About me – Q&A

August 13, 2017Hels

I love finding out more about people that I chat to on a daily basis, and I wanted to do a fun post, so I decided to ask on Twitter if anyone wanted to know anything about me (with every intention of deleting the tweet if no-one replied!) and lots of my favourite blogger friends replied – yay!

I think my proudest blogging moment was when a couple of people commented on a blog post not long after I’d posted it, before I’d promoted it anywhere, which meant people were actually voluntarily reading it! Also getting approached out of the blue for my first sponsored post was pretty cool 🙂

I’d like more people to know that being a mum will make you see everything in a totally different light, suddenly you have to see the world through brand new eyes. And also that you don’t need to buy a million toys, Dougie spent 20 minutes earlier bending down and putting handfuls of air into my hands.

My childhood celebrity crush waaaaas… Gareth Gates and Aladdin.

I have a couple of favourite authors – John Fowles, because his writing is so unique, I love his style and the French Lieutenant’s Woman is my favourite book. Also JK Rowling because she created the world that I continue to escape to.

Favourite clothing piece is currently Sam’s pink faded salmon jumper, it’s so cosy.

I couldn’t live without cereal. I eat far too much of it. Mainly Coco Pops and Weetabix mixed together.

Bucket list: Climb a mountain, visit the South Sandwich Islands, learn another language

I think I’d describe myself as…a good listener, as supportive as I can be and extremely indecisive. Also quite determined – when I put my mind to something I work really, really hard.

Weirdest dream was probably when I was pregnant – I had SUCH vivid dreams then, I relayed to Sam a dream about how I gave birth to Voldemort and then I raised him alongside my pet dolphin. It wasn’t that weird but it was SO real, I was convinced I’d popped out He Who Must Not Be Named.

When Sam and I were in Vietnam, one day we got up really early and went on a boat trip down the Mekong River and watched the sunrise, walked through rice paddies and ate breakfast from a floating market, once we got back to our hotel it was only about 10am, so we cycled through Can Tho, snuck into a hotel to use their swimming pool, then went and explored the markets, and finished off the day drinking cocktails by the river, it was one of those days where you don’t realise just how amazing it was until afterwards!

Mmmm chicken wrapped in parma ham with new potatoes and veg.

Probably Victoria from InTheFrow, I love her blog, and I get so envious of the places she gets to travel to (plus, those clothes…)!

Dream holiday would be Mexico (eeeee hello honeymoon!) and Vietnam, even though I’ve already been, I would absolutely love to go back. And I would go back to New York time and time again.

I actually had a blog about 4 years ago with a friend, I loved it, then that fizzled out and I missed having a creative outlet!

Favourite band/musician changes regularly, but The National, Foals and Boxer Rebellion are always on my playlists

I wanted a creative outlet, I missed writing for fun – I spend my days writing for other people and I wanted to write for me

I’d like to have one more baby I think… 🙂 Not for a couple of years though, and I’d like to be living somewhere a bit bigger, this flat already feels quite small with Dougie crawling around!

Balancing everything is difficult – motherhood is my priority, and I’m lucky that I can fit Dougie into most of my personal life, as in, my friends are more than happy to hang out with a baby, or come and visit me here in the evenings once Dougie is in bed, work is a struggle at times, once Dougie starts nursery it’ll be a bit easier, but I do find that hard. Blogging I do as and when I can, sometimes I’ll write out posts on my phone on a commute, sometimes at 3am when I’m trying to settle Dougie – I find time somehow!

I love crime fiction, I think Terry Hayes – I Am Pilgrim got me hooked on that!

Tell me in the comments one fun fact about you 🙂


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