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I apologise for this post – it is self-indulgent and adolescent. That being said, I have enjoyed writing it and *researching* it…

I have a crush. A crush I may have mentioned before in relation to the frottage of a certain cardboard man, by the name of Adrian Pasdar, Nathan Petrelli in Heroes. Swoon. Part of the attraction is the *ahem* close relationship his character enjoyed with his onscreen brother, Peter, played by the equally easy-on-the-eye Milo Ventimiglia. Seriously, should brothers be THIS close?

(disclaimer: I am certainly not complaining and my answer is YES, if they are hot)

Oh, the lovely brothers…

Sorry, got a bit distracted…

Ah, yes. In the most joyous of Heroes (and mainly Petrelli) fanservice, Marvel Anime have provided this video of Pasdar as Tony Stark (Iron Man) and Ventimiglia as Wolverine. Thank you, Marvel. My little fan-girl heart beats a little faster…

http://www.g4tv.com/lv3/53891

Okay, okay – back to normal blogging service. Thanks for indulging me…

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Weekend at Cybermummy – The Gallery

It’s Tara’s Gallery time and I’m joining in for the first time in ages, even though she plastered my baldy peahead all over her ‘blogger to blogger’  Powerpoint presentation at Cybermummy 2011 and made me weep. (Only joking, Tara. I was really touched that you picked my post).

I spent the weekend enveloped by the maternal behemoth that was Cybermummy. I wasn’t supposed to be going at all – money worries due to unemployment of the OH had put paid to my conference dreams and sponsorship didn’t seem like it was going to happen for me. I was resigned to watching it all unfolding on Twitter. Then out of the blue my lovely friend, Laura, pulled an enormous rabbit out of her hat and sorted my travel and accommodation. The ticket was procured at the very last minute and all was ready for the big event.

The travelling down in Cybermummy Car 6 with a bevy of excitable bloggers was an experience I will never forget. Our Santa Fe was a wonderful beast of a car, provided by Hyundai_UK, and the journey was long, ridiculous and totally unforgettable. I hope some of you managed to catch the Bohemian Rhapsody video at the Hyundai stall on Saturday…

I have to be honest. Cybermummy was professional and organised, and I enjoyed the sessions I attended and it was fascinating to wander around the sponsors’ stalls snaffling their wares. Whilst at the conference, I was lucky enough to get my hair styled by one of the celeb hairdressers, who gave me ‘Cat Deeley’ hair, but the most important thing for me was to meet the bloggers who have become friends over the past year or two.The social aspect of Cybermummy was what really twisted my melon. The thought of seeing porridgebrain, karamina, mumrablog, EnglishMum, tara_cain, rozzibee, cosmicgirlie (and countless others) in the actual flesh made my head pop. What was totally unexpected, but so welcome was the fact that because we’d done all our getting to know each other online, the awkwardness I often feel in social situations was virtually non-existent. We talked, laughed and decorated dildos like we’s known each other all our lives. It was a wonderful weekend.

The whole weekend got me thinking about the nature of friendship and what it means to be a friend on my return home. I have been fortunate throughout my life to meet like-minded (and not so like-minded!) souls and make friendships that I know will last a lifetime. This post is dedicated to one of these friends, the aforementioned Laura. Here she is at the weekend in all her gurning, gurgling, gin-guzzling glory…

Laura’s made the last seven years of my life brighter and fuller than she could know. I hope that the silly bugger realises what attending the Cybermummy weekend meant to me – I think she does…

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I fancied a change. I’ve changed since I started My Mummy Wrote This For Me – I’m further down the line from breast cancer and things are changing for me. The blog was initially written for O and lately, that has seemed restrictive and I haven’t been giving it my all. Mind you, there has been a lot going on…

So, here’s the new me. More writing about what tickles my fancy and things that may or may not float your readerish boats. I hope you’ll still pop by. I have lots of wittering to do 🙂

fenngirl x

 

 

 

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One sunny evening, it was just me and O…

We made music and did silly photos….

It had been a very hard week, but chilling out with the squirrels made it better…

I am determined to keep finding the joy in the little things – those things really are the ones that make life worth living…

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