What a week……
Well drum roll please, my little blog, my one person operation, my crazy random rambling has only gone and won Bronze at the Irish Blog Awards. I actually cannot believe it. I was a finalist the last two years but this year I was up there with the top 3, the best in the business. Indulge me!! I’m absolutely over the moon.
I’ve always said its not about winning and it really isn’t but there is a small part of me that is just so excited that somebody somewhere thinks what I do is good. There is no fancy marketing, no staff and to be honest im quite bad at social media. Its about the writing, its my creative outlet so to be recognised is so exciting.
Happy, so so happy.
In other news….second drum roll!! I need a caveat at the start of this one. ***If you know my kids please don’t say anything to them about what im about to say next.***
In three weeks time we are off to Lapland. No matter how excited the kids are, they will never be as excited as me!! I know they are going to go wild when they hear it. I wont be telling them until a day or two before hand for my own sanity.
The last few days have been spent pouring over Facebook Groups and discussion boards to digest all of the information about dressing for the cold weather for us and the kids. Don’t laugh but one of the items that is discussed at length re Lapland is having good socks. So if you looked at my search history all you will see is searches for different types of socks! While searching I stumbled across the fabulous Condor UK online shop.
If their knee socks were good enough for Prince George, the are good enough for my crazy pair. I could spend hours browsing, there is so much choice. I don’t have girls myself but my little nieces will be getting a pair of the pom pom sock as part of their Christmas present. So so cute.
Another must have item over the base layers are fleeces or cardigan. Just look at the toddler boys cardigans online here. I want them all! There is something so adorable about cardigans on toddlers. My own mother always said that to me about them for my own boys and I really do agree with her.
You will see lots of posts over the next while on our trip and the preparations. For us it really is the trip of a lifetime.
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