Happy 3rd birthday Mumonthebrink blog

Mumonthebrink blog is 3 years old!Happy birthday mumonthebrink blog

Three years ago I felt quite low, but determined to get out of a rut.  As a former knowledge manager, creator of communities of practice, I was fascinated by social media and blogging, but wasn’t sure I understood the ins and outs.  I decided to take a plunge and experience it for myself.

Not in a million years did I think that I’d still be writing my blog, and enjoying it too, three years on.

You see the biggest challenge  for me has been the writing itself.  I have always HATED writing. It was by far my weakest side throughout my education, it’s where I always fell down, struggled.

Well, I’ve done it!  I’m still here and that, my dear Reader, is because of you!  I relish the support, the opinions, the inspiration I get from family and friends far and wide- lots who I have made since blogging, so many I haven’t ever met in person.  To you, I say:


Over the past years I’ve blogged about so many things. I try to blog from the heart, from inspiration, from a little point inside me that enthuses me.

My most popular post to date has been the one about a pink princess castle birthday cake that my friend and I made for her lovely daughter, followed by the one of the Lightning McQueen birthday cake that Hugo got for his 3rd birthday.

My reviews have been quite popular- the one about the Hotpoint washing machine and the Kiddy car seat especially- and I pride myself in saying it as it is.  If I review it, believe me, the product will be put through its paces and my write up will be honest.

The most commented on post (asided from any that asked for comments for competition purposes) has been where I told you how I peed on a stick; the most commented on picture has been this capture of Max, a piano and sun flare, one that has deep meaning to me beyond what I can express in writing.

Last year lots supported me through my weight loss journey and fund raising for the Lullaby Trust. I had so much support when I publicly failed at my target.

Over the past years one of my favourite posts to write was about a Grand Adventure: how I’d spend £1000 to have an adventure of a lifetime.  I loved the thinking and the research I put into this, and ultimately, I loved the adventures it has actually led us to, many still to come.

Keep an eye on the blog for 2014- this year we will be camping and caravanning on a shoestring, building an eco granny annexe and having lots of interesting and educational outings.  Hope you can share some of these with us in person or as very valued readers.

As a thank you for the support over the past three years I’d like to offer my readers a small prize- The winner can choose between a £30 amazon voucher or a £20 Mothercare voucher.



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  1. Sara says:

    Happy blog birthday and what a great giveaway. I would love the amazon voucher if i won.
    Sara recently posted…Running for our girlsMy Profile

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      Thank you Sara! 🙂

  2. Happy Blogoversary my lovely xx
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  3. Natalie White says:

    Happy blog birthday!! I’d go for the Amazon voucher if I won 🙂 x

  4. Ross Beardsall says:

    Congratulations on making it to 3 years old! 😀 I would love to win the Amazon voucher if I were to be so lucky! 🙂 x

  5. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    Amazon would be fantastic

  6. Dave says:

    looking forward to hearing more about the camping and caravanning on a shoestring 🙂
    Dave recently posted…This was a bookshelfMy Profile

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      Working out the details as I write. 🙂

  7. kelly says:

    Amazon please 🙂

  8. Happy birthday to your blog, Monika. I am so glad I have met you through blogging 😉 #amazon if I am lucky xxx
    Mirka Moore @Kahanka recently posted…Moonpig Presenting Their Mother’s Day GiftsMy Profile

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      Oh so am I Mirka! Thanks for sticking around.

  9. Natalie Crossan says:

    I’d love the Amazon voucher please 🙂 xx

  10. Happy blog birthday. Amazon (books! ) for me 🙂
    liveotherwise recently posted…All of life. All of me.My Profile

  11. Joanna says:

    Amazon voucher, please! Happy birthday! x

  12. Lauren says:

    Happy blog birthday!!! xxx

  13. Nickie says:

    Happy blog birthday – I’d love to win the Amazon voucher 🙂

  14. georgie p says:

    happy birthday! amazon please

  15. Oh, wow! 3 years?! Well, I for one am very grateful that you started blogging because that is how we met 😉

    Just a thought, though. If you dislike writing so much, why not make vlogs?
    Ana Canhoto recently posted…Balancing compliance and marketing relationships in the air travel industryMy Profile

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      Yikes! That scares me even more than blogging itself. I hate speaking in front of an audience- even if it is indirectly through a camera.

  16. clair downham says:

    happy blog birthday amazon please

  17. Christina Curtis says:

    Amazon Please!..

  18. Christina Curtis says:

    Amazon Please!..

  19. penny says:

    We should team up, or swap skills writing I love, the rest hmm! Great to.chat earlier this week, here’s to.happy camping!
    penny recently posted…Our journey into a dragon’s butt and other adventures…Visit Wales.My Profile

    • Mumonthebrink says:

      I’ll work with you anytime Penny! You are a real pleasure to work with and great company. 🙂

  20. melanie stirling says:

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary 🙂 I would love an amazon voucher please.

  21. Helen B says:

    Congratulations! Brilliant stuff! The amazon voucher please 🙂

  22. tamalyn roberts says:

    i would love the amazon voucher please as i always have items in my wishlist lol

  23. Amazon Voucher Please
    Amanda Walsh recently posted…Skyes Speech #SSAmazingAchievementsMy Profile

  24. kellyjo walters says:

    brilliant!! happy bloganniversary… amazon for me pretty please

  25. Jasmina K. says:

    amazon voucher

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