Online Friends ARE NOT REAL

This is a post I have been thinking about for a while.

Having a blog online has opened up many things for my family and me. One of the biggest things is friendship. 

My facebook contains mainly people I know online, with only a handful of friends from school.

And I like it that way. Those people get me. I chose those people to see into our lives that little bit more.

A few months ago, some totally narrow-minded fool made the idiotic comment on how my online friends were not real.

They couldn’t possibly be my friends. They don’t care. They are not real. They are not who they say they are.

To that I say, BULLSh*t

Most of the “fake people” I talk to online I have met. I have spent real time with.

In fact, my best most closest friend in the world is someone I met online.

Her family have become a part of mine. We go on trips and visit each other. We talk all day long on facetime. We have the oddest in-jokes known to man. Yes we fight and we disagree but when push comes to shove, we’re family.

I am lucky enough to call some fabulous bloggers my friends. They are supportive, they listen, they care and they can take the world by storm if they need to.

They are people you feel honored to have on your side.  People who have your back when the poo hits the proverbial fan.

I have seen these “fake people” change lives.

Yes, there are some crazy people online who pretend to be someone else, but you can usually pick out those oddballs pretty fast.

I think these friendships formed online are becoming more and more prominent. The internet connects you with people who many not have otherwise known, and that is amazing.

So to anyone who doubts the connections made online are real or important. I feel for you. Being so cut off and cynical must be horrid.

Because me and my best friend do all sorts of awesome…

me and erika





PrezzyBox Pundits, Take ONE!

We were lucky enough to be asked to be Prezzybox Pudits and try out everything PrezzyBox has to offer.

If you’re not familiar with PrezzyBox, then you should really take a look. They are a great online company who offer a fabulous range of gifts for every occasion in one place. From sweets and personalised gifts, to gadgets for every kind of man.

Trust me, I have browsed for hours.

Which was so not for selfish reasons…

In-fact, I have just been over again and I am getting far too distracted. They literally have something for anyone and everyone and even if your looking to treat yourself, there will be something unique and fantastic you will love.

This month we received something for me, which makes a lovely change. 


Some lovely tea lights for the bath, which I LOVE!They also change colour, which the girls have be mesmerised by. And make your own bath bombs, which I have always wanted to try. Its something I can do with kids too, so it’s win win!

Also included is a £50 off virgin wines vouches, which is always welcome in this house.

These two lovely gifts have given me the opportunity to have a much needed relaxing bath, whilst smelling incredible. Its so simple, yet very well received and something I would even buy for my own mummy friends, who just need some time out.

The Bath bombs themselves would make lovely gifts after being made. Although this time I think I will keep them for myself. its something me and the girls will be doing again, especially with Christmas on the horizon.

The delivery times from PrezzyBox was great. Fast and no problems with delivery. Another bonus!

Stay tuned to see what PrezzyBox have in store next….

Far Away Friends

As you grow up, you don’t always carry all the friends you grew up with, usually its as simple as life getting in the way and time running away with you. Personally, I only have a few close friends, one of which is my sister and I am not sure she counts as she doesn’t really have a choice, but the rest? Well apart from one in town, the rest are scattered around the country, the world even.

I know online friendships are seen as something that couldn’t possibly ever be real, two years ago maybe even I thought this way, but now I have several people dotted around that I keep very close to my heart.

I met them through this here blog.

Granted a few I have yet to meet in ‘real’ life, but some I have met and I love them just as much in real life as I do in the online world. Turns out these people are real, they care and they are there at 1am when you are alone and cannot sleep, listening and being there to make you laugh.

Its nice to have someone to talk to that shares the same interest that is the odd world of blogging, they understand the need to overshare in such a public way 🙂

I didn’t really expect to make any real ‘friends’ through my blog, it really is an unexpected bonus. One I know loads of people be pretty skeptical about.

But each to their own I suppose.

I guess its the fact that we cannot get on with everyone, especially when you live in a small town, there isn’t always someone for everyone.

So blogging lets you cast a wider net, it lets you find the friends most suited to you.

So although I may not have many friends physically around me, I do have a fab bunch of them online, as crazy as they may be!