Last week was a bit of a whirlwind. It was one of those rare times (perhaps the only time) since becoming a mum where I was out more than I was at home. It’s not often than I find myself feeling truly inspired as much as I have been this week, and it felt great!
The Children’s Society / Cash Carraway
I was honoured when the Children’s Society contacted me and asked to help spread the word about Seriously Awkward. They are campaigning for the government to change the law, so it protects vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds from harm. I did a little bit of digging around while I was writing my post, and it led me to the blog of a lady called Cash Carraway.
I’d first seen her blog at the start of the year when it was created, and had a few Twitter chats with Cash at the time (as you do), then life got in the way and I hadn’t checked in for absolutely ages. All I can say is this woman has a story not to be missed. She has pulled herself out of a quagmire of shit to be a good mum, and she uses her blog to raise awareness of other’s plights. She has certainly made a fan in me, and I’m super excited about meeting her in person next month.
What I’m Writing Lunch
On Saturday morning I headed to Kings Cross station to meet Maddy off her train, and we headed to London Bridge together to meet the rest of our what I’m writing crew. After chatting on line for over a year, and supporting each other in our various writing projects, it was brilliant to finally meet these lovelies in person. You can read more about our lunch here.
Mind blowing innovation at Pump Shoreditch
My lunchtime soiree was just the start of a whole day off for hubby and I. It was our first child free break since having our eldest in the summer of 2009, and couldn’t have come at a better time. I probably don’t need to tell you how amazing it was to have some adult time, reconnect and recharge the old batteries.
What I would like to tell you about though is Pump Shoreditch, which Hubby had heard about but was news to me. This is an old disused petrol station, that has been turned into a buzzing hive of pop up street food restaurants. I can guarantee that there is something for everyone there, and this trendy collection of eateries is not to be missed if you happen to find yourself in Hoxton. We’ll definitely be returning.
So there you go. A truly inspiring week! How was yours?