Yay, I’ve been tagged to take part in this blog hop, the brain child of the lovely Scottish Mum, who wanted to come up with a way to get us to stop thinking about our cyber-lives, and appreciating all of the things that make us women.
Here are the rules:
What you cannot choose. The Rules are Simple
We all know that blogging / facebook, & or twitter is in our arena of what we like to do, so I am going to rule them out as one of the 5 that you can post about. They really are not very girly. Likewise, phones, computers, iPads are all out of the running.
I am challenging myself to this, as I am really not a girly girly type of person, and I want to find that within myself. It’s not all about power suits, filofaxes, ipads and designer phones.
If you want to pass this along, pick bloggers that you want to find out more about, and challenge them to write up their 5 secret passions that make them feel good. The idea is to lift our spirits this week. The fact that there is a linky added, just makes it all the more worthwhile in doing.
So here goes:
1. When Sausage says ‘I love you, Mummy’, totally unprompted.
She’s a really affectionate child, and is always happy to give me a kiss and a cuddle, but when she comes to me, just to tell me she loves me, it makes me happier than anything in the world ever has before. I try really hard (as we all do) to be a good Mum and to make her happy, so when she says she loves me, it lets me know that I’m doing something right, and that I’m not the ogre that I sometimes feel I can be when the Terrible Twos are rearing their ugly head!
2. Barry M nail varnish
I LOVE painting my nails. I don’t necessarily do it very often, bu when I do, I make sure I do a good job of it and use a beautiful colour. Just before Sausage was born, I discovered Barry M nail varnish, as I was looking for something to do to fill the boredom of being signed off of work, and decided giving myself a manicure would be a nice treat. The range of colours that Barry M comes in is amazing, they’re so bright, glossy and vibrant, and giving myself beautiful fingernails is always enough to perk me up. I also own about 40 different colours, so I could do every toe and finger nail a different colour, twice, if I so desired!
3. Getting a good haircut.
I have an inherent mistrust of hairdressers. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the type to go in with a picture of Jessica Alba, and come out really disappointed when I don’t look EXACTLY like her, but at the same time, following the simple instruction “Please don’t cut off more than and inch” ISN’T BLOODY ROCKET SCIENCE! So when I find a hairdresser who actually listens to me and does a good job, I’m a very happy lady. I love that feeling when you come out of the salon and you’re just really pleased with what they’ve done, and don’t feel like you’ve paid for a Land Rover and ended up with a Micra!
4. A successful shopping trip
Around the time that I met Husband, I was going through a stage of being particularly happy with my body. I was the slimmest I’d ever been, which made shopping for clothes an absolute delight. Instead of having to rifle through the rails to get the bigger sizes that they hide at the back, I could go almost to the front, pick something up and have it both fit, and look good. These days, I’m firmly stuck at the very back of the rails, and sometimes avoid shops altogether as I know they don’t even stock my size, so when I go shopping and I actually manage to find items that I like, and which fit well and look nice, I’m practically euphoric! I had a trip like this in December, thanks to my amazing sister and the money off vouchers she gave me for the shop she works in, and I managed to find LOADS of clothes, which was like a small Christmas miracle!
5. Holding hands with my Husband.
Any of you who know me by now, will know that I’m a bit of a weirdo when it comes to going anywhere without Sausage. As in, I don’t really like to. If I had my way, I’d take her everywhere with me, but occasionally, when Husband and I do need to go somewhere without her, like before Christmas when the snow was so bad that it was impossible to go anywhere, especially with a pushchair, and Asda refused to deliver our shopping, we had to walk into town to finish our Christmas shopping and do our big food shop in Sainsburys. We walked all the way there holding hands, and it was awesome. Before we had Sausage, we’d hold hands all the time, we’re both pretty tactile people, and being able to walk along holding hands, just occasionally, is enough to make me feel like a love-struck teenager, all over again!
So, here’s where I tag some of my unsuspecting tweeps to take part! It’s over to you @SusuRem, @MetalMummy84, @tempestdevyne, @adrenalynn_no, @tiddlyompompom, @tattooed_mummy, @mamamakes and @JennyPaulin
(I don’t know if any of you have been tagged already, but hey, it’s nice to feel popular, isn’t it?!)