The Blogger Q&A Tag

The lovely Susie from This is Me Now nominated me for my first blogger Q&A tag. Basically it’s a list of questions for me to answer.  I then set some other questions for other members of the blogging community. I love finding out more about the people behind the blogs I follow so this is a good opportunity to delve a bit deeper and be a little nosey inquisitive!  If you are feeling nosey too read Susie’s Q&A answers here!

I found Susie’s blog through #TribalChat – a super supportive group who we have Katie from Mummy in a Tutu to thank for setting up.  Susie’s blog is a light-hearted and honest commentary on the ‘ups and downs’ of parenting and life in general.

So here goes…Susie asked:

1. Why did you become a blogger?

Sooooo many reasons I suppose!  On a personal level I love writing and felt like I needed a bit of a creative outlet.  In addition to this:

  • I am passionate about making people aware of the benefits of Mindfulness – for both adults and children… and about passing on some tips and techniques from my own experiences and training as a Mindfulness Coach.
  • I also think that the concept of living mindfully can sometimes be misrepresented and so started the blog to try and show that being mindful doesn’t have to be lots of formal meditative practice everyday (but of course it does involve some, and will involve lots of meditation  for some people too – it’s about what the individual can fit into their lives at a give time).
  • Blogging about Mindfulness helps ME to be mindful as it reminds be of the essential principles and to ensure I integrate them as much as possible into my own life.

2. What’s your favourite thing to write about?

As well as enjoying writing about Mindfulness I love to blog about the chaos and reality of family life with toddler twins and an older boy.  I also enjoy blogging about my experiences in the classroom as a secondary school teacher – I find it really helpful for reflecting on both my parenting and my teaching strengths/weaknesses.

3. What do you find the hardest thing about blogging?

Finding time to blog!  Blogging can be addictive but there are only so many hours in the day so it can be time-consuming and so there is lots that I would like to do more/better with the blog but I have other priorities like family and school.

4. Do you have a special Christmas dish that you make every year?

God no, I’m pretty rubbish at cooking.  My hubby is the one who cuppaLOVES to be in the kitchen so it would be rude of me to get in his way 🙂

5. Are you a coffee or tea kind of person?

The first thing I have to have in the morning is a cup of tea and then I will have a few more throughout the day – there are not many things that are quite as comforting as holding a hot cup of tea and being still and savouring it for a moment.  Enjoying a cuppa actually lends itself very well to Mindfulness.

6. What is your favourite food?

OOOOOh this is tricky as I love food in general!  May I say steak for savory and something chocolatey and laced with salted caramel for pud please?

7. Where is the best place you’ve ever travelled to?

I have not travelled further afield than Europe and would love to travel more one day.  However I do love the Alps – we’ve visited Austria, Switzerland and France.  I LOVE the mountains and find the scenery so peaceful.  I am also a keen skier.  This post gives you a little more insight into how I feel about skiing in the Alps.

8. What are your plans for your blog next year?

As described here in 2017 I am trying to bring the blog more in line with my business Mission: Mindfulness.

9. What is your favourite blogger app?twitter-logo-vector-download

Eek this shows how amateur I am –  I don’t really have one… does Twitter count?!

10. What’s your favourite tipple?!

I LOVE a Kir Royale on a special occasion so will definitely be having one or two this Christmas!

Thanks so much for the questions Susie.  I am nominating:

My questions are (not too dissimilar to Susie’s funnily enough!):

  1. Why do you blog?
  2. Which is the most popular post on your blog to date?
  3. What is your ‘day job’ if you are not a full-time blogger?
  4. What are your hopes and dreams for 2017 – for the blog and/or for life in general?
  5. Tell us a little more about your family please.
  6. How do you relax when you have the chance?
  7. What is your favourite TV show?
  8. What is your favourite tipple?
  9. What top ‘blogging’ tip would you give a new blogger?
  10. What top ‘life’ tip would you give your children?

Thanks for agreeing to take part and good luck! xx

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15 Comments

  1. December 15, 2016 / 7:14 am

    Thank you for the tag. I’m looking forward to doing this x

  2. December 15, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    Good luck with your blogging goals in 2017 hun. I must try a Kir Royale, I have never had one. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    • December 15, 2016 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you so much and thanks for being so welcoming to me in the blogging community in 2016. You definitely MUST try a Kir Royale – treat yourself this festive season. xx

      • December 19, 2016 / 7:31 am

        My Pleasure 😊 Glad I made you feel welcome. Popping back to say thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT too and Happy holidays 🌟

  3. December 16, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Ooo I need to get myself in on one of these tags. I keep seeing different ones all over twitter and the blogs I follow. I feel like the new kid in class. It’s lovely to learn more about you. #tribalchat

    • December 18, 2016 / 11:53 pm

      Thank you – I have another tag that I need to do a post for soon so will send it your way 🙂 xx

  4. December 16, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    I love your blog and look forward to reading more about your mindfulness tips. I’ve been practising mindfulness for a couple of years and it helped me immensely to deal with depression following a miscarriage last year and subsequent anxiety during the next pregnancy. I totally recommend it for those sort of life crises but also for more day to day situations too to enjoy every single day. I too am very new to the blogging world and finding time to write seems impossible to me with a 5-year old and a 4-month old bubba at the moment but I’m trying to get more organised 😉

    • December 18, 2016 / 11:52 pm

      Thanks so much for taking the time to write this comment. I’m so sorry you had a tough time of it with the pregnancies but am pleased that mindfulness helped you. Take care x

  5. December 16, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Good to get to know another blogger X #ablogginggoodtime

  6. December 16, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    I do love a good tag post but one that incorporates mindfulness too is just brilliant. Good luck with all your blogging aims for 2017. x
    #ablogginggodtime

  7. December 19, 2016 / 7:02 am

    I love that there’s a #tribalchat connection to this post – it’s such a lovely and supportive group of bloggers! I need to start incorporating more mindfulness into my life – it’s definitely one of my goals for 2017 so I’ll be watching your blog! #EatSleepBlogRT

  8. December 20, 2016 / 2:49 am

    I must agree on the comforts of savoring a cup of tea. 🙂

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