Sunday, 27 February 2011

The Sunday Chill Out - Blackbird

One if my guilty pleasures is American Idol, their good singers are better than ours, their bad singers worse and their freaks freakier!

There are some really stronger singers this year but my favourite is Paul McDonald. Its all so effortless for him.

Part of the audition process this week saw him paired with another great singer Kendra Chantelle and they sang The Beatles song Blackbird. It is truly beautiful!

Friday, 25 February 2011

Friday Song - A New Beginning

My Friday Song's reflects my past week, a soundtrack to my week.

I had a search around and found the perfect song to sum up my week. 

A New Beginning by Tracy Chapman.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Its Carnival Time!!

The next British Mummy Bloggers Carnival is being held here on Tuesday 1st March.

There is no them, send you posts to me by Sunday 27th February  please.

A lot of new bloggers have been asking me what a Carnival is so I thought I would try to explain.

A blog carnival is a collection of posts hosted on someone's blog. It can be on any subject, I myself have taken part in the Carnival of Poo! Oh yes I have. 

Mellow Mummy is currently hosting a Teething Carnival on her blog, parents have sent in their teething stories and tips.

Jax at Making It Up is hosting a International Woman's Day Carnival and is looking for posts. 

All you do is email a direct link to the person who is hosting the carnival and they will do all the hard work.

Its a great way to find new blogs and new readers for your blog.

The BMB Carnival is held every two weeks by a different host. Sometimes the host sets a them but it is not necessary. If there is no theme you just send in your best post of the past 4 weeks. 

The only rule is no reviews, commercial or sponsored posts. 

So there is your very quick guide to Blogging Carnivals. I promised some of my friends of twitter I would pull together a post on weekly/monthly carnivals, memes, galleries etc watch this space for that.

While you are waiting for the new Carnival to go up, why not visit the latest at Bringing Up Charlie lots of great posts to read.

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Dance Without Sleeping

If you have come over from New Mummy thank you very much!

If you are new to my blogs than hello, welcome and thank you.

I bet you are wondering what my blog tittle means and where it comes from. Well let me enlighten you.

I wish I could say the tittle is completely original but its not. It's a tittle of a song by an American singer called Melissa Etheridge.

Music is a huge part of my life, I went to my first live gig at 11 and haven't looked back. I've seen over 200 bands/artists. No matter what life has thrown at me I have always had one constant in my life and that's music.

I can always find a song that reflects my mood and describes exactly how I am feeling at that moment, even when words fail me. 

I doesn't matter how tired I am, how down I am feeling or how ill I feel I can always dance.

The chorus of Dance Without Sleeping goes..

Dance without sleeping 

I'll dance without fear 
Dance without senses no message I hear 
Dance without sleeping 
I'll dance till I'm numb 
Dance till I think I can overcome

That's me!

I could tell you what to expect from me and my new blog but to be honest I don't know. I'm not setting a theme or pigeon holing myself. 

There will be music, I may write about my daughter, I may have a rant or I may write a poem, who knows. 

I like not knowing! So stick around, follow the blog or add to your reader and lets see where this goes.

I will leave you with this.