Thursday 6 July 2017

Reasons to be Cheerful - Family Time, Blogging Success and the Beach #R2BC

Hello friends, happy Thursday, I hope it looks to be a good one for you. Mine should be good and busy as I'm on the school run and then coaching my little boy first thing. Next I need to get a couple of tyres changed (Nothing exciting there) and then it is time for quick bite to eat and the girls parents consultations at school. Once they are home, it will be the normal homework, catching up with blog work and doing their dinner before I escape out with the my lovely friend Izzy for a meal and a catch up.

I'm sorry I haven't posted many R2BC posts recently, I seem to have had loads of paid work to do and whilst that's good (and with the summer holidays looming, definitely a reason to be cheerful) if I want any kind of work/ life balance it means I need to do less personal content but you've got me for every Thursday in July now as it's my month to host.

Blogging Success
In fact I think I could name all things blogging related as reasons to be cheerful as my Facebook blog page seems to have taken off and I am managing to be consistent in my posting and I've had a wonderful blip on YouTube. I assuming it is a blip but you never know I might just be the next big thing! Lol At the time of writing this I've had over 33,500 views on a slime tutorial I put up about five weeks ago. For the first four weeks it did what I thought was well with about 5,000 views and in the last week it has moved up by nearly 30K, that's pretty astonishing isn't it?

Yes, I am going to be doing more and seeing if I can cash in on it. I'd never monetized my channel despite a few video reviews doing OK and just before this wonderful blip I had applied to be monetized, so even better than just the viewer numbers is the fact I'm now being paid for them! Id held out for seven years thinking how much I hate ads when Collette at We’re going on an Adventure said ‘but everyone expects them nowadays’ and she is right. It was like a light bulb going on!

Time with my Boy
It was an inset day in Monday and I love that instead of meeting his mates my near 14 year chooses to spend the time with me. We headed over to Eastbourne and started with coffee and cake in Patisserie Valerie, before a spot of shopping and then lunch at Frankie and Benny's. He got a new school bag and that made me smile as the only thing left to get for September now is his shoes but he only wants the Hotter Gore-Tex ones, so I need to find the money for those! They aren't cheap at £99 but they have lasted him right from his first day back at school in September 2016 and that is unheard of. If his feet hadn't increased a size he’d be going back in the ones he has already!

Back to Fit Club
I was so pleased to make it back to my Fit Club on Monday night. It had been a while since I last went and I really do need to be focused on eating better and exercising. I had a fab time and Miss E joined me, which was actually really pleasant. Luckily the lady who runs the club is a friend and she makes it such good fun. I also weighed in and that was a bit of a shocker
 But it's only a starting point.

Trip to the Beach
Last weekend we headed over to Seaford, which isn't an area we've explored before. It's only about a 35 minute drive from home and Seaford Head is the opposite end of the Seven Sisters cliffs where we often visit and walk. It was good to see the beautiful white chalk cliffs from a different angle and to have some family time strolling along the prom, enjoying an ice cream.

The kids also really enjoyed the Salts play park and they'd happily visit there again.

Come and Join In!

I'd love to read your Reasons to be Cheerful and it is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to join in -

1. Link up a post about something that is making you super happy/ grateful. It can be in this style or it can be anything you like - a recipe, a tutorial, a from the heart, a list - it's your blog, you choose

2. Add the #R2BC badge onto your post or blog so that people can easily find the linky and join in too if they fancy

3.  Share the love. This is the really important bit. Please don't just link and run, comment on at least a couple of posts and share with #R2BC

I'll stop by all linked up posts to comment and I'll share on twitter too

Wishing you an amazing week ahead. Be blessed, Mich x

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