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This Week #29

All of us are in the gutter - but some of us are looking at the stars.
Life this Week

This week has just flown by, but it doesn't feel like I've done anything particularly noteworthy. My mum went into A + E on Wednesday with really bad abdominal pains and ended up having her appendix out that night, so that was enough drama for one week!

I had advice surgery on Saturday morning - it's always the first Saturday of the month - and Marianna was so clingy she wouldn't go to anyone, or be put down at all. We're going to my cousin's daughter's first birthday party tomorrow, so hopefully she will go and play a bit there.

Photo of the Week

Babi a Fi Reviews
I had some awesome review images done by Robvorch on Fiverr.

This Week, I 'Ave Been Mostly...

☆ READING: Some really shocking statistics about Carbon Monoxide awareness - read more about it HERE.

WATCHING: Game of Thrones. Anthony has been binge re-watching it.

☆ LISTENING: Everything is Awesome. I saw The Lego Movie for the first time the other day - it really was awesome.

☆ WEARING: Linziclips, the best hair clips on the market. I bought mine about ten years ago and they're still going strong.

☆ EATING: Grapes.

☆ REVIEWING: All the books I read in March.

On the Blog

I had a couple of guest posts go live this week: What's your Day Job? at the awesome and A Day In The Life... at the lovely Eat Love Live London. Check them out if you have chance! The best blog related thing this week was the domain authority update - I went up 9 points from 23 to 32. :)


  1. Sorry to hear your mum needed emergency surgery. Hope she recovers quickly! Congrats on you DA improvement!!! Love that final quote, it is a favourite of mine too.

  2. oh gosh your poor mum, how scary for all of you! I love your chosen quote too really makes you think. Thank you for linking up with #candidcuddles

  3. I hope your mum is feeling better! I'm off to read your HTML post now :)
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes

  4. Another busy week for you. Sorry to hear about your mum! I am not sure if it was meant to, but your quote make me laugh... would like to think I am one of the ones looking up at the stars �� #candidcuddles

    1. Thanks, she's doing a lot better now.

      And me too! :D

  5. It's great your mother got to the hospital quickly & was caught in time, I hope she's feeling well now. I've been on a grape eating roll lately too! Love the quote! I'm visiting from #AnythingGoes but see you are linked with #candidcuddles too - thank you lovely! xx

    1. It was really scary, but she's healing well now. (And, I confess, I did eat some of her 'get well soon' grapes too!) x

  6. Yikes -- definitely drama! Glad she's doing fine now though... did Marianne have fun at the party? Congrats on the guest posts and the domain authority boost! :)

    1. She went to the edge of the ball pit, but refused to actually go in. She enjoyed it when it was time for sandwiches and cake though! x


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