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Ten Things I Have Liked/Loved This Month – March


I can hardly believe it is almost the end of yet another month, but it definitely is and that means it is time for my Ten Things I have Liked/Loved This Month post again! This is actually one of my favourite posts that I do, as it makes me smile thinking back to good things over the last month.


Anyway here is my ten things list, as usual in no particular order…


1. My new laptop! I have been thoroughly spoilt by Si, as he recently bought me a new laptop as part of my mother’s day gifts, and as an early birthday present. My birthday isn’t til the 15th April, but like my Mum says I am a spoilt bratt!


New laptop HP Envy


I suspect he has partly bought me the laptop because he is lovely like that, but also partly because he could never get onto our old laptop as I tended to ‘blog hog’ it.


2. My Tots100 ranking! If you wonder what on earth this is, then feel free to click on my Tots badge in my sidebar for a nose, but most bloggers will know what I mean.


Anyway I have jumped a huge 739 places to number 818 ranking of around 8000+ blogs, which I am thrilled about! Especially, as this was only the second month that my blog has been live! My competitive side has half an eye on getting into the top 500 soon, but I’m sure that’ll take a lot longer, and I could still go down yet Eek!


3. Our Poldark inspired day out . As much as I love my boys, it is lovely sometimes to have an adult only day and spend the day doing something as a couple. We went on a bit of a mystery tour of Poldark filming locations, since we love the new series (all about the beautiful scenery and nothing to do with Aidan Turner…), and ended up going down a mine, Poldark Mine to be precise! It was a lovely day, with special thanks to Percy.


4. My youngest’s lovely words. My youngest son recently told me that if he could choose any Mum in the whole world, then he would still choose me. Ridiculously cute, and I didn’t even have to bribe him with chocolate!



5. Our Mother’s Day outing. Despite some people making me a little angry, we had a fantastic day out in Newquay for our Mother’s Day weekend. I love spending time with my amazing little family, and this was the first time we had been to Newquay in ages!


6. Shoutykid books. I had some amazing looking books arrive for review today, specially for the boys and after having a quick flick through I couldn’t help but laugh at some of what I was reading, and I am pretty sure they are going to love them! If your children love Big Nate and Diary of A Wimpy Kid, then they will love these books! Keep an eye out for the review as I will have a copy of one of the books to giveaway!


7. My new blog theme. I researched for ages to find a theme that I liked, and this one was the ‘winner’. It’s a little similar to my old one but fresher, I finally have drop down menus, and a footer! Slightly sad how excited I was by this, and there are still a few tweaks to take care of but I’m very happy with it overall.


8. Bloggy friends. I have had so many hilarious conversations with other bloggers on Twitter recently, and I just love how many like minded people I now have as online friends (don’t take that as an insult), and hopefully I will get to meet some of you in person in the future! Today the lovely Jade over at Raising the Rings, and the equally lovely Eimear over at The Two Darlings have both had me in stitches!


9. The clumsiness of my eldest. As he’s growing so fast now, he doesn’t seem to have complete control of his limbs any more and has become very clumsy. A good example of this is his inability to get sauce onto his plate rather than his face… I have no idea how he managed it, but he squeezed the bottle and it landed all over his face. It was hilarious.


10. A helpful website for WordPress bloggers. I have recently discovered which has loads of articles with hints and tips for wordpress bloggers to make the most of their sites, including lists of handy plugins etc. Any help with understanding some of the more fiddly bits of blogging is a blessing for me! Now I just need to find some time to properly read it all!


What things have you liked and loved this month?


A Cornish Mum


  • Lisa@intotheglade

    The three of you had me in hysterics!! A great list Stevie. Congratulations on your Tots 100 ranking! I will have to click on it to see what it is all about, I am clueless so thank you for pointing out the website that helps x

  • acornishmum

    I noticed that ha obviously on the same wavelength…that could be a scary thought for you! ;) Thanks for linking up lovely and loved your post :)
    Stevie xx

  • acornishmum

    I need to remind myself sometimes that it’s public! Lol I get carried away chatting and joking around and then tell the world embarrassing things ;) All good fun though….I want to say ‘such fun’ as missing watching Miranda now that they’ve stopped making it :(
    If there’s anything you aren’t sure of any time lovely feel free to ask, not saying I will always know the answer but if I do I’ll help!
    Stevie xx

  • Lisa@intotheglade

    Miranda is a firm favourite in our house, I always say bare with … and people just look at me like I am daft. I think I have put ‘such fun’ in a post this week

  • acornishmum

    Ha, part of the reason I love my car so much is that part of the registration plate says ‘RWE’ ;) My boyfriend reckons I pretty much am Stevie on it not just because we have the same name, but apparently because I am also short squeaky and a bit crazy..cheek of it!

    Stevie x

  • Dot Makes 4

    Congratulations on your tots100 ranking! :)

    What a great list! I’m liking your new blog look. I also get excited when updating the layout of my blog!

  • acornishmum

    Thanks Laura :) I may have got a bit squeaky when I first dropped down my menu ;), few more tweaks to do as I’m an obsessive, but mostly happy with how it’s turned out!

    Stevie xx

  • amherbert

    Lucky you with your fancy new laptop. Luckily Santa bought laptops for my two eldest so I can borrow theirs at night time. Congrats on the Tots100.

  • Tim

    A busy month! Congrats on the improvement in your Tots100 ranking!

    We’re hoping to spend at least a long weekend in Cornwall over the summer hols, so I really like the idea of your Poldark-inspired day out.

  • martyn

    Love this post. So positive and good on recapping the good bits. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky
    I’m definitely joining up with this one.

  • acornishmum

    Thank you :) My youngest has an ipad mini he saved up for and I paid for the rest for his birthday, but I’d have to surgically remove it from his hand to get a look in with that one ;)

    Stevie :)

  • Donna

    I love this! A new laptop makes things so much easier and yay for your tots ranking. I love having all this lovely stuff in one place :) x

  • acornishmum

    Aw thanks Donna :) I do love doing this list every month! I was amazed at my tots ranking, and just crossing my fingers it doesn’t head the wrong way next time!

    Stevie x

  • Brandyn

    I love this list! It is so important to take time to reflect on all the positive things in our lives! Congrats on the new laptop and the TOTS rating!


  • Sarah Christie

    Congrats on your tots score thats a fab achievement after 2 months, isn’t it so lovely when you children tell you they love you and would choose you awwwww. And love the theme xxxx

  • acornishmum

    Thanks Sarah, I was amazed! I do feel very blessed to have my boys – even with the wannabe teenager attitude my almost 11 year old gets at times ;)

    Stevie xx

  • Lisa (mummascribbles)

    Oh I am sooooo jealous of your new laptop! I so need me a new laptop so I can happily blog away on the sofa at night instead of on my phone! We have a computer but it’s rubbish sitting here like this! Lovely post here, lots to be thankful for and well done on your Tots ranking! I was dead chuffed with mine this month :) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  • Fern

    your very luck to get a laptop, we dont do mothers day/fathers day/ valentines day really.
    the new blog layout is brill and it does look a lot cleaner if you know what I mean.
    And wow well done on your tots score! amazing. I didnt realise you had only been live for a short while! i assumed you had been around before i just hadnt found you untill now. Thats really awesome! :D

  • acornishmum

    Thanks Fern, I prefer my new layout, although still tweaking as I go! I did have an old blogger account for a few weeks before this one, but decided if I was going to do it I may as well do it properly, and started this blog, which I am so pleased I did! I love blogging :)

    Stevie x

  • Julie Evans

    Big well done on your ranking!!Kids can say the sweetest things and I know what you mean about clumsiness I’ve lost count of the amount of notes I’ve had from the school about my son’s bumps and grazes!Oh and have just realised he’s got gloss paint on his new trousers grrrrr xx

  • acornishmum

    Thanks lovely! My boys are 9 and almost 11, and I can’t remember the last time a pair of jeans lasted either of them a whole day! They’re always outside playing, usually football therefore my washing machine is constantly on. Thanks for linking up again :)

    Stevie xx

  • Ally Messed Up Mum

    I do love this idea! Such a positive way to end each month. Number 4 is just the best thing ever! I hope my son says something like that to me one day! Lol I have a new laptop on the way too, always exciting isn’t it? X

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