11 ways you know you’re a blogger

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I’ve been blogging for just over a year now so I guess I can officially call myself a ‘blogger’. It’s my favourite hobby I’ve ever had and I had no idea that when I started it would also mean I’d make some great new friends.

Here’s a (tongue-in-cheek) look at 11 ways you know you’re a blogger…

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My interview with Kfm radio

So Wednesday evening was a bit different to usual, rather than the usual dinner, bath, bed routine with my 2 year old I instead headed off to the Kfm studios leaving E in the capable hands of my husband.

Brenda Drumm (who presents Artyfacts) originally tweeted that she was looking for 4 bloggers from Kildare to come in for a pre record. Fortunately I was one of the first to respond and Brenda confirmed that I was one of the 4 chosen.

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5 things that went through my head after I was shortlisted for a Blog Award

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Here’s what went through my head when the email pinged into my inbox:

  1. Hold on, is this one of those clever spam emails and they’re going to ask me to supply my credit card details in order to go through?
  2. Great the shortlist is up! But my blog’s not on the list! Nooooooo. Oh look there it is.
  3. Let’s crack open a bottle of champagne to celebrate! On second thoughts better not it’s only Wednesday.
  4. I’m going to tell my toddler! He’ll be so happy for me! Him: ‘What’s the prize?’ Me: ‘Actually I’ve got no idea.’
  5. Ooooh there’s a burlesque theme for the night of the awards. Maybe I’ll get to wear my Halloween costume twice this year!

 

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One Lovely Blog Award

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Thank you so much to Stacey from the brilliant Mums Blind Love for my One Lovely Blog Award!

It’s great to meet all the other parent bloggers online and nominating each other for these awards is a great way to support each other and get to know each other better.

So here’s seven random facts about myself:

1. I studied English Lit at uni but these days I’m a much bigger fan of chick lit!

2. I moved from England to Ireland 11 years ago but there’s still no hint of an Irish accent.

3. I’ve just joined a gym for the first time and am loving the fact that I can cycle and read a book at the same time. (I think this probably means I’m not pushing myself very hard…)

4. I rediscovered my love for Aussie soap ‘Neighbours’ while I was on maternity leave and am still enjoying it (it’s so much lighter than Eastenders).

5. My first pop interview while I was writing for my uni magazine was ‘Wheatus’ and I found them lovely, they’re not ‘dirtbags’ at all!

6.  While on honeymoon we stopped off in L.A and I got to sit in the audience of the Jimmy Kimmel show and watch him interview David Beckham!

7. I’m obsessed with having a completely neutral decor in our house; the only room with any colour is my toddler’s. Of course he insisted on having it blue and the walls are covered with Thomas the Tank Engine stickers.

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Liebster Award

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Thanks to Dirty Nappy for the nomination!

Here goes!

1) Who was the first person to read your blog?

Well the first ‘Favourite’ I got was from @alicanavan, this was in response to her reading my favourite quote which I’ve also included in my Twitter bio ‘If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?’ – Milton Berle. Love this!!

2) Describe your blog in three words?

Funny (I hope), lighthearted, easy reading (oops that’s 4)

3) When and where do you normally write your posts?

Nap time, on the couch, with a cup of tea.

4) Apple or android?

Apple (love the iPad even with it’s shattered screen)

5) Best or funniest parenting experience

Best – Christmas time! Even more fun when you have a child!

6) What/who inspires you?

All the other lovely mummy bloggers, especially those that meet for #mblogchat

7) How would you spend 1 million?

I’d go on holiday and have a think about it while lying on the beach sipping a cocktail!

8) Favourite blog this week:

Mummy Of Boy Girl Twins

I want to go to Blog Camp!

9) Did anything make you laugh today?

Last night my toddler was talking in his sleep and said ‘I want chocolate!’

10) What was the last book you read?

Gone Girl – much preferred the book to the film.

11) Random Fact about you!

My (now) husband and I met in Crete on holiday so it was a holiday romance! I moved over to live with him in Ireland a year later.

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