Many thanks to the lovely Renee at Mummy Tries for my One Lovely Blog Award. For those of you who don’t know, it’s where you get to know a little more about the person behind the blog. (Cause we don’t pour out heart out enough anyway 😉) The nice thing about writing these posts is it gives the blogger a chance to share things that probably wouldn’t come up in an everyday conversation or in a typical blog post. So here are 7 random facts about the mum behind Mum in a Nutshell:
- When I was little I wanted to be a swimming teacher. In hindsight, my lack of ambition towards a high-flying career is a little worrying, but the fact was, I just wanted to swim. I don’t make it to the pool so much these days other than bobbing around, singing nursery rhymes at baby swimming lessons but I still get a flutter in my tummy when I first walk through swimming pool doors & smell the chlorine.
- Because of the above, my favourite place for a short break is Centre Parcs. I just love the Sub tropical swimming pool there. So many happy memories of sitting in the baby pool with each of my boys and endless runs through the rapids. I still remember the first time each of the older two went down and the look of pride in their faces. It’s our family special place.
- I’ve recently given up eating meat & cut down drastically on my sugar consumption. I took part in a Noom app trial organised by inspiration Michelle at Bod For Tea and it helped me look at my diet and how rubbish it was. I was a bit slack towards the end of the trial but the app certainly kick started a new healthy eating focus. The meat thing was easy, although fish is still part of my diet, living by the sea it would just be impossible to resist on a meal out.
- I’m a Devon lass through and through, preferring the open coast and laid back lifestyle to the hustle and bustle of the city which ironic as I grew up in the lovely city of Chester. I can just about manage a trip to Exeter but give me a life by the seaside in my sunnies & flip flops any day.
- As a teenager I was a rebellious goth. I cringe at old photos and some of the philosophies and attitudes I had back then. I’d like to make a public apology to my family and the teachers I disrespected right now. Robert Smith from The Cure has a lot to answer for.
- I’m currently in the throes of setting up my own business which is both scary and exciting. I’ve been self-employed before but on a much smaller scale. luckily I have a very supportive husband who never objects to any of my financial adventures. He knows I’ll give it my all to make things a success and just lets me get on with it, nodding and smiling in the right places as I explain my master plan.
- I love being a mum of boys. I have moments when I imagine what life would’ve been like with a daughter but I feel karma has been kind by ensuring I have all boys. It works with our family dynamics and the thought of parenting a teenage mini me is terrifying. Having a male teenager in the house is challenging enough at times but he’s no where near as bad a I was at his age, as my Mum is constantly reminding me!
I’m nominating some if the Brilliance in Blogging short list nominees as an opportunity to remind people of the face behind the blog and gain some supportive votes. Some of you may have already done your one lovely blog award posts in the past but it won’t hurt to remind everyone why you’re so fab!
To keep things quick and simple I’ve made a badge, feel free to grab it for your link back and to show everyone you’ve been nominated. Good Luck!
- Running in Lavender
- Hello Archie
- 23 week socks
- Eats Amazing
- The Foodie Teen
- Ghostwriter Mummy
- Coombe Mill
- Verily Victoria Vocalises
- Oh So Amelia
- The Boy and Me
- One Dad 3 Girls
- Brummy Mummy
I’m linking with The List and PoCoLo