This post – proposing #7daysofreality – is over on The Telegraph’s ‘Mother Tongue’ site here

#100happydays took off at a time when I was feeling a bit miserable.

When you’re feeling like that, the reality is that seeing glossy pictures of people sharing their happiness can make you feel even more isolated.

Shortly after Jess, a school friend, posted that she thought it was really important to count our blessings but asked ‘How reassuring would it be to see people’s real lives rather than the rose-tinted version we normally see on Facebook?’. It got me questioning whether maybe other people would prefer a dose of reality.

Please have a read, comment and share, and of course upload your #7daysofreality

(and yes I am mortified by the picture of the kids leftovers that I left out for my husband’s dinner)