Brit Mums Carnival: Achieving Dreams

Achieving DreamsBrit Mums Carnival: Achieving Dreams

Well hello sunshine, I could get used to having you around! Is it just me, or is everything easier when the sun is blazing in the background? I absolutely adore this time of year, and the hope it brings, I find it is often when I’m at my most creative. In fact this time last year is when I started writing my book in earnest, and by the end of November I had achieved a lifelong dream of seeing it published. We’re not here to discuss me though, no no no, we’re here to talk about some of the fabulous bloggers out there in our little community and the dreams they have been achieving of late. Grab yourself a cuppa, put your feet up (yeah right!) and enjoy.

Mel from Le Coin de Mel has been very busy indeed on Pinterest. She started her love affair with the social media platform three years ago, roughly two years before I even knew it existed to be honest. She has garnered almost a million (yes you heard that correctly!) followers with her boards that are chock full of pretty things. In her post I Cheated on my Husband she describes how it all began. I have to say I am in awe at what she has achieved here.

Zena from Zena’s Suitcase wrote a really inspiring piece on making sure we pick the right dreams to achieve. It’s a lesson to us all to be less about the material, and more about the meaningful.

Louise from Little Hearts Big Love wrote a tear jerker of a post about pursuing the ultimate miracle – her baby daughter – after finding out she serious had heart defects at the 20 week scan. Get your tissues ready!

After going it alone and self-publishing her first three books, Aimee from Pass the Gin has bagged herself a deal with the Velvet Morning Press. She’s just a bit giddy with excitement, and I can see why.

Marianne from Mari’s World achieved a dream twice by visiting Sherwood Forest. Check out her informative post, it sounds like a lot of fun. 

Maddy at Writing Bubble wrote a great piece about how we should enjoy the journey of an aspiration, and not just solely focus on achieving the goal. 

If writing for magazines, modelling in Vogue and being an all round fabulous blogger wasn’t enough, the ever inspiring Vicki at Honest Mum realised yet another dream when she got to hang out with Mr. Bloom at a CBeebies event *swoon*.

Emily Organ wrote a brilliant piece about how blogging helped her become a ‘real writer’. She has just published her second novel, so please join me in congratulating her.

Iona at Redpeffer wrote a lovely post about everything Blogging has Given Her. She has just ticked a massive box by finishing the first draft of her first book. 

I really enjoyed this concise post by Tim at Slouching Towards Thatcham, where he ascertained that Doubt Kills more Dreams than Failure. I couldn’t agree more. 

Speaking of letting doubt kill the dreams, Sophie at Frangalise Mummy wrote this about Taking Risks when we have kids. It’s a really thought provoking piece. 

I love this oldie but goodie from Vicki the Free From Fairy, about the day she cooked lunch for top chef Michael Caines, MBE. Just goes to show that dreams come true in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

And last, but by no means least, Kate from Pouting in Heels wrote about achieving a blogging dream when she recently became a Huffington Post blogger

I hope you’re feeling suitably inspired! What dreams have you been achieving lately? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section 🙂


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  1. April 26, 2015 / 11:03 am

    Ahhhh thanks hon, that really does mean a lot xx

  2. April 25, 2015 / 6:29 am

    Haha that was mental, love that you included that, made me laugh, you are an inspiration to me too sweetpea, much love. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts too xx

  3. April 23, 2015 / 9:01 pm

    What a lovely, inspiring selection of blog posts. I’d missed this previously so it is great to see it on #allaboutyou
    I am looking forward to some bedtime reading x

  4. April 23, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    What a great round up on inspiring blog posts from other bloggers. Love this. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  5. April 23, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    I am slowly slowly trying to go back into being healthy and creative! This post is so inspiring indeed and hopefully one day I will be in the list too!


  6. April 23, 2015 / 11:58 am

    Thanks for including me amongst such wonderful company xx

  7. April 23, 2015 / 7:07 am

    Such a fabulous selection of posts – so inspiring to read them and wonderful to hear so many dreams being achieved. Thank you for a fab round-up and for including my post 🙂

  8. April 22, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Thank you so much for including me in your ‘Carnival’, my lovely. I am honoured to be amongst such an inspirational crowd! I am exactly the same as you: I feel alive again now the sun is back! x

  9. April 22, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Very welcome Emily xx

  10. April 22, 2015 / 7:17 pm

    Thank you very much for including my post Reneé xx

  11. April 22, 2015 / 5:34 pm

    Thanks so much for dropping by Amy. I feel exactly the same, there is so much talent in the blogging world to be inspired by xx

  12. April 22, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    So very true!! xx

  13. April 22, 2015 / 4:08 pm

    Woohoo 🙂 my only defence against the ridiculous levels of sleep deprivation in my house is going to bed early. 10pm is a very late night for me!!

  14. April 22, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    Thanks so much lovely lady xx

  15. April 22, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    Hope you enjoy them Jenni…

  16. April 22, 2015 / 10:46 am

    Brilliant collection here, Renee! It’s a lot of work putting them together, but at least it’s enjoyable to read these amazing posts. Thanks for sharing lovely! Congrats again on your amazing achievement of writing and publishing a book pretty much in six months!xx

  17. April 22, 2015 / 5:48 am

    Yesterday I achieved the dream of falling asleep before 10. I feel so much better for it. Hoping to achieve the dream of sleeping through the night very soon (please?!)


  18. April 22, 2015 / 5:35 am

    A lovely collection of bloggers, you must never give up on your dreams. Sometimes it’s all you have 😀 x x

  19. April 21, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    What a fantastic round up with a fabulous bunch! Blogging is so fantastic isn’t it. Whereas I have been guilty in my life of feeling envious I am so inspired by my peers and hope some of their success will rub off on me! Well done everyone. Really enjoyed this xx

  20. April 21, 2015 / 6:59 pm

    You’re most welcome Tim, it was lovely post to be able to write.

  21. April 21, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Thanks Renee – what a great idea! I’m off to check out the posts I haven’t read now … 🙂

  22. April 21, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    How could I not feature you my lovely? You are a constant source of inspiration to so many of us. I thought I’d go for a bit of a tongue in cheek dream too, hope you don’t mind 😉 how funny that people thought you were Mrs. Bloom. You do make a gorgeous couple tee hee, poor Peter xxx

  23. April 21, 2015 / 1:17 pm

    You are so welcome lovely lady, really enjoyed yours xx

  24. April 21, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    You are on fire at the moment Kate, it’s wonderful to see my fave bloggers getting the recognition they deserve. Keep ’em coming xxx

  25. April 21, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    You’re so welcome Vicki, sounds like it was an amazing experience!

  26. April 21, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Very welcome Mari, really pleased you enjoyed it 🙂

  27. April 21, 2015 / 11:11 am

    What a fabulous round-up and thank you so much fro including my post too. This really is a Good Reads post, I’ll be back later to check all the posts out.

  28. April 21, 2015 / 10:59 am

    Thank you so much for including me Renee! I still can’t believe that I cooked for Michael! What a crazy thing to happen and it certainly wouldn’t have done if I hadn’t have had my blog!

  29. April 21, 2015 / 9:03 am

    Thanks so much for including me!

    Being on the ‘Huff’ was definitely a writer’s dream come true so I’m still on a bit of a high from it. Life never fails to deliver lovely surprises if you work hard and have some self belief.

    LOVE the sound of all of these posts – so I must pencil some time in later to have a good read, thank you for including me in such amazing and inspirational company!

    With love x

  30. April 21, 2015 / 8:49 am

    Great post Reneé and thanks so much for including mine. I’ll be checking out the other posts ASAP – looks like there’s lots to inspire us all! xx

  31. April 21, 2015 / 6:38 am

    So honoured to be featured here in your wonderful post, it made me laugh about my dream to meet Mr Bloom, haha, not sure my husband was happy about it, and it was all under the guise of writing for Time Out Leeds. Poor husband. Poor Mr Bloom.

    The funniest part had to be all the randoms on Google + leaving comments like, ‘nice family photo’ of myself, the Bloom and Oliver. Haha!

    Funnily enough my first job in TV during Uni in the summer holidays was working at Cbeebies when they were based in London!

    Love this round up and being in the company of such talented, strong, inspiring men and women. Thanks for including me x

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