General ramblings, My Make Do and Mend Year



My Make Do and Mend Year has made it on the shortlist of the BritMum‘s Brilliance in Blogging Awards in the Commentary category!


The Commentary category is for blogs that act as a “place to highlight causes, raising awareness and funds, and being a force for positive change. Their topics might be global, local or personal. Whatever their cause, these bloggers did more than their bit, and helped us get involved too.”

How cool is that?! I am incredibly honoured that enough people feel that this blog fits into that category, and have voted, to get it onto the shortlist. Thankyou so much if you voted 🙂

Now I have one more teeny, tiny favour to ask…

Could you vote for me again?

You just have to click on this link, and then hover on the bit that says Vote for the 2013 BiBs now.

(And then vote for me, obviously..)

And in other exciting news, I have been invited to speak at the TEDxBedford event that is happening in June. TEDx events are part of the bigger TED organisation which is devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Their tagline is “Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world”

The theme for the Bedford event is “Everyday Radicals”


and I am massively excited and humbled to be asked to speak (and a little bit scared too…!)
I am in esteemed company-the Speaker’s list is still being announced, but you can keep up to date and check out the other inspiring individuals who will be speaking here

What an exciting week! And it’s only Tuesday 🙂

Thankyou to each and every one of you for your support, and for reading, and commenting, and helping to Make It Better…

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  • Reply Heather April 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Congrats on being nominated! I saw you on there the other day (and voted for you of course) when I was looking for A Year Without Supermarkets and I voted for them in their category too. Best of luck.

    • Reply Jen April 25, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks Heather. I’ve voted for Team Pugh too!

  • Reply sarah@everydaylifeonashoestring April 25, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Congratulations! Well deserved. First stop Potterne Springs WI, next stop TEDx ! That’s not bad going!

    • Reply Jen April 25, 2013 at 9:07 am

      WI is after TEDx so they may get a re-run..!

  • Reply Vivienne Downes (@VivienneDownes) April 25, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Hi Jen I voted for you too … Good Luck !

    • Reply Jen April 25, 2013 at 7:17 am

      Thanks so much Vivienne 🙂

  • Reply Kerry- The Simple Year April 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Very exciting.- Love it when good material gets recognition

    • Reply Jen April 24, 2013 at 9:42 pm

      Thanks Kerry. How are you feeling now your year is up. Must feel wierd..?!

  • Reply Jane Louis April 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Congratulations! Voted for you with pleasure honey, good luck x

    • Reply Jen April 24, 2013 at 1:27 pm

      Thankyou so much 🙂

  • Reply sarahn April 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Took me AGES to find you (like two read throughs), but I’ve voted. Best of luck for the million dollars and power of the world. That’s what you win, right?

    • Reply Jen April 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Oooh, I hope so..! Thanks so much for voting. Sorry it took so long to find me-I might ask if they can highlight me…?!

  • Reply Hilary April 23, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    All power to you. Have voted already. Congrats on the speaker role I’m sure you’ll be great.

    • Reply Jen April 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      Thanks Hilary. And thanks so much for voting 🙂

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