Meme Frenzy

I’ve been tagged 3 times this week and I don’t like to be a bad blog friend so I’m doing all three at once!

First off Karin at Cafebebe tagged me with HERE COMES MY FROCK meme to show your wedding dress. I’ll happily show off my wedding dress at the drop of a hat, I loved it.  I actually went shopping on my own for it, as I didn’t have any girlfriends at the time and my Mum lived 100 miles away. So the nice ladies in Debenhams helped me and made me feel like less of a ‘billy no mates’ even eight years later I thank them for their kindness.  So here it is and the bloke next to me looks pretty good too!


Next up…

This is the Shiny Happy People Meme from the lovely New Mummy tips and the rules are

1. Name a song that makes you happy – a song you would listen to if you needed a sudden injection of happiness;

2. Post an image that makes you smile. It can be anything – a silly photo, an image taken from the internet, It just has to make you smile

Okay this is a tough one….my favourite song to make me smile is Building a Mystery by Sarah McLachlan (not the cheeriest song ever!) but it reminds me of living in Vancouver in 1997 and having the best time ever.

The picture that always makes me laugh is this and it’s awful!


This was taken 14 days after Miss L was born, we’d both nearly died, I’d not slept for 2 weeks and I didn’t even know how to hold her – as you can tell!  Seriously hilarious! But it makes me smile, we’d gone through so much and survived – I look like crap and I don’t care 🙂  Hard to believe it was less than a year from my polished wedding photo above!

Third and final Meme..

New Blogger Meme

Blogging is so hard when you first start and I swear I was writing to myself for the first two years I was blogging over at Geek Mum before I moved here.  So I was delighted to be tagged by Sandy Calico at Baby Baby for the You’re Welcome Meme started by Sally at Who’s the Mummy?.

These are the rules:

Recommend three new blogs you’ve discovered and loved

Tag three other bloggers and ask them to do the same
So here are my three or maybe four!:
Kitschy Koo – uber cute designs and kids
Urban Mums London – making motherhood in London super stylish
21st Century Mummy –  Great blog for mothering advice, especially in those early years
Mummy from the Heart – she’s a Mum of three a 6 year old and 2 year old twins.  It really is a lovely blog from the heart
not in the rules but I had to sneak her in, it has to be Crystal Jigsaw – she’s a lovely tweeter and has been so kind.
As always with me I’m making all of these open. I’d love to see your wedding dress, know your favourite new bloggers, or know what makes you smile.  Let me know if you join in.

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  1. Well first of all I LOVE your wedding dress – and that bouquet – stunning! And the picture of you with your baby… to be honest I think most of us have one like that, I know I do! Babies are HARD. lol x

  2. Aww thanks lovely! In fairness I now look at the baby photo and think how young I look – whereas I hated it at the time 🙂

  3. Aw, aren’t you gorgeous. And thank you for the nod and for taking the challenge. And I love your post-delivery picture…it’s a badge of honour isn’t it? Amazing!

    Well done you! 😉

  4. That wedding photo is gorgeous, your dress is stunning and you look amazing in it. As for the baby photo, you look a damn site better than I did two weeks after I’d given birth. Zombie, Thriller, and Michael Jackson spring to mind!

    Thank you so much for the mention, that was really lovely of you.
    Love CJ xx

  5. Your wedding pic is gorgeous – I love seeing pics of wedding dresses.

    Thanks for the mention too 🙂

  6. Thanks for jumping on my tag so quickly, that must be a blogging world record!
    You (and your dress) looked beautiful on your wedding day.
    I remember what it’s like not knowing how to hold a baby – poor Presley in the early days! We had a hairy start too (not as bad as your though by the sounds of it).
    Off to look at your blog recommendations x

  7. I adore your dress, but more than that it is the smile and the occasion I thinnk. Also the baby photo, I have one like that too, although I dont think we could match your start in any way at all! I am going to make a cup of tea and read through your recomendations

  8. Thanks so much for the tag, I am really enjoying this blogging lark and it makes it even more fun when people start commenting and interacting with your blog and of course twitter is a whole new experience too! Think I might take you up on the dress meme – I love a good wedding snap!

    Mich x

  9. Thanks so much for doing my Shiny Happy People meme. What a great song choice. You look absolutely exhausted in the photo. I’m glad you can look back on it now and smile!

  10. That photo is too funny (although not the bit about both of you nearly dying, that’s not funny). I have an even worse one holding my oldest after a 100 hour labour. I’m surprised he wasn’t taken away.

    Thanks for the mention, I’m honoured!