Sharing the Blog Love…Showcase #8

Sharing the Blog Love…Showcase #8

I am loving the sunny weather we’ve been having and it has meant some time sat in the garden reading, a luxury that I never normally have.

It was another brilliant week for blog posts and Katy and I both found it hard to choose just four. Here are my choices for this week…

Mudpie Fridays

At this time of year Instagram and blog posts are filled with pictures of lavender fields and I always get so jealous that we don’t have one on our doorstep. But, that could be about to change, with this post ‘Mayfield Lavender Farm‘.  It is filled with gorgeous photos of Monkey and Kipper, along with their friends and mummy makes an appearance too. And guess what was right in the middle?  A traditional red phone box, how completely random but brilliant too.

The best bit for me is that Clare shares all the information you would need to visit the farm and when I had a look where it is, its actually not too far for us to go. So, I am super excited that I might get some pictures in the lavender fields after all.

Five Little Doves

Laura has recently come back from her family summer holiday and let me tell you it was quite the adventure. Oh I do like to be beside the seaside, is brilliantly written. It’s funny, it’s heart warming and it reflects everything that happens on a family holiday. I love the way Laura writes, it’s like a mini story that I don’t want to end.

Plus there are so many gorgeous photos that make you want to pack your suitcase and go to the beach…

If you have time I recommend you read part one of her holiday too, you won’t be disappointed!

Squished Blueberries

I just adore this quote ‘To the world you are one person, but to one person you are the world‘ and Louise has written an honest post about what is the hardest part of motherhood for her and I couldn’t agree more. She took the words right out of my mouth.

It is so good to have a break, so I really wish I was not so hard on myself. I wish I was able to relax before I leave.-2


But, when Louise thinks about this quote it all starts to fall into place a bit more and that to our children we really are their world. Which is so true and one that I will try to remember more often.

The Cotswold Mum

I have been enjoying watching the Olympics over the summer. It also reminds me of being in labour with Alice and watching it whilst bouncing on my ball wishing her to hurry up and arrive. When I read this post ‘The Olympic Scarecrows of Brailes‘, I thought what a brilliant idea it was and a great way to introduce children to the Olympics. I know that my two girls would have loved wandering around spotting all the different scarecrows. I love the commitment from the village to take part and create something so unique. I think my favourite is the fencer…

If you missed any of these last week it would be lovely if you popped over and showed them some #SharingtheBlogLove.

Laura x


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  1. 18/08/2016 / 09:55

    some great choices there, so many to read and so little time! #SharingtheBlogLove

  2. 18/08/2016 / 13:44

    Will have a look at those! #sharingthebloglove x

  3. 18/08/2016 / 14:06

    There are no lavender farms in Spain so I’ll definitely have a look at that post!

  4. 18/08/2016 / 15:03

    I go through phases of reading where I can read loads the none! a great choice in this post for when I’m in that phase! #sharingthebloglove

  5. Emma
    18/08/2016 / 15:12

    Lavender farms sound right up my alley!! Thanks for hosting! #Sharingthebloglove.

  6. 18/08/2016 / 15:34

    Great choices as ever, will grab a coffee and sit down to read them, thank you! #SharingtheBlogLove

  7. 18/08/2016 / 15:44

    I am finding so many wonderful blogs today, it is my first time trying link parties! (I’ve only been blogging less than a month!)

    Thank you for these choices, they are all very engaging, I particularly like Squished Blueberries and couldn’t agree more, what you think will be hard and what actually is, hoo boy does it blindside you!

  8. 18/08/2016 / 19:52

    Ahh thank you so much for choosing mine! That’s so lovely of you, it was actually a really enjoyable post to write, even if it wasn’t all that enjoyable at the time!! #sharingthebloglove xxx

  9. 18/08/2016 / 21:04

    Some great choices here. I was surprised to see the scarecrow post – it’s the next village from us, and one of my friends had her scarecrow featured in the post!

  10. Rebecca Taylor
    18/08/2016 / 21:19

    Thank you for sharing these and for hosting. They all sound great. I’ll read as many as possible. X #Sharingthebloglove

  11. 19/08/2016 / 10:16

    Three of some of my favourite bloggers this week! I’ll check out the Cotswold mum to add to my list! Thank you for hosting

  12. 19/08/2016 / 15:41

    Thanks for sharing these. I love how supportive bloggers are of one another’s work. I’ll definitely be taking a look at these! #ShareTheBlogLove #TheList

  13. 21/08/2016 / 17:07

    Thank you so much for hosting again! I will be checking out this weeks showcase posts!


  14. 24/08/2016 / 17:01

    Ooh I do love these posts. Well done huni for sharing the love. Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx