Reasons to be Cheerful

It has been a good while since I joined in with Reasons to Be Cheerful over on Michelle’s blog, but after reading her post last week about why it’s the best linky out there I felt inspired to give it a go again today.

I have a lot to be grateful for this week, and a lot of things making me happy.

A valve broke in our heating system last week, so we went from Friday night to Tuesday afternoon without any hot water in the house. Monday night chez Dorky was like a scene from a comedy film, as we spent an hour boiling saucepans of water on the stovetop to fill up the bath with. Our cruddy old hob is so slow that by the time we got through to the bathroom with a new pan full, the water from the last batch of pans was already cold, but eventually we managed a tepid six inches in the tub, which the three of us shared. Thankfully the plumber managed to get things fixed on Tuesday afternoon, and I have taken a moment to feel very grateful for every lovely hot shower I’ve had since. Continue reading

BritMums Live: What I’m Wearing

So apparently it is the done thing to do a quick post about what you’re wearing to BritMums Live and the Brilliance in Blogging Awards Ceremony. I gave you a sneak peek last week at the lovely dress White Stuff have given me for the event, but I thought I’d better join in and show you the full dress.

White Stuff So Me Dress
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Project 52, Week 23. You Found Me

Who wants a sneaky preview of the dress that my fantastic sponsor White Stuff have provided me with for the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards next week?

Yes? Okay, here you go then!

White Stuff So Me Dress Summer 2012

I am absolutely in love with it. Bring on BritMums Live!

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Disclosure: White Stuff have agreed to provide me with one dress for the BiBS free of charge, in exchange for a mention on my blog.

Here’s My Happy Face!

This is my happy face.

When the photo was taken (by brilliant Edinburgh photographer Margaret Clift McNulty), I had a happy face because it was the day of DorkySon’s Christening and I was having a wonderful time in the sunshine with family and friends.

Today I have a happy face because it has been a week of very good bloggity news.
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