I am so excited to be attending Blog On at MSI for the third time! It is such a fantastic conference; incredibly friendly yet informative. I’ve learned so much from previous years – and met amazing bloggers who I am so lucky to have become friends with.

Kara from ChelseaMamma has put together 20 questions in a linky so that we can all get to know each other beforehand. It’s a great idea and I am really happy to take part.

So here goes…

Share a recent picture of you

This was taken when I started back at work recently. I had to get up at 5:30 to get ready and I needed to check my make up but one of my boys was having a shower so I used my phone to check and decided to keep it as a ‘first day’ pic, like when children start school


If you had to describe yourself in three words…….

Tired, anxious and grateful

How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

I’ve been blogging for about two and a half years. I was being invited to events, was socialising with bloggers and being encouraged to write, so I did. I’m so glad that I did

What was your favourite TV program as a child?

Ooh lots. I loved children’s programmes like Scooby Doo and Rent-A-Ghost but I also loved Tomorrow’s World

Something interesting you might not know about me is . . .

I met my husband when I was 13. I was a licensee for several years. Oh and I had a fling with a TV actor when I was at uni

What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

Being a veggie, since I was 11 means I haven’t had crazy meat dishes, but when I was pregnant with my eldest, I did eat roast potatoes with melted After Eights on.

What was your biggest fashion faux pas?

Crikey! I am a child of the 70s so there will be a multitude of photos of me wearing dodgy clothes…

What are you pet peeves?

I am incredibly squeamish so noises, smells and poor hygiene make me twitchy. But people being duplicitous or cruel also makes my blood boil.

Who would be your 3 perfect dinner party guests (dead or alive) and why?

One of my best friends died when we were 21 so I would love to have an evening with her, my other best friend and my husband. It would involve lots of wine and laughs and probably not a lot of food.

If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would play the part of you?

When I was in my teens, my hair was quite a bright ginger and I was an easy target so I was fascinated by Molly Ringwald. The Breakfast Club came out just as I was starting high school and I longed for it to be similar.

If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be?

Ten (OK, twenty!) years ago I would have wanted to be in Friends. It seemed so glamorous at the time. But now I think my life resembles the Hecks on The Middle. I certainly have the housework skills of Frankie

Name a famous person you have met.

As a blogger I have met lots of presenters from children’s TV and when I was a licensee, I met lots of famous people. I also went to school with Jonny Buckland (Coldplay). And Jonny Duddle (author) is a good friend of ours

Which social media platform best describes your personality and why?

Instagram. I allow people to see a small glimpse into my life but on the whole there are very few people who know what’s really going on.

What picture do you have on lock screen on your phone / computer?

This is me and my hubby. I don’t think we do ‘normal’


How many pairs of shoes do you own?

About 12. I am obsessed with boots at the moment. I also have awful feet (years of gymnastics and injuries) so I prefer to have my toes covered.

What period of time from the past would you most like to have lived?

Maybe the 60’s – things were changing so quickly and the world was an exciting place

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Fiji, Hawaii, Iceland, Australia, America, Russia… There’s so much to see and so little time (money) to do it all

What is your guilty pleasure?

Being cwtched up, watching TV

What is your favourite tipple?

Red wine. Lots of red wine

If you had a magic lamp and a Genie, what would be your three wishes

For our boys to be happy and healthy, for my hubby to find a better job and for us to have enough money that we didn’t have to worry