Then I stopped over at Sleepless nights and Everything is Edible for my regular dose of thinking material about motherhood and life. Sleepless Nights is actually talking about mummy bloggers today and is the inspiration for this post. The mummy blogger scene really is a big old fashioned Mothers Group. We used to meet in halls and houses and swap recipes and stories over bad International Roast Coffee - but now we meet here. I guess there is good and bad in that. The ideas, the support, the information swapping is all fabulous on such a wide scale. But it can't really compete, totally, with a face to face confab with a good friend who can see your tears and your laughter and knows your kids personally. Or do you think differently?
Next on my little journey was the fabulous Frills in the Hills (note to self stop saying fabulous SO much). Here I was stunned to see I had actually won her recent Pilot giveaway for making a comment regarding tips for when the kids returned to school. I think it went something like this "fill out all school notes/forms as soon as they come home and put them straight back in their school bags. That way you'll know you've completed them and can't forget! They sure come thick and fast". Thank you Ms Frills. Thank you Pilot. I am a self confessed stationery addict. I am to Office Works what paper is to glue! I have a secret stash in a draw on my desk that NOBODY is allowed to touch. Oh happy dance - I can add to it now :O)
And finally, to round out my bloggy day, I checked my real world mail box on returning home from the walk to pick up the Big Pink from the school bus. There, thanks to the super fabulous (I know - but when the word fits) Brenda of Mummy Time , the Aussie Mummy Bloggers Website and Porter Novelli I found I have a Movie to Review. So now I can put the kids to bed, put my feet up and put on the DVD player- YAY. (Okay - that will be after my trip to the gym for my third Body Balance session and after fighting to get the Dear One to miss a night of TOP GEAR repeats).
Thanks Bloggyworld - it's been a great day.