Monday, 9 May 2011

Happy Birthday to The Missions

Wow, 12 months old today.  It only seems like yesterday, when one of the mum's at school stopped me and commented about how funny my blog was.  Little did I know that 12 months worth of ramblings later, that I would be part of an amazing little blog community?

Yes we fall out, people take things without asking and there is a bit of back biting, but hey that is just the average day in my life, I have 4 little sisters so falling out is expected, taking things without asking, isn’t right but sisters still do it all the time and back biting well let’s just say the last girl who tried it, looked pretty hot cover in orange juice (purely accidental).

But anyway we have had our ups and downs like most families, we have laughed and cried, but most of all I have loved every millisecond.  We have made some amazing new friends, we have reviewed a lot of stuff, and we have been asked to take part in some amazing events.

I love blogging, it’s like an extension of my little family, we laugh, we cry and we sometimes disagree, but we are family and we stick together like glue.  Through thick and thin, for better, for worse etc etc.

Yes, I know I’m rambling now but what I really wanted to say was “Thank You”, for taking the time to read my blog, for helping out when things got tough and for just being there for us.

I adore all of my old friends and new ones, and I hope that we will still be here in 12 months time.

I would like to say a massive Thank you to the Handpicked Media Team, they are all amazing and so lovely, they took my blog on and we have shared some amazing experiences and for that I am extremely grateful to be able to work with them.

So it’s time to party, help yourself to nibbles, wine and homemade chocolate fudge cake (I made it myself) and thanks once again for being amazing.


Mummy, Daddy, Teenage, Drama, Princess and Monster Mission xxx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Me Me Me - Meme

Right the lovely Hannah over at @MetalMummy has tagged me into the Meme and quite frankly it would be rude not to take part.

Plus this eases me back into blogging, which I so want to be able to do more of each day.  So I had better get on and answer her lovely questions.

If you could go back in time and relive one moment, what would it be?

Wow just one, errmmm well the days that I gave birth to each of my four children would be high on the list.  As well as the day I met my lovely husband, because without him they wouldn’t be here. (Ok his contribution was small, but much needed).

If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?

I am a huge believer in Karma and fate.  I believe that our lives, have already been mapped out for us and we just have to make the best of every situation.  Saying that I would go back to the day, when my great granddad died.  He was a huge part of my life and I never got to the hospital on time to say goodbye.  So technically, I wouldn’t change anything because he was really sick, but I would go back and give him a huge hug and a kiss and say goodbye properly. *wipes away the tears*

What Movie/TV character do you most resemble in personality?

Wow, errmmm people say I’m a mother earth character, so it would have to be the little plump fairy godmother, from Disney’s Cinderella. ( I look a bit like her too).

What TV/Movie character would you most like to be?

Bloody hell, right Rachel from friends, we are already so alike I am a bit ditsy (only sometimes) but she is so bloody gorgeous. I wouldn’t mind just a bit of her gorgeousness.

If you could push one person off a cliff and get away with it, who would it be?

It would have to be the drama queen Jordan, she gets on my nerves all the time.  Arggggg.

Name one habit you want to change in yourself?

It would have to be my day dreaming, it gets me into so much trouble.  I wouldn’t give it up all together, maybe just for a few hours a day.

Describe yourself in one word.


Describe the person who named you in the Meme in one word?


Why do you blog? (Answer in one sentence)

Because I love writing and sharing a part of my life with anyone who loves reading it.

Name at least three people to send this meme to, and then inform them.





Sunday, 1 May 2011

Mummy had a wobble.

I feel like I should be having some sort of therapy, sitting in a circle and standing up when it was my turn, saying:

My name is Lena aka Mumonamission and I haven’t blogged for three weeks.

Listening for the gasps around the room, then all the whispering starts, “How can she call herself a blogger?”

In truth, I couldn’t blog; I was having some sort of confidence crisis.  I have always had a dream of becoming a writer, (yes I know, my grammar isn’t too hot) but my blog was my baby.  I loved turning it on in the morning and having my Dear Diary moments.

Sadly it was all gone, even the kids and their funny ways couldn’t get me to open the laptop and start typing.

In truth it wasn’t just my blog that suffered this crisis; it was my business, my writing and my life in general.   I know that sounds so over dramatic, but that was just the way I was feeling.  I withdrew from Twitter and facebook and locked myself away in the hope that this feeling would simply just go away.

I couldn’t find a way out, even Princess and her “consplosion” (she meant Explosion) comment couldn’t get me writing.

Thankfully, one person who has never really taken an interest in my writing made me see what I had been missing all along.  My lovely hubby, the man who is obsessed with his baby blue camper van actually sat down and read one of my first posts.  He was actually laughing and turned to me and said “why have you stopped?”  I just cried, and I couldn’t stop.

 I didn’t know what had happened; he gave me the biggest hug and told me that I was his inspiration.  Before he had met me he hadn’t dared to dream.  He told me that he was so proud of me and everything that I had achieved in my life.  From the kids, the blog to setting up the VA Business, he said he was so proud and that I should be too.

So I decided late last night that A Mum on a Mission blog was to have an overhaul, as well as Mummy Mission herself.

So I will be dusting off the cobwebs, redesigning the blog webpage, updating the VA Business site and blog and also sorting out my life, by taking part in an amazing weight loss programme from Harley Street.  (Which I am so excited about)

It has taken three weeks for me to come to the conclusion, that I am a good person.  I am a good writer (well I think so) and I will make a success of my business.

In life sometimes it’s those baby steps we take that lead us to bigger and better things.  I am so blessed to have four beautiful children, a wonderful husband and amazing friends.  Anything else that comes my way will be a bonus.

Thanks for listening

Love you muchly


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