So as a little introductory post I thought it would be fun to do a 20 random facts tag. I have seen some of my favourite bloggers do the same and thought it was a good concept to follow, so here goes….
I am currently in my second year of college – when I turned 30 I made the decision to get back into education. My children are a bit older now and after being a stay at home mum, I was wanting to get back into work, but in a job I knew I would never dread going to. In my first year of college (2017/18) I bumped up my GCSE qualifications from 2 to 5. This year, 2018/19, I am still bumping up my GCSE’s, but also I am working on my A levels to help me get into University. Aside from having my two children, this is something I am so proud of myself for doing.
2015 was a very hard year for me. Not only was I having to get to grips with turning 30 in the May (I do not know why, but I had so much anxiety about this), but my beloved mum passed away. It was very sudden and even now my heart remains broken. She was my best friend and I miss her every day.
I met Carl, my fiancé of 9 years in 2008. In the ten years we have been together we have been through many ups and downs. We have faced many difficult situations together, but somehow we got through them. I do not know what I would do without him.
I have two children. L, who is 10 this year and E, who is 8 this year. My whole world revolves around them. While they drive me crazy at times, I would never be without them.
I moved into my own first home in 2009, six months after the birth of my eldest child.
We moved into our new forever home in October 2018 and we are still getting it how we would like it.
My Saturdays resolve around L’s football, E’s gymnastics, our weekly food shop and catching up on a weeks worth of cleaning and washing.
I am a massive believer in angels and receiving signs such as feathers and robins. I also have a strong belief in my own gut instincts.
My dad passed away when I was 17. I miss him so much and think of him often. While we are not biological father and daughter, he chose to love me and and my sisters, as well as our mum. This man will never know just how much that meant to me and how he helped shaped me into the woman I am today.
I love anything that sparkles. Glitter is the best thing ever and not just for Christmas. Imagine my delight when I had my daughter! Yes, we are glitter freaks together.
My favourite colour is purple.
I love candles. I have them all over my house. They make my heart happy, and my home smells great too.
If I had to chose one food to live off for the rest of my life, it would have to be pizza. I’m not fussed by topping, anything goes. I’d also have to wash it down with my favourite bottle of wine; Gallo Family, White Grenache. It’s the best rosé!
I like to wear fluffy socks to bed.
I struggle with my weight. My weight fluctuates a lot. I am bigger than I should be more often than I am smaller – maybe I could document a weight loss journey too!
Autumn is my favourite season. I just love all the rich, cosy colours and the darker nights. There is nothing better then getting home, kicking your shoes off, having a nice hot bath, putting on your pj’s, lighting candles and getting cosy in a blanket on the sofa – ah, heaven!
As I have two young children, I also love Christmas. I love the build up to it all. Decorating the house, writing letters to Santa, putting our Christmas Eve box together, setting Santa’s treats out and then the big day itself. Spending quality time with my family, that feeling cannot be beaten.
We are currently fostering a friends cat, Twizzell. She is so cute and lazy. She has definitely settled in nicely to our family life and we will all miss her when she goes home to her family.
I have a secret love for music. When I was younger I used to sing all of the time, in my bedroom in the school choir and in the shower. I also played the violin for awhile. I also purchased a guitar and a piano in the hope to one day teach myself to play, so I could put music to the song lyrics I used to write. This all stopped when I had my children, ha! – I was never any good at any of it.
I am currently obsessed with taking pictures of the sky from my living room window. I do not know why, but since being in our new home, the pretty sky catches my eye and I have to document it – strange? Maybe a little 🙂
I hope you enjoyed this post and this little insight to me.