I’ve done a couple of posts previously in response to being nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Liebster Award. I was very flattered recently to have been nominated again for the Liebster Award not once, but three times (thank you It’s a Mummy Thing, Keeping Strong and Moving Forward and Mummascribbles) as well as tagged again by Shannonagains in the One Lovely Blog Award – thank you all for the mentions.
I quite enjoyed reading other posts on these awards and finding out more about other bloggers so I thought I’d answer a few more of the questions I’ve been asked through being tagged.
1) Who would play you in a movie and why?
Anna Kendrick as it would have to be a musical.
2) What is your favourite season and why?
My favourite season is the spring. I love the days getting longer, the weather getting warmer, blossom on the trees and daffodils in the garden. Spring to me feels like a fresh start after the winter and is a time of when I tend to feel more optimistic and hopeful.
Becoming a midwife and having six amazing years working in independent practice. I have been blessed with the opportunity to work alongside some wonderful and inspiring ladies who are fantastic midwives, two of whom supported me during my home birth with Sophie.
4) If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take with you?
My husband and my two beautiful girls.
5) What is your favourite ice-cream flavour?
6) If you could do any job in the world, what would it be?
I’d have loved to have been a musical theatre actress
Hiding in the kitchen whilst cooking dinner and eating the chocolate that hubby tries to hide in the cupboard.
8) Who is your favourite blogger and why?
There are lots of bloggers I love and it’s hard to pick just one but ‘Big Trouble in Little Nappies’ is a favourite of mine – love her humorous take on the little moments of parenting.
9) What is your speciality dish?
Middle Eastern lamb with lentils cooked in the slow cooker.
10) Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I don’t like to look ahead – having a heart child means that the future is uncertain and scary. If I can be where I am now with my husband and both my girls by my side then I would be happy.
11) What is the best thing you ever did?
Went to Southampton University. If I hadn’t, I would never have met my husband or had my beautiful children.
Crispy duck with pancakes – yum!
13) What is the one thing you would be lost without and why?
My phone. I’m addicted to social media and taking photos!
14) What is your best blog post?
My most popular post is ‘The truth about… the 20 week scan’ which raises awareness of detection of heart defects at the 20 week scan. I think my favourite post to write was ‘Mealtimes with small children’.
15) Do you own pets?
No. Part of me would like a dog but I’m not quite sure I could take on the responsibility of having one at the moment.
16) What do you watch on TV?
I’m a big fan of Call the Midwife, Pointless, Mock the Week and University Challenge.
17) What do you do in your spare time?
Blog mostly! I also enjoy singing, playing the piano and dancing – I used to do tap, ballet, ballroom and Latin but now my dancing tends to be limited to twirling the girls around the kitchen.
To have the joy of seeing my children grow up and have my lovely hubby by my side.
19) Name one person who has inspired you most in life.
My daughter Jessica – she has endured so much in her three years of life and has so much joie de vivre. Her godmother Gillian describes her as a joy-carrier and it really is the most apt description of her. She has so much love to give everyone around her and I love getting glimpses of the world through her eyes.
20) From your own experience what would be your number one tip or piece of advice for a first time parent?
Don’t be afraid to admit that things can be a struggle sometimes. Parenthood is hard and we all have moments when it can feel overwhelming. Knowing you are not alone in the struggles can help immensely.