CELEBRATING SIX MONTHS OF BLOGGING

So last night saw Daddy Long Legs and I mark the blog’s first six months with a delicious meal. Bought by Daddy Long Legs (as a surprise! He’s definitely a keeper) and prepared by yours truly, as I love to cook. We started with a scrumptious prawn and avocado cocktail served with walnut bread. Daddy Long Legs has got this skill for picking the best, ripe avocados. Served with a slice of lemon and a glass of bubbly. Six months is something to be proud of when you are keeping a tiny human alive at the same time (any excuse for a champagne celebration, really!)

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The meal was also a way to congratulate ourselves on doing a somewhat decent job when it comes to this parenting malarkey, and as going out now means a lot of planning, this was a perfect alternative (Caspian even managed to stay a sleep for most of the evening, something he’s not done for a while, which I recently blogged about in HOW TO GET THINGS DONE EVEN WHEN YOUR BABY WONT NAP).

The second course was these exceptional fillets of steak from our local butcher. I wont reveal the price, but can only say we might need to save up for a while or potentially sell a vital organ before we can have a meal like this again. Though hopefully the blog will continue to flourish and I can treat Daddy Long Legs next time.

scandimummy_mealCaspian did wake up exactly as the meat was ready, so it didn’t quite look the part, but still tasted fantastic!

Served with stuffed mushrooms, fried onions, organic oven-roasted baby potatoes and Bearnaise sauce it was absolutely divine. We drank a superb bottle of Haut-Merdoc from Château La Tonnelle with it. The meal was finished off with a very ripe Camembert.

scandimummy_prawncocktailOkay, so being working parents means a couple of things were not homemade

Today, which sees exactly six months, since I started scandimummy.com, Caspian and I were off to take our next steps on our blogging journey with a photo shoot done by the fantastic Caroline Jones. She did my maternity shoot a year ago creating some truly magical memories now displayed in our home, and I can’t believe everything that has happened in these short 12 months since we last worked together.

My lovely maternity shots done by the fantastic Caroline Jones

For any fellow bloggers reading this you might recognise Caroline as the official BritMums Live photographer at the event in June. Check out her work, she’s amazing!

The photos are to form the starting point of a new blog design along with a different theme and new logo, all of which I can’t wait to share with you very soon.

We’ve had some wonderful opportunities to work with brilliant brands as well during this past six months like Munchkin, Parragon Books, Little Lulu’s and their fantastic leather pram shoes recently featured in Tatler magazine, dress designer Patricia O’toole, The Baby Show and kids online shop and the blog’s advertising partner Growing Needs, just to name a few. And we have already loads more lined up in the coming months of which I’m especially excited to work with German buggy brand ABC Design. Here’s to the next six months and beyond. I can’t wait to see what’s in store and share it all with you.

Thank you for all your support so far, it’s really been amazing and very much appreciated. From readers following from the cold Nordic countries to mummies and daddies all over the UK and really the rest of the world. I’d also like to extend a massive thank you to the wonderful blogging community, without whom I wouldn’t have gotten this far in such a short amount of time.

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48 thoughts on “CELEBRATING SIX MONTHS OF BLOGGING

  1. Oh Nadia this is fantastic!! Congratulations for your 6 months of blogging!! The time really flies, right? I will have 6 months of blogging at the end of this month!! So we started at a very similar time! It is so exciting to be able to do something that you enjoy a lot and the opportunity to work with great brands. And of course the best it the blogging community!! I love your pregnancy photos!! You are a hot mummy!! 😉 I just realised that you don’t live far from me because of your posts. We should perhaps try to meet one day!! Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. As you know I love having you here and you have been a supporter of this linky since the beginning and I’m grateful for that! 🙂 xx;-)

    1. I would love to meet up! I’ve seen you are attending BlogFest too, so would be great to see you then and we can also arrange a proper play date for afterwards 🙂

      My pleasure, lovely. Thank you for hosting a great linky! Will link up again tonight.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  2. Congratulations on reaching 6 months! And definitely a successful 6 months so it sounds! I am literally just about to sit and write my 6 month post which is tomorrow! Hope the photo shoot went well! Look forward to seeing the new look! 🙂 #KCACOLS xx

  3. Oh congratulations to you! You’ve achieved such a lot in that short time – imagine where you’ll be in another 6 months! I love your maternity shots, she did such a good job, how beautiful 🙂 #KCACOLS Mim x

    1. It’s great fun, right. Though hard work too. And I’m sure there are lots more I could be doing. Hope you find a way to celebrate six months, too!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  4. Congratulations on your six month blogaversary! I love the idea of celebrating with a yummy meal. I might have to suggest something similar to Mr TB when my next blogging anniversary comes up later this month. How exciting about the rebrand and pictures. I’m sure it’s all going to look amazing! #busydoinglife

  5. Wow, you have achieved so much in just 6months. Go you! Your dinner looks amazing and what a perfect excuse for some champagne. Good luck for the next 6months, I hoe they are just as fun xx #KCACOLS

  6. Congratulations on 6 months. Wow you’ve achieved so much!!!! Definitely a good excuse for some champagne. I’m excited to see your new pics and your new design . 😀 xx #KCACOLS

  7. Congratulations on your 6 month anniversary – sounds like you have done lots since you started and have lots more lined up for the future too. The new blog design sounds exciting too. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  8. Congrats and yes your meal sound divine! It is something to celebrate, it is not easy getting started, but is great following your dreams. I just posted my one year post a couple of days ago. It flies doesn’t it? Keep at it and enjoying it. #busydoinglife

  9. Wow. This is a truly inspirational post for me. I am celebrating my first week of blogging, and I’ve just learnt to grasp the concept of linking – thanks to #KCACOLS I stumbled across this post. I know I have a long way to go, but your blog has truly inspired me to make my blog successful. Thank for for the boost of positive energy and I hope you have another exceptionally fun and successful six months. Congratulations!

    1. Thank you so much for those words. I’ve been inspired by others to get this far (which I’m sure is only a tiny step for many), but with being a first time mum too it feels like a big achievement, so I’m really happy if it has inspired you. And it took me a lot longer than just a week to find out about linkies, so I’m sure you’ll be very sucessful 🙂 I can’t wait to follow your blog. Thank you for coming by and good luck with everything. Any questions you think I can help with just fire away.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  10. Wow you’ve achieved so much in just 6 months – that’s great that you’re collaborating with so many brands already. Well done! That meal looks right up my street #justanotherlinky

    1. Thank you 🙂 And thank you for hosting #coolmumclub, love that linky! It wasn’t until I wrote this post that I actually realised everything that I have done, so I guess taking stock from time to time is a good thing.

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  11. Well congrats on six months! I must have started blogging nearly the same time. What an adventure indeed, but it is amazing to look back and see how much I’ve already learned. Wishing you the best with your photo shoot and upcoming re-design. I look forward to it!

    1. It might be an insignificant step for some, but I’m excited to see where I can take it. I’ll look forward to following your blog, as well. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    1. Thank you, lovely lady! I’m hoping to achieve a more Scandiesque feel, but I’ll let you be the judge of how well I do 😉 Thank you for popping over, always nice when you stop by!

      Nadia – ScandiMummy x

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