Sisterhood of the world bloggers award

Thanks to Life, Love and Dirty Dishes 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.

I was nominated to do something similar in the school summer holidays by 2 other lovely bloggers – The love of a Captain and The hollyhock Door. I just couldn’t sort it out to write anything then as I was just too busy with the Diva off nursery. Apologies to them both though, as they are lovely and probably think I’m a loser for not joining in!


  • Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 10 questions given to you
  • Nominate 7 bloggers for the award
  • Write 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Display the award on you blog or post

My Answers

1 Stiff upper lip or Cry like a baby?
Cry like a baby. Every time. I cry loads. I cry in Save the children adverts, I cry in every single episode of DIY SOS I have ever watched, and I cry when I feel a bit sorry for myself (which is more regularly than I’d care to admit.) I cry when the kids are cute, I cry when they aren’t. I’m a shambles.
2 Most embarrassing baby brain fail…
When the Diva was 2 weeks old. I sort of flipped her off a chest of drawers. We spent the day in A&E. It was rubbish. I was so tired I was unable to even change her without injuring her.
3 What do you want to be when you grow up in an alternate universe?
Thin. Or even just less fat. All I think about is food. I’d probably write a lot more blog posts if 75% of my free brain space wasn’t taken up with internal debates about which cheese is my favourite and how long it is until I can legitimately eat another slice of swiss roll.
4 Elvis or The Beatles?
If its listening to the original music then its the Beatles for me every time. But I do love a good Elvis impersonator, and have fond drunken memories of Elvis karaoke.
5 Most cringe worthy guilty pleasure…
Jeremy Kyle. I looooooooove Jeremy Kyle (the program not the man – he is clearly a toad). When you’re having a bad day and you’re so tired you can barely function, its good to be reminded that your life isn’t all that bad. If nothing else, I have all my own teeth and I know who fathered my children. Some days this is big a success as I can find anywhere.
6 If you could only watch one children’s program for the rest of your life what would it be?
There is a huge list of programmes I would happily never ever watch again, but I’m struggling to think of one I’d like to watch. I’d probably have to go with Mr Bloom as I might be harbouring a small crush on him.
7 What would you change about your parenting style if you could?
Consistency. Some days I am hilariously good fun, we all get swept up on a glorious journey of joy through our day. Some days I just want to shut the kids in the garden and eat biscuits. Some days I stick with our little parenting plans and the Hulk visits the step when he’s naughty and the Diva carries her own plate to the kitchen. Other days I cant be bothered to argue and they do as they please. I am well aware that this is rubbish.
8 What do you put on to give you confidence?
An act.
9 Film / TV program that changed your life…
Frozen. That film gave me my life back – for 90 minutes anyway.
10 Would you rather give up chocolate or wine?
This is like asking me which child I like more. It is an immoral question, Claire you should feel ashamed of yourself for asking it! Like my children, I love them both equally.

If you’re reading this please join in! I’m struggling to think of who to nominate, as I’ve seen lots of people have already done it (I’m so behind!) So I’m nominating people, but if you don’t fancy it or you’ve been nominated before, not to worry!

Mama Zen 
the Dadventurer
the adultier adult
r is for hoppit

1. Which of your children’s annoying habits have they inherited from you?
2. Link up your favourite blog post and explain why (it can be yours or someone else’s)
3. What are you frightened of?
4. Name one thing about you which isn’t as it appears to be.
5. Who do you aspire to be?
6. What kind of drunk are you?
7. What TV program most represents your sense of humour?
8. What have you have totally neglected, since having children?
9. Name something in your house which brings you shame?
10. What’s your middle name? (if you don’t have one, what would you like it be?)


    1. You me’ lady, is one very special, sorry I mean funny lady! You always have me in tears and no I don’t think you are a loser, in fact I think you are a LEDG!!!


      1. Thank you lovely lady! I’m so sorry I couldn’t do it before, I just have so little free time in the school holidays, I am even more mental than normal. xxxx

    1. Thanks for the nomination! I am honoured. Will try to get around to writing it soon. Busy month this month.

      I love your answers. I’m a closet JK fan too. I judge myself for it. X

      1. Embrace it. If nothing else its reassuring and makes you feel both classy and sophisticated. Don’t worry if you don’t have time. I will in no way be offended. xxxx

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