Thursday, 9 October 2014

Sisterhood of the World - Blog Awards

I've been nominated by the lovely Kay and Hannah at Mummy's Blog and Budding Smiles to complete a few questions about myself for the Sisterhood of the World Blog Awards. 

The rules are as follows:

- Thank the Blogger who nominated you
- Put the Logo on your Blog
- Answer the 10 questions put to you by the Blogger
- Nominate 10 Bloggers
- Give the 10 Bloggers, 10 new questions

So, thank you Kay and Hannah and here are the answers to your questions…

Mummy's Blog's Questions:

1. What was your most embarrassing moment?

To be perfectly honest, I don't embarrass easily so I'm struggling to think of something! Possibly thinking I'd weed myself after birth but I hadn't. I just hadn't put my pad on right!!!

2. Did you find out the sex of your baby before they were born?

Yes we did! We found out at our 20 week scan and then confirmed at a 4D scan we had. I think we'd leave it as a surprise next time though

3. What has been your most popular blog post?

My review of the Chicco Next to Me Bedside Crib - must have hit the SEO jackpot with that one haha...

4. What has been your most useless baby/child purchase?

A hard, plastic-ey baby bath. We used it twice before Isla went into the big bath instead! She looked so uncomfortable in it. Might get a Stokke Flexi bath thing for when she can sit up

5. Cats, dogs or neither?

CATS! 100%. I'm obsessed! I do like dogs too but definitely a cat person

6. If you had a whole child-free day to yourself what would you do?

I would have a lie in (BLISS!), go for brunch with friends, go shopping, get my nails done/go for a spa day, go for cocktails at night and then sleeeeeeeeep uninterrupted!

7. Which of the blog posts you have written is your favourite? Leave a link so we can read it!

Either my birth story or a post I did on new mummy isolation

8. Do you have any phobias?

Being buried alive!!!!!

9. What’s your one tip for new bloggers?

Engage with other bloggers! There's a huge, lovely community out there waiting for you

10. What has been your best ever bargain?

I got about £300 worth of baby clothes samples from work for freeeee :)
Budding Smile's Questions:
1. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of?

Either my birth story or a post I did on new mummy isolation
2. How would you describe your dress/personality style?

I'm a Zara/Topshop/H&M kind of girl. Love to jazz up basics with statement accessories. If I had the funds I would be a Net-A-Porter girl for sure!
3. Which 3 songs would be top of your dream playlist?

That's hard! There's too many...
UB40 - Can't help falling in love with you (reminds me of my parents!)
Hardwell - Apollo or How we do (love a bit of dance music - must be from my time in Holland)
Mumford and Sons - The cave
4. What is your favourite hobby?

5. Where would you go on holiday if time and money were no object?

Round the world trip!! If I had to choose one place...probably Hawaii, or the Maldives, or Bali. AAAHH too many. Definitely round the world trip. Too many countries I want to see
6. City slicker or country bumpkin?

City Slicker
7. Share your top piece of wisdom or favourite quote for life.

What's meant to be, will be

And Scottish version:

Whit’s fur ye’ll no go by ye! - What's meant for you, won't go past you

Totally believe in fate...and karma!
8. Do you have any pets?

2 cats, one lives with my mum and dad though. They won't give her back!!!
9. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

An air stewardess (we spent a lot of time on planes!). And a ballerina
10. If you blogged about a different topic, what would it be?


What Katy Said's Questions:

1. What is your favourite childhood tv program?

Scooby Doo...and Captain Planet. Oh and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Too many!

2. When was the last time you got your hair cut? What style?

About 6 weeks ago - my friend at home in Scotland just tidied it up for Isla's christening

3. What is your worst habit?

I'm too 'OCD'. I need to check I've locked the door 9 times before I leave the house!

4. How would your friends describe you? Maybe in 3 words.

Loyal, caring (I hope). And likes prosecco...

5. Do you have a favourite song at the moment?

Klinglande - Jubel

6. Do you wear perfume? If so what is your favourite scent?

I love perfume. Ralph Lauren Romance is a long time fave

7. Heels or flats?

Half and Half!

8. What is your earliest memory?

Dancing around our living room in the Middle East to my parent's fab 80's/90's music while they got ready to go out. My mum's perfume always brings back those memories

9. What is your favourite blog post you have ever written and why?

Either my birth story or a post I did on new mummy isolation. Both very personal and I quite enjoy a personal post. It's amazing the support you can get from the parent blogging community 

10.When are you going to start getting ready for Christmas?

Asap! I LOVE Christmas. And a lot of you lovely mummies on Twitter are putting me to shame with your organisation!

I nominate the following amazing bloggers, if they feel like doing it! (I'm sure you've already been nominated so don't worry if you have)...

Jess from Lilypod And Sweetpea
Romeca from Beauty, Bump and Me
Steph from Chalk Kids
Laura from Liparazzi
Emily from Emily And Indiana
Alex from Bump to Baby
Rebecca from Mrs Meldrum
Hayley from Hayley's Little Things
Nicola from Love Little Poppins
Jenna from Tinyfootsteps

My questions for you!

1. Who is your biggest role model in life?

2. Pregnancy - love it or hate it?

3. How many kids would you like to have in total?

4. Best baby purchase?

5. What's your favourite item in your wardrobe?

6. If you had all the money in the world, what's the first thing you would do with it?

7. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

8. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?

9. What are your plans for Christmas/New Year?

10. What's your top blogging tip?

If you do manage to do it (I'm so bad and am amazed I managed to do it this time so don't worry if you don't have time!), let us know by tweeting so we can read your answers!


  1. Yay! Love finding out a bit more about you and that you did the Scottish saying too. In my head I was so reading it in a Scottish accent!xx

  2. Love reading the answers here, I am behind on doing mine.


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