Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed last week’s linky 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’m so pleased that gin has come back into fashion in a big way – a G&T has long been my drink of choice and it’s lovely to see more choices on offer these days. But I’ve never seen anywhere that has quite the range that Mr Fogg’s Gin Parlour does! I loved Maria’s review – it looks like the most eccentric, atmospheric place to sample some more exotic gins and I’m now planning when I can make a visit. If you’re a gin lover (who isn’t?!), head on over and have a read!
I hold my hands up and admit that I’m not someone who is good at keeping on top of housework, and cleaning the bathroom is something I’m terrible at! I thought Sara’s post on How to Clean a Dingy Bathtub had some really great tips in it that I’d not considered before, as well as some tried and tested cleaning solutions.
I think childbirth must be one of the most vulnerable times in any woman’s life. You have no idea what to expect, and when you’re in pain, it can be so difficult to make your voice heard. I know a few people who have hired a doula, and they’ve all felt that the support has been invaluable – they’ve been a voice for them when they’ve not felt able to speak up. When so often the only other person in the room to advocate for you is your husband, who is usually equally clueless as to the options available and the whole process, having an experienced professional there whose role is to look after you, really can make you feel so much more positive about the whole situation. I really liked Kayleigh’s post about why she’s hiring a doula second time around.
I always found running to be one of the most calming and therapeutic activities you can do, but I don’t think I’ve ever stopped to consider the parallels with our attitude to life, and particularly to parenting. I found this post from Louise so interesting – she talks about the important of pacing yourself, and taking regular breaks in order to allow you to take stock and then move forward in a more positive way than if you had just ploughed on regardless. It makes such perfect sense to me, and I’ve definitely been guilty recently of just steaming on ahead, trying to get through the days, without pausing to consider what I might be able to do differently.
Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment.