Tuesday 18 March 2014

Exciting Times Ahead!

I would like to take this opportunity to just give a bit of an update on life for us as a family, and how things are going. Life seems to be hurtling by at such a fast pace that I am barely able to catch my breath, let alone keep people up to date about what is going on.

Firstly I would like to say a massive thank you to those people who took the time to nominate and vote for us in the “Best New Blog” in The MADS. The MAD Blog Awards (MADS for short) are run annually to recognise and celebrate the top Mums and Dads blogs.  To say I was surprised is an understatement, I was incredibly shocked to learn of the nomination,  it was totally unexpected; it really put a smile on my face on what had been, up until then, a difficult day.

Whilst I am on the topic of nominations,  Britmums have today started to accept nominations for their Blogging in Brilliance Awards, if you would like to vote for Ruby + Lottie then you can do so here. I am not going to write a blog post demanding people vote for me and the reasons why, as that is just not me, but if you would like to then I would be thrilled to be nominated. Britmums also host an annual blogging conference; I looked into going last year but unfortunately I did not have the funds; however this year I may actually get to go as I am hopefully in the process of securing some sponsorship, so fingers crossed! I would really love to go so that I can finally put names and people’s faces together; I have had the privilege of chatting to so many wonderful people through my blog and I am pleased to class them as my friends.

Ruby is continuing to do well at school and I am incredibly proud of her, although I am still missing her so much when she is at school. At least half term isn’t too far away and we shall all be going on our first proper family holiday to Coombe Mill, I am so excited! Ruby is too, as she keeps trying to pack her bags! We have Ruby’s parents evening tomorrow, it will be interesting to hear what she has been up to, I know she is a lollipop lady in a play in a couple of weeks!

Lottie’s character is really starting to shine; she has her daddy’s eye and hair colour but definitely my build. She can quite easily and quickly polish off cake and chocolate in one big mouthful - she might happen to have her sweet tooth from me! Lottie has been walking for a good couple of months now and is starting to run; I am struggling to keep up with her. She has a very determined and strong willed personality; she is a girl who knows what she wants and when she wants it, Phil says she takes after me but I won’t admit to that!

Now where do I start with me, hmmm, well I am still having ongoing knee problems due to PVNS, I am trying desperately to track down a specialist consultant who might be able to help but with only one in a million people suffering from the condition, there is unlikely to be anyone who can help as on that ratio only 63 people in the country have PVNS! That’s enough about my knees!

Well that’s my update on how family life is for us at the moment. I just want to reiterate what I mentioned earlier; thank you so much for reading the blog and to those who nominated me in the MADs. Oh and how could I forget? Ruby + Lottie turns one next week, and I have some exciting things to offer to you as a celebration and thank you. More details will follow soon.


  1. Well done on your nomination x

  2. Sounds like things are going great for you and your family at the moment.
    Well done on your nomination x