One of the best things about belonging to a blogging community is that you quickly discover just how many great blogs there are out there. Hundreds, in fact. So when I realised it was my turn to host the Brit Mums carnival today – a round up of the best posts from the past month – I decided to make my life a little easier by setting a theme. And as I’m a finalist in the Brit Mums awards, it made sense to make that theme ‘travel’. I left it up to the mummy bloggers to interpret it any way they liked, and here’s what they came up with:
CJ from A Mummy’s View tells us about her family holiday to the Lake District while Jen from Jenography discovers the joys of surfing in Cornwall (really not sure I’m brave enough for that, even with a wet suit *cough*).
Cathy from Mummy Travels talks about her last pre-baby trip ever, to the Azores. Trish at Mumsgoneto is looking forward to her summer holiday in Sweden (one of my favourite countries, too, although I’m not sure I’d be on the Roy Hodgson trail), while Simone at From rat racer to homeworking parent talks about the unexpected joys of car travel.
Florida, and in particular Key West, is somewhere close to my heart (not least because I was hospitalised there when I was pregnant), and I was thrilled to discover Mari from Mari’s World had blogged a very easy recipe for one of my favourite desserts ever – Key Lime Pie. Also in Florida was my dear friend English Mum, who has been discovering Myakka State Park, which sounds amazing.
By the way this photo is of Princess Tiana’s Mardi Gras float at Disney World. Princess and the Frog is of course set in New Orleans. I went there years ago – pre-Katrina – and I remember it as a city filled with music, everywhere we went. I’d love to go back. That’s the beauty of travel – there’s always another journey to look forward to.