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Hey guys, welcome back to my blog and what a few weeks it’s been with holidays, heatwaves and trying to make deadlines when the sun is pouring in (so hard)!

Anyroad, welcome back to #brilliantblogposts, I’ve recently returned from a fabulous holiday in Portugal with my Mum so have blogged about our girly break at the Martinhal Resort this week, so please do head on over for a slice of sunshine in the Algarve.

Also, rather excitingly, today I made the front page of the Yorkshire Evening Post on making the finals of the MAD Blog Award in the food category.

It’s the biggest paper in Yorkshire reaching hundreds of thousands of readers a day and 80k online alone a day, so it was all rather wonderful and overwhelming (especially as the ladies working in Tesco whooped when they saw me).

You can read the online piece HERE.

My Dad actually called me up bursting with excitement this morning to tell me as I wasn’t sure it was even going to be covered! Making my parents proud (and my kids of course) makes all the hard work, worth it.

A little collage from the coverage-

Yorkshire Evening Post

Anyway enough about me, this linky is about you lovely lot- as usual please do come link up your posts, tell your friends (heck even tell your folks)…and add as many posts as you like.

All I ask is you kindly link back to my blog or add my badge to each post you link up. and do go show some love to other linkers (and me, your host of course) by commenting on a handful of posts at least.

The more you comment on, the greater the love you receive and the more traffic that will come your way!

Thanks to you all for making this one happening blog party with 250-300 links ups each week. I have no words!!!!

I seriously love discovering new blogs and bloggers each and every time I host Brilliant Blog Posts and always come away feeling so inspired, uplifted, moved and entertained by the sheer talent this diverse blogging community has to offer.

Linkers literally head here from all over the world with regulars from Australia, America and of course good ol’ Blighty too! Yay!

Enjoy people!

Until next week


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50 Responses

  1. Lucy (Hello Beautiful Bear)

    Oooh congratulations on making the paper, you and your family must be so, so proud – what an achievement! 🙂

    I’m new to the linky, looking forward to reading some fab posts and discovering some new bloggers!

    X X
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  2. Jen

    Congratulations on making the paper! How awesome. 🙂 Thanks for hosting the great linky. I love discovering new blogs through the linkies.
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    • HonestMum

      Thanks so much and for linking up 🙂
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    • HonestMum

      Hehe couldn’t believe I made the front page, my folks were made up 🙂 x
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  3. ShireDad (Dan)

    It’s really nice to see bloggers being recognised in the local media for their good work. It can feel that online and offline audiences are quite separate and your Tesco experience really shows how traditional media can help bloggers broaden their reach.
    ShireDad (Dan) recently posted…Review: Playtrain, High WycombeMy Profile

    • honestmum

      THanks Dan, traditional media can be great and the local paper’s reach is wonderful, it’s around 100k a day and their site is 80k so really grateful to them 🙂

  4. Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    Congrats on the lovely write up! What an honor, we’re all proud of you too. Way to keep paving the way for other bloggers, moms and women! So absolutely cool! I want to be you when I grow up! LOL
    Nikki Frank-Hamilton recently posted…How to Make a Hanging Light Fixture, Easy and Simple!My Profile

  5. Emma

    Congratulations on the newspaper article. I think sometimes seeing things in print rather than on the internet still makes our parents more proud!
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  6. Caro | The Twinkles Mama

    Aaah you totally and utterly deserve this pet. I’m so, so pleased for you. It’s really lovely to see people — who deserve it — doing well. I’m delighted for you!! Thanks for hosting this fabulous linky! xxx

    Caro |
    Caro | The Twinkles Mama recently posted…121 weeks | Adding light to dark roomsMy Profile

  7. Mum in Brum

    Wow brilliant coverage in the YEP – what a great achievement, well done you! Great to see that all of your hard work is paying off. Thanks for hosting this brilliant linky x

  8. You Baby Me Mummy

    Thanks for hosting lovely. Looking forward to reading some posts x
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  9. Fionnuala

    What a great photo Vicki. Well done on being featured.
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much Fionnuala, not recent ones (a couple of years old), I did sent recent ones but they opted for these had on file x
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  10. Michelle Reeves (The Joy Chaser)

    Wow oh wow look at you in the paper again! Fab photo of you and great coverage (keeping my fingers crossed for the awards lovely). Can’t wait to read about your Portugal holiday darling and for hosting your amazing linky. Linked up my farewell post xx
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    • honestmum

      Thanks darling, never thought I’d ever make front page, thanks for linking up, exciting times ahead for you lady x

  11. Jody at Six Little Hearts

    How exciting for you! Xx (I will add your badge to my blog – apologies, so busy…will get to it next time I am fiddling with my blog template! X)
    Jody at Six Little Hearts recently posted…Warburton Victoria – Three Family Friendly Things To Do #ShareAustraliaMy Profile

  12. Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb

    So brilliant to see you making headlines, Vicki!! Whoop-whoop! You totally deserve the recognition… and I sure hope you win 🙂

    Thank you for hosting sweetie!!

    Catherine x

    P.S. Can you please stop going on holiday. I can’t cope with so much sunshine envy on your channels!!!!!!!!! hehe 😉
    Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb recently posted…How to Style a Fitted Waistcoat (Vest) in the SummerMy Profile

    • honestmum

      Haha that P.S made me laugh, you are hilarious lady. Will try! Thanks for kind words on press, fingers crossed for September x

  13. Rob

    Great job on getting into the paper and right beside those heartless thieves. Well done and thanks for hosting a great linky.

  14. Lins @Boo & Maddie

    Such fantastic news about the Yorkshire Post, very well done and well deserved! Off to have a peep at your Algarve adventures now X
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  15. Crissy

    Congrats on making the front page! What a great accolmplishment! To many more beautiful! xo


  16. Zara - Mojo Blogs

    Wow!! That must have been an amazing feeling. It really is so good to see bloggers breaking out into main stream media and you’re glowing in the online article! It is a wonderful piece and testement to the work you put in. Well deserved recognition. x
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  17. International Elf Service

    Brilliantly well done on making the news – that’s actually really exciting! Thank you as always for hosting this linky – just heading over to your posts now x
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  18. Hannah

    From one Yorkshirite to another, well done on making the front page! Your holiday pictures look amazing, not jealous at all… honest…
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  19. Ebabee

    Well done! You deserve it and such a lovely photo of you. When I saw it on FB this morning I thought of your parents and how they must be absolutely bursting with happiness and pride. Such a lovely feeling being proud of your kids – I never did understand that till I had my own. Thanks for this xx
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    • honestmum

      Oh thanks darling, they were so excited, and you are so right as always, we truly appreciate that special pride in your kids now we have our own, much love xx


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