I am getting more rubbish (if that’s possible!) at updating this blog, but luckily inspiration has struck in the form of the BMB Comment Group. I am now a keen follower of some rather wonderful blogs. Big up to Helloitsgemma; Domestic Goddesque; MrsShorties Mind; Jojo’s So Called Life; Little Red Buttons and In a Bundance ! I am in serious awe of these ladies as their blogs are so goddam good. All very different, but all extremely interesting, and have really made me realise the power of the blog! I am not sure when they have time to blog so regularly and so entertainingly, but I now have new shiny aspirations to try and do the same. Thanks guys.
The last week or so has all been pretty inspiring really. Me and the big cub trained it up to London with some pals to take part in the March for the Alternative demo. Both me and him were open mouthed to see how many folk had also felt moved enough to take part too. It was big cub’s first experience of peaceful protesting (he normally favours a more extreme approach with his own personal protests!) and I was so glad that I took him. The services that are due to be cut will directly impact on his life – in some ways much more than mine – and he was quite rightly cross that things he has gone to all his life (Sure Start centre, the library etc) may not be kept open for his sister to visit too. We both got into a-whooping and whistle blowing and it was great to see such a wonderful mix of people coming together to make their point.
Mother’s Day was also full of wonder. A lie in – what a treat! The cubs and their dad did well presenting me with some lovely cards, a cup of tea and a delish fairy cake (made by me – ahem). I also got lots of kisses. Sob. We then went out for an amazing afternoon of treasure-hunting, spoof keep fitting, banjo playing, trampolining, hula-hooping and (more) cake eating. All put on by some very talented friends of friends in their rambling manor house out on the edge of Brighton. I am pretty impressed at the moment about what people can do when they come together. It not only fills me with hope, but it makes me want to be part of it too.