Saturday, 4 May 2013

Five favourite blogs

I used to regularly read about 70 blogs but as I stopped blogging, I slowly stopped reading so many. My Google Reader would jump to 500+ unread posts and suddenly I seemed to have a lot less time to catch up on everything. Some of my former favourites are now defunct but there are also a few that I've consistently stuck with.

Beth's is by far my favourite food blog. She cooks a lot of my favourite types of food (we love Mexican and spice in our house) and every one of her recipes is simple and easy to follow with clear step by step instructions as well as photos - I adore this girl's commitment to great content! I've made several of Beth's recipes and they've always become quick favourites. Do check it out and make something, I promise you won't be disappointed!

Sarah's content reads less like a blog and more like a really great magazine that you get drip-fed slowly throughout the month. Her blog is really motivating, she shares great tips for bloggers and small businesses, as well as a mix of travel, real life stories, art and fantastic insight into being an adult in a modern world. I usually save up Sarah's posts and power through when I need a pick-me up!

Mrs M and I go way back as blog friends although we've yet to meet in real life! She's totally frank, hilariously outspoken and a proper what-you-see-is-what-you-get lady! She's a classic example of someone that I would never know were it not for blogging but her posts have brought me a lot of joy over the years. She also goes on some amazing holidays and her pics make me wildly envious.

The pop-up scene in London is HUGE with a myriad of temporary shops, restaurants and bars to choose from any day of the week. I hugely depend on this blog to keep me in the know and through it I've found out about some fantastic stuff - like a riverside street food festival, a Swedish forest built in a warehouse in East London (yes really! We drank cider on a picnic blanket), a Southern style crawfish boil in an old railway arch and various unbeatable markets. Sadly the nature of pop ups is that they're usually gone before you know it so I've missed out on lots of stuff but I do check this blog regularly to see what's new.

I am a relatively new reader having met Laura Jane Williams through my book club and discovered her blog later for which I CURSE THE HEAVENS that I didn't find it sooner. Mindblowingly honest (I don't know how some people write ALL of their feelings online), this blog has me literally lol-ing at my desk as well as frequently nodding along going "yep, yep, YEP!! That's exactly how I feel!!!" She just released her first e-book I'm Fat (And I Still Get Laid) which was a perfect Saturday morning read.

This was actually much harder than I anticipated and there are plenty others that spring to mind. Perhaps I'll need to give this another go next month! I'm really looking forward to discovering some new blogs through the Blog Every Day in May challenge - I think there are now about 200 participants! If you're one of them, do leave your blog address in the comments below so I can find out about your favourites too!

This post is part of the Blog Every Day in May challenge


  1. I haven't read ANY of these blogs! Thanks Holly! They all seem like stuff I'd love!

  2. Awww, I'm all a bit misty eyed - thanks for saying such lovely things, Holly. Mwah! And I had no idea you'd dipped your toe back into the world of blogging - but I'm delighted, obviously, and will be back again to visit now I've found you.

  3. Thanks for the linky-link recommend, friend! And for saying all the lovely things. Now to your other suggestions, with gusto... x