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#DoSomethingYummy – Eat Cake!

Today I had a huge pile of Mummy bloggers at my house and here is the massive pile of cake we had (in fact there was more, but I missed off some lovely biscuits!)

       

This is the advantage of living in St Albans; the Mummy Blogging capital of the world.  Lots of bloggers and lots of cake!  I think that we can potentially look a little scary when we go to an event together, but we are really very friendly – after all everyone who eats cake must be friendly!

I know that they wanted a look at each others blogs, and thought you might want to know who else hangs out around me.  So here is the list of cake eaters …

  1. Helen Redding – Crumbs and Pegs – who feels she is a newbie; I can remember what that feels like, I still feel like that myself sometimes!
  2. Annie Robb – Just Annie QPR – who brought eggs and will be my children’s heroine this weekend as they love eggs for breakfast and are loving make easter decorations.
  3. Renatka Behan – Fabulicious Food – who made the big chocolate cake and cupcakes; all I can say is yum!
  4. Penny Carr – Mrs C – the lovely Penny, always so humble about her blogs success
  5. Clare Rudd – The Veggie Experience – poor lass had to sit on a wooden step with no complaint
  6. Helen Wills – Actually Mummy –
  7. Chrissie – Mediocre Mum – so pleased to see her since her husbands accident and hear that all is OK
  8. Heidi Roberts – Kitchen Talk – brought warm banana bread, much to Chrissie’s delight
  9. Mirka – All Baby Advice – the memorable Mirka who managed to not give birth while there – phew!
  10. Me – who eats cake, and has a rubbish memory!

I admit to having help – the lovely Nanny Bets came over to keep an eye on the kids, so that we might get a chance to finish the odd sentence.  Plus the big hairy northern one sorted the crumb mountain which pretty much went from the front to the back door by the end of the morning.  He is actually going back to work next Tuesday, so I thought I should make the most of him; hope this is a confidence boost for any of you looking for jobs at the moment.  (BTW I’m just a bit behind, there will be more blogs about coping with redundancy coming soon).

 

I’ve written this post for #DoSomethingYummy #EatCake for the charity Clic Sargent (an amazing charity for families dealing with a child who has cancer).  I’ve been supporting it for the last 4 weeks with my blog posts:

Surviving Mental Health for #DoSomethingYummy – my first honest account of 3 problems I’ve experienced

#DoSomethingYummy for Half Term and Two Year Old Birthdays – guaranteed to make you smile!

#DoSomethingYummy: A Warning from my childhood: The Cinderella Complex – a serious discussion about how ‘the one’ and expecting to be able to rely on a prince, can have dangerous effects.

#DoSomethingYummy: Can you love two children the same: How I found it different but the same loving two children

If you would like to get involved then Yummy Mummy Week is from 10-18th March 2012. It is a week long fundraising event where mums are being asked to get together with friends and family and ‘do something yummy’ for CLIC Sargent.  If you would like to run an event to support the week go to www.yummymummy.org.uk and sign up for a fundraising pack.

Video Wed: THANK YOU! I’m a finalist in the MAD Awards! Please Vote for me!

Wow, A huge thank you to firstly the person who nominated me for Best MAD Small Business Award (That’s not ‘mad’, it’s Mum and Dad Bloggers, which is sort of ‘mad’!) and then all the people who kept nominating me so that the judges picked me as a Finalist!  I had huge tears in my eyes when I checked yesterday, as it came as a massive surprise and I’m really, really chuffed to be a finalist!

It’s great that the other people are fab blogs, because now if I don’t get picked to win, I can comfort myself with the fact that I like them all – phew!

HOWEVER

I would love, love, love, love, love to win!  So please vote for me! Here’s the link

http://www.the-mads.com/vote.htm

Now some of you might not know who the hell I am, so here is a little broadcast on behalf of the Mummy Whisperer, so you know what it is that you are getting …

My plan is complete world domination ;o)

  • To bring Mums together and show us our similarities, not our differences
  • To knock a few heads together
  • To help Mums enjoy being a Mum and know they are fantastic
  • To help Mums get that sparkle back in their lives
  • To give them a realistic and balanced approach to life, rather than one that they can’t possible achieve
  • To stamp on ridiculousness
  • To get a book out there on the shelves of waterstones, so that I can help all mums for just £6 and give them a great basis to work from

What am I doing about it?  Well I’m blogging a lot ;o)  There’s my weight loss tips, my exhaustion tips, there’s all the blogs I wrote about bullying and my new question corner.  I do free facebook webinars, and more organised free 1hr webinars where you register.  I’ve written ebooks, workshops and now a pile of online programs.  Only a tiny, tiny, tiny percentage of the people I meet through my blog end up being a client; but thats what I love about it, because I can reach out to hundreds of Mums including existing clients and be there whenever they need a little bit of help.  So vote for me, and you could be helping me in my plan for world domination and the thousands of Mums out there that need a boost in their lives (just thought I’d add a touch of sentimentality and guilt to persuade you!).

And to say ‘thank you’ again for voting for me, here is something to make you laugh ….