This is my 4th Blog On and I’m just as nervous I think as the first! I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years and I still feel like an utter newbie. At the first blog on I felt so nervous that I drank way too much coffee and ended up with an almost panic attack! I learnt from that first one to stop with the coffee!!
So here it is  – my Blog on linky answers!
  • Share a recent picture of you  – this was me on a recent child free work night out after I’d had all my hair chopped off and changed to blonde! (I used to have really long brown hair)
  • Describe yourself in three words – Tall, friendly, chatty (when I’m not nervous!)
  • How long have you been blogging and what made you start? – 3 years, inspired and encouraged by my good friend Jenny Taylor (Lets Talk Mommy)
  • What was the inspiration behind your blog name? – I’ve always loved the word Lyric it was what my online name used to be so it kind of made sense to call it ‘A Little Lyrical’ as it meant talking about stuff
  • What is the best thing to come from your blog so far? – My memories that I have forever of the children for them to read
  • Your most remembered thing from your childhood – How much my mum loved me and always tried her hardest to provide for us
  • Something interesting you might not know about me is – I really love singing and wish I’d done more with music in my younger years
  • Which social media platform best describes your personality and why? – Instagram, although I don’t use it as much as I should I love how visual it is
  • What is your happy song? – Amazed by Lonestar, it’s mine and hubbys song and reminds me of all our amazing times together
  • What is your favourite alcoholic drink – Baileys!
  • What is your favourite cake? – Syrup sponge pudding and custard
  • What is your favourite takeaway dish? – I love anything from the starters, so nibble bits, popadoms, dips etc
  • Where is your dream holiday destination and why? – Walt Disney World, its addictive, I absolutely love the place
  • What would your superhero name be? – I’m not sure maybe Super Jane (boring!!)
  • If you had a magical power, would you want to have and why?  – To help genuinely poor people, especially children living in poverty
  • What one weapon would help you survive a zombie apocalypse? – A nuclear bunker with a lock – I hate zombies
  • If you could send something into space, what would it be? – Homework for the kids
  • What would you have on your gravestone? – Nothing I’m being cremated to fly in the wind
  • You make headline news around the world in 2 years time… but for what reason? – I marry Prince Harry
  • If an EMP wiped out all mechanical forms of transport, how would you get to BlogOn? – Bike, I don’t live super far away thankfully or is that mechanical, oh well I’d walk then!

I’m really looking forward to Blog On again this year but still I’m nervous, if you see me please say hi, I’m not good with introducing myself outside of work situations!

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!


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?

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.