One lovely blog award

One lovely blog award

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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!

The rules for the One Lovely Blog Awards

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!

  1. Running in Lavender
  2. Hello Archie 
  3. 23 week socks
  4. Eats Amazing 
  5. The Foodie Teen
  6. Edspire
  7. Ghostwriter Mummy
  8. mamashaven
  9.  Coombe Mill
  10. Verily Victoria Vocalises
  11. Oh So Amelia
  12. The Boy and Me
  13. One Dad 3 Girls
  14. Brummy Mummy
  15. Mammasaurus

I’m linking with The List and PoCoLo

Mum in a Nutshell

The Dad Network


  1. 1st May 2015 / 5:20 am

    Absolutely loved reading this hon, and cannot wait to meet you at BML in June! You sound so laid back. Really pleased the diet is going well and yay for the new business venture. Looking forward to hearing more. Have a fab weekend xxx

    • 1st May 2015 / 7:12 am

      Thanks chic, I’m so surprised you didn’t make the bib shortlist, I love reading Mummy Tries. Unfortunately I can’t make BML as were away for hubby’s birthday but hoping there’ll be something else I can get to this year to meet everyone.

      • 1st May 2015 / 9:39 pm

        Try Blog Camp Bristol, I’ve just signed up for that

        • 1st May 2015 / 10:07 pm

          Yay! Been waiting for to hear about that one thank you x

  2. 1st May 2015 / 8:36 pm

    Thank you so much for nominating me! I want to do this, and I will! x x

    • 1st May 2015 / 8:46 pm

      You’re welcome. Can’t wait to read it and I hope it helps gain you some votes for the BIB awards

  3. 1st May 2015 / 9:38 pm

    I hope you get to do some proper swimming again soon and well done on the health kick, I suspect I have too much sugar too. Thrilled to be one of your nominated bloggers, thank you so much for passing on the award.

  4. 2nd May 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Great to learn more about you #bigfatlinky

  5. kidGLloves
    4th May 2015 / 1:12 pm

    The Mother says – Really enjoyed reading this and getting to know more about you. I used to be a Goth too but shhhhh don’t tell anyone!! Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

    • 4th May 2015 / 1:17 pm

      I know, it’s nothing to be proud of, can’t believe I’ve told everyone!

  6. 7th May 2015 / 1:42 pm

    I loved reading this – especially the teenage goth bit (I sort of was too – but either way not that pleasant to be around!!)

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList xx

    • 7th May 2015 / 1:43 pm

      Ha! I’m sure even if I wasn’t s goth is have still been a pain in the arse!

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