I love blogging carnivals. Besides being loads of fun, they are a chance to visit old friends and meet new ones. What I didn't know is that they are also an endurance test — to see if you can read 50 blog posts in 24 hours (part of the fun is that everyone sends in their entries at the 11th hour). I survived! And here's a snapshot of the best of British mumosphere…
Liz from Living with Kids is going on a diet: New Year, new diet (and no more leftovers).
Rosie Scribble writes about Blogging, taboo topics and the issue of self-disclosure.
Tim (Bringing Up Charlie) give us his ten best of 2009.
Jen at Alpha Mummy lets us in on a secret — she doesn't like some of her friends' kids.
NixdMinx asks if you would dine out alone on Christmas Day?
Potty Mummy swears that one day she will miss all the whining. Really, she will.
Have you ever ridden on a tramp? Jo Beaufoix has! Four-year-old harassment.
Tara at Sticky Fingers wonders why motherhood makes her feel so old.
Insomniac Mummy shares what it is like to be the ginger-headed kid, and asks why the bullying of redheads is so commonly accepted.
Iota ponders …. to tip or not to tip? In Christmas tips.
Sandy at Baby, Baby wonders if it is her cooking in The Toddler Food Graph.
Hari who blogs at Thank You For The Days asks whodunit …. a Christmas Special.
More than Just A Mother relates her snowy motorway tailback experience and the surprising capacity of a nappy.
Is letter writing a lost art? Kelly from A Place of My Own explores this eternal question.
Holly from It's a Mummy's Life reflects in 20:20 Hindsight.
With the birth of her new baby daughter, Babyrambles has discovered pink!
Pippa from A Mother's Ramblings gives us Top Ender Giggles: luckiest in the whole wide world.
Brit in Bosnia shares Things I have said to my children: the snowtime edition.
Ever wonder how the Fins celebrate Christmas? Heather (Notes From Lapland) enlightens us in The Naked Christmas Party.
Ellen at In A Bun Dance shares some things she learnt from her children today.
Babies Who Brunch discovers parties with kids can be fun in Happy 2010!
Mother Knows Best: Vegemitevix explores how her relationship with her mother has changed.
Maternal Tales warns us to be careful what we say in front of the children.
It's the bickering! Laura paints an excellent picture of her breakfast table in Sibling Rivalry: marrying the cereal.
Jen at The Mad House reminds us to live in the present in Spiritual Sunday.
Does an empty diary frighten you? Hot Cross Mum loves empty pages.
Angels and Urchins gives us Lady Gaga is a school run mum.
Creative Space believes! (in Santa)
Separation is never easy — no matter your age — from Learning Made Fun.
Bad Housewife evaluates her friendships.
Metropolitan Mum explains the German expression in between the years … or becoming a grumpy old woman.
Ella from Most/Least looks at the positive side of having swine flu in Snoutbreak.
Karen at If I Could Escape enjoys giving back.
Can moving day be easy? Emily at Days With The Walker Family thinks it is.
Jax at Making It Up talks about the sling thing and other parenting stuff.
SnafflesMummy tells us to fudge off (not really, it's a recipe).
Muddling Along Mummy finds her mojo and pelvic floor (knackered nethers).
The Survival Guide for Rookie Mums has a hearing survey.
Mommy has a Headache shares her 2009 Christmas letter.
Mother's Ruin has a hangover walk in Hampstead Heath.
A child's party for under £40? It's do-able (thanks for the tips Retro Wife).
Michelloui wonders … are expat parents cool or an embarrassment?
Jenny Jane Rudd relates her turf joy!
Mirror, Mirror posts about The Hello Kitty Plane (unbelievable!)
Nurture Store give us some suggestions on how to make 2010 The Year of Play!
Support4Women thinks it time for a New Year, new shape, new bra.
One Day You'll Thank Me explains the dad's role in pregnancy.
The Wright Stuff pays tribute to her muse.
The Hair Dog Chronicles has a new geeky cousin! (but he's 6,000 miles away).
And last but not least … A Modern Mother (me!) asks: are you having fun?
If you'd like to contribute to or host a future mummy blogger carnival, please check out the schedule.
Happy New Year everyone!