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-Blogmas day 12-Why I started blogging

The main reason why I started blogging is because I needed something to do, a hobby if you will while the baby’s asleep, as some of you mums know it can get rather lonely when your other half’s not there and your baby can’t talk back, so I turn to social media and I have made a few mummy friends via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, however I have always been into writing and creating stuff, when I was in college we were encouraged to keep a blog “journal” to keep track of all the work we’ve created.

So blogging isn’t a new tool for me, I’ve always known about it and have started many blogs over the years, but none that I’ve been too passionate about, but when my son was born I decided, why not, I love my son and my fiancé so there was no better time to start blogging, my first blog post on this site was my labour and delivery story, which was naturally going to be my first post as it documents all about how I felt during the contractions and my water birth, which was amazing by the way.

Blogging for me is just another form of social media but without the 139 character word limit, it’s a free form of expression, like a personal diary if you will, because many people can read/find your blog and can sometimes even relate to what you’re saying.

I remember watching a programme on the bbc called “The C Word” based on a real life blog of a woman called Lisa Lynch who blogged all about her experience with her breast cancer diagnosis, portrayed in the programme by the wonderful actress Sheridan Smith, and I remember thinking, one day I want to write a blog as successful as that because other cancer sufferers could relate to her blog and she used clever witty humour to highlight the not so nice parts in her journey. I will leave a link to her blog here,Alrighttit.

So yeah my advice to anyone wishing to start a blog, just go for it, it’s a free country and you’ve got nothing to lose, my only comment would be write about what your passionate about, don’t start a blog about makeup if you don’t wear it, be true to who you are and the ideas will come flooding in and you never know your blog may become a real success and you could earn some cash along the way.

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-Blogmas Day 7- #The Christmas Tag

 

Thank you Natalie over at mummybutstillme for tagging me in this Christmas Tag, (gotta love a tag), So here is my version, hope it will suffice, i have tagged 3 awesome ladies with 3 awesome blogs for you to check out! Also even if you’ve not been tagged and you want to take part then feel free to do so.

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My Cat Miles in his elf shirt

The Christmas Tag Questions

What is your favourite Christmas film? The Grinch is my all time favourite Christmas film, i always watch this on Xmas eve but sometimes even weeks before.

Have you ever had a white Christmas? Not that i can remember, it’s always been pretty cold and foggy but never snowed on Christmas day.

Where do you usually spend your holiday? Since i moved out of the family home 3 years ago i have always, always gone back to my mums for Christmas day, it’s just tradition now, and i’ll be going to my mums this year too.

What is your favourite Christmas song? Hmm if i had to choose just one song it would have to Last Christmas by Wham, just because that seems to be the only song i go back to over the festive season.

Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? No, even when we were little we were never allowed to open any presents before Christmas, but i think i may alter that tradition with Logan as i want him to feel excited and to have something on Christmas eve it might just help him sleep, as we all know it’s “hard to sleep until Santa has been”.

Can you name all of Santa’s reindeer? Rudolph, Dasher, Vixen, Prancer, Cupid..that’s honestly all i remember.

What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year? It will be Logans first Christmas so I’m excited to start my own traditions which we’ll carry on every year, im looking forward to having xmas dinner at my mums, the board games, the music, the late night telly, the conversations, the giving on gifts, the memories and taking pictures.

Is your Christmas tree real or fake? Fake, we’ve never had a real one, in fact none of my family have ever had a real christmas tree.

What is your all time favourite holiday food/sweet treat? Pigs in blankets and Trifle with brandy cream 😉

Be honest, do you like giving or receiving gifts better? When i was younger, naturally it was recieveing but now im a parent giving is definitely better as i love seeing peoples faces light up at the wonderful gifts we’ve gotten and i cant wait for those years where logans older and understands xmas a lot more.

What is the best Christmas present you have ever received? Hmm probably a laptop which i had off my mum to help with my college studies, either that or my manchester united top with my surname on the back!

What would be your dream place to visit for the holiday season? My mums house, nothing beats going there, if i went anywhere else i’d feel strange and i wouldn’t be able to settle, but if my mum and everyone came too then Italy as thats where alot my relatives live.

Are you a pro-present wrapper or do you fail miserably?  Depends, sometimes i put the effort in and sometimes if im tired i tend to rush it and it ends up looking like a dogs been at it.

Most memorable holiday moment?  Going to my nanny’s house on christmas morning after we’d opened all our presents at home, then the excitement to see what your nan had got us, oh and then there’s the bar of soap incident when i was about 7 years old i thought a bar soap was one of them green viscount bars (the chocolaty mint thing) yeah that was pretty memorable.

What made you realise the truth about Santa? I would like to go in to detail but i’ll just say Rudolph left a trail of mince pie to my mums bedroom

What makes the holidays special for you? Being with my family and now my son, i have a feeling this christmas will be the best one yet.

Right, now your turn! I tag the following lovely  mummies.

Valerie @ livinglighterinatlanta

Nicola @ mummytodex

Katie @golddust

Looking forward to reading yours, get typing ladies! x Pass on the tag