Thinking positive

Joining in with my very favourite blog hop of the week and thinking positive after quite a stressful little occurence in Tesco earlier this evening. Will be the subject of a blog and rant later my dears. This post is about being chirpy.

1. We went to Blackpool illuminations. It was lovely to share something so familiar from childhood with my own children. Even the teenager in training got into the spirit of things and enjoyed it. It was inspiring to see families out having a good time despite probably including a fair few who are struggling in the current economic climate. My youngest son said “I think I have found heaven” and that made the long drive through rain worth it. For anyone even considering thinking snotty thoughts about Blackpool, here is my view. Blackpool is a one-off and if you give into the madness, you can have a fabulous time there. Plus it is the place I first wore make up and got a snog so it is very special to me (and Dean from Sunderland wherever you are now – sorry never got a last name!)

2. I started a new blog hop all about mums getting their groove back and it really seems to have hit a nerve with people out there. Big thanks to those who have joined in with Get Your Groove Back Tuesday and it is definitely here to stay.

3. I lost half a stone in one week. When Michelle posted about her 101b loss recently, that seemed so impossible for me so it just goes to show that with the mind in the right place, anything is possible especially with the back up of the wonderful #mumentum peer support.

4. I spent the morning with my Dad. He makes a trip to the charity shop and the Co-op seem very special indeed. I bought lots of little lovely things that I will be sharing on Monday as part of #MagpieMonday

Well, that is just some of my reasons. Do check out the other entries at http://mdplife.blogspot.com or even better join in.

Are you thinking positive?

Love from the Striking Mum x

8 Comments

  1. MsXpat September 22, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    well done on reason 2. :0)

  2. mishmashmum September 22, 2011 / 8:52 pm

    Half a stone in one week?! Blimey! Weighing myself Sunday so will see if I can compete with that!

  3. storminakcup September 22, 2011 / 9:30 pm

    Love this! I got married at the top of Blackpool Tower. It was immense! I’m trying to get my groove back and gutted I missed it on Tues so off to read back through your posts… laters xxx

  4. Mother Badger (@MotherBadger) September 22, 2011 / 10:07 pm

    Well done on the weight loss! I remember doing Blackpool with my grandparents years ago. I walked down the promenade in a glitter wig carrying a yo-yo that lit up when you played with it. Magic!

  5. The Rambling Pages September 22, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    Ahhh Blackpool, I have fond memories of being taken to the illumination as a child in the rain as well! But mostly for me it was where the girls took me for my hen night, apparently deciding I was up for a laugh & would enjoy the cheesinest of it! I did we had a fab weekend there x your weight loss is brilliant as,well x

  6. Judy Haughton-James September 22, 2011 / 11:35 pm

    It is always good to have fun with family. Wonderful memories to help lift our spirit. Great post.
    Judy

  7. Sadie Quinton (@sadiequinton) September 23, 2011 / 12:05 am

    Well done on the weight loss!
    Sounds interesting getting your groove back 🙂
    Love your sons idea of heaven, bless him
    Sadie

  8. michelletwinmum September 27, 2011 / 10:30 pm

    Ahh I love your reason about spending time with your Dad – beautiful.

    Mich x

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