillyTante Fri 25-Jan-13 13:41:22

Dear Twitter, no not a love letter but a rant against lewd images

DillyTante Fri 25-Jan-13 13:42:11

LOL craftsonsea!

a blog with a bonus bat!

HebeinDC Fri 25-Jan-13 17:42:59

"Robbie Burns Day without haggis is like the nativity without Jesus"

Two things residents of Washington DC can't do: eat haggis, and vote. Discuss.

ParsleyTheLioness Fri 25-Jan-13 21:54:59
maninhispyjamas Sat 26-Jan-13 11:37:06

Good Saturday Morning,

Here is a new post detailing much discomfort at a recent dance recital.

YoungDebbie Sat 26-Jan-13 13:02:25

I've just set up a separate page for a new series of posts about moving to a village in the Cotswolds 20+ years ago - recently unearthed them in a ring-binder when tidying my study! Here's the first installment:

Hawkesbury Tales

I'm thinking of turning them into an ebook once I've got them up there. Should I? Any feedback would be really welcome!

PetiteRaleuse Sat 26-Jan-13 16:40:31

debbie I love your Hawkesbury Tales. Beautifully written.

PavlovtheCat Sat 26-Jan-13 19:08:29
Egusta Sat 26-Jan-13 23:12:40

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