Post Comment Love 28th - 30th October


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Post Comment Love is back again for another week of linking and giving those posts the extra love they need. Link up your best post of the week and we'll show it the love it deserves!

As you can imagine this week has been hectic with the boys being at home for half term. I was a little less organised this time than I'd like and we haven't managed to do an awful lot but we combine a trip to a theme park with a visit to see family on Wednesday. It was great seeing my dad and they got to see what the boys are like when they're going crazy!

The boys are looking forward to going trick-or-treating on Monday, and BP has invited one of his friends along with us which means he'll get into the spirit of it (I hope). LP cannot wait, and this year we even bought a pumpkin - the carving ought to be fun!

The darker days are starting to get me down a little so I'm making the most of the daylight hours by sitting in our lightest rooms and trying to get as much daylight exposure as possible. Of course it is nice to snuggle under a blanket at night when things get colder.

How are you coping with the colder weather and darker days?

Stephanie and I have been putting our heads together over the last few weeks to try and make things a little easier for you. As a result we've come up with a list of questions that you can choose to answer instead of the regular Blogger Showcase feature. We'll put the list of questions on our Pocolo pages so you can look at them and answer them whenever you like but as a starter both Stephanie and I decided to answer them. I'm hosting Stephanie's answers here and she's hosting my answers over on her blog.

We thought this was a great way to make the Blogger Showcase easier and more fun for you. You can still write a regular feature if you choose but if you want to be featured in Blogger Showcase you now have a choice. You can answer our questions or you can write your introduction - it's completely up to you.

Blogger Showcase Stephanie from Life at 139a

Who are you? 

Hello! I’m Stephanie and I blog over at Life at 139a (, I live in South London and now have the most amazing walk to work through Greenwich Park! I blog about all kinds of homes and garden related things, and our holidays and days out. And a bit of cycling too. Oh, and some crafting - I need to do some more of that soon! 

I live a busy life (who doesn’t?) and want my blog to be a good reflection of me. I’ve also got a bit of a thing for yellow, that’s more apparent on Instagram though!

How did you discover blogs/blogging?

Well, one day at work many years ago the CIO decided he wanted to blog so I thought I’d better find out a bit more about it. So I read a book on corporate blogging (yes, zzzzzzz!) and read lots of blogs, that was a much better way of doing some research!

I found a blog written by a local lady and started following along. By all accounts her life was quite ordinary, but when she stopped blogging, I kind of missed her and found myself diarising some time each week to see if she’d changed her mind. She didn’t, but that made me realise just how powerful blogs can be. I mean I’d never met this lady, but already I’d formed an emotional connection…

Why did you start blogging?

I started my blog as we planned and scoped some major house redecorations back in 2013. I wanted to write about our schedule, progress (and lack of it) and the frustrations along the way. I didn’t share it for a year, but found the writing cathartic. Then I left my job in the City after thirty years and found I was repeating myself a lot answering the “what are you up to now” question so I blogged about it and shared that instead.

What do you find most challenging?

My first thought was time, but that’s not just blogging related! So instead I’m going for self-promotion, I find that hard.

What is your favourite topic to write about?

I love to write about our garden, and the progress and growing successes on our allotment.

Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals?

A bit of both really. I do enjoy it and can’t imagine not blogging and I do want to improve all sorts of things about it. I have a stack of blogmin tasks I should be doing, but I’d much rather be creating content and catching up with what everyone else is getting up to!

What is your favourite thing about blogging?

Having a creative outlet - and through blogging I’ve reignited my love of crafts - and the community of bloggers. I’ve met some brilliant bloggers online and in real life too and made some real friends, which I never expected to.

Have you ever attended a blogging conference and if so, what did you think?

Yes, I’ve been to a few now. Blogfest was my first one and that felt a bit odd as I’m not a mum so I felt a bit of a fraud being there to start with. I soon got over that though as everyone was so lovely and there was so much going on. Since then I’ve been to BlogCamp and BritMums live where I met up with Morgan for the first time almost six months after we started to co-host #PoCoLo. I’m off to Blogfest again in November so hope to catch up with lots of you there.

What are your 3 best posts?

I’ve interpreted best as posts that have meant the most to me and the ones I’ve had fun with, so here goes: 
The post that started it all - What Stephanie did next

Describe yourself in three words!

Into almost everything!

Are you a tea and biscuits or coffee and cake person?

… Erm both!

What's your idea of a perfect night out?

A night out with MOH involving heels, fancy clothes, steak and chips, red wine, some kind of chocolate pudding and a taxi home!

Your perfect night in?

In front of the TV with our latest box set (we’re still working our way through Lost, yes still!), a bottle of red, some good food and a cuddle.

What would your best friend/OH/mum or kids say is your best quality?

Gah! I set this question, but it’s hard to answer… I can think of lots of things they’d say that probably wouldn’t be my best quality… 

I’d like to think MOH would say it’d be getting things done, even if he did add an eventually to that. And I think my mum would say it was my assertiveness, rather than me being bossy! In response I’d say she raised me to be a strong woman so she’s only got herself to blame…

Great answers Steph!
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Each week you'll be able to link up from either of our sites and between us Stephanie and I will comment on every post linked.

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The Bigger Ones Tag


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Getting my boys to talk about anything is difficult, when I ask them a question I usually get a one word answer. Sometimes I can have whole conversations with them but this only happens on rare occasions when they're feeling particularly sociable.

A few weeks ago I was tagged by the lovely Catie over at An Imperfect Mum for The Bigger Ones tag. I get to ask my boys 10 questions and maybe learn a little bit about them!

An interview with LP (7 years old)

Who is your best friend?


What do you want to be when you grow up?

A typer. Someone who types.

If you could have one super power what would it be?


Bustin' a move with Frubes


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My boys love yoghurts, for the boys they're tasty treats and for me, it's an easy way of making sure they get plenty of calcium and vitamin D in their diet. LP has always liked milk, he has it with his cereal in a morning, has milk at school, and, like I said, he loves his yoghurts. BP is slightly more difficult to please, he won't drink milk and refuses to have it on his cereal so making sure he gets plenty of calcium and vitamin D in his diet is a little more challenging. 

Frubes is the largest portable yoghurt brand, you can put them in lunchboxes or school bags as a healthy treat during the day. Available in Strawberry, Red Berry, Peach, and Banana flavours they contain vitamin D and calcium which help to build strong bones. 

10 Games to play with your school-aged children


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Regular readers of Morgan's Milieu know that my boys are 7 and 12 years old and we regularly play games together. It could be computer games or board games, either way you're spending time with your children having fun.

The games we like to play depends on what kind of mood we're in and how much console games the boys have played recently. Below you can see my game suggestions and what I think of them.

Console Games


Paint your base with your colour using paint guns, huge brushes, paint bombs... Paint your opponent's area in your colour. But beware - they're trying to do the same. The winner is the team with the largest coloured area.

Me Before You signed poster giveaway with Warner Bros.


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A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited down to London for a special viewing of Me Before You at the Warner Bros. Studios. It was the first time I'd ventured into London alone when I wasn't going to a blogging conference and I was rather nervous. 

As it turned out I got into London on the train without any issues and managed to find my way to the Warner Bros. Studios. It was quite daunting walking into the place and as I wandered up to the reception desk the gentlemen welcomed me and handed me my pass. 

Before we were shown into the screening room I thought about the movie I was about to see. I'll be honest and say that I hadn't even heard of Me Before You. Looking at the promotion images I figured it would be a romantic comedy, I love romantic comedies and was looking forward to watching.

Even Batman was looking forward to watching!

Starring Emilia Clarke (played Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones) and Sam Claflin (played Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games) Me Before You is no romantic comedy. From a few minutes into the film I soon realised Me Before You is no romantic comedy, in fact it is based on a book of the same name by Jojo Moyes.

Post Comment Love 21st - 23rd October


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Hello my lovely fellow bloggers! Welcome back to another Post Comment Love where your posts can get some extra love.

I've been struggling this week to cope with everything, I've written less posts, I think blogger's block has been lurking, and the house is a mess. On the plus side I did tidy the kitchen yesterday and I now have an island unit that is not completely jammed with papers and toys!

I was so busy last week that I forgot to post a photo of my new glasses! So here it is people...

Do you like my snazzy earrings too?

10 things to do during half-term


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After the long summer holidays the October half-term can whizz by without you leaving the house but with a little planning you (and your children) can have as much fun during half-term as you did in the summer.

All those activities you did during the summer are still valid, you just have to prepare for colder weather. 

Chester Zoo

We visited Chester Zoo in the summer holidays, the day we chose to go it poured with rain but it didn't make much difference to our day. We took coats and an umbrella and wandered around the zoo. The great thing was that the weather had put people off so there were less people than would've been there if it had been sunny. That meant we could walk around and see the animals without lots of people blocking LP's view. Chester Zoo even have an indoor picnic area so you can still take a picnic with you. Win!

Make Christmas Special with a Magic Santa Letter


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As my boys have grown I have an increasing fear of the magic of Christmas disappearing so every year I try to think of new ways to keep the magic alive. For BP it's difficult, he's 12 and he knows the secret but I still try to make it special and magical for him. LP is 7 so it's a little easier to convince of the magic and this year I've found the perfect way to bring a smile to his face.

A Magic Santa Letter

How would your child like to receive a letter from Santa? 

You can make your little one's Christmas for as little as £3.99 with a Magic Santa Letter, a personalised letter written by Santa and delivered to your home. The envelope will have your child's name on, the letter will be addressed to them and they will receive a special 'Good Child' Certificate. The letter and certificate are sent in the standard "North Pole Express" envelope.

Post Comment Love 14th - 16th October


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Welcome back to Post Comment Love where your best post of the week gets the extra attention it needs. It's great to see this linky doing so well week after week and I'm so proud to be the co-host with Stephanie.

I'm still playing catch up but as always I'm getting there. It takes a lot of effort to keep up the progress every day for hours on end and sometimes you just need a break. I took the break but unfortunately that means I have to spend time catching up. Like I said though, I'm getting there.

I now have my new glasses and I can see again! Not that I couldn't see before but things are a lot clearer from a distance and driving at night is much better now. It was great driving to the supermarket and not being almost blinded by the cars driving towards me.

Creating a brightFuture by making small changes with Unilever


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When I was in school (many years ago) I used to fret about the future of the world. I worried all the time about environmental issues, whether people and animals would have enough of what they needed to survive. I was concerned because it seemed like not enough was being done to ensure a brighter future.

Fast forward to now and I'm feeling much better about the future, much like most parents (between 70-80%) who believe that, compared with themselves, their children will live longer, have a better education and better job prospects, and will enjoy life more, even if they will have to work harder to reap the rewards of the greater benefits ahead.

Small changes

In the last few years I have made a few small changes to my everyday tasks that make me feel better about ensuring a brighter future. We keep a large cardboard box in our kitchen to keep all the small recyclable cardboard in before putting it into the recycling bin. Doing that has completely changed our recycling habits and we actively search for things to recycle now.

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