Summer Link Up: Why I Started Blogging

Here is the second piece of 'Summer Blog Linkup' hosted by I Heart Grade 3

The topic is 'Why I started blogging'

This is a tough one. There are so many reasons why I wanted to start blogging. Did you know I won my blog? We had only just come back from Dubai and we have a big holiday booked for August with hopes of emigrating to Canada this year so it wasn't something I could put money into. I entered a competition hosted by Fishing for Education and won! Since winning there are so many things I want to blog about, here are some;

1. Autism
 I know how hard it is for your child with ASD to be off School for long periods of time, how to keep them occupied, especially on rainy days. I wanted to be able to share some cheap, fun activities that anyone can take part in. 

2. Wider Audience
I wanted to be able to show teachers that the resources I sell at my store aren't just great for children with ASD / SEN diagnosis, but also mainstream children, a lot of it is centred around Kindergarten age (bear with me while I get used to the American Grades!). 

3. Fun
I often come across fabulous fun activities that people may not come across, I want to be able to share these with the World! (Or anyone who comes here anyway!)

4. Sharing experiences
I LOVE to travel! I'm looking forward to being able to share my photos/experiences here on my blog with anyone who wants to pop along to visit! At the moment I just share them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram but they are always a big hit with the places we travel to.

5. I like to write
I have always loved writing. Ever since I was young, I wanted to be a writer, I love writing down things that happen to me, keeping a journal, now I get to write and have it posted somewhere. It may not be everyones interest and I accept that! But it's still fun. 

6. Nosey
I love to nose! I think humans in general just love to look into other peoples lives. I love to see what people are doing, what's happening in different peoples lives etc.


Souk Madinat, Dubai 2015


  1. Being nosy is what got me started reading blogs. It was like being able to run around to dozens of classrooms poking my head in the door and grabbing great ideas to use. Getting hooked on reading blogs led to me wanting to start a blog.
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  2. I love it! I think one of the best parts of blogging is connecting with people and being able to share and learn.

  3. Wow! You won your blog! How awesome!

    Are you still thinking about moving to Canada? If so, where? I am located in Quebec... but have lived in Alberta and Prince Edward Island.

    Thanks again for linking up!


    1. Yes - I was so overwhelmed winning my blog it was the most wonderful news!

      Our plans to move to Canada are still all go we just have to get our heads around the whole emigrating bit! We are looking at a conference that they have here in the UK in October to move to Canada and try that way - google can be so confusing! We were looking at Alberta and British Columbia! Other than that we haven't put too much thought into a place as we want to see the opportunities available to us both :) Alberta is meant to be lovely we have friends though who really like it!

  4. That's awesome that you won your blog! Getting a blog design is such a motivating thing and makes you feel like a 'real' blogger, I think. That's part of the reason I got involved in designing blogs. Thanks for sharing your blogging story!

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