Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Tag

My Petit Canard Blog

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!

The Rules

  1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog
  2. Answer the 10 questions they’ve given you
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers for the award
  4. Write 10 questions for your nominees to answer
  5. 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.

My Nominations

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

My Questions

  1. When did you start blogging and why?
  2. If you had to describe your blog in three words what would they be?
  3. What do you love the most about blogging?
  4. What do you find the most challenging about blogging?
  5. What have you learnt about yourself through blogging?
  6. How do you balance your blog with everyday life and family?
  7. Whats your favourite post on your blog?
  8. Who is your blogging inspiration?
  9. What are your must read blogs?
  10. What are you most excited about and looking forward to this year?

My Petit Canard
Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday



  1. April 17, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Great answers and I am absolutely loving the style of your blog. Gorgeous colours and photos x

    • April 17, 2016 / 11:38 pm

      Thanks lovely, that means so much. After quite a few years, my blog is almost exactly as I want it πŸ™‚

  2. April 17, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    Really lovely to hear about your story and how you got into blogging. It’s a great space isn’t it! I hope you make it Bora Bora and the Maldives soon, they look AMAZING! #KCACOLS

    • April 17, 2016 / 11:37 pm

      Thanks, so glad you enjoyed reading it! I think Bora Bora and the Maldives will remain a dream on our travel bucket list at least until the little ones are a bit older πŸ˜‰

  3. April 17, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Hi, I am always flattered when I receive a nomination for an informal blogging award from a fellow blogger, particularly when it is a blogger whose work I read regularly, but I never respond in a follow on post. I find it a bit difficult, as an anonymous blogger, to answer all of those questions. I love reading others answers though and i thoroughly enjoyed reading yours. Pen xx #KCACOLS
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    • April 17, 2016 / 11:33 pm

      I agree, its always such a lovely thing to be asked to join in with, but like you say I can imagine that must be pretty tricky as an anonymous blogger! πŸ™‚

  4. April 18, 2016 / 5:43 am

    My handbag is definitely the same as your although it’s been abandoned lately and my purse lobbed in the changing bag. I spotted my name so will get answering the questions!! #marvmondays
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    • April 18, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      I can see this happening to mine in a few months time too. The joys of the bottomless changing bag!

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks lovely. I agree, its so nice to read something that you might not usually find out from a normal post πŸ™‚

  5. April 18, 2016 / 5:46 am

    Oh I love the 1975! I do like these sorts of tags though, I think they’re a good way to really get to know the little things behind the blog! #MarvMondays
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    • April 18, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Its such a great song isnt it! Its so lovely to hear so many people say they like the tag πŸ™‚

  6. April 18, 2016 / 6:18 am

    Thanks for the tag lovely and it ijs lovely reading a bit more about you. xx
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    • April 18, 2016 / 9:06 pm

      Thanks lovely. Would be lovely to see you join in and find out a bit more about you. Hope my questions arent too intense!

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Thanks, such a lovely blogger tag. I kind of wish I’d tagged you in now, it would have been lovely to find out a bit more about you too πŸ™‚

  7. April 18, 2016 / 6:48 am

    I did this challenge recently and it’s so fun! Loved reading more about you – get yourself to the Maldives it’s amazing xx #MarvMondays

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Ah really! Ill have to pop over to your blog and take a look πŸ™‚ The Maldives.. if only! Perhaps in a few years time if we’re lucky πŸ˜‰

  8. April 18, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Amazing sisterhood #MarvMondays

    • April 18, 2016 / 9:00 pm

      Thanks! Feel free to join in, it would be lovely to find out more about you too πŸ™‚

    • April 18, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Thanks lovely. You should totally join in! You can be an honorory tag πŸ™‚

  9. April 18, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Congratulations! It’s nice when people think of you for tags and awards – really encouraging πŸ™‚

    • April 18, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks I agree, its so nice to get involved in little blogging community things like this πŸ™‚

  10. April 18, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    Ahh love this! Loved reading your answers and finding out a bit more about you! I always wondered about your blog name too! Thank you for tagging me, will get on to it this week! πŸ™‚ Xx

    • April 18, 2016 / 8:55 pm

      Thanks lovely! I think quite a few people wonder about how the blog name came about, I guess its not an easy or obvious one to guess πŸ˜‰

    • April 18, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Oh completely! Love us a bit of dancing around the kitchen we do πŸ™‚

  11. April 18, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    really enjoyed this thanks for sharing x #marvmondays

    • April 18, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      Thanks, glad you did. Thanks for joining #MarvMondays πŸ™‚

  12. April 18, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    Its son nice to learn a bit more about people, you start to recognise the regular names on your twitter feed and link ups but its nice to find out about the person behind the posts. Good luck with your maternity leave and pro-blogger goals #marvmondays

    • April 18, 2016 / 8:47 pm

      I completely agree! So nice to actually get involved in one for once πŸ™‚

  13. April 18, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Lovely to get to know you (virtually) better – I am so chuffed to be your featured post from last week!! Really hope the pregnancy is going/goes well and btw, have SERIOUS blog style envy. xxx #MarvMondays
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    • April 18, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Aw thanks lovely πŸ™‚ Really loved reading your post last week, actually laughed out loud. On my own, which doesnt happen oftern. Funny stuff, keep it coming!

    • My Petit Canard
      April 18, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks, a little bit different from the usual! πŸ™‚

    • April 18, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Agree, I love having a read of blogger tags and memes and finding out things that you might not know otherwise πŸ™‚

  14. April 18, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    My handbag contents are the same, but in every bag I own there is at least one toy car. The joys of being a boy mummy! xx
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    • April 18, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      I think I could say the same for little hairclips! I’ve given up trying to contain them, they have just become part of my fabric of life now πŸ˜‰

  15. April 19, 2016 / 1:37 am

    I love hearing the stories or reasons behind people starting their blogs. Thanks for sharing x

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Me too! Its so lovely to get a sneak peek into bloggers lives beyond the usualy things they write about πŸ™‚

  16. April 19, 2016 / 10:55 am

    I love these posts too! It’s such a nice way to get to know about bloggers and build up an idea of the person behind the blog πŸ™‚ Such a gorgeous blog by the way! x #MarvMondays
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    • April 25, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      Thank you, so lovely of you to say that. I finally have a blog design that I love and dont want to change all the time! I completely agree on the tag, its such a nice way to find out things about bloggers that they may not ordinarily write about πŸ™‚

  17. April 19, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Ah ha so that’s where the name came from. I was assuming you were French. I agree these type of question are great to answer and can act as an opportunity to reveal things that may not have cropped up otherwise. #MarvMondays
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    • April 25, 2016 / 8:32 pm

      A few people have said that to me previously! I do love the french language which would also explain why it is in french rather than the English equivalent πŸ™‚

  18. April 19, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    I am totally having a rose gold moment. It’s getting a bit silly. Its so wonderful the love for your family that pours from the page #MarvMondays

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Oh you and me both!..and thank you. I cant get enough of my little family, as im sure most of us mums cant πŸ™‚

  19. April 20, 2016 / 8:41 am

    Lovely to get to know you even more. #MarvMondays

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:30 pm

      Thanks, it was lovely to share something a little bit different on the blog πŸ™‚

  20. April 20, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    This is fab! I’ve only recently discovered your blog (through #MarvMondays) so I haven’t read anything like this from you before. Nice to get to know you a bit more, and I really hope you can move your blog into a more professional sphere over the next few months.

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      It is a little bit different from what I usually write isnt it! Which is actually what makes this quite nice to take part in. I loved sharing another little snippet of my life with everyone. So glad that you found my blog, I’m really enjoying all your posts at the moment, you have such a lovely style and way with words πŸ™‚

  21. April 20, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Oh what a lovely chain post.Its so nice getting to know random things about each other. I have no doubt you’ll go pro!Also saw you were in #LittleKitchens cookbook too. Gorgeous pics of your little one!

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    • April 25, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I completely agree, it just adds another lovely dimension πŸ™‚ Loved your recipe and pics too in #LittleKitchens, so impressed with how well you are doing lovely! x

  22. The Pramshed
    April 21, 2016 / 10:46 am

    It’s so nice to find out a little more you Emily, and I love these types of awards and nominations for this reason. I love the name behind your blog, and how you went about setting it up, without giving it too much thought. I’m amazed by how far your blog has come, I love reading it, it is one of my favourite blogs to read. I completely agree with you on how hard blogging is, and the hours that need to go into it are long, despite having a little one and being at home all the time. I hope you that you achieve your dream to become a pro-blogger, I’ll be following you to see how you get on. I would love to go to the French Polynesia – it looks beautiful, it’s such a shame it’s so far away and expensive to get there. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back next Sunday. Claire x
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    • April 25, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Thanks lovely, that means so much. Even now a few years on, I sometimes wonder whether people actually enjoy reading my blog so comments like these really do mean the world. It really would be a dream come true to become a pro blogger so I’ll be giving it my all when im on mat leave πŸ™‚ Well done with co-hosting your first linky! x

  23. April 21, 2016 / 12:50 pm

    I love these kinds of posts, so nice to find out a bit more about people! I love the fact that you named your blog after your nickname for your daughter, if I’d done the same and used the nickname my son had when I was pregnant with him my blog would be called ‘Tiberius’! Bit different from ‘This Glorious life’! x #KCACOLS

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Well that would be a little bit different, although it would definitely be memorable πŸ˜‰ Agree with you, such a great tag to get involved in!

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:21 pm

      Oooh, good for you! Fingers crossed for you lovely, such a great time to see what you can achieve πŸ™‚

  24. April 21, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    Great to get to know more about you. I love that the name came from a nickname. I think it’s a great name, I always remember it – which is obviously what you want. Before TM was born I called him Bloblet! Hope you can make pro blogging work for you; love your blog. #KCACOLS

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:20 pm

      Thanks, I really love my blog name although to most it probably seems quite random! I cant say I’ve heard of bloblet as a nickname before πŸ˜‰

    • April 25, 2016 / 8:15 pm

      Thats such a compliment, thank you! I wish I was a pro blogger, that would be such a dream come true πŸ™‚ Did you do the tag too? Will be popping over to your blog to have a peek!

  25. April 23, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Oh thank you so much for taking part of this tag. I don’t normally do these tags all the time but this one seemed like a good tag. It is nice to read more about you.Yes the blog name was something I was very curious about too. How lucky you are to were able to visit already most of the places of your list. I have travelled a lot too but I still feel that there are lots of places that I would love to visit. It is difficult now with the girls but I hope it could be nice when they are older and can both stay at their grandparents, πŸ˜‰ Thanks so much for sharing this tag at #KCACOLS. As always it is lovely to have you. It would be great to see you again tomorrow, xx
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    • April 25, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      It took me a while to write my post, but so glad I finally did πŸ™‚ Its nice to share a different side and some different things that I might not write about otherwise. So many people have commented the same thing about my blog name so that was a great question to ask Franca! Hopefully as your girls start to get older you and hubby can enjoy some travelling together again, how nice will that be πŸ™‚

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