30 Day Blogging Challenge – Day 1

Day 1 of the 30 day blogging challenge has arrived!  I’m excited to kick off with the first question:

A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

I always find these types of questions a bit uncomfortable, because I don’t think I’m that interesting!  So here are 15 facts that you might find mildly interesting at best, and (hopefully) not boring at worst!

A recent photo of me, hubby and baby

A recent photo of me, hubby and baby

  1. I am an Essex girl. Although *technically* I was born in Suffolk, I don’t remember that so class myself as Essex born and bred. Although I am yet to own a pair of white stilettos, or visit The Sugar Hut.  I have also never met anyone from TOWIE.
  2. I am one of 6 children. I love that I come from a big family, and it always shocks people when they hear how many siblings I have.  It doesn’t mean I want to have 6 children though (whatever my husband might tell you!!)
  3. I am left-handed. I find this interesting because none of my immediate family are left-handed – not my parents, grandparents or any of my siblings.  I am a weirdo!!
  4. I met my husband when I was 17, we have been together 10 years this year and married for 4 years in November. We are childhood sweethearts!
    Throwback photo to when we first met - we were 17 and Craig had hair!

    Throwback photo to when we first met – we were 17 and Craig had hair!


  5. I love to read! I once took 10 books on holiday with me, and still ran out.  I used to walk around the house with my nose permanently in a book. I think this is where my love of writing also comes from.  The last time I read a book was 9 months ago though, when I was in labour.  This is one of the reasons I am looking forward to going back to work – so I can read on the commute!
  6. I have written a novel. It’s not been published, or even read by that many people, but I have written a full novel, all 116,850 words of it (you know, approximately).  I would love for it to be published, but it needs some tweaking before I even think about letting professionals read it!
  7. I’m a secret eater. When my husband is at work, I secretly buy sweets, crisps and chocolate, and then hide the evidence or deny all knowledge if any evidence is found! I’m lucky I am breastfeeding, otherwise I’d be the size of a house!
  8. I (not so) secretly want to be an events planner! I loved planning my wedding, and any events we’ve had since (like my baby shower and friends hen dos) I would love to do it as a full time job. The only thing stopping me are the hours of an event planner – I know it would take over my life and I’m not sure how a baby would fit into it.  If I won the lottery though, there is a huge house for sale near to me, so I’d buy that and turn it into a wedding venue.  Then I can pick and choose my own hours, have as many people as I want working for me, but still get all the fun of planning a wedding.  It’s either that, or divorce and get married again….
  9. I swam with dolphins on our honeymoon in Mexico. It had been a lifelong dream of mine to do it, and I’m so glad we did!  I was a little nervous when I first got in the water, but I loved every second of it.  They are such gentle creatures, and I’d love to take Alfie one day when he is older.

    Swimming with dolphins on our honeymoon

    Swimming with dolphins on our honeymoon

  10. I haven’t been to uni, but I want to do a degree. I’ve looked into the Open University, but at the moment I can’t afford it. I’m not sure where I’d even find the time with a full time job and a full time baby (and a full time husband!!) to deal with…but it’s an ambition I’m determined to fulfil one day.  I would do an English Language and Literature degree, with Creative Writing on the side.
  11. I have always wanted to play the piano. Another dream I am determined to fulfil. I’m hoping one of the kids will want to learn, and then I have an excuse to buy a piano, and learn along with them!  I’ve always dreamed of owning a baby grand, and have it sitting in my dining room…you know in that big house I’m going to buy and turn into a wedding venue when I win the lottery.
  12. I am a natural blonde…and yes sometimes I do act like a blonde…but I actually think that’s more due to baby brain?! I wish my hair was blonder though, I used to highlight it but since having the baby it’s a luxury I can’t afford right now 🙁

    With my natural blonde hair...ok, ok, I wish - this is highlighted!

    With my natural blonde hair…ok, ok, I     wish – this is highlighted!

  13. I have a freakish skill for remembering things. I can remember stuff that people told me years and years ago, and seem to have a photographic memory.  When I worked as a filing clerk at an insurance company, all the files were ordered by an 8 digit number.  If someone asked me where a particular file was, I could recite the number, place it was filed and if that particular letter had been filed.  It used to amaze and freak people out in equal measure.  Not sure I could do it now baby brain has struck!
  14. I am addicted to my phone. Seriously, it’s a problem.  If it’s anywhere near by, I go into a cold sweat if I haven’t checked it every 30 seconds.  I’m working on this!
  15. I have a weirdly jointed arm/elbow.  My husband get seriously freaked out by the fact I have a wonky forearm! I have no idea why it is like that!

So those are my 15 hopefully interesting facts! Come back tomorrow to read Day 2 of the blogging challenge.



  1. Hello, I’m your neighbour on #coolmumclub today so I thought I’d pop by and see what this blogging challenge is about! *waves!* Great facts, we also went to Mexico for our honeymoon! And if you do buy that big house for the wedding venue, can I come work for you please?! Xxx

  2. I love the fact you have written a book! I think it’s something I’d love to do one day…but I do tend to waffle so worry it’d be the worst book ever 😉
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub – good luck with your challenge!

  3. I’d love to swim with dolphins, what an amazing once in a lifetime experience!! I’m the same with reading although I can’t actually remember when I last finished a book 🙁 And I most definitely haven’t written a book either, thats amazing! I hope you do get it published one day #justanotherlinky x

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