A Few Words From Agent Spitback On The BIBs…


Because I am absolutely rubbish at self promotion, one of the most amazing bloggers I know, (who is also one of my best blogging friends, with a heart of pure gold,) has written a few words of encouragement about why you may want to vote for me in the BIBs… Take it away, Agent Spitback!!

Pah-parah! Pah-parah! Pah-parah!

All hail! There’s a new Blogging Queen, one of my Blogging Besties, This Mum’s Life, is in town!

Agent Spitback was so thrilled when she heard that This Mum’s Life made the Shortlist for Reader’s Choice for Bibs 2016 that she immediately appointed herself the Royal Blogging Bestie-Poetess in This Mum’s Life Royal Court.

As her Royal Blogging Right Hand Blogger, the first Imperial Act Agent Spitback did is of course, to write her a Love Her Blog Sonnet.

“How do I love This Mum’s Life? Let me count the ways.
I love her blog to the moon, stars, sun and back,
My soul laughs and sings, because she has just that brilliant humourous writing knack.
From the ends of Mumsnet, Britmums, Netmums and Tots100, she has been mentioned in every place,
I love her blog so much, in my blogging heart, she will always have a permanent space.
Most quiet need, by Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook,
I love her everywhere, as she always has me hooked.
I love her blog freely, as she writes the funnies so delirious,
I love her blog purely, as she also writes about things a little more serious.
I love her Mommy blog with a passion that’s always re-newed.
As a Mommy myself when I first read her post “Ways I Have Lost My Dignity Since Becoming a Mum”, I just knew!
I love her blog for her originality that has no equivalent,
Her fresh takes on life, like her post “We Need To Talk About the Conditions of My Imprisonment”.
Smiles, tears, of all my blogging life, if vote for her, as you wisely choose,
I shall but love you better as we share her Coronation Day booze!”

I wish This Mum’s Life every bit of the success she truly deserves.

Pah-parah! Pah-parah! Pah-parah!

The Royal Court is now adjourned. You have officially been served with the Royal Decree to vote for This Mums Life!

Thank you El, what an amazing poem, you ever talented writer you!! Take heed people, please vote for me…..!



  1. May 1, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Oh wow – excellent poem! I thought I was a big fan of your blog but I don’t think anyone could declare their love better than Agent Spitback just has!! Have voted for you of course. Now, I bet you are glad you booked that BritMums Live ticket after all?! Look forward to seeing you there. #bigpinklink

  2. May 2, 2016 / 7:28 am

    I totally missed the BIB Shortlist being out, so CONGRATULATIONS! I will definitely vote for you. #bigpinklink

  3. May 2, 2016 / 7:34 am

    Ah, lovely! I have voted for you too … great category, great blogs … it’s all great! Glad you’re going to BritMums Live too – think it’s going to be pretty messy 🙂 #bigpinklink

  4. May 2, 2016 / 7:54 am

    wheres the link to vote plz ? x #bigpinklink

  5. May 2, 2016 / 8:24 am

    wow, what a fab poem. What a lovely testament to your achievements online, how wonderful to know that your writing is having such a positive impact. I want to read the post on losing your dignity now – just the name sounds hilarious x #bigpinklink

  6. May 2, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Oh my goodness this sonnet has moved me very deeply 😉 Seriously though touch of genius on letting the Agent Spitback write you an ode. I like your style! Congratulations lovely. Very well deserved and you were the first person to send me a link whilst I was reading tweets of congratulations, thinking oh no people are doing it again thinking I have been shortlisted when I haven’t. This is going to be awkward again. Then you sent me that lovely link – hurrah! Are you going? Can’t wait to meet you if you are x #bigpinklink

  7. May 2, 2016 / 8:30 am

    Love it! I will be voting for you. : ) #bigpinklink

  8. May 2, 2016 / 8:37 am

    love it love it love it!!! #bigpinklink x

  9. May 2, 2016 / 8:51 am

    Such a worthy nomination; and of course I am also a big fan of Agent Spitback. Wishing you all the very best. #bigpinklink

  10. May 2, 2016 / 9:25 am

    aww Agent Spitback – what words, what adoration, what a friend – just gorgeous! Wishing you all the best in the awards lovely #BigPinkLink

  11. May 2, 2016 / 9:30 am

    You so deserve this hun – you’ve got my vote! I love that Agent wrote this; shows what a good friend you are and it’s really lovely she did that. Good luck honey xx #bigpinklink

  12. May 2, 2016 / 9:32 am

    Ah this is so lush and I echo everything our Agent Spitback has…what a fab poem. I am keeping everything crossed that you win this as you so deserve it. Your blog is just brill. #bigpinklink

  13. May 2, 2016 / 9:54 am

    What a great endorsement! Congrats on being shortlisted – that’s a great achievment and you should be super proud. #bigpinklink

  14. May 2, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Aw lovely of Agent Spitback to write you a sonnet. But I didn’t actually need to be convinced lovely – I already voted for you 😘 Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink again 🙂

  15. May 2, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Aww feeling the love ❤️❤️❤️ Best of luck with the award! X #bigpinklink

  16. May 2, 2016 / 11:15 am

    So cute. Love the poem! I’m not nearly so creative. I’m not familiar with the BIB awards so I think I’m going to investigate that. Best of luck!

  17. May 2, 2016 / 11:47 am

    aw this is cute. believe in yourself though this mums life! You are doing great! #bigpinklink

  18. May 2, 2016 / 11:52 am

    Brilliant! I’m so pleased you were shortlisted! I have to confess that I had a bit of a problem, as you are unfortunately in the same category as my friend Lucy at (o)ccupation:mother. But I did want to support you too, so I got my mum to vote for you when she did her form, & I hope that counts as sufficient support! Good luck! #bigpinklink

  19. May 2, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    That was awesome! I didn’t know Agent Spitback was a poet too? She rocks! Congrats on being announced on the shortlist! You are the fourth blogger I regularly visit that has made it onto this list! Yay!! Thanks so much for hosting #bigpinklink

  20. May 2, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Ahh!! Great poem and very well deserved, love your blog! Good luck as a finalist, I’ll be voting! Thanks for hosting #BigPinkLink xx

  21. May 2, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    Nice job Agent Spitback and many congratulations on being a finalist x #bigpinklink

  22. May 2, 2016 / 2:20 pm

    Congratulations! As you know I have also been shortlisted, in the fresh voice category and I’m absolutely over the moon 🙂 Good luck! ps. already voted for you #bigpinklink

  23. May 2, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Fab poem and much deserved! The best of luck in the awards and well done for being a finalist! Thanks for hosting! #bigpinklink

  24. May 2, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    LOVE! & Good Luck! x #bigpinklink

  25. May 2, 2016 / 6:59 pm

    Ah what a lovely poem, you must feel very loved and rightly so. Good luck for the awards and massive congrats for being shortlisted xxx #bigpinklink

  26. May 2, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Well, you’ve got my vote (even without this however good that was, El 🙂 ) Good luck and hope to meet you at the BIBs? #bigpinklink

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  27. May 2, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    Ahh yay Agent Spitback and you, a great combo! Lots of luck lovely one…very pleased to be alongside you in this one…good luck #bigpinklink

  28. May 2, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Congratulations! I’m a new reader, but I look forward to your future posts!

  29. May 3, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Congratulations on the BIBs vote! That’s a brilliant achievement! The lovely agent spit back, what a lovely poem for her to write for you. That’s brilliant X #bigpinklink

  30. May 3, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Great poem, i will definitely be voting for you #bigpinklink

  31. May 3, 2016 / 8:58 am

    what a brilliant declaration of admiration! love it!

  32. May 3, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    To inspire such poetry is an honour in itself! Congratulations and best of luck!


  33. May 3, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve been so ignorant to the fact that you have been nominated for readers choice! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you 🙂 xxx #BigPinkLink

  34. May 3, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Awesome poem, congratulations on the BIBs, you already have my vote 🙂 Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink x

  35. May 3, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Congratulations on the shortlisting-ness! Self promotion is a tricky business, luckily I have been spared that by not being shortlisted 😉 Best of luck, chicken!
    x Alice

  36. May 3, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    How much did you pay for this/what did you use as bribery 😉 Fab post! #bigpinklink

  37. May 3, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    This is such a lovely thing to do! Love that Agent Spitback 🙂 Congrats on being shortlisted for the BiBs, such an amazing and fantastic achievement – good luck, I cant wait to get voting 🙂 Emily #BigPinkLink

  38. May 3, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    how gorgeous is thats, “love is in the air” x #Bigpinklink

  39. May 4, 2016 / 10:14 am

    It is my honour to be part of your cheering squad! #bigpinklink

  40. May 4, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    This is brilliant, what a good idea and some fabulous words from Agent Spitback!! Good luck for the awards 🙂 #bigpinklink

  41. May 6, 2016 / 1:37 am

    I love the how do I love thee…..I have voted#bigpinklink

  42. May 7, 2016 / 6:42 am

    Brilliant! You can’t buy publicity like that!
    I agree with it all, you make me laugh so much.
    Am off to vote


  43. May 8, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Hahaha awesome I love your voting campaign. I also like the royal trumpets to announce El’s arrival lol!