Cheery Blogtastic Week!

WOW!  Has there really been another week? I feel like I have achieved nothing this week but I am sure that there must be some cheery bits somewhere?!?  Oh yes, yes, yes, yes!

1 – I am now the proud owner of a dishwasher and a washer / dryer!!

This decision to obtain a dishwasher and a tumble dryer is going to change the quality of my life by giving me just a few spare minutes a day to do something for me.  It will mean that I am not searching the house for places to hang washing on a rainy day and that my airing cupboard will not be full to bursting with damp baby gros!  A little luxury!  My first reason for cheer!

2 – William can roll from his front to his back and his back to his front! Tick follows tock follows tick follows tock!

William is on the move.  He can roll around the room now with great groaning effort.  He has realised that by throwing himself around in this way he can travel and get to places he wants to be.  It also means that he can amuse himself for longer periods of time, just rolling!  Esther, not wanting to be out done by her little brother, has started trying to roll today but she is not so successful.  At under 10lbs she is such a tiny little thing and seeing her try to propel herself across the floor with no power or purchase is heartbreaking.  But she will get there, I know she will, and in the meantime I take great delight in her being photogenic.

3 – I have taken some beautiful pictures of Esther this week that I am very proud of

David bought me a camera for Christmas and I am finally starting to get some good results with it.  I adore looking at people’s baby photographs and have been trying to take good shots of my own.  This week I finally feel like I am getting somewhere! 

4 – My blog has reached over 20, 000 hits and I feel like I have made my first blogging friend in TheBoyandMe (Hope that she does not mind me saying so!)

This week my blog reached over 20,000 views.  I know that is probably not a lot in comparison to others but I feel like it is a real achievement for me and it has filled me with blogging confidence and cheer.  This new found cheery confidence has led to me commenting more on other people’s blogs and trying to interact more on Twitter.  Through my endeavours I have found a blog that I love,, and have started chatting a bit to its author, who seems to be lovely.  Please try and read her blog if you haven’t already as it is brill!  It has played a major part in making me cheery this week!

To see what is making other people smile this week pop on over to Michelle’s blog and join the hop!

Have a great weekend one and all!


About willest

Very proud 34 year old Mum of twins William and Esther, born on 24th July 2010 at 27 weeks and 3 days
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17 Responses to Cheery Blogtastic Week!

  1. Congratulations on 20,000 hits…what an achievement! So lovely that William is getting mobile, I’m sure Esther won’t be too far behind. The photos are gorgeous 🙂

  2. 20,000 views! Wowee! *dreams* I’m just coming up to 6,600 and have been feeling pretty chuffed with myself about it!!

    And I LOVE the pictures of Esther and her teddy so much 🙂

  3. TheBoyandMe says:

    Oh you are lovely! What a fabulous thing to say about my little blog. And I mean little, because I’ve only (do not mean that ungratefully at all) had 6000 views since I started, and you’ve had 20,000!!!! Wow! Well done you!
    I wish I had space for a tumble dryer, fed up of clothes on the radiator!

  4. 20000 wow is all I can say to that!! As for tumble driers I love mine. Not so fond of my broken dishwasher though. Lovely blog.

  5. Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog the other day – it was much appreciated. Glad you’re enjoying your new dishwasher and washer/dryer – it’s amazing the things that make us parents happy, isn’t it?! x

  6. I couldn’t manage without my dryer.
    Congrats on your 20,000 views. I feel proud that some of them were from me:)

  7. mumsarcade says:

    Pleased you have some new labour-saving appliances but watch out cos my last tumble drier ate electric and bills soared.
    I loved seeing those adorable photos and nice to see you celebrating those little important milestones fo babyhood. I am trying to get into photography but need a new camera and am trying to organise myself to get one in the midst of juggling too much as usual.
    Well done and huge congratulations on your hit rate – means you are writing and photographing well and are appreciated. Now that is a real reason to be cheerful.
    My less well viewed blog includes my reasons over at

  8. Such beautiful photos! They really are adorable.

    Congrats on your 20,000 hits! I’ve just passed 1,000 and am equally chuffed 😀

    And finally, congrats William! That’s it, you’re mobile!!! And don’t worry little Esther, you’ll get there soon enough. I wouldn’t be surprised if Esther doesn’t develop a determined little personality throughhaving to fight for everything just that little bit harder 🙂 x

  9. SAHMlovingit says:

    SUPER reasons! Congrats on your blog views – that’s fab!

    I LOVE the photos of Esther – they are gorgeous.

    Have a great weekend and make the most of that dishwasher and tumble dryer 🙂

  10. Glenda says:

    Congratulations on the number of people visiting. The photos of your little ones are beautiful.

  11. Claire says:

    Your photos are lovely! I am new to your blog but have added you. I follow The Boy and Me too and I agree it is a great blog.

  12. I don’t know how you’ve coped without a dryer, with two babies and all their washing..lovely that you have one now! Congratulations on a successful blog and a special friendship too.

  13. Maxabella says:

    They are indeed beautiful pictures of Esther. What a cutie!!! x

  14. alienhippy says:

    What lovely photos, thanks for sharing.
    Love and hugs. xx 🙂

  15. Lovely piccies of Esther. I got my tumble dryer when the twins came along – no idea how I would have coped without it!

    Mich x

  16. JallieDaddy says:

    You have twins, & no clothes-dryer, or dishwasher? And you blog? I’m speechless!

    They should make a huge difference.

    Gorgeous photos, what a beautiful smile 🙂

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