Weekly Round Up – Week 1

Weekly Round Up – Week 1

Welcome to the first of my Weekly Round Up posts, a bit of a summary of what we’ve been up to with the blog and otherwise.  Hope you enjoy reading and that you’ve all had a wonderful week too.

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So, here’s what I’ve been up to this week:

Family Life

Big BIG NEWS!  Well why not start with our big news…………we’re moving to Australia!

Technically we’re moving back to Australia as we lived there from 2007 to the start of 2014.  I’m English and my husband is Australian.  Well I’m also an Aussie citizen so the four of us will have dual citizenship which is quite nice indeed.  I’m excited to move but it’s very much tinged with sadness as I will miss my family and friends in the UK so much.

I won’t say much more than that for now as it’s very early days but we’re expecting to have moved before the end of the year.

Do let me know below if you’ve been to Australia yourself!  We lived in Sydney previously.

On lovefrommim.com

•  My Most Read Post was 5 New Parent Pet Peeves

•  My Favourite Post was the excitement of Fearne Cotton joining me as a Huggies Wipes Brand Ambassador!  We’re kind of like best friends now.  Or colleagues, at the very least.  Well, kind of!

•  My Favourite Archived Post – I’ve been chatting to some pregnant friends this week and I’m over the moon for them but I’m so happy to have my baby on the outside now.  It got me thinking about a post on the “Joys” of Pregnancy I wrote about this weird and wonderful things I didn’t expect to experience while I was pregnant – never again!

•  I’ve been Reviewing – Fruit Heroes Fruit Bars and my favourite, the very valuable British Red Cross Baby and Child First Aid App.  There’s a link in the post to download the app on your phone or tablet for free and I highly recommend that you do.

On my To Do List for Next Week

•  Write and send Mini M’s Birth Announcements and Thank You Cards.  The lovely ones I ordered from Minted have just arrived so that’s on my To Do list for this weekend.

•  Get back to writing my Mim Loves Blogs feature!  I’ve been a bit time poor but have been reading some fabulous posts lately so I’ll be sharing them again very soon :)

•  Lose 1lbs.  I don’t know how this is going to go as I have a very busy and social weekend coming up but I’m going to do my best.  Last week I lost 1.5lbs and I’ve lost 10.5lbs so far on my weight loss mission!

By the way, the idea for this post was inspired by Aby from You Baby Me Mummy who writes one herself for her #TheList linky :)

I hope you’ve all had a lovely week too :)


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  1. 22nd August 2015 / 9:52 am

    Amazing news hun. Although I would also be super sad to be leaving family and friends. But we do what we have to for our family hey? So glad I saw this – would have totally missed it. xxx

    • 22nd August 2015 / 1:45 pm

      It’s going to be so hard to leave them – big boo hoo :( x x

  2. 15th August 2015 / 6:27 am

    Aaw Mim, that’s lovely news, congratulations! You’ll be missed though! Xx

    • 15th August 2015 / 11:36 am

      Hee hee thank you lovely!! Your maternity photos are just beautiful – you look amazing! x x

  3. 14th August 2015 / 6:37 am

    Hi, sounds like a fantastic week, congratulations on the big move. my best friend is planning to move there after Christmas, we will all miss her so much. #TwinklyTuesday x

    • 14th August 2015 / 7:15 am

      Thank you so much! Ah that’s lovely for your friend too – if only it wasn’t so far away x

  4. Caro | The Twinkles Mama
    12th August 2015 / 2:53 pm

    Fantastic news Mim!! It’s SUCH a long way away isn’t it? I absolutely loved it when we went to visit but I’m not sure I’d want to be so far away from my family! You’ve got the best of both worlds — family in both places! :) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday — hope to see you again next week! x

    Caro | http://www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

    • 12th August 2015 / 4:22 pm

      I so wish it was a LOT nearer! It’s exciting though – and so much to do :) thanks lovely x

  5. 11th August 2015 / 9:41 pm

    Wow! That’s huge news. Congratulations and I hope all the preparations go smoothly over the next few months.

    • 11th August 2015 / 9:42 pm

      Oh thank you so much! :)

  6. 11th August 2015 / 8:46 pm

    Congratulations on moving back to Australia. That is really exciting news. Good luck!

    • 11th August 2015 / 8:54 pm

      Thank you so much, Pen! :)

  7. 11th August 2015 / 10:02 am

    I live in Australia! We are up in Qld, and love it. Hope your trip over goes well :) #TwinklyTuesday

    • 11th August 2015 / 10:05 am

      Hurray, an Aussie blogger friend! Thank you so much :) x

  8. 11th August 2015 / 9:38 am

    Oh wow! Amazing. Good luck with your move!

    • 11th August 2015 / 10:05 am

      Thanks so much Beth! x

  9. 11th August 2015 / 8:26 am

    Oooh, exciting! I’ve never made it over to Australia. To be honest the beasties and ‘Crocodile Dundee’ put me off :-)


    • 11th August 2015 / 10:06 am

      Ha ha that film didn’t do Australia many favours I think! x

  10. 11th August 2015 / 7:08 am

    Wow, what amazing news, you must be so excited! I can’t wait to read your progress and follow your journey back to Australia through your blog xx

    • 11th August 2015 / 7:09 am

      Thanks so much Em! I’m really excited – just so much planning to do argh :) x

  11. 10th August 2015 / 3:46 am

    Congrats on the impending move!! My friends moved to Sydney over a year ago and think it’s the best thing they’ve ever done. We miss them lots but thankfully things like whatsapp mean we’re in touch every day. Hope your move goes really smoothly!

    • 10th August 2015 / 5:53 am

      Thanks so much! It is so hard being so far away but thankfully technology helps so much with staying in touch easily :) x

  12. 9th August 2015 / 12:48 pm

    Congratulations re Oz! I spent about 3 weeks in Sydney and a few days in the Blue Mountains and would love to see much more. Best of luck getting everything sorted for the move and also well done on your weight loss!xx

    • 9th August 2015 / 7:29 pm

      Thanks so much lovely! Ooh you know I STILL haven’t been to the Blue Mountains! It’s definitely on my To Do list for when we get back :) x

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