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Interview with the lovely Mummy’s Diary UK
Q1. How would your best friend describe you? (not sure then ask them)
Well as my husband is also my best friend he would probably describe me as a bit of a crazy cat lady (we only have one, but he is my furbaby!), kind (I have rescued many animals including a hedgehog, dogs, birds and a cat!), he is always saying how silly I am and that I should be a comedienne. I can however also be very stubborn and of course I play the role of nagging wife all too well.
Q2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
The thing I love the most about blogging is being able to share what we get up to with other like minded people and more importantly for our children to see when they’re older. It is a bit of a diary and I hope my children can look back at it and see all the fun things that we have been able to do. We have had many great experiences thanks to blogging, we have been to Bluestone through the blog, Monster Jam and of course they love the toys we get to review as well.
Q3. If you could change anything about blogging, what would it be?
I would change the stigma around mummy bloggers. We are not perfect parents we’re all human at the end of the day. Although through our blogs it may appear that we have these blissful perfect family lives but that’s only because we blog about the good things, we want to keep those memories alive, no one posts about the arguments you’ve had over what to have for dinner or because the kids won’t tidy their rooms! I do feel bloggers have had a rough time of a it lately, with more and more being in the press and people commenting about us not having proper jobs, well I actually work full time as does my husband and blogging to me is my hobby, my little piece of the web where I can escape the real world.
Q4. If you were invited to a Blogger’s Cocktail Party, which three bloggers would you invite and why?
I’d love to invite Abby from You Baby Me Mummy, I find her so inspirational with what she has achieved since she started blogging, and I love her attitude to life and also how she helps out other bloggers. Secondly it would be Cardiff Mummy Says, I have followed her blog for a while and love that she posts about a lot of local places and events going on in the area, I actually managed to meet her briefly at Monster Jam although it was too loud for any type of conversation there. Lastly I’d invite The Oliver’s Mad House, when I first start blogging it was one of the first blogs I came across and so really helped me understand the world of blogging.
Q5. What is the best blogging tip you have been given?
Don’t worry about numbers; your domain authority, UMV etc, just write quality content for yourself and the rest will come.
Q6. When you aren’t blogging, where is your favourite place to visit for a day out?
We love anywhere outdoors with a bit of space for the kids to run around I’d say. My favourite place is probably Roath Park in Cardiff. It has a lovely lake to walk around, peddle boats, park, green house and beautiful gardens to walk through. We normally bring a picnic and can easily spend all day there.
Q7. Tell us about your guilty pleasure. It could be food, drink, a TV programme or your favourite band.
My guilty pleasure is food, and not anything in particular although I do love Chinese food, I just love all food in general! I’m not really a picky eater, and I love trying new foods and new restaurants, and I have been known more often than not to finish my kids and husbands dinner leftovers!
Q8. If you knew you were going to be marooned on a desert island and could take 3 luxury items with you, what would they be?
Ooh this is a tough one, there’s so many things I’d want to take! Okay, so a hairband, is that a luxury? I know right of all the things you could possibly take on a desert island I’d choose a hairband! My hair is always tied up unless I’m in work or going out for the day, it just irritates me otherwise so I’ll always have it tied up. I would say a mobile phone but if you’re stranded on a desert island with no signal and your battery dies it’s actually a pretty useless item to have really isn’t it! I’d have to say then I would bring a photo album with all of my favourite photos of my kids and family. Lastly pen and paper, why not, I guess I’d have plenty of time to start up my old favourite hobby of drawing and I’d have a beautiful island to draw!
Q9. What was the last good book you read?
I don’t really read books, trying to remember I think the last book I enjoyed reading was Atonement. It’s so much better than the film and I could easily read it over and over.
Q10. Describe your perfect date night?
A night out at a romantic up market, but not snobby, restaurant, eating delicious food. Followed by some cheesy 80s dancing.
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