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This Week #7

Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile.

Half term meant I had hardly any work this week so, as Sod's Law dictates, I've had an awful cold to make up for it. We really didn't do much at all. I stayed over my mum's with Marianna on Wednesday (Anthony was out with friends so our house was too boring and full of spiders) and caught up with some tidying and organising. About the most exciting thing that happened this week was appearing in Take a Break's Fate & Fortune magazine. Check it out HERE.

We celebrated Halloween with a takeaway and Dr Who. There were a few Trick or Treaters who came to the door and got to experience the skeleton bowl, but we didn't do anything with Marianna because she has been so scared of everything Halloween related. I really don't know how a horror film and true crime junkie like myself can have produced a baby so opposed to it all! ;)

Anthony with a pretentious sign
Anthony found a well placed sign on his night out.

☆ READING: Horror: The Complete Guide to the Cinema of Fear by James Marriott and Kim Newman - I was brushing up so I could complete the 30 Days of Horror Films Challenge.

WATCHING: The Pendle Witch Child, a BBC4 documentary about Jennet Device who, as a nine-year-old, gave evidence against her family and neighbours damning enough to have them sent to the gallows as witches. Then, some twenty years later, she was one of a group of women accused of witchcraft by a ten-year-old boy. The brilliant animation by Phoebe Boswell makes the tale even more chilling.

☆ LISTENING: The Cwmbran's Urban Buzz anthem - check out me and Marianna in the video HERE.

☆ WEARING: My duvet.

☆ EATING: Honey and lemon, and cough syrup. Yum...


Being ill gave me plenty of time to faff about with the look of the blog this week. I have a new background, new category buttons, and even a new banner. I really like the softer, more pastel feel of it. I managed to hit some follower goals this week too - 400 on Facebook and 1000 on Pinterest.

I also reviewed Rabbit Engineering's miniature games consoles, posted five of my favourite inspirational quotes, and launched a giveaway for a little baby bundle.


  1. Oh that is sods law! we thankfully got our colds before the holidays FOR ONCE! Now if we can get any others before the christmas holidays that'd be swell.
    My eldest daughter used to love watching murder documentaries with me but now she's scared that a murderer is going to break in. She's been watching these documentaries with me for a year so I refuse to believe that any of this is my fault and must be something she watched on YouTube *shifts eyes*
    I'm going to have to watch that documentary! that sounds rather good!

    1. I was really impressed with it - it made me wish there was a full animated film version or something!
      Hehe, I creep myself out with them but I don't stop watching them. Anthony is always complaining at me for leaving the landing light on, so I tell him if he'd seen / read as much true crime as I had, he wouldn't want to wander around in the dark either! :)

  2. I think everyone had the lurgy this week! Sounds like a productive week though. Blog looks good! #KCACOLS

  3. How cool is that you were feature in a national magazine!! Even though you didn't win it is pretty amazing!! Well done! I know how horrible it is to not feel well but you managed to have a better look of your blog. It looks great btw!! I have the opposite than you, my daughter loves horror and I'm not into it all so she didn't get from me. It must be from her father!! LOL Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is so nice to have you here for the first time. I hope you like the linky and that you have found new blogs and some great posts to read!! I hope you can join me again tomorrow!! :-) xx

    1. Thank you! :D We were out the other day and somebody had a copy so we were like, that's our daughter! I'm really into pastel colours at the moment so it was nice to have a chance to get some on the blog, even if it was via illness. Hehe, Anthony's favourite thing is Dr Who and Marianna already starts giggling and smiling whenever she hears the theme tune. I just know they it will be two against one and we'll have to watch it even more often when she gets a little older... lol. Thanks for having me, I'll definitely be back tomorrow! :)


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