I don’t usually tend to do many of these types posts, or havent done for a year or two at least, having really been focused on writing posts about our general every day life and fewer posts on blogging and the blogging community. Plus, I don’t seem to be organised enough to be able to fit them in alongside everything else that I want to write about, even with the best efforts and intentions. But I do think some of these types of tags are quite nice and give you an insight into parts of bloggers lifes that they may not necessarily write about, even though we lay our lives bare on our blogs everyday.
So when the lovely Franca from A Moment With Franca tagged me into the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Tag I decided to finally get my act together, go back to my blogging roots a little bit and get involved, so thank you to Franca for tagging me in!
- Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog
- Answer the 10 questions they’ve given you
- Nominate 7 other bloggers for the award
- Write 10 questions for your nominees to answer
- Display the award on your blog or on a post
What do you always have in your bag?
My iPhone, purse and keys are always in my bag regardless of where I am going and what I am doing. I will also usually have handcream and a pen with me if I have a large enough bag. However, the bigger the bag the more things and random bits and pieces I seem to carry around. Like most mums, it’s not unusual for me to find some of the little ladys hairbands and clips and other toddler paraphernalia!
What day of the week do you like the most?
It’s a really obvious answer, but Saturdays are most definitely my favourite day with Friday and Sunday coming a very close second. I look forward to and live for spending time with my little family and cherish each and every single weekend that we get to spend quality time together.
Tell me how you came up with the logo/name for your blog?
It was the term of endearment we used for the little lady when I was pregnant with her, so when I decided to start the blog in the middle of the night one night, it made absolute sense for me to call my blog My Petit Canard.
Which 3 countries would you like to visit?
Bora Bora in French Polynesia and the Maldives are the only countries left on my wish list! I’ve been really fortunate to travel to some amazing places and tick a lot off of my travel bucket list before we started a family a few years ago.
What is your hobby?
Blogging, need I say more!
Why did you decide to have a blog?
I started my blog completely randomly in the middle of the night when I was breastfeeding the little lady one night. I was finding that as a new parent it felt quite lonely and isolating at times with all the middle of the night breastfeeds, crazy sleep patterns and constant demands from a new baby, and not many people to talk to about it other than my husband. Obviously we have lots of great and supportive family and friends around us, but I quickly realised that most people were at work and getting on with the day to day and didn’t have that much time to talk baby all the time as you tend to do as a new parent. My blog started off as my little space, and still is, to share all the baby, parenting and random things on my mind.
What makes you happy?
My family, sunshine, holidays and mini adventures. My little family are my favourite people to spend with in the whole wide world. A perfect day for me would be spent with them and there is nothing that makes me feel more happy and more content than that. Waking up on a lovely sunny morning instantly puts a smile on my face and makes me happy, as does going on holidays and discovering new places. I am the type of person that loves to be out and about all the time, which can be a bit exhausting for my husband who loves to spend time at home. But its great because in a way, I think we balance each other out in that respect.
What song are you loving at the moment?
I’m loving Shes American by The 1975 at the moment. I love the 80’s feel it has to it, every time I listen to it I think it could be an old Phil Collins song. It just has a lovely feel to it. The little lady loves it too and it has become one of “our” songs. The first time we heard it we were in the kitchen baking and ended up dancing around the kitchen to it together so every time I listen to it now, it reminds me of that moment and brings a smile to my face.
What is your favourite colour and why?
I always really struggle with this question and hate being asked it because I don’t have a favourite colour. However when I think about colours that I quite like to buy things in or decorate with they tend to pastel colours like dusky pink, mint and I really love anything that comes in Rose Gold at the moment.
Would you like to be a pro-blogger?
I would love to become a pro-blogger and am trying to take my blog in this direction when I am on maternity leave. I realised about six months ago that I’d finally found something that I am hugely passionate about and love doing, so to be able to do it full time would be an absolute dream come true. I in no way underestimate the work it takes to become and be a pro-blogger in terms of the hours that others put into it, the things they get involved in and communities they join, but I’d really like to give it my all over the next year and see if I can really make the blogging lifestyle work for me and my family.
I am not sure who has and hasn’t been nominated and already taken part in this tag, but I’d love to tag in the following lovely ladies if they haven’t already!
Kaye from Hello Archie
Natalie from Meme and Harri
Harriet from Life with Mrs Lee
Charlotte from Our Life As We See It
Aba from Do You Noah
Fran from Back With A Bump
Jules from Pondering Parenthood
- When did you start blogging and why?
- If you had to describe your blog in three words what would they be?
- What do you love the most about blogging?
- What do you find the most challenging about blogging?
- What have you learnt about yourself through blogging?
- How do you balance your blog with everyday life and family?
- Whats your favourite post on your blog?
- Who is your blogging inspiration?
- What are your must read blogs?
- What are you most excited about and looking forward to this year?