What I enjoyed reading lately

November 8, 2009

Yep, I really am up at 2.30am. I was up feeding Piran and he quickly went back to sleep but as I get more sleep now on occasions I find it hard to get back to sleep. This morning I have toothache and the painkillers had worn off so I got bored of laying there in pain so got up to have a cup of tea and read blogs.

It is very strange being up at this time of the morning without Piran. This used to happen a lot, but the last time was those last few days of pregnancy where sleep was illusive and every twinge had me hoping that this was finally it. Hours of resting on my big yellow ball playing games on the DS. I don’t think I have even turned it on in the three months since Piran was born!

Anyway, to the matter in hand. It has been a couple weeks since I did this but here are some posts you might like to read. I know I enjoyed them.

Amy at And one more means four (or five!) is putting people straight about her pregnancy. The idea of handing out a FAQ sheet made me laugh.

Over at The Mad House there is a new weekly series of posts about Crafting with Children. I am bookmarking these for the years to come but I love reading about what they have made.

I have a sweet tooth (ha! surprised I am up with toothache anyone?) and these look just delicious. Mmmm Very Special Rice Crispie Cakes.

Peggy is home alone thanks to her wonderful husband. Checking in with us at 12pm and 9.35pm.

Finally, Josie at Sleep is for the weak has written a beautiful post for Remembrance Sunday.

Please, if you have the time pick one or two or all of these to read, and perhaps leave a comment. If you have read something recently (or written something) that you think I might like please leave me a comment.

Goodnight x


  • Reply The Dotterel November 8, 2009 at 4:40 am

    Thanks – as it's now Remembrance Sunday (albeit very early)I'm picking Sleep is for the Weak. Thanks. (PS: Shouldn't we both be in bed?)

  • Reply gaelikaa November 9, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Hope you got some good sleep, Kelly!

  • Reply Amy November 9, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    awww hun thanks for the mention!! sorry i've been slow noticing i've been working all weekend yuck. xxxxxx

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    What I enjoyed reading lately

    October 6, 2009

    Peggy at Perfectly Happy Mum made a confession last week. That she had been reading posts but due to time being a precious commodity she does not often get time to comment.

    She could have been writing about me. I am following so many blogs these days that I can only just keep up with reading the posts. Occasionally I comment but usually I am finding a snatched five minutes here (usually in the middle of the night as I feed and settle Piran) and there and reading via my iPod, which makes commenting a nightmare. So, I have introduced a new system of adding a star to the posts I loved the most and then I plan on following in the footsteps of Peggy and doing a post that contains links to them all. I hope that if you have not read these posts before you will click on the links and have a read.

    Where better to start than this post from Peggy, where she talks about her memories for each of the seasons. It has made me think about the fact that I will be making these sort of memories for Piran in the future, such an exciting prospect.

    I love this post from Zooarchaeologist, where she describes her idea of heaven. This is a game that Mr C and I play on a regular basis, describing our dream house, where it will be located, what it will be like to actually live there. I will write mine sometime soon.

    A new addition to my blogroll is Sew Scrumptious. Louise’s mum is 70 on Christmas Day and she has decided to give her 70 presents, one for each year of her life. I think that this is such a wonderful idea, and was glad to help out with some seeds from Mr C’s garden and some other bits and pieces.

    Next we have a couple of posts that make me both nervous and excited about this being a mum lark. Tara shares the 5 things they don’t tell you about having a boy and Potty Mummy is having to deal with some very highbrow questions from her two boys. Cripes!

    So, that about covers it, although I would also like to add a thank you to Sally at Who’s the Mummy for compiling the Top 100 UK Parent Blogs and Bloggers again this month. I am slipping quite dramatically (all of this lurking and raising a baby no doubt) but still hanging on in there at number 94. The problem with this is that I find more fun and interesting blogs to read which makes my google reader overflow and only adds to the no time for commenting issue!

    Hope you have enjoyed my pick of favourite posts. Please leave a comment if you have read something you would like to share with me!


  • Reply Perfectly Happy Mum October 6, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for keeping it going! I read your highlighted posts with great interest.
    Oh and thank you for mentioning mine too!

  • Reply zooarchaeologist October 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Lovely, glad you enjoyed reading it. I read lots too but hardly comment these days, i'm slightly worried people will take my comments the wrong way!

  • Reply Tara@Sticky Fingers October 8, 2009 at 9:30 am

    You and me both.
    I read so many blogs now I don't have time for TV or books.
    I read far more than is on my blogroll and, as you say, rarely have the time to comment.
    But personally I love to keep going back because a. you learn so much and b. you really do get to know someone.
    I suppose it's like a long running TV show (stick with me here!) where you grown to love the characters over the months.
    Thanks so much for the mention, really appreciate it.
    And for the record? All that scary stuff people mention? Doesn't matter a whole heck of a lot when your boy is old enough to say things like: “you are the most beautiful girl I know mummy.” x

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