Blogging & Twitter, the modern word of mouth.

This morning I was wondering wether to unfollow a company on Twitter.

Although I like their products  they have an unclear ordering system on their website,  I have asked questions regarding this which have not been answered, so what is the point of following them?

It makes me wonder wether businesses realise the power of twitter and blogging as a marketing tool and an access to customers.

I don’t believe social media interactions will make someone buy something they weren’t thinking about, but if you know me on twitter and  being the Liverpool girl I am, I can’t help  butting in answering a tweet and sharing information I have read on blogs and twitter.

For example, this review by Actually Mummy about their family skiing holiday.  Now, I’ve never been interested in skiing myself  but I really enjoyed reading this, so if someone was asking  about skiing I would refer them to this post, which might help make a decision.

It helps me too, during twitters #crafthour  yesterday I had a lovely chat with a knitter who makes fabulous fun knitted hats,  Mad Hatter  answered my questions, chatted about her work and made me feel happy to purchase a hat from her, I just need to decide between these before winter arrives.

Hats Collage made by

For me a blog post or link from a tweet is a source of information that I am spreading around,  just like word of mouth,  but far wider than even my big scouse gob could cover.



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Weekend boat trip, mum’s not invited.

  Canal narrowboatweekend

I couldn’t wait for yesterday, to have some time for me

Boys were off on a weekend trip, so I’d planned my favourites for tea

Chocolate and wine for afters, Sense & Sensibility DVD

How much more relaxing, could my evening be

Well, by 9 o clock I was fed up, this house is far too quiet

Though if you tell them I said that, I’ll definitely deny it

But in this Sunday morning sun,  sitting drinking tea

There’s a welcome taste of quietness in this little time for me

So I’ll savour every moment, as very soon I’m sure

A returning mad tornado of noise, will be bursting through the door

Family Friday



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Will Dad ever forget the teacher called him Grandad

Having a baby at 40 was definitely a shock to my system, but the 45 year old husband took it all in his stride, he wasn’t a first time parent like me and it definitely showed.

Especially the day I phoned the midwife to ask ‘should I be able to see arms on this scan picture?’ yes, I was that pathetic!

After a traumatic birth we were soon well and ‘mother & son’ went home.

We had a fab time with our boy, although my husband does look quite grey on this picture:

Dad over 40 parenting Grandad

The first few years flew by and pre-school was soon upon us.

A two minute walk to school was perfect for us, but the thought of being the oldest mum in the playground did bother me.  I soon discovered I absolutely wasn’t alone age wise, I probably was the oldest, but there were plenty of mums not far behind me.

Our boy quickly made friends, and after living a fairly quiet existence in our new house I too found a network of good friends, everything was going great.

And then Dad went to pick him up….

Waiting in the courtyard for the children to come out, the only Dad on the day, and here they come one by one. our boy waves to Dad as the teacher says,

“Oh, here’s your Grandad!”

I can only say that even now (actually yesterday) 11 years on, my husband still says,            ‘I never liked that pre-school teacher’.

Have you ever presumed something and been wrong?



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