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Beautiful Things by Sally Whittle

Sally Whittle

Sally Whittle  is a full-time blogger at Who’s the Mummy and runs the Tots100, HIBS100 and Foodies100 blogging communities, along with the MAD Blog Awards. She’s also a happy single Mum to her daughter Flea, and together they like to travel, have fun and make fools of themselves on a regular basis. 

Sally also has a a big heart and is a very funny lady. Here she shares her most beautiful things…

SallyandFlea, Sally Whittle

The most beautiful day I ever had was the day I got my first job in journalism. I remember riding the bus home through Camden after the interview, and realising I’d just got a foot in the door of an industry I’d wanted to join since I was seven years old, after five years of university,working behind a bar at night, and people telling me it was too competitive. The sun was shining and the world felt full of possibility. I think possibility is about the most beautiful thing there is.

The most beautiful thing I have ever seen is my daughter Flea. Specifically when she’s asleep, if you lean in very close and whisper, “I love you,” she smiles in her sleep. There’s no such thing as a bad day when you can see that at the end of it.

The most beautiful thing I have ever owned is the Taylor guitar my friend just bought me. I like to admire its mahogony-topped beauty as I play one of the four chords I know. It’s wasted on me, really, isn’t it?  

The most beautiful song I have ever heard is a song called Something Beautiful by Krister Axel (http://axelradio.com/track/something-beautiful). But ask me again tomorrow and I’ll love something else. I never tire of listening to new music. 

The most beautiful person I know is my Mother. She’s beautiful on the outside but I have endless admiration for her strength, wisdom and compassion. It takes someone very special to take on foster kids and to adopt children who haven’t had the best start in the world, and help them build new lives, and lucky for me my Mum’s one of those special people.  

The most beautiful thing about me is that I try to live up to my Mum’s example and do the right thing, even if it’s not easy.  I don’t always get there, but I try and be someone worthy of her, every day.

 

Thank you Sally Whittle, you made me cry!

If you would like to share your Beautiful Things and fill in a little questionnaire send me an email to Becky.Goddard@ntlworld.com with Beautiful Things written in the subject matter. It’s good to share what is Beautiful ….

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28 Comments

  1. Coombemill
    April 28, 2014 / 10:02 pm

    I love the Mum daughter relationship going on with Sally, that is really special, accros 2 generations.

  2. April 28, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    I’m really enjoying this series, such a great way to learn about people.

  3. April 28, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    i’m sure that you are worthy and even more, every single day and that is why your daughter smiles to you in her sleep x lovely post x

  4. April 28, 2014 / 7:52 pm

    I reckon you have a daughter who will be just as keen to make her mum proud, in fact I am sure she is already 🙂

  5. April 28, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    This is so lovely – I do hope you’ve let your Mum have a read Sally x x

  6. Jane @ northernmum
    April 28, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    I am a little surprised I didn’t make sallys beautiful list…..

    But it still made me smile

  7. April 28, 2014 / 11:50 am

    That is such a lovely post… Lots of things not to take for granted there! 🙂

  8. April 28, 2014 / 11:33 am

    What a lovely post! Very easy to forget what are the most beautiful things that occur to you… off down memory lane now!

  9. April 28, 2014 / 10:17 am

    very beautiful post. i love watching my kids sleeping too and how wonderful your mum is. and by the way i listened to that song and is indeed really beautiful!

    • becky
      Author
      April 28, 2014 / 10:27 am

      Oh I listened to it too …it’s lovely!

  10. April 28, 2014 / 10:05 am

    Ah, that’s so sweet! Love anyone who loves their mum and appreciates all the hard work mums do – but some are extra special 🙂

  11. April 28, 2014 / 9:15 am

    awww what a lovekly way of finding out more about other bloggers. i know what Sally meant about her daughter being the most beautoful thing she ahd ever seen – i feel like that about my boys when i met them for the 1st time x

  12. April 28, 2014 / 9:08 am

    Ohh Sally, you big softie. Evil Overlord, I’m not so sure!!! I loved reading that, thanks for sharing. Mich x

    • April 28, 2014 / 2:59 pm

      I feel like I should go and glare at kittens, just to restore order in the universe now. Tsk.

  13. April 28, 2014 / 8:00 am

    This is a beautiful post.

    The only reason i went to Blog Camp on Saturday was to finally meet Sally. After three years of blogging it felt so wrong that I had never met the legend that is La Whittle. And what an added bonus that I got see your gorgeous face and give you a gentle hug too.

    • April 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

      Blimey, I’m glad I didn’t know that ahead of time. Talk about pressure! Am now heartily glad I didn’t fall over or do anything else too embarrassing.

  14. April 28, 2014 / 7:39 am

    Such a lovely insight. Great series Becky! 🙂

  15. Emma
    April 28, 2014 / 6:20 am

    This is great, I love being nosy and learning new things about people.

    • becky
      Author
      April 28, 2014 / 6:22 am

      Oh yes me too Emma!

  16. April 28, 2014 / 6:18 am

    And this is why I call her Love Squirrel 🙂

    Really liking this series Becky x

    • becky
      Author
      April 28, 2014 / 6:23 am

      She’s a bit of a softy really!

      • April 28, 2014 / 10:33 am

        Love squirrel!?! Oh Annie you are a one off, the good kind of crazy. ;-))

        • April 28, 2014 / 3:00 pm

          I frown upon this nickname.

  17. April 28, 2014 / 6:07 am

    What a lovely set of answers, thanks for sharing these with us.

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