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Blogtober 2017 | Day 22 – Villains and superheroes

If we’re talking superheroes, my favourite has to be Wonder Woman. I have a penchant for strong, female icons, and an Amazon princess with super strength and a magic lasso is pretty high up there on a scale of one-to-cool. If you read my #Blogtober17 post for Day 21 (unusual crushes), you’ll see the theme of independent women continues here …

Blogtober 2017 | Day 21 – Unusual crushes

I couldn’t think what to write for this prompt. None of my celebrity crushes are particularly unusual (nor my real-life ones, either!). In fact, nowadays, I tend to prefer actors based on their talent rather than their looks. Otherwise, what’s the point of actors, right?

After writing my “Teenagers” post for yesterday, where I shared some things about what my teenage years were like, I started thinking about things I really liked in those days. As a teenager, I was really into the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess.

Blogtober 2017 | Day 20 – Teenagers

I have to say, I was a pretty boring teenager. I wasn’t a rebel, I didn’t misbehave or sneak alcohol, or anything like that. I was often teased about being a nerd, and was many a time called a goody-goody. My teenage years weren’t bad at all, but I have to admit they were my least interesting as well!

Blogtober 2017 | Day 19 – Secrets

‘And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.’ ~ Roald Dahl

I’ve always thought of secrets as hidden things that one seeks with excitement – tidbits of knowledge waiting to be uncovered, little treasures one keeps close until one finds somebody worthy to share in the delight. This passage from  Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory eloquently captures the enchanting quality that secrets can possess – the magic, as it were, of keeping things locked away until they are ready to be shared. Unfortunately, however, secrets get a bad rap more often than not …

Blogtober 2017 | Day 18 – Relaxation

I’m not the best at relaxation. I’m always on the go with one project or another, going here or there, and generally keeping busy. But, when I’m not, I’m pretty much a blob. I “rest” by watching TV or surfing the web (or, more specifically, social media), rather than actually taking a break for my mind as well as my body.

Guest series: My positive birth story #5 – Sheila (@theirmullerlife Instamum)

This week, we meet Sheila, mother of two under two – a boy and a girl. Sheila’s story is short and sweet, a tale of love and support, and a little bit of faith. Sheila doesn’t currently have a blog, so I’m really glad Sheila decided to share her story in this series!

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‘You got this’, my husband said to me. I smiled and we exchanged a soft kiss, but inside I was unsure, and I knew he was too.

We’d spent the last two hours or so in a hospital room waiting for our scheduled C-section. This was our second C-section, so everyone told us it would be a piece of cake. This isn’t a negative birth story, I promise. But, after the drama we experienced with our first one just seventeen months prior, we both were aware that anything could happen.

Blogtober 2017 | Day 17 – Quotes

Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination. ~ William Longgood

Capricorns are big dreamers. I’ve always had big ideas about what I wanted to be when I grew up (or not be, as the case may be!). I’m lucky to have always had the support of my family and friends whenever I’ve wanted to achieve something. But it takes more than luck and support; it takes dedication, a lot of hard work, and the strength to stand up and try again if, at first, you fail. And that’s a lesson I want to teach my son.

Blogtober 2017 | Day 16 – Phobias

I don’t even have to think about this one – I have two: heights and needles. Thankfully, I have never been on so high a precipice as to be classified as acrophobic, so I don’t really know how afraid of heights I am … I just know I don’t want to be looking down when I’m crossing a bridge. And needles? Just, eew.

Blogtober 2017 | Day 15 – Old photos

I’ve always loved antique photos. There’s just something about them that draws me in. Perhaps the elegant vestments, or the sophisticated poses, or even the stern expressions – you just know that they hold an entire history in one image …

Blogtober 2017 | Day 14 – Novels

I really don’t know where to begin with this prompt. It’s been quite a while since I last read a novel, sadly. I used to read everyday on the train to work; but, as I started driving to work later in my pregnancy, I stopped and haven’t really started again. I’ve read one book since J was born …