Post Comment Love 5th - 7th April

Welcome to another Post Comment Love, a linky hosted by myself and Stephanie where we welcome all bloggers, all topics, to share with others right here. We look forward to reading the different types of posts every week - what have you got in store for us this week?

Where on earth did March go?!?

It was LP's 10th birthday yesterday and I spent the day reminiscing. He was born at 5:05am on 4th April 2009, and ever since that day he's been a morning person. He has always enjoyed getting up early and, of course, yesterday was no different. He got out of bed... or rather he burst out of bed (!) at 6:30am and smiled immediately. As he opened his presents all I could hear were screams of "YEESSS!!!" when he saw what he'd got. It was so lovely.

He went to school on his birthday too - it doesn't happen often because of when his birthday is. It's usually during the Easter Holidays but this time the holidays start just after his birthday so he got to see all his friends on his birthday - which he was rather pleased about! He took a bag of sweets to school too - to hand out to his friends. He's seen so many of his friends do this and he's always asked if he could, but with his birthday being in the holidays it's always been awkward. But anyway - he got to do that yesterday too.

On our way to school he was chatting away and said he was really pleased with his presents. This is something that had been bothering me because we had no idea what to get for him. He's at that awkward stage where he didn't really want anything. We did get him a new bike, which he's been ready for for a while. He was going to buy his own (his decision) but as it was his birthday we decided to get it for him anyway, and he LOVES IT. He wanted to go out for a ride yesterday morning!

So yes, now I'm a mum to two boys who are both double digits old. OMG! It's amazing how fast the time goes isn't it? It seems just yesterday I had a little firework racing around the lounge every day looking for some mischief to get into. Ah, motherhood is awesome!

I'm hoping for a peaceful weekend this week. Lots of resting and playing games. I'm hoping. It might not happen but I can cross my fingers. 

Did you celebrate anything this week?




Blogger Showcase 




Who are you (a short introduction)


Hi I’m Nicola a 40 year old mummy to a 3 year old son. Living in central Scotland with my incredible husband and our crazy dog Alba. 



How did you discover blogs/blogging?


I discovered blogs and blogging through YouTube actually! I was watching a beauty video or something like that and the person mentioned they had a blog. Where they shared more information. After visiting their blog I ended up subscribing. I wanted to do what they did but never had the confidence to start my own channel or blog. 



Why did you start blogging?


A good friend encouraged me to start a blog as a diary. He knew I loved writing and wanted to start a blog but wasn’t sure. I had been diagnosed with chronic illness and had a setback in with my eyesight. This meant I wasn’t able to work. To attempt to stave off boredom I started writing. At first I didn’t have a set niche. I went from wanting to write about beauty, plus size fashion. Now I feel settled in the what I write about which is disability, parenting and lifestyle.



What do you find most challenging?


Getting the words out is the most challenging part of blogging for me. It probably sounds ridiculous. A blogger not able to get the words out!! I can have a vivid picture in my mind of what I want to discuss in my posts but getting the idea down onto paper or print that makes sense to readers is tough. Especially when I suffer from brain fog due to my chronic illness. I get frustrated with myself. The amount of posts I’ve scrapped because I can’t get the right words out is shocking. 



What is your favourite topic to write about? 


One of my favourite topics to write about is mental health and chronic illness. Being chronically ill or mentally ill can feel so isolating. I want people who might be in the same situation as me to see that they are not alone. 



Are you blogging for fun or do you have goals? 


I do have goals in terms of the amount of people I want to read my posts and read my story. I don’t have a goal of making money or a living out of it. Don’t get me wrong if the opportunity to make some dosh was to come knocking on my door. I would grab it with both hands and start running. At the moment though that isn’t my priority. 



What is your favourite thing about blogging? 


My favourite thing about blogging is that my writing might help someone who is in a similar situation to me, feel that they are not alone, that they are doing an amazing job and that they are supported. 



Have you ever attending a blogging conference? And is so what did you think? 


I was meant to go to one in 2017 in Glasgow. Sadly anxiety ruled that day and I ended up not going. I’ve been to an Instagram meet-up with that Nic from Weeslice organised. I was petrified about going. One of my besties came with me and I had an amazing time. 



What are your three best posts? 


Chronic illness & the grieving process - https://nicolajogston.com/chronic-illness-the-grieving-process/

Shining the Spotlight on Chronic Illness & Disability Q&A with Amanda - https://nicolajogston.com/shining-the-spotlight-on-chronic-illness-disability-qa-with-amanda/

Shining the Spotlight on Chronic Illness & Disability Q&A with Jaime. 



Describe yourself in 3 words. 


Over-thinker, sarcastic 



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


Tea and biscuits all the way or maybe tea and cake.



What’s your idea of a perfect night out? 


Going for a nice meal at the local Italian restaurant. Seeing a comedy show or musical, then home for an early night. Secretly I’m an 80 year old in the body of. 40 year old whose body feels like a 90 year old. 



Your perfect night in?


My perfect night in would be a nice new pair of clean cosy pyjamas. The fire on, candles burning and a movie or tv show on. With endless cups of tea, snacks and cuddles. 



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


I think my OH would say my best quality is my kindness & loyalty I show for other people.



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Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Nicola and feel free to grab our featured badge and display it ever-so-proudly on your blog.


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6 comments

  1. Happy Birthday to LP! It sounds like he had a wonderful day! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Awww...happy birthday to your sweet son! I love reading about his grateful attitude on his birthday. What a wonderful kid!

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  3. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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