Linky Lovin' Friday {14th November 2014} // Blogging

After missing Linky Lovin' Friday last week I've got a bit of a packed line-up of reading goodness for you this week. I won't introduce each one like usual as I am super short on time getting everything organised to go the Kids Business Bloggers Brunch this morning at Centennial Park. Despite the forecast heat I'm looking forward to catching up with a bunch of beautiful blogging birds and spending a few hours child-free.

This will be my second outing this week child-free as Dave and I went to my cousins wedding on the weekend and stayed at my sister's while my fabulous MIL looked after the girls for us.

My cousins new husband is a Tongan and it was really cool to see the Tongan customs and marriage traditions played (or danced!) out at the wedding. Dave sadly took home the crown of most inebriated guest, but considering half the guests don't drink alcohol (they're also Mormons) that's not as bad a distinction as it sounds!

The other awesome part of the week happened on Tuesday when I found out I'd won an all-expenses paid trip to Perth to help celebrate iiNet's 21st birthday. I'm beyond excited about the trip, but I'm also a little nervous as I'll be heading over by myself and won't know anyone. If there's one thing I know how to do though, it's talk, so I'm sure after the first day I'll find my feet ok.

The hardest part about the trip is going to be leaving Dave and the girls for a week. The longest I've left Punky is 2 nights, and I've only been away from Zee overnight twice since she was born, and that was only in the last 5 weeks!

So I think it's gonna be an interesting  experience for all of us. I also suspect this will be the end for Zee's usual morning feed and I have mixed emotions about that, big time! She's been down to just that one morning feed for a while now, and at 15 and a half months I had no plans of cutting her off until she was ready. But unfortunately I don't think there is going to be much choice in the matter as I don't know if there will be anything left for he by the time I get back.

It's sort of the last connection I have to her baby-ness and I will most definitely miss our morning snuggles and seeing her big eyes and smile looking up at me if this does in fact prove to be the end. I know it will be a lot harder for me than it is for her, but I know we can find ways to fit some quiet snuggles somewhere in our way. If there is one thing I'll say for Zee, she is a snuggly kid so I know all is not lost.

On that note, I'll leave you with your weekend reading list, an excellent selection (if I do say so myself!) of blog posts and articles that are sure to get you thinking and put a smile on your dial! If you're heading to the Blogger's Brunch this morning too I look forward to catching up with as many of you as I can.

Happy Friday!

How to be nice by Kirsten & Co

Child refuses to let Mother die (in peace) by The Thud

Love them Anyway by Picklebums


Kylie Purtell said…
A great selection! I've already read some of these but I look forward to catching up with the others, and with you in real life, at the brunch!
Kylie Purtell said…
Super excited with you coming to Perth and hoping that we get to see more than a glimpse of you.
Kylie Purtell said…
How exciting Kylez! I just weaned Rosie this week ( leaking as we speak lol) and it was tuff and sad in many ways, so I feel you!
Kylie Purtell said…
Haha, I use totes, tevs and for reals, but even so I have a broader vocabulary than a lot of people I think... The other day my friend said we may have to swim across the river in the zombie apocalypse, and I said I'd then suffer the ignominy of death by drowning. I impressed even (only) myself with that one :D
Kylie Purtell said…
Have the best time, Kylie! It's hard leaving your little ones, but you know they're in awesome hands x
Kylie Purtell said…
I'm so pumped that you get to go away - it'll be tough but worth it! x
Kylie Purtell said…
That is so exciting about your trip!!! Hope you're going to get a chance to catch up with some WA bloggers like Glowless and Rach from Mystery Case! x

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