What’s In A Week

Wow this week has flown past! This is another attempt to get myself back into the swing of writing a weekly round-up post in preparation for the #abc123challenge in a couple of weeks time. I guess only my family really read last weeks post because it remains pretty unloved. Given …

Saturday Shine

I’ve often got draft blog posts sat half written in the depths of my hidden blog.  This one was entitled Do You Walk a Mile? The answer is no.  In the spirit of new year I planned to make sure me and my very littles got outside and walked at …

The ABC123 Challenge 

Welcome to the ABC123 Challenge. This is not new to me, back in 2016 I gave this a go as a way to find my writing voice and get into the swing of creating regular blog posts.  3 blogs a week, each week a different letter of the alphabet.  It …

A Pipe Dream, Reality or Hobby?

Becoming a parent, one that stays at home, does something to your confidence, it wrecks it, at least mine anyway.  I feel like I’ve become a little bit socially awkward and I often stay away from situations where I’ve got to talk to people I don’t know.   That makes me …

Happy Days August

I enjoyed writing my July update last month so much that I have decided I’d start it up again weekly as you can see Happy Days August means that I obviously failed at this.  Good intentions and all that.  It’s been a crazy month of being busy one minute to …

How to Improve and Promote your Blog

It’s not very often that I chuck out a blogging related post any more.  I feel a little bit like a fraud when I’m telling people how to blog because let’s face it I’ve kicked back a bit recently and cut down on blogging and very rarely promote my blog …

Blogging: Is 12 Months The New 6 Months?

It’s pretty much 12 months since I got a bit serious with my blog.  By serious I mean growing it, finding readers, writing regularly and dare I say becoming addicted to it. At the start of the process I read a lot of established bloggers blogs to get tips, hints …

Can We Be Inspirational?

Can we be inspirational? Yes, I hope so. If you’ve followed my blog for a while now you’ll have heard me mention #TribalChat.  If you don’t know what this is well it started out and still is a Twitter chat hour on a Tuesday at 8pm.  The brilliant Katie from …

A Q&A Blogger Tag

Helena from Queen of Collage gave me a question and answer blogger tag the other day.  I don’t normally do these kind of tags but I really liked her questions so I figured why not!  It’s only a bit of fun after all.  I first met Helena through a variety …

Robots Reading Round Up #7

Robots Reading Round Up #7 It’s that time of the month again and it’s time to take the library books back and get new ones!  For some reason this month I only got 3 books out the library instead of my normal 4.   It doesn’t matter though as we …

Message in a Bottle

A while ago I wrote about the launch of Message in a Bottle.  Well, after months and probably years of work the team at Message in a Bottle have finally launched their book!   I answered an advert to be part of their book launch team and have been involved in …

Hello, my name is Karen and I’m a blogger.

Hello, my name is Karen and I’m a blogger. Forgive me for sounding like I am at an AA meeting here, but I thought I’d better introduce myself and what on earth I am doing here;  I’m a blogger! There comes a time in a bloggers life that they are …