A Scrapbook of Our Lives – a new start for an old blog

Welcome to SCRAPBOOK – or ‘A Scrapbook of Our Lives’ to give it the full title. For a while now I’ve been a bit bored of Belle du Brighton – I started it way back in 2011 and I’ve changed a lot since then! I don’t actually live in Brighton any more either, I’m actually in Worthing so not too…

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What Blogging is not…

Last week I was at the hairdressers and my stylist asked what I did for work. “Well actually I have just handed in my notice at a hotel to go freelance full time” Doing what? he asked “Writing a blog, and managing social media for businesses’ end of conversation, though he did congratulate me. As I was leaving, swishing my new…

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5 Blog Goals for 2017

I very rarely talk about blogging on my blog. I don’t really write tips posts or ‘how to’ posts, because there are so many other bloggers out there doing it that I really don’t see the point, plus you know, google exists. But I do want to get down on paper (or, the screen) what my blogging goals are for…

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Why can’t I shout about my blog?

I’ve been writing Belle du Brighton for six years. Before that I wrote on Livejournal and prior to that on Diaryland; both sadly now long lost in the cyberspace black hole. But for some ridiculous reason many of my friends don’t know about the blog, or if they do know I blog they don’t know where. My parents don’t know, and…

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Room 101: Blogging

There are a few things about blogging that I’d love to stick into Room 101 never to be seen again. These are things that annoy me as a blog reader…

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BritMums – what I’m planning next

You’ll probably know that I along with a few hundred other bloggers attended Brit Mums Live, a blogging conference (not just for mums though) in London. I’m not going to whittle on too much about the conference itself as there are probably a hundred other posts that will do that but instead I’m going to write about what changes I…

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Cheeky Rascals – My BritMums Live sponsors!

In June I am heading off to the UK’s biggest blogging conference, BritMums Live. It’s the first time I’m going and I literally cannot wait! Even more excitingly I have teamed up with the amazing online retailer of everything baby Cheeky Rascals, who have kindly offered to sponsor me to attend! I’m hoping that I will be able to pick…

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The New Year tag & Lovely blog award

Well, here’s a filler post if ever there was one! BUT before you click the X it’s a fun one, it’s just that I am currently staying with family and enjoying spending time with Sam and Athena uninterrupted, so the blog is taking a back seat until we are home from our travels and everything is back to normal (whatever…

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