Thank you to SunnyDayBlueSky for asking me to fill out the questionnaire below. I am not going to nominate any fellow WordPress blogger in particular but am putting it as an open invite for all of you.
1, What has been your biggest achievement so far?
Other than my daughter, I would have to say fitting a kitchen! When we bought our house it was so incredibly run down; there was no gas or electric point for a cooker in the kitchen so we had to get that put in. The cupboards were damp, mouldy and couldn’t be salvaged. So I replastered the whole room, built cupboards, cut and fitted worktops. The only bits I couldn’t do were fitting the hob, sink and extractor fan which we were lucky enough to have family members help us with.
2, Where do you feel most comfortable?
Boring I know but its got to be my living room! Its so neutral and calming and I always have candles lit and flowers everywhere. We put so much work into making it homely – here are the before and after pictures (although we have a slimline fire fitted now so there is no longer a big white hole!).
3, Who was/is your inspiration?
My Nana. She raised me as one of her own children and as such we had an incredible bond. I was so lucky to have such an amazing woman pass on her manners, guidance and advice to me. She sadly passed away when I was pregnant, but not before she had time to help us name our daughter.
4, How do you relax?
By baking or cooking! Even though I work part time I am such a home bird. I love making new recipes up with whatever I have in the house. There is nothing better for me than cooking whilst drinking a nice glass of wine… or a mojito!
5, What is your beauty routine?
As I have rosacea, I have to be careful what I use on my skin. So, I use REN Rosa Centifolia cleanser every night, then moisturise every night (if I remember!) and every morning with Clinique moisturiser. Make-up wise, I will not leave the house without Benefit mascara and Maybelline foundation. I can take or leave the rest, not bothered if I wear it or not!
6, Why do you blog?
When I had my daughter, I really struggled. I found it incredibly hard to understand the changes to my body, my emotions, my house and my life. No matter how prepared I thought I was, mentally I wasn’t. And I think that is quite normal for a lot of new mums but the problem is sometimes you don’t find this out until the child is older. I wanted to do something to show my experiences and say that it is ok to feel like a failure sometimes! Its ok to have days where you put the kettle in the freezer and then cry about it. Its ok to ask for help. Its ok to trust your judgement, you were given an intuition as a woman! And the recipes bit came from my passion for creating new recipes for people and seeing how happy it makes them, especially my cakes.