Chucklemums Linky Week 21

Dear regular and devoted readers.  I’m  sorry I have been a bit lax on the doodling front lately – I’m afraid that real life has gotten somewhat in the way.  My “fans” (LOL) will know that FC#1 started school recently, so we’re still settling into that new routine.  I’m still (obviously, sigh) single-mumming it, whilst working almost full-time, managing a big construction project on site, and trying to sort out my divorce… my poor blog is suffering as a result.  However, I promise that this coming weekend I have set aside some hardcore doodling time.  (Not hardcore doodles, that would be sick and wrong…although could be rather hilarious…My linked post is the closest I’ve gotten to THAT sort of thing previously.)  Anyhow, I digress – do you think I’ve said “hardcore” enough times to trigger a spam warning in your firewall yet? – you will get some good old fashioned Alpha Mummy vs Beta Mummy doodles very soon.

Meanwhile, some things cannot stand still and wait for such trivialities as solicitors, mortgage companies and Type 6N granular fill.  Therefore, without further ado, I introduce the new and improved #Chucklemums blog linky!


Observe – our fancy new header.  Do you like the way I managed to wriggle my way out of having my actual ugly mug on it?  I much prefer me in stick form, with a cape.

Behold!  Our fancy new badge.  Designed by moi, in case you didn’t recognise the “style” of the drawing… No rude comments please; if you can’t say something nice, say nothing at all. 😉


Your hosts are me, Beth (Beta Mummy), Fran (Whinge Whinge Wine), Sarah (Mumzilla), and Sam (Mouse, Moo & Me Too).


Week 20 had some really great posts linked up, and I was really pleased to see some new faces/blogs appear – hope to see them back again on a regular basis.  We struggled to decide on the winner of the pants award this week, but in the end we went with Pink Pear Bear who made us cringe in recognition with her stages of becoming a blogger – I guarantee all fellow bloggers will relate to at least some of these!

Congratulations Pink Pear Bear! Swing by and collect your  #PantsAward badge here.

All the previous weeks’ linked posts can be seen HERE!


New Shiny Things!

In the name of all things progressive, we’re dipping our #Chucklemums fingers into all sorts of pies. We now have a swanky Facebook page, here, where we’ll share the winning posts each week as well as various witterings.  Please like the page, as to be honest it’s feeling a little bit billy-no-mates at the moment!  A Facebook page is only as good as its engagers, so please join in.

We’re also opening up a spanking new Instagram tag and hosting a monthly collection of funny photos, designed to make us laff. If they tie in with your linked post, all the better – but by no means essential. So, just use the #Chucklemums hashtag on any funny photo and tag our usernames, and we’ll choose our favourite at the end of the month. The winner will get a supersexy Instapants badge, wooo! (If I get round to designing it…)

Please please go and check out the rules here – there have been a few changes.


Please copy the code below to display our beaut of a badge on your post – I’m very proud of this badge.  It took whole minutes of my time to design, as I’m sure you can appreciate.

Now, add your link (make sure you put your blog name or twitter handle so we know who’s who)!

An InLinkz Link-up

My linked post this week, by the way, is a really old one, one of the first I ever published, but one of my favourites.  Please excuse the slightly blurry doodles  – it’s only when I look back at old posts I realise how far I’ve come in terms of managing to transfer my doodles from paper to screen!  I must go back at some point and update all my images…I’ll add it to the to-do list…

Lots of love from the #Chucklemums!

Beth (Beta Mummy), Fran (Whinge Whinge Wine), Sarah (Mumzilla), and Sam (Mouse, Moo & Me Too)


P.S.  Important announcement.

Our lovely and (mildly) amusing friend Fran has been SHORTLISTED for Best Comic Writer at the Mumsnet Blogging Awards in November.  I am putting to one side my jealously and bitterness that I wasn’t also shortlisted, to cheer her on and beg for votes on her behalf.  If you have two seconds of your life to spare, she/we would love your vote!

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