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


  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

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

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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


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