Now that I’ve had the weekend to think about my nomination for Best Lifestyle Blog I’m about 60-80% sure that there’s been some kind of cock up and I will soon receive an email to say “sozzles Olive old girl but actually you’re not up for Best Lifestyle Blog because, let’s face it, your life has no style.”
Seriously. I’ve had a nosey at the other blogs in my category and I’m up against some heavy hitters. They all have HUGE Twitter followings and seem v v professional and clean and cool and trendy and stuff.
Half my blogs have typos and are many are written whilst a semi naked toddler sings “let it gooooo let it goooo” at me whilst perched precariously on an IKEA value lime green potty. The other half of my posts are written inbetween nappy changes, nose wipes and breastfeeds. I have no uber hip blogster office, no cool blogger friends to have coffee mornings with and I don’t even have my iPad to write posts on anymore because Sweetpea nicked it to fuel her Peppa Pig YouTube clip habit.
My life has no style!
I don’t blog about clothes or fashion because I either have no idea of what’s in fashion, or I see teenagers on the street and think they are dressing like I did back in the 90’s (black velvet ribbon chokers and trouser skirts anyone? Since when did that become cool again???)
I am generally wearing the same outfit for 2-3 days and if you ever bump into me there’s a 95% probability I will have baby puke on my left shoulder.
I don’t even brush my hair some days I just tie it up and hope for the best.
I can’t remember the last time my feet had heels on. I can’t remember the last time I wore an underwired bra and not a nursing bra. There is no such thing as matching knickers and bra sets in my house. Heck there’s no such thing as matching socks in my house.
My life has no style.
My blog posts don’t have nice stylish photos on them. They either are from the fruits of a 30 second Google search or are the result of a quick snap with my iPhone. I do not look good in these photos. I haven’t got the time or the talent, I wish I did.
Popeye said to me he hopes that if there’s a “Bloggers Biography” or the MAD blog Award team need to use my photo for anything that they use this one, from my post Safety and the Navy Wife – because I look fucking mental.
I can’t blog about “normal life” of what I’ve done with my hubby at the weekend because I never sodding see him.
I’m much more likely to be blogging about sniffing his dirty T-shirt or crying over his snotty tissues, drinking too much wine and eating cereal for dinner or how to kick a full packed kitbag off the bed with minimum effort, in a childish attempt to stop him deploying again than blogging about anything chic or classy.
Argh! My life has no style! Zilch! Zip! Nada! Zero! Squat!
Calm down Olive, just pause for a second and think.
I guess I am blogging about a way of life.
A navy way of life, a military way of life. A way thousands of families are living day in day out, right under everyone else’s noses.
I guess that that is the lifestyle angle. Hmm, food for thought, no?
My life may not have style per se but, thanks to the Royal Navy, my life sure does have a lot it life in it.
I just want to say a HUGE MASHOOSIVE HONKING THANKYOU to all my supporters, followers and friends for coming with me on this adventure.
Please, if you haven’t yet just quickly throw a vote my way, and if you have time share this post or one of your other faves, it means the world to me.
You can vote for me as Best Life(without any) style Blog by clicking right here and filling out a little form.
Muchos love, Olive X
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voted, good luck BTW in 30 years time you will look back at your life in amazement and think “bloody hell look what i did/survived” so be proud you will have lots of memories to tell the grandchildren and you can be Mrs Smug when you look at how little others have done. the Girl done good Fiona email@example.com
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Thank you! And I hope so although I do cringe at the thought of the girls reading by my blog!
Becs let me know about your brilliant blog, I sat beside you (plus the two kids who kept nicking my own lunch) for some of Josie’s party on Saturday 🙂 A fellow local blogger, what a find!
Sophie x http://www.sophieandlily.co.uk
What a small world! Look at us networking and stuff! Will have to meet for coffee and discussion of writers issues!