Sunday, 20 April 2014

Blog Your Heart Out

So, in a few weeks I might just get to meet the awesome Trouble Doubled - someone whom I have known since the early days of blogging, and now thanks to her tag- you get to read this post!

So, now you get the answers, to the questions she is making me think about!
Note: she will always make you think!

Who or what encouraged you to start blogging?
It was obviously a moment of inspiration, so much so I can barely remember it.
I was using the TAMBA forum quite a bit when I was on maternity leave with Tom & Seb. I think a couple of parents had begun blogging and after exploring, and finding some fantastic blogs.
Well, it seemed like a good idea.
Oddly, I had set up a blog a year earlier for a #365 photography project. Which lasted a day.
I therefore like to think my blog now represents continuous improvement!

How did you choose what to blog about?
I'd like to think I distinguished. My blog was, and remains, verbal diarrhoea. Or, as I like to think of it, my online diary.
I started, just blogging about life as a mum of three. Which remains. But now. Now, I am a better baker (the blog is a great record of this). Now, my children are three years older. After Easter, the maternity leave that motivated my blog becomes a memory- as Tom and Seb start school. Ouch.

What is something most people don't know about you?
What a tip my office is.
I am organised by trade, I am a programme manager. It's not negotiable.
I was a mum of three under-two's. To not plan was to not leave the house.
And yet, like my childhood, my own space is chaos.
My mum hated it. Not only was it, in her eyes, a mess- but infuriatingly I could lay my hands on anything I needed. It remains that way.
People assume I keep an organised, tidy desk.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
What three words describe your style?
Based on the last response:
An Organised Mess.

What do you love to do when you are not blogging?
I am usually doing two things when I'm not working: holding down the day job or spending time with my family. I am guessing it's obvious which one I love.
As well as being with Mr J and the little people, I have also begun Zumba, and I love this 'me time'- school holidays get in the way, which reinforce the need for a teeny bit of me, away from work and home.

Who wants to be tagged?
I tag......
Keep Up With The Jones Family
Twin Mummy and Daddy
Mum of Three Boys
Tiaras and Tantrums

18 comments:

  1. I like these q&a blogs, feels like you get to know people a little bit and also makes you think of your own answers xx

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    1. I know :) I love learning about other people, but can't believe how much you learn about yourself as well!

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  2. I saw relate to that picture. I'm also a project manager (although I've been doing more technical than management work recently) and I love organising and planning, but I am not very tidy. So many people don't realise there is a difference between being organised and being tidy.

    I love to read that people fell into blogger, just like me, 7 years on I'm still using the test url I created to see if I liked it!

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    1. Nice to know I'm not alone!! I like the idea that tidy and organised are not exclusive.

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  3. haha your desk looks a bit like mine!!

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  4. I love this, I'm exactly the same I know which pile of 'stuff' that super important document is and it's my own special system! You prompted me to look into a local Zumba class not done it since little miss came along but I miss it!

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    1. That's exactly it!! Good luck with Zumba x

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  5. Thanks for sharing the picture of your desk:) makes my sewing room look sort of OK!!!

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    1. And if you think that's the bit I was willing to photograph ;-)

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  6. Ha, my desk looks much the same :) Lovely to find out a bit more about you, I love reading about the people behind the blogs x

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    1. Thank you :) Maybe we should have a desk linky to make us feel better about our personal chaos!

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  7. If your busy there is no time to be tidy, as long as you can find things, then it's OK. I have only tried Zumba on the Wii fit, it's great for getting a good work out.

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    1. That's exactly it! I keep putting days aside... but then find my to-do list needs catching up on.

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  8. haha it is like looking at my desk... it looks like we are both fans of organized mess ;-)

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  9. Its so lovely to know more about you. Your desk is busy not messy :)

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    1. Thank you x That's such a lovely way to look at it.

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