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Back blogging in Blighty

I’m here!

First, I should apologise in advance if you can’t understand what on earth I’m talking about as I babble on like an idiot and you can’t make head nor tale of what I’m trying to say. No change there then, except this time I have a legitimate excuse – it’s the jet-lag. Boy oh boy is it the jet-lag. (I will be using the jet-lag excuse for pretty much everything for the next 3 months, that and pregnancy covers a multitude of sins/faux pas/general stupidness on my part I think!)

Right then, enough of that, onwards and upwards.
It feels really rather odd to be back in the UK and I am not sure I have quite got my head around it yet. Last time I was here I knew nothing about what my new life in Australia was going to be like so to be back here knowing I have left my life (and husb) in Melbourne is strange.
By the way when I say left my husb I don’t mean left, left, I mean temporarily separated. Actually that doesn’t make it any clearer does it, told you I was jet-lagged and talking jibberish. He is still there and I am here until he comes here, then we will be here together, then we will be back there together.
Got it? Good.
I don’t know about you but I think I recovered that one well!

Onto the journey then, where should I start? Read more…


Homeward Bound

Now I know that some of you may know that I have been lucky enough to be shortlisted in a teeny tiny little thing called the MAD Blog Awards. If you didn’t know, I am not sure how it has escaped your attention given that I have been harping on about it for what seems like forever, here, here and here.

The awards ceremony is taking place on 20 September at the very swish Royal Garden Hotel in London (Kensington no less – get me!) and guess who’s flying back to the UK for the ceremony. . .

My friend S. . . Read more…

Going MAD

There are now just 3 days left until voting closes for the Mad Blog Awards 2013 and I know I have been banging on about it to anyone who will listen but guess what?
I am a freaking Finalist!.

I have been shortlisted in the ‘Most Entertaining Blog’ category.
Whilst I am absolutely over the moon that I have got this far, I gotta tell you, the pressure to be entertaining is starting to get to me. I won’t lie, I am starting to crack under the strain.

Just what is ‘entertaining’? I lie awake at night asking myself this very question. At 3am I wake in a cold sweat with the beginnings of a blog post forming in my mind, only for it to dance just out of my grasp as I try to get it down onto my iPhone. Is it good enough? What was it again? Thwarted, I fall into a fitful sleep before waking again at 4am so that I can wake husb and we can ponder the question together in the early hours of the morning.

Do I need to be consistently funny? Is that entertaining? Do I need to keep losing my underwear? Read more…

Pimp my Blog – The Sequel.

I still can’t believe that I have been shortlisted in the Mad Blog Awards 2013 in the ‘Most Entertaining Blog’ category. Who’d have thought my little stories and mishaps were entertaining!

Thank you so much to everyone who has voted for me to get this far. I am really grateful that you took the time to vote for me, so thank you and thank you again.

The MAD Blog Awards

So what does this mean? I hear you say.

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Pimp my Blog

Today I am pimping out my blog to anyone who will listen. Sorry!

The MAD blog award nominations are now open. For those of you who don’t know let me explain.
The MADs are blog awards celebrating the best parent bloggers in the UK, sponsored by popular parenting website Parentdish. The MADs are very influential and very cool and I would love to be nominated for one. Which is where you – my lovely readers come in.

If you like reading about my adventures in Melbourne please would you consider nominating me for a MAD Blog award this year pretty please, and extra pleases on top!

MAD Blog Awards

All you have to do to nominate me is click on the link I have helpfully included below and nominate me where you think I would fit best. (I think my blog probably sits best in the ‘best family travel blog’ category and ‘best new blog’ , but if you fancy nominating me in any other categories please feel free!)
My blog URL is

It would be really lovely if you would nominate me and I would love you all forever. Ok I will stop grovelling now.

One last time though
Please nominate me – you know it makes sense.
Ok Ok I’m definitely going now.
But Please!
Sorry sorry, That’s it promise . . . I’m gone.

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