With a full time 'real' job and two part time blogs, I often struggle to fit a lot of other stuff in to my week. That makes me no different to everyone else, but I do try to make time on a Sunday morning to just sit with a cup of coffee (or four), while Les works in the shed and do a spot of Internet related reading.
These are my go-to sites:
Yes, I'm sadly obsessed with TMZ. I used to visit every day but now I only tend to have a quick flick through if I catch a headline I'm interested in. Unfortunately, I have zero interest in the Kardashians, so I'm not on there quite as much these days.
The thing I love about TMZ is that it ALWAYS seems to be first with the latest celebrity death news and, if there's one thing I like, it's a gruesome news story. Yes, I am that morbid.
Amber is a Scottish fashion and lifestyle blogger whom I once shared a work building with many, many years ago. She sensibly left and developed multiple successful blogs while I stayed and hated myself for a few more years before finally getting out and never looking back.
I love Amber's sense of humour and she can turn the most seemingly inane topic or event into a brilliantly funny story. She also looks good in everything and her vintage inspired wardrobe is unbelievable. One of the things I love most about Forever Amber is the normality of it all. I don't mean that to sound rude, as I love it, but what I mean is that she doesn't pretend to be anything that she's not.
What she IS, however, is lovely and stylish and funny with a shoe collection that makes mine look like the recycle bin at Dolgellau Co-op.
Dominique, like me, is fairly new to blogging; or at least publishing her blogs. She's been writing excellent books reviews for as long as I can recall and her writing style is fantastic. As a travel addict, Dom has lived and worked in various countries around the world and this gives her an insight into things that regular tourists just don't see.
She has a relaxed and free flowing style that makes for easy reading and she takes a mean photo.
Betsy, the owner and writer for the site, is a friend of my younger sister, which is, basically, how I know about her blog. I've never actually met or spoken to her, but the things she gets up to never fail to make me laugh.
She also has a way with words that reminds me of watching SATC and listening to Carrie ruminating about her life. Now, I'd just like to point out and in no way am I making any other reference to Betsy in this vein - I just like her writing!!
Betsy's account of attending dance class in London takes me back to Carrie and Charlotte and the odd movement class they took. And it made me giggle just as much.
I can't live without this one. OK, so that's not strictly true, but what I mean is that I don't want to. I love the mix of nutty stories, relevant newsworthy articles and, obviously, photos of dogs dressed as humans.
If I've had a long and demoralising shift (which is a LOT), I love nothing more than hopping into bed and catching up with a variety of dog breeds doing stupid things. It makes me seriously happy. If you can't be cheered up by puppies in outfits then you're dead inside, tbh.
What are your favourite websites?