This coming weekend I’m going to my first ever Blog On conference. I went to Britmums last year, but have heard such amazing things about Blog On I was really determined to find out what all the fuss is about.
I’m really excited to get to catch up and meet up with bloggers that I speak to most days, and to actually talk to them face to face! WARNING – I’m a hugger!
But I am also sh*tting myself quite frankly! I’m always worried I don’t ‘fit in’ and people will wonder who on earth I am. Or that I’ll trip over walking into a session and make a complete tit of myself. Even though I had a really lovely experience at Britmums last year I’m still feeling really anxious. I don’t have my baby bump to hide behind for starters, and I’ll be going in by myself rather than with some of the other Welsh bloggers.
In my usual Last Minute Larry fashion, I’ve still not finalised all the details of travel etc for the weekend, and this is probably the last addition to the Blog On ice breaker linky but I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to answer these and attempt to introduce myself.
Share a recent picture of you (if you are an anonymous blog, a drawing is fine)
I’m almost always found with sunglasses. It’s not a wannabe fame thing, pregnancy gave me super sensitive eyes.
These were my absolute favourite pair, til I sat on them earlier in the week. Balls.
Quite possibly wearing this dress to the conference l, though I haven’t decided what will be comfiest/coolest/easiest to pump in!
• Describe yourself in three words
Eclectic, imaginative, loyal.
• How long have you been blogging and what made you start?
It’s been roughly 3 years, but its been a gradual thing.
It was supposed to be a baking/cookery blog, but it developed over time as most people’s blogs do. I think it was inspired by the Great British Bake Off as some of them already had food blogs.
• What was the inspiration behind your blog name?
It’s my surname, and just something I’d referred to our home as for a while.
• What is the best thing to come from your blog so far?
Friends! Genuinely lovely people I’m pleased to call true friends that I’ve come to know both online and in “real life”.
• Your most remembered thing from your childhood
Summer holidays spent with my cousins. Washing up liquid on tarpaulin sheets, learning to ride my bike confidently, making rose petal perfume, making mud pies, trips to the beach. So many lovely times spent with them.
• Something interesting you might not know about me is…
I met my husband at 16 and we’re still happily together now, 12 years on.
• Which social media platform best describes your personality and why?
Twitter. Random, flaky, can be very strange and occasionally writes some gems. I like to think that describes me fairly well.
• What is your happy song?
McFly’s Stargirl. It’s been an alarm song on my phone for years but lately my 3 year old really loves it and dances along. It really cheers me up, proper small child “dance like no ones watching” dance party.
• What is your favourite alcoholic drink?
I don’t drink all that often usually, but I can’t resist a cherry brandy and coke, especially at Christmas time.
• What is your favourite cake?
Lemon Drizzle cake. Especially Mr H’s Gran’s lemon drizzle cake.
• What is your favourite takeaway dish?
Pizza. I can never say no to pizza. Ever!
• Where is your dream holiday destination and why?
Florida, I’d love to go to Disney and the Universal Studios. I’d like to spent at least a week in the Harry Potter one. In fact I reckon my dream trip would last at least a month to spend enough time everywhere.
• What would your superhero name be?
OctoGirl, becasue I always have at least 8 different things on the go.
• If you had a magical power, would you want to have and why?
The ability to freeze time (anyone remember Bernard’s watch on CITV?) think of all the stuff I’d actually get done!
• What one weapon would help you survive a zombie apocalypse?
Wasn’t it vinyl records beheading zombies in Shaun of the Dead? That’s the only “zombie” film I’ve seen so I’m going to go with a boomerang vinyl record, that always comes back so I’m always armed.
• If you could send something into space, what would it be?
Donald Trump. No need for an explanation really is there!?
• What would you have on your gravestone?
Told you it was as bad as I said ;)
I may be a slightly over dramatic person.
• You make headline news around the world in 2 years time… but for what reason?
I’d genuinely like it to be as writer or vlogger.
But most likely it would be something daft like “Clumsy woman trips and falls into most obvious hole ever!”
• If an EMP wiped out all mechanical forms of transport, how would you get to BlogOn?
I was going to say boat, but I definitely do not have the sort of fitness to row from South Wales to Manchester. I don’t even know if thats possible. So I’m going to say I’d borrow a horse. Would need some paracetamol and a comfy seat by the time I get there though.
So that’s a little bit of weird and (hopefully) interesting info about me!
Will I be seeing you at Blog On this weekend? Please don’t be afraid to come and say Hi!
Mrs H xxx