Roaring and rugby playing with Rosie & Cooey

Roaring and rugby playing with Rosie & Cooey

It could be because they’re growing up or perhaps it’s due to them developing my aversion to the camera (see if you can spot me in any of the footage from the recent Interior Blog Awards … no, it wasn’t because I was crying in the corner at not winning, instead I managed to hide behind Jess whenever I saw a photographer approach), but trying to capture my two boys has become increasingly difficult lately. Even candid shots where they’re busy doing other things and I try to sneak a snap or two, they have a sixth sense and immediately turn their back to me. It’s rare for me to get a half decent photo of them any more unless bribed with sweet treats and cool wooden toys from Great Little Trading Co.

You are such a good boy, mama!

You are such a good boy, mama!

I spoke at a blogging workshop a couple of weeks ago and was asked about the key to successful blog post. The million dollar question, hey? And one that I’m not entirely sure that I’m equipped to answer. But after giving it some thought, I said that a post has to be informative, or entertaining, or meaningful to the writer. Better if it’s two of those things, and nailing all three in a single post is obviously the holy grail. Not so easy to do, though.