Lucy Loves #2

Lucy Loves Inspiration, Writing & Wine

 It’s been a long and eventful week. It felt long to me because my baby stopped napping, and frankly, it exhausted me!

Plus, unheard of for me I went out Saturday to spend some time with three of my bessie mates, and then 100 miles back again for my Dad’s birthday party the next day! Not the best planning in the world, but I was trying to rekindle my social life, just for one weekend!

Then of course there was the General Election. I am not saying that I have loved the General Election and won’t go into detail about it; I think we’re all getting a bit sick of it. What it did though, was shed some new light for me on the Good Mum Bad Mum debate that has been doing the rounds. It’s all just party politics.

So what have I loved this week?

A brilliant blog

Lucy LovesCarry on Katy, one of my favourite bloggers, wrote this brilliant post about why you shouldn’t always read the label. It is funny, thought provoking and a little bit emotional.



Some excellent writing

Lucy LovesOh you bloggers by Ashley Altman was published on BluntMoms this week. For those of you reading who are bloggers, this is a must read. And for those who aren’t, it’s enlightening. Ashley is a member of an amazing writing group I am part of, who share writing they’ve had published. When Ashley shared this on Tuesday, I knew it was one for Lucy Loves.


The debate continues

Lucy LovesIf you follow my facebook page, you’ll know I shared this post by Eeh Bah Mum earlier in the week, with her thoughts on how Bad mum and Perfect Mum can just f*ck off! I also read this brilliant piece by the Unmumsy mum. Possibly controversial? It depends on which party you support!


Wine of the week

Lucy LovesMy wine of the week was inspired by the Knackered Mothers Wine Club. Helen recommended a Picpoul de Pinet as a refreshing change from Sauvignon Blanc. I’m making an effort at the moment to move out of my wine comfort zone and try new things.

I tried to buy the wine Helen suggested, but it had all sold out! Instead, I thought I’d find something similar to see how it faired.

[Picpoul de Pinet Prestige 2014, Domaine Guillaume Cabrol]

It is citrussy, floral and fresh and I think a lot of people would like it, but I don’t like it as much as my favourite Sauvignon Blancs. It has an after taste of green peppers, which I find a bit odd. It might be because I don’t really like green peppers! I think it would go nicely with a big seafood platter, but it’s not something I generally make for dinner at home. I think I’ll stick to Oyster Bay. [Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, Marlborough, New Zealand] Always a safe bet, always delicious. I’d pick gooseberries over green peppers any day of the week.

Until next time, be excellent to each other. And party on dudes.

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