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Versatile Blogger Award


I was thrilled to be nominated for the versatile blogger award, because I was in the midst of a nasty stomach bug and desperately needed some cheering up!Β 

For my theme I’m giving you one random fact per year from 2007 to now… here goes…

2007: I set up a food manufacturing company from my kitchen in London. Unfortunately it was ill timed with the credit crunch looming, and I folded it almost a year to the day of setting it up. It left me in financial ruin but was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

2008: I was a surprise bridesmaid for one of my besties in Australia. Her hubby flew me out there so I could be part of the bridal party, and we’d done a great job of convincing her I wouldn’t be going. She was absolutely stunned when she saw me and it was a fantastic week.

2009: Hubby and I went to India on our honeymoon, and were there at the same time Slumdog Millionaire had cleaned up at the Oscars. We watched the film for the first time in ages the other night, and it brought back amazing memories. I can still remember being in the back of a taxi listening to all the Oscars buzz on the radio.

2010: I was made redundant at the end of maternity leave when 4yo was 10 months. I had temped at the company for a short while before going perm, which meant that I had been a permanent employee a few weeks shy of the statutory two years and technically they owed me nada. Everyone thought they would be gracious seeing as I was on mat leave, but they screwed me over and gave me zilch. Fortunately I found my current job shortly after, which is a gazillion times better than the one I would have gone back to at the original firm. Just goes to show that for every door that closes, another is sure to open.

2011: we moved to our lovely house and started to feel like real grown ups!

2012: The Olympics came to town, and although we didn’t have tickets to any events hubby, me and the girls took a trip to the mightily impressive Olympic Park. I was a little hesitant at first, what with our toddler only being a few months old but the sling did us proud. It was a glorious summers day, and we all had a fabulous time, so pleased we went.

2013: Just last week hubby and I decided we are going to try for a home birth for our baby boy who is due in February. Watch this space…


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  1. mummytries says:

    Damn credit crunch! Hopefully the book business will be more successful for us both. Loving the adventures of Elodie, well done lady πŸ™‚

  2. […] while ago), the lovely Mummytries nominated me for a Versatile Blogger award. You can read her post here. The idea is that you offer up 7 random facts about yourself and then pass on the brief to some of […]

  3. What great information to share. We too set up our own business in 2007 which folded within 2 years due to the joys of the credit crunch, but like you I learnt so much in that short time. Good luck with the home birth, sounds fab!
    Popping over from #MagicMoments

  4. Thanks Izzie, it really has πŸ™‚

  5. Lovely to learn so much about you – sounds like an awesome journey! Congratulations on being nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award!

  6. PS – Olympic Park was awesome, I’m so pleased we went. Sounds like you had a great day too!

  7. I always try and look on the bright side, although it’s much easier to upon reflection that when you’re in the midst of going through a tough situation. I’m a firm believer that time heals all wounds πŸ™‚

  8. Thank you my dear xx

  9. Thanks hon, fingers crossed! Our 4yo was a planned home birth but we ended up being blue lighted to the hospital as she got stuck… hopefully it’ll be third time lucky for us xx

  10. A couple of my friends had home births and loved them – hope you get the chance to try it and bubba plays ball! xx

  11. I love the way you’ve done this! Lovely to learn a few more random facts – very impressed by the first one, and more so by the last πŸ™‚ I will absolutely be watching this space!

  12. The Olympic Park was wonderful, thanks for prompting the memories I have of it!

    It’s not nice that you lost your job like that but so glad that you found a better one and have the positivity to see the good that came from the experience.

  13. A great read x

  14. THank you for nominating me πŸ™‚ Though honestly I don’t think there is a lot people don’t know about me, and even less that would surprise anyone… Will have to think about that… Good luck with the home birth! I couldn’t do that. Births and pregnancies makes me even more of a neurotic basket case than I usually am… I need to feel the hospital around me. But I know I am mostly crazy so never listen to me πŸ™‚ xx

  15. awww how exciting having a home birth!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  16. Thanks so much, I will more than likely pick your brains a little closer to the time… Love hearing positive home birth stories xx

  17. Alexandra Mercer says:

    Thanks for nominating me.
    I’ve had two home births so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. x

  18. Thanks Sarah! The job thing was super stressful at the time, but it all worked out so much better in the end. I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed that the same goes for you πŸ™‚

  19. Life gets busy in a different way once you have kids, all good though πŸ™‚

  20. Thanks lovely, it was a fun post to write πŸ™‚

  21. Thanks Judith xx

  22. Thanks Fiona, I’ll definitely keep you posted πŸ™‚

  23. Thank you so much for the nomination hon. I really enjoyed writing this and reliving all the memories xx

  24. A great look at the special times of each year. Best of luck with the home birth #MagicMoments

  25. judithkingston says:

    Some great random facts! Exciting about the home birth, I hope it works out really well. xx

  26. A great way to share your random facts, and really enjoyed reading and finding out more about you. A home birth – exciting, and I will, of course, be watching this space..! Thanks for joining in x

  27. Love this! So fun to look back and see all the different things people have done!

  28. It’s been an eventful few years for you hasn’t it? My year’s have been busy since 2007 too as that’s when my son was born.

  29. Lovely memories! Great to hear that something positive came out of being screwed over by your old workplace.

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