Welcome to this brand new tag, I love tags, I find them fantastic for getting to know other bloggers and learning new things about each other and this one is for the parent bloggers of the world, because lets face it, there aren’t many of these floating about that are for us lonely parent bloggers trying to make some waves in the world..

The tag has been created by The Mulberry Bush which is a fantastic little shop full of wonderful wooden toys and who support and love parent bloggers too.. but enough of my ramblings..


1. What were you not expecting/not prepared for before becoming a parent?– I honestly wasn’t expecting just how exhausted I was going to be, you are always told that its hard work and that you will be tired but I have been in tears over how tired I have felt and also just how lonely and isolated it can be.

2. What is your main piece of advice for new parents? – Just to not listen to anyone elses advice, parenting is a journey that you must make your own mistakes and paths and should never listen to what anyone says regardless of how good their intentions are.

3. How do you encourage family time at home? – I don’t think I do encourage it, it just sort of happens.. I feel like making them do something only causes arguments.

4. How do you balance being a blogger with parental duties? – I manage to fit it around nap times and quiet times which is few and far between haha.

5. What was your favourite toy growing up? – I had this stuffed cat called Twinkle that I won at a country fayre thing when I was 7, she came with me everywhere

6. Have you kept any of your toys from childhood? – I have kept two actually, one is a blanket that I have had since birth and the other is this bunny that has been stitched up more times than I can count.

7. What are your children’s favourite toys? – Amelia loves anything to do with my little pony, Kai is addicted to cars and planes and Robin just likes anything, although she does have a cute cuddly toy robin called Bob that goes everywhere with her.

8. Do you actively limit the amount of screen time your kids have? – At the end of a school day I do let them veg in front of the tv for a bit but at weekends I do try and limit their time watching anything.

9. How do you reduce plastic waste in your home? – Reusable bottles, buying wooden toys, avoiding excessive food packaging, etc.? – this is one of the hardest things to do, because there simply is so much of it, we try and reuse any bottles we buy.

10. What advice would you give to parents who want to start blogging? – Dont do it if you are only out to get money and be popular, make sure you are blogging for YOU and no one else!

~ I TAG ~






I have been tagged in a wonderful little get to know you kind of tag, I love tags as they just give you an opportunity to take time out with prepping and planning and simply slow down. I want to thank the wonderful Angela who tagged me, you can find her blog here and her Sunshine Blogger post here and seeing that I have been pretty much sick with a bad cold and chest infection for the past week and haven’t really had the time or the energy to sit down and write anything besides ‘ugghh i’m sick’ on my twitter.


// RULES //

  1. Thank the blogger/s who have nominated you in your post and also link their sunshine blogger post to.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger has left for you.
  3.  Nominate 11 other bloggers to receive the award.
  4. Write them 11 questions
  5. Include the rules and display the logo within your post.

// Questions & Answers //

  1. Why did you start blogging? – I used to blog years and years ago but in private, I had started reading a few blogs here and there on twitter and was inspired to start it up again, it felt like it would be a wonderful way to document days out other things to look back on in future.
  2. What has been your most successful post? – A silly post I did about this game called Skyrim.. I put it onto Stumbleupon and it just took off. you can give it a read here
  3. Describe yourself in three words. – Mummy, Gamer, Nerd
  4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go (and why) ? – I would love to visit more of england if I am honest, I dont like flying and I am scared of everything so I’d love to see more of my homeland.
  5. What was the last thing that made you laugh? – Robin saying to Kai ‘Alright Kai?’ when I met them from school.
  6. What is the last thing you watched and why? – The Grand Tour and why because I tend to watch them before I let my children watch them to make sure there aren’t many bad words and frankly I love those three idiots!
  7. If you had a theme song to your life what would it be?– U2 Stuck in a Moment
  8. Are you a morning or night person? – It depends on what night ive had before, some days I can get up and get going and others are just hard work haha
  9. What is your biggest pet peeve? – People who talk and eat at the same time, pisses me off completely, cant you just wait to finish eating before you talk to me?
  10. Which would you give up: Your car or your phone? – Honestly.. I am going to say neither haha
  11. Tell us your most embarrassing moment!– There are far to many to mention haha I am sorry


  1. What is your Starbucks order?
  2. Who has been your biggest inspiration?
  3. Where is the one place you would love to visit?
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  5. Tea or Coffee?
  6. One game that you can waste hours playing?
  7. Favorite film?
  8. Funniest childhood memory?
  9. Biggest blogging goal?
  10. One meal that you would gladly eat every day?
  11. Favorite curse word?



Until next time


Thank you to Rachael for tagging me in this wonderful christmas tag, you can find her blog here and her christmas tag post here. Now onto the Q’s!

1. Favourite Christmas Movie & Why? – The Wizard of Oz and Love Actually, Oz has always been such a favorute in our home, I used to watch it daily when my nan was alive so I try and watch it once around christmas, it isnt exactly a christmas movie but its still best played at the festive time of year… and Love Actually is one of the few films that can make me cry (which is turning into a bit of a long list hah) cant beat a bit of romantic comedy on a cold winters night.

2. Top 3 Songs On Your Christmas Playlist? – Merry Christmas Everyone by Shakin’ Stevens, Step into Christmas by Elton John and I Believe in Father Christmas by Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

3. Favourite Christmas Tradition? – Saving Muppets Christmas Carol until Christmas Eve, seeing family and stressing over the mess, that’s a new one 😉

4. What Is On Your Christmas Bucket List? – honestly I just want everyone to be happy, I have no need or want for anything…. besides maybe a lie in and a night without the kids.

5. Buddy The Elf or Ebenezer Scrooge? Scrooge hah! There goes Mr Humbug!

6. Best Thing About Being A Parent At Christmas (alternative if not a parent; Favourite Thing About Christmas For You? Just seeing the children enjoy it, we don’t ‘do’ Santa but the magic is very much still there for them.

7. What Is One Present You Asked For As A Child, But Never Received? – anything science like, I loved all the ‘boy’ toys basically but being a girl it was a big no and I ended up with a doll that wet itself! Fun!!

8. Do You Have Any Christmas Eve Traditions? – we do now, a bit like Halloween my mum never really did anything with me for Christmas Eve, I used to go around my dads house and spend Christmas morning there but now that I’m a parent I’m trying to introduce little traditions with my children.. we watch Home Alone, have a nice bath and get into some brand new pj’s, I make some hot chocolate for them and they go to bed a bit later than usual. I’m getting all excited thinking about it now!

9. Which Festive Beverage Tickles Your Tinsel? – I honestly don’t drink but I love the smell of port that my husband sips this time of year.

10. Best Present You Ever Received? – my mum once got me a hair dryer that i still have, she got it for me many moons ago but I was over joyed when I got it as I only used to use hers.

11. Sprouts on Christmas Dinner? Yay Or Nay? – Meh, no opinion on them, I’m a very picky eater so it’s really depends on my mood.

12. What Is Your Ideal Christmas? – not sure, I like how my Christmas is at the minute to be honest, I don’t really want to change much.. this year we will hopefully have a car which is making things much easier, but I like my Christmas, just how it is.

And that’s it, thank you so much for tagging me Rachael, please take a moment and go check out her blog and of course her sparkly Christmas tag too!

I tag –


Until next time

Mummy Catmas