Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed the first linky of the year last week and it’s lovely to see you back again this week!
If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura’s favourite posts from last week’s linky. As part of the linky we’d like you to choose one post from each showcase post (one from mine and one from Laura’s) to head over to and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It’s always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they’ve had from you guys!
I love creating a seasonal bookshelf. I find we can get stuck in a rut if I don’t mix them up a bit sometimes, and theming by the seasons is such a lovely way to do it. I loved Claire’s post, 5 Picture Books About Winter – some beautiful choices that I’d not heard of before. Each choice is beautifully illustrated and has a real charm about it – I’ve added them all to my Amazon wishlist!
Friendships are such a complicated facet of our lives, and it’s natural that they come and go as our lives change. But I hear more and more about ‘ghosting’ – where a friend just drops out of your life with no explanation and no reason that you can think of, ignoring all attempts to make contact. I thought this post, Ghosting – How I Let It Go, was really insightful. I think it’s a particularly difficult one to move on from, as you’re left baffled as to the reason, or if there is something you might have done.
I often think that when it comes to people’s well meant advice, there is so much contradiction out there. After all, we’re all different, so what works for one person won’t work for another. I thought this was a great post from Laura, Stop Telling Me To… – everyone has an opinion these days and so many people feel it’s their right to voice their opinion and make judgements on you and how you do things. But as this post makes clear, you’ll never please everyone, so it’s best to just please yourself!
I really like the idea of choosing just one word to focus on for the year, and I loved Lucy’s choice, Be. A call to live in the moment and be present – a freedom to enjoy life. I love the sharp focus that just one word brings – I think if you make lots of resolutions, you’re doomed to fail, but the power of just one word is really powerful. Her post also gives 39 Intentional Words To Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet, do go and see if there’s one that you’re drawn to for your own 2018.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment!