Monday, November 22, 2010

The Best of The British Mummy Bloggers Carnival

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Hi and welcome to the Carnival! I can't quite believe my time to host has come round so quickly. I remember applying to host it months and months ago and now my time has arrived slap bang in the middle of me moving house! That's why I'm posting a day early because I'm posting from the library - since my oven doesn't yet work (there is a knob missing) let alone my computer. But I am putting this together for your pleasure while I look forward to later savouring a delicious [not] slice of microwave pizza!

I've had a blast reading the entries, and now it's your turn, show your fellow bloggers some love and leave them a comment, find a new blog you haven't read before, (I know I have). So pour yourself a cuppa, or in my case a glass of Pinot Grigio, and enjoy!

First up is Bloggertropolis pondering what it would be like to have sex with Nigella

Cherished by Me posts about the pressure new mums are under to lose weight

Notes From Home ponders that this was not the sex education she planned on teaching!

Mummy Musings posts about how toys are biased towards gender and how she tries to rebel against this trend

Clare at Crumbs Feed Your Family has penned a side splitting open letter to Gordon Ramsay

Emma dishes on Mummybloggergate and confesses a rather unusual encounter at her dentists - she wants your stories too!

Pippa at A Mother's Ramblings wonders whether Dora The Explorer taught her boy to spell

Hayley at has been thinking about how bittersweet Accident and Emergency departments can be

A Modern Military Mother celebrates A Medal of Honor and A Royal Wedding

Sandy Calico reflects on the fact that there may be more than one version of beauty

Heather at Note From Lapland wonders whether British Women wear too much makeup

Bianca at Bigword's Blog reveals what men really talk about when they're on the toilet

Cocktails at Naptime writes a letter to Santa about what new mums don't want for Christmas

Cass at The Diary of a Frugal Family offers some great tips on shrinking down your monthly budget

Observations of Mrs. Average explains how bad parenting days are just as frequent as bad hair days in the Average household.

Mid 30s Life gives us her take on the Twilight Saga

Vegetmitevix is stressing out like mad about her imminent holiday and whether she can control the weather

Kellogsville dishes on how working from home sometimes involves going up in flames

Sarah from Catching the Magic posts about a British couple on their travels around Wellington, with a baby and four year old in tow

Emma at A Matter of Choice posts on an Unusual Proposal of Marriage

Tea Drinking Mum shares a Toy Store Story

Hazel at Hot Cross Mum wittily rewrites 'A Few of My Favourite Things' as 'Mother's Lament'

NurtureStore shows how to transform a load of old junk into an amazing model riding stables

Misssy M reveals how Twitter Is The New Toilet Wall



Hot Cross Mum said...

Looks like a great Carnival Emma - plenty of great reading material here to keep me away from the TV! Thanks for including my little ditty! x

London City Mum said...

You moved house? Is that allowed?


Steve said...

You ought to get a medal or some kind of award for this!

ella said...

Thanks for including me. Somehow I sent you the wrong link to my post, sorry, it should have been

Looking forward to finding some new blogs to read.

Very Bored in Catalunya said...

You put all this together whilst moving house? That really is dedication.

Kristy said...

The Aussie Mom Bloggers are so cool. :)

PippaD aka Mummy said...

For moving and putting this together you get super duper kudos!

~Mama said...

My first time here--great list, thanks for the reading material, and well done for simultaneously moving house!

Being far less organised, I rarely manage to submit something in time for the carnival...but here's late happy Thanksgiving toast from the MaƱana desk:

Keep up the good work and enjoy your new home!

vegemitevix said...

Wow I'm impressed. Do you sleep-type? Thanks for including me hun x

Le Chateau des fleurs by Frenchy said...

Really cool !
Happy blog hop !
Come see me and follow back !

Heather said...

Awww man, there goes my morning! thank you for including me - now off to read some more great posts...

Electro-Kevin said...

12 participants. Hmmm. Not nearly as many as at the Notting Hill Carnival.

But there the mammas are usually fat and single and leave baybee at home alone with a can of coke and a packet of Pringles.

EmmaK said...

electro-kevin 24 participants isn't it???

I do remember the NH Carnival - pretty much a nightmare - too loud and crowded even when I was a youngun

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Dude! Emma you are hard core. I can't believe you moved during all this. I bow down to officially worship you now.

EmmaK said...

Organic Motherhood...thanks darling! and if you could also come round with one of those Swiffer mops and give the place a good scrubbing that would be very much appreciated too! xx