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Liked and Loved – May 2016

Every month I look back and list the things that I have liked and loved over the month. It’s basically my favourite positive post to write.


Here’s my little happy list for May 2016, my likes and loves.


Fin’s Apple Crumble 


My eldest had a choice of what to cook at school and he chose to make an apple crumble for me, as despite hating it himself, he knows that it is one of my favourites. He did an amazing job and it was delicious.


Yummy Apple Crumble


Finding a Britmums Sponsor 


I have already mentioned in my I’m Going to Britmums post that I firstly am really excited that I am going to Britmums Live for the first time yay, but also that I am feeling incredibly grateful to a wonderful local company Bosinver Farm Cottages for sponsoring me. I will be doing a more in-depth introduction post to Bosinver to let you know all about them, later this week.


Being Short listed for a Bibs Award 


I wrote a Thank You post about this, as it really does mean so much to me to be short listed in the Fresh Voice category of the Bibs Britmums blogging awards! Cross your fingers for me for Friday, when I find out if I have made the final eek….


My Weight-loss 


I started Slimming World three weeks ago and so far I have lost 6 lbs, which has given me a bit of my old confidence back. I still need to stick at it, and it may be a challenge at Butlins over half term, but I am determined to get to my target weight.


Being on the Beach 


We have had some beautiful days this month and this and some visits to the beach, always remind me exactly why I love the county I live in so much.



The Boys’ New Wetsuits 

The boys were sent wetsuits from Konfidence to review recently, which they loved and I loved that they gave us a great excuse for another beach day ;)




This month has been brilliant for television in my opinion, with brilliant suspense and drama from Game of Thrones and Person of Interest.

We’re also loving Holby, Eastenders, and I’m enjoying In The Club. I’m a bit of a hermit, at my happiest when curled up on the sofa in my pyjamas of an evening cuddled up with Si watching television…. well on the nights when I’m not tapping away on my laptop ;)


Meeting some more Bloggers 


I went to a blogger meet up at The Orangery at Mount Edgcumbe at the beginning of the month and got to meet some bloggers I hadn’t met before, and in the midst of stunning scenery. The Orangery is seriously beautiful and I will definitely be going back.


Orangery blogger meet up


Submitting my First Tax Return 


This might seem an odd one, as really who likes doing that?! For me though, it was my first one as a self-employed blogger and it felt pretty amazing to be filing a tax return with actual earnings on there.


My Blog Makeover 


You may have noticed a few changes to my blog, I decided I wanted it to be a bit more elegant and to fix a fix niggly things that were annoying me about my old theme. A new blog theme and header, and I have fallen back in love with my blog again. Do you like it?!


What was great about your May?


Stevie x


  • Plutonium Sox

    Haha I love that apple crumble and weight loss were both included, now that’s a successful month! Well done on your award nomination and your sponsorship, I really am so pleased for you. What a brilliant month you’ve had.

  • Detrice Matthews

    I like this for the memories side of things. I hope my children make me apple crumble in a few years! May is my favourite month & the BiBs are announced on my birthday(!) I may even see you there…

  • Crummy mummy

    That’s so sweet your son made apple crumble for you even though he doesn’t like it! Sounds like you’ve had a great month – the new design looks great! Have fun at BritMums – I haven’t decided whether to go yet and ought to check whether there are even still tickets!! #TenThings

  • mummy and monkeys

    Aww how lovely about the apple crumble. Your blog looks lovely and good luck for finding out on Friday! Bosinver Cottages seem lovely on twitter and look lovely too, what a great sponsor. xx

  • Beth @ Twinderelmo

    Love the makeover. I am in desperate need of one as fed up of mine now. Love that today not only are you shortlisted but a FINALIST!!! Massive congrats Mrs. Glad you found a sponsor and can go. Well done. Thanks for hosting. Great idea for a linky xxx

  • Stevie - A Cornish Mum

    Thank you so much gorgeous….. finalist eeeeeek I’m still expecting a re-count lol ;) As for the makeover, I’m like that I get bored of themes after a while, I am hoping this one is the one I decide not to be bored of though ha

    Stevie xx

  • There's always time for tea

    I love your new blog layout. I need to do something to mine. Might pay someone to do it for me because I just wouldn’t know where to start. Well done on being a Finalist! Amazing news! That Apple crumble looks lovely, and well done on the weight loss. You have had a really awesome month! Thanks for hosting lovely xx #Tenthings

  • Mummy here and there

    So many positives and exciting things happening. I have joined slimming world (done it previously so no most of it) but it feels so great to lose weight finally and getting back that control again X #tenthings

  • Kim (sisterkin)

    I love your new blog look. Good luck with the weight loss. And here’s to more beach days in June. #PicknMix

  • wendy

    Aww so sweet your son made you a crumble and he doesn’t even like it!Congrats again on your Britmums sponsor and making the bibs shortlist. I’m so jealous you live by such beautiful beaches, sounds like you are making the most of it. Congrats on your weight loss and totally agree, game of thrones is fab this series!Hope you have a lovely June xx #picknmix

  • Mother of Teenagers

    What a lovely month you have had. I love May, it is one of my favourite months. It is my daughter’s birthday and I get to have my annual meet up with some old girlfriends at the Chelsea Flower Show and come back bursting with ideas for another garden makeover. Also it’s a time for me to get home to visit my family in Norfolk and your beautiful picture of the beach made me nostalgic as the thing I miss most since moving to London is the sea and the fabulous walks whatever time of the year. Enjoy Britmums. #picknmix

  • luce

    I enjoy reading these monthly roundups :-)

    That apple crumble looks delicious, my two love making it too (and we all love scoffing it!) Is that beach in the picture Pentewan? I’ve heard that one has play equipment right on the sand which sounds really fun so I wondered if this is it #PicknMix x

  • Sharon

    This a great round up! I love the new look to the blog, it looks fantastic. We’re also experiencing new wet suit excitement – I really couldn’t squeeze my youngest into her’s again this year so I bought quite a big one. I think the sea water is going to go down her neck but hey – she’ll grow into it!! ; ) #picknmix

  • Stevie - A Cornish Mum

    Thank you and ha I always have that problem when buying things for my 2, that moment of do you choose something they will grow out of in a month or something they could almost squeeze a friend in to with them ;)

    Stevie x

  • The Tale of Mummyhood

    It sounds like you have had a lovely May, congratulations on being short listed!


  • Mess and Merlot

    Wow what a month you’ve had!! How cute is that, making apple crumble for his Mummy (well trained I say!). Congratulations on your sponsor and of course your weightloss, glad to hear you are feeling a bit happier as a result of your hard work! #picknmix

  • BloggerMummyLauren

    How sweet of your son to make you a crumble. It’s one of my favourite tweet things, wish someone would make me one! Well done on getting shortlisted for the BiBs, you’ll ace it! xx

  • Stevie - A Cornish Mum

    Thanks lovely, I’m just thrilled to be in the final eek, but winning would be amazing! I LOVE crumble, if I make it thought it is usually out of a packet pre-made mix or a frozen one ha, he’s already a better cook than me ;)

    Stevie x

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