I know it’s Christmas-a time for magic, happiness, excitement and love. And I don’t want to put a downer on you, my lovely readers, at Christmas, but I also don’t think pretending mine is full of the above is normal either.
If I’m honest, this post has been a long time coming, and, if no one else reads it, I’ll at least get it all off of my chest and out of my head.
The point of this post, is basically that I am grieving for a Mother who is still alive, which isn’t a new feeling-it’s not a new grief, it’s something I’ve been processing for a long time-four years to be precise. Continue reading
I’m unsure if any of you saw The Russell Howard Hour episode last week discussing the gender discrimination between girls and boys toys/presents.
I know there’s a lot in the news about gender equality right now, with people picking up on slogans on kids clothes, colours of toys and clothes, and the way gender is described in general, not just with regards to children.
I read it, I hear it, but I have to give Russell Howard the recognition he truly deserves after his speech regarding the gender stereotyping that has become so prominent in today’s society.
If you haven’t already seen it, here it is.
I was kindly sent a beautiful Tee from Living Life Our Way.
Who are Living Life Our Way?
A Mother and Daughter team-Living Life Our Way sell a fantastic range of ethical and sustainable clothing designs, including custom made t-shirts!
The Daughter side of the team, affectionately referred to as Squiggle, loves designing her own clothes and has several tops that she has hand drawn herself using fabric pens. Toward the end of 2016, she asked if she could sell her clothing designs to other people. Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated Olivia’s 4th Birthday-and boy, does that girl know how to drag out Birthday celebrations (goodness knows where she gets it from…..)
I’ll attach a vlog I put together over the week, at the end of this blog, but first I wanted to review a couple of places we visited during the celebrations. Continue reading
Today is day 12 of Blogtober 2017, and definitely one of the easier themes to write about-Love.
I have a lot of loves in my life, not all of them people-some of them things-some of them material, some of them not.
All of them, however, give me the strength and positivity I need to get through even the toughest days. Continue reading
Today is day 9 of Blogtober 2017! Today’s theme prompt is ‘Ice Cream’!
A rather vague prompt (aren’t they all), I wondered where I’d go with this subject-as I have a rather love/hate relationship with this cold “treat”.
Today is day 7 of Blogtober 2017! The theme today is ‘Goals’.
Obviously I could’ve got the football loving husband involved, and asked him about his all time favourite goals, scored since he’s been watching the big game…. However, I decided not to bore you all to tears with that-and instead, discuss my idea of goals, not just as a blogger, but also with regards to all aspects of my life.
MAYFLOWER BLOGS TURNED 1 TODAY!!!
1 whole year, of blogs, reviews, comments, shares, editing, learning, vlogging and everything in between!
I genuinely never assumed I’d get to this point-I worried at the beginning that I’d not be very good at this writing lark, and maybe my unorganised mind would mean I wouldn’t cope. Continue reading
Today is day 4 of Blogtober 2017! The theme today is Date!
I deliberated over and over about which kind of date I was going to write about-the word is super vague when you think about it. I had pretty much decided on writing about the dating scene-how it was when I was in it, and how it would be now…..
….In the end however, I decided to write about important dates to me-dates of things I treasure the most-because those are more important than the other kind! Continue reading