So this year I’ve decided to take the plunge and attend my first “Blog Conference”. So many people have told me how good Blog On conference is that being right on my doorstep (well in Manchester only a short train ride away) I thought it’d be a good starting point! I often attend conference and trainmen days for work so I’m no stranger to the usual format. This is different however, this is me, doing something as me, for me. Now that doesn’t happen often! I’m so looking forward to all the learning and networking (something that I’m great at in a work capacity but feel pretty scared of when it comes to blogging) There are just so many great blogs out there that I love reading that I feel so tiny and small compared to them. I doubt anyone will have heard about my blog! Which is why I have chosen to take part in the Blog On Icebreaker hosted by Chelsea Mamma. So here goes nothing…..

Share a recent picture of you

IMG_3498 IMG_1863 I’ve shared two very recent shots, one was just yesterday when I took my youngest out for a bike ride to feed the ducks, and the other one was during half term with my eldest at Longleat Safari Park.
If you had to describe yourself in three words…….

Happy, grateful and busy
How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

I’ve been blogging for about 20 months, so it’s all still very new to me. I was inspired to start by my good friend Jenny who blogs at Lets Talk Mommy, we have been friends since our eldest were very little and they were born only 2 days apart!
What was your favourite TV program as a child?

It’s hard to say, I used to love Saturday morning television as my mum worked a Saturday job and so my brother and I used to enjoy the television – Going Live was a hit in our house! I also used to love ‘Round the Twist’ and at school I remember being fond of ‘Through the Dragons Eye’ which I have now re-watched on YouTube, the wonders of todays technology!
Something interesting you might not know about me is . . .

I was on Good Morning Britain earlier this year for a feature about the election and I loved it because I got to take my boys to London, my eldest still talks about his time in the studio now.
What is the weirdest food you have ever eaten?

I’m not sure, I like oysters, I’m not into anything weird I suppose as I don’t really like meat so don’t try anything like that. I love anything from the ocean and will try anything once.
What was your biggest fashion faux pas?

Wearing clothes that were too small for me in my teenage years, I was bigger back then and didn’t know how to wear things! *cringe*
What are you pet peeves?

I hate people who don’t wash their hands after being in the toilet or before eating…yack…
Who would be your 3 perfect dinner party guests (dead or alive) and why?

My Grandma would be my first, she died when I was very young and there’s so much I would have loved to have asked her and chatted to her about now that I’m all grown up, plus I would have loved for her to meet my hubby and my children. My second would be ****
If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would play the part of you?

I think it would be about my teenage years, battling my weight, learning to be me, finding my feet and my voice and discovering happiness. I don’t know who would play me, it’s a really hard question, give me more time to think about it!
If you could live in any sitcom, which one would it be?

Hands down Sex and the City, it’d be ace. I love New York, I’d love to have the fashions, the lifestyle.
Name a famous person you have met

Geri Halliwell
Which social media platform best describes your personality and why?

Pinterest, I absolutely love it, I can be sucked in for hours and hours!
What picture do you have on lock screen on your phone / computer?

On my phone I have a picture of my eldest in his uniform on the first day of school last year with a massive grin on his face and his shirt poking out everywhere, it was after the day had finished!

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How many pairs of shoes do you own?

I don’t know, I used to own loads, less so now, but I couldn’t tell you. At a guess I’d say 22(ish give or take……)
What period of time from the past would you most like to have lived?

A time when I could have worn great big skirts and beautiful dresses!
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Bali
What is your guilty pleasure?

Wine, I only drink on a Saturday night as Sunday is my lie in. Each week have a Saturday night date night and I enjoy a glass or two of wine.
What is your favourite tipple?

See above! Lol. I do love wine though. Over the last 10 years I’ve moved to red wine but more recently in the last couple of weeks, I’ve rediscover a few nice whites.
If you had a magic lamp and a Genie, what would be your three wishes?

Right now where I am in life it’s have to be:

  1. For hubby to get a job, something he really enjoys doing that’s a challenge.
  2. For my boys to grow into lovely young men, who are kind, caring and well-rounded, who try hard in everything that they do.
  3. For us to be happy and healthy and loved.

16 Thoughts on “Blog On Icebreakers from a First Timer!

  1. I love your wishes!
    I only have a small blog but attended BlogOn last year and loved it. It’s a very friendly conference (not that I’ve been to any others ’cause I’ve not!) I’m sure you’ll love it!
    Hopefully will bump into you this year at BlogOn 🙂

  2. Red wine & big skirts and beautiful dresses are my answers too :)) I hope we’ll have a chat at the Conference. x

  3. Love your wishes. I’d love to go to Bali too. Look forward to saying hi

  4. BlogOn is definitely the friendliest conference around. Love your answers and Hubby would be so jealous that you have met Geri Halliwell!

    • She was lovely too, I’ve actually met her twice, back in the days pre-children when I could queue for hours for a book signing! The other time I won a competition to meet her.

    • I’ve met her twice and she recognised me the second time. It was in my late teen years though! Can’t wait for BlogOn in September! Are you going?

  5. Hi lovely to meet you. You couldn’t have picked a better conference, really you couldn’t, My advice (especially if you are attending by train) is bring the biggest wheely suitcase you own!

    In reading your answers I can’t believe that I never thought to invite my Mom to my dinner party! (She died when I was 20).

    Hope you enjoy Blogon and most likely see you there.

    • Now I meant to ask about the suitcase thing, I’ve seen someone else mention it. Are you serious? Is there somewhere to store it in the day. I hate carrying bags so if it’s going to help then I guess I should dig one out! I am coming on the train yes so I can enjoy a drink or two!

  6. I also love your 3 wishes – and I’d totally be with you on the big skirts and dresses – I tend to wear them anyway 😀

    • I’d love to get away with wearing massive great big period dresses all the time! Although I’d prob get fed up after a week, maybe just once a week would scratch my itch!

  7. ‘Through the Dragon’s Eye’!! Oh wow! Just remembered that. Totally off to watch on YouTube now!
    It’s my first blog conf too, super nervous, but it sounds like everyone is lovely! Look forward to bumping into you I hope! x

  8. Oh my goodness, I loved Round the Twist! Did you ever see the one with the merman? It completely freaked me out.
    I went to Blog On 2 years ago but have only recently really got to grips with my blog again, so I won’t know anyone either!

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