Anyone remember the old Lottery adverts? I mean the really old ones with the big blue hand pointing at people bellowing “It’s yooouuuuu” a them and showering them with money? We all dream of being that person – but as you say, you have to be in it to win it. I’m always meaning to nip to the shops on a Saturday afternoon and put a lucky dip on the draw, but I’m pretty poor at actually getting up and doing it… I’m now put off by the fact that Lotto appears to have increased the amount of numbers to choose from (and the price of a ticket) but lowered the mid-range prizes. I kind of hold a grudge about it too, so for now me and normal Lotto have fallen out.
I don’t live in America or Australia, so I can’t go for those absolutely ridiculous amounts of money either. In January 2016, Powerball had a jackpot of $1.6 billion… What on earth would you do with that kind of money?! But, alas, I’m not in the US so I couldn’t even have a bash at it… not least until now. Because Lottoland are re-inventing how the lottery is played, giving UK residents the chance at massive lottery prizes from all over the world.
It’s that time of the month again! This is the third month that Oh My Blog has been a thing and it’s growing at a pace I could never have imagined and I’m having so much fun putting it together and running it. Whilst March’s edition is still in full swing (and you can check it out right here!) the sign ups are now opening for April’s edition, which is based on Food & Celebrations – because I can’t think of 15 questions purely based on Easter Eggs and chocolate.
Oh My Blog! is a linky with a difference. It’s designed specifically for one reason, really. To help increase Domain Authority of the blogs that participate. I’ll not go into detail about what Domain Authority is, but if you’re looking for your blog to be found then you need it. The way to get it, is guest posts linking back to your blog.
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We’re a proper official looking outfit now. I always used to love business cards when I was a kid… if I ever saw any on a desk, I’d rob a whole bunch of them and just mess around with them. In my eyes, they were the epitome of cool and a surefire sign that you have made it. Granted, I was a weird child that found fun in unusual objects, but that doesn’t take away from how excited I am that the guys at Aura Print have kitted us out with these bad boys!
Regular readers of our blog will know that Mr Duxbury is very difficult to please. When I told him that we were getting business cards, he audibly scoffed. People still do that apparently. That was until I unwrapped them. Impressed doesn’t really cover it and I later learned that he nabbed a few to show off to his colleagues at work. It takes quite a lot to impress my husband to that extent, but these guys definitely pulled that off.
Weaning is a journey unlike any other – one full of trepidation, excitement and sometimes utter chaos. It should just be instinct, we should just be born with the ability and in-built knowledge to be able to eat a chip without choking on it. But these are babies we’re talking about and no such instinct exists. You start introducing your tiny one to new and exciting things and you open up the door to a whole heap of trouble.
We are now very much at the end of the weaning journey – we have a toddler who will eat pretty much anything you put in front of him, so long as he’s in the mood and I’ve even got to a stage where I might even turn my back on him whilst he eats his tea. Not for very long, mind. It wasn’t always like that though. Weaning was a tremendous pain in the arse and a process I found a bind almost from start to finish.
Oh My Blog is a monthly interview series, where fellow bloggers come together to answer a series of questions on a specific theme. This is a chance to get acquainted with a whole range of bloggers, some of whom you may not have heard of before, and learn a little more about them!
This month, the theme is Mums (because it’s Mother’s Day soon!) and we’re hosting the wonderful Isabella from Fijian in the UK.
I’m really excited to share this beautiful post from Isabella, in tribute to her late mum Asinate. It made my heart melt the moment that I read it and is so fitting for Mother’s Day coming up in a few weeks because it shows just how important it is to remember even the little things about those no longer with us. I love learning about fellow bloggers, and in this instance I am very privileged to host Isabella and her wonderful mum, who may not be with us anymore but sounds like a truly amazing lady.
You should absolutely go and have a look at Isabella’s fantastic blog and follow her on social media… after you’ve read this post, of course.
It’s March! Spring is officially here – the days are going to get lighter, brighter and more colourful with the changing of the seasons. Awards season is drawing to a close, the build-up to Easter is about to begin and sadly, that means it’s the month where lent is a thing. This month, I’m back with another round-up of blog post ideas for March.
March brings us St Patrick’s Day, International Womens’ Day, Ash Wednesday (and lent!) and of course, Mother’s Day. With so many topics to cover, we’ve got a whole host of different ideas for you to sink your teeth into.