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Dear Reader – Merry Christmas

Hi lovely people, I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you all indulge in a few to many Proseccos and Quality Street and that Santa brings you everything you want, because you did a great job this year raising your […] Read more…

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How Not To Attend An Awards Ceremony (and a great big thank-you)

This weekend I was in London attending BritMums Live blogging conference, where I gave a key note speech.  This was followed by the Brilliance in Blogging Awards ceremony where I am thrilled to say I won the Readers Choice category. In my head I was thinking that I will ooze professionalism, sophistication, and calmness.  I […] Read more…

I have some exciting news…

Dear Reader, I hope you are well.  I just wanted to share some really exciting news with you.  No, it’s not a pregnancy announcement.  There will be no more of those.  It’s something exciting that I have been asked to do next weekend.  And whilst I am excited, I am also bricking it. Next weekend […] Read more…

I Made The BiBs Final!

If you follow me on facebook or subscribe to my newsletter then you are totally over this news by now.  Sorry.  But just in case you didn’t hear, I am in the final for the Readers Choice in the BritMums Brilliance in Blogging Awards. I am thrilled and honoured and up against some amazing bloggers! […] Read more…

Vote For Me!

It’s that time of year again where I need you to vote for me.  And I know there’s a lot of people asking for your vote right now, and quite frankly they are much more important than me.  But I can promise you your future does not depend on the outcome of this particular vote. […] Read more…

Merry Christmas and Thank-you From Me

Hi, This is just a little note from me to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. I’m winding down for the Christmas break now.  I’ll be spending the next few days wrapping a mountain of presents, drinking a lot of wine, and watching my small people bounce off the walls […] Read more…

We’ve got to say goodbye for the summer

But darling I’ll promise you this… I’ll be back in September! Excuse me whilst I just sigh at adolescent memories of Jason Donovan singing this song in my bedroom.  Well he wasn’t actually in my bedroom in person, just images of his face plastered all over my walls. Anyway, this is just a short note […] Read more…

I’m Going to BritMums Live *waves*

Dear Reader, At the end of June this Blog will be two years old.  Something that I started with not much clue about what I was doing, has now become my job.  And it’s the best job I’ve ever had.  Aside from the job of being a mum, but the pay really sucks for that […] Read more…

Vote for me!

I’ve been shortlisted in the BiB Awards! I still don’t quite believe it.  200,000 nominations and votes were made in last years BiB Awards, and amazingly, this year I have been shortlisted to the final 10 in the ‘Family’ category. The BiB Awards (Brilliance in Blogging) are one of the UK’s most popular blogging awards […] Read more…

Dear Readers

  If I were the big one I would deploy my best puppy dog eyes, give you a cuddle and tell you how much I love you, and that I was going to be on my super best behaviour.     If I were the little one I would try a completely different tactic and […] Read more…

Thanks for all your support and merry christmas

Christmas Thanks – A Little Note From Me…

Hello!   Much like Christmas this post is very self indulgent and I fear I may prattle on like I’ve won an Oscar or something but please bear with…   It’s been quite a year for Life, Love and Dirty Dishes.  I’ve been thrilled to have my posts featured by Mumsnet, Netmums, Scary Mommy and Huffpost.  I […] Read more…

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

  Thanks to Yummy, Slummy and Everything Inbetween for the nomination for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. This is an award passed from one blogger to another to help make connections. It’s also a way to find like minded bloggers and get to know each other.   Rules Thank the blogger who gave you the award […] Read more…

And the winner is…

You know how on Xfactor the contestants use their hand as a phone and hold it to their ear, whilst mouthing “call me” and pointing to the number running across the bottom of the screen? Yes?  Well I’m kinda doing the equivilant of that now.  Or, if you prefer, imagine me jumping up and down […] Read more…