Sisterhood of the World Bloggers

Two sisters in a field at sunset wearing sundresses and cowboy hats

The lovely Ellen from Babies, Biscuits & Booze (three of my favourite things, incidentally) has nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers tag.

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It’s pretty simple – you answer the 10 questions set by the person who nominated you, and then nominate 5 other bloggers to answer your own set of questions.

  1. As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

An author. I wrote my first book when I was four or five, which mostly consisted of badly-drawn pictures of a cat accompanied by the words, “I am a cat.” I didn’t really have a grasp of ‘plot’ or ‘character development’ yet.

  1. Which song cheers you up when you’ve had a crap day?

Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees. I know it’s a very uncool song to love so wholeheartedly, but I have a soft spot for this high-pitched disco hit.

  1. What’s your favourite book?

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. This book changed the way that I write forever. I wrote about it in my Liebster Award post.

  1. Is there anything you wish someone had told you before you had kids?

Your baby won’t sleep for the first 12 months.

Actually, I’m glad no one told me that, or I might have seriously reconsidered this whole motherhood thing.

I wish someone had told me that all of the worst things are ‘just a phase’. The Popple has gone through a number of terrible phases that I thought would never end, including:

  • Needing to pull on my hair in order to fall asleep at night (and waking up whenever I extracted my hair from her fists)
  • Breastfeeding every 1 ½-2 hours all day and ALL NIGHT
  • Refusing to nap anywhere but the pram, thus forcing me to walk several hours a day in all the weathers
  • Throwing every piece of food that I offered her on the floor
  • Screaming every time I left the room

And you know what? They DID end. Right now I’m eagerly looking forward to the end of the throwing-herself-on-the-floor-and-crying-hysterically-if-I-don’t-give-her-what-she-wants-even-if-it’s-something-really-stupid-like-a-gas-lighter phase.

  1. You can only eat one food for the rest of your life – what are you picking?

CHEESE. I’d be bloated and gassy all the time, but it would totally be worth it.

  1. What’s the best thing about being a blogger?

The parent blogging community, for sure. It’s great to be part of a group of smart, funny and intelligent people who support each other, offer advice and share each other’s successes.

  1. What’s your guilty pleasure TV show?

I’m big into American high school dramas, even though I’m well into my 30s. Veronica Mars. Pretty Little Liars. Dawson’s Creek. I’m well overdue for a V-Mars re-watch.

  1. When’s the last time you saw live music or a show and what was it?

The last show I watched was Book of Mormon when I was pregnant and it was AMAZING. I don’t see myself getting to a West End show again anytime soon.

  1. Which blog should we all be reading?

There are so many great blogs to choose from, but I have to go with the brilliant Agent Spitback, because there’s no one else quite like her in the blogosphere.

  1. Shots are on me – tequila, sambuca or jägerbombs?

Hit me with tequila. This should end well.

I nominate:

Laura – Adventures with J

Rachel – Rachel Bustin

Zoe – Petite Pudding

Sarah – Mum and Mor

Louise – Little Hearts Big Love

And here are my questions:

  1. You have a full day to yourself – what do you do?
  2. What is your weirdest habit?
  3. What has been your most embarrassing parenting moment?
  4. What do you think is the most difficult thing about blogging?
  5. Which film have you watched the most number of times?
  6. What do you think is the biggest issue facing mothers today?
  7. When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried?
  8. Where do you see yourself in five years?
  9. What’s your big fat hairy audacious goal for your blog?
  10. Tea or coffee?
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17 Replies to “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers”

  1. Lovely post! I like this kind of challenge where you can discover more about bloggers. Great answers. The phases thing with the baby would have put me off as well! Great choice for the cheese. Don’t forget to add wine with it! And the Book Of Mormon is just hilarious. I wish I could go to the theatre now… #FartGlitter

  2. Yay! Your answers are amazing, thanks for taking part. I could have guessed you’d pick cheese really couldn’t I?! I also saw the Book of Mormon while pregnant, how funny. It was hilarious.
    Agent Spitback, the Bee Gees & tequila – you’ve got great taste 😉 I am sure I’ve got books like the one you described so as you’ve said before you could nail writing children’s books – although you could nail writing anything, really 😘

  3. I loved Dawson’s creek too!!! I miss that programme. Good point about the phase! It’s all a phase although at the time it feels like it will last an eternity! 😉
    #FartGlitter

  4. Great answers! Thanks for nominating me! 😀 Xx

  5. I will now be singing Stayin’ Alive to myself all day! Haha. When I was a kid, I wanted to write songs for Disney. I still think it would be pretty fun! #DreamTeam

  6. I love these posts. I’m such a nosey so and so I love reading about people! I agree with regards to Our Agent Spitback – the woman has talent in abundance! Also, I think cheese might be my food item I’d eat for the rest of my life. Stronger and crumblier the better! #dreamteam

  7. Oh yes hit me with a bit of Bee Gees, it does cheer you up. And I loved your answer to #4 so true hun 🌸 #triballove #FartGlitter

  8. Loved reading your answers – the parent blogging community is definitely one of my favourite things about blogging and reminding yourself that “this is a phase” definitely helps during the challenging moments of parenthood too! Thank you for the nomination – will try and join in soon 🙂 #bloggerclubuk

  9. Massive Dawson’s Creek fan here! One of my most recent “US high school” runs has been “The OC” Love Love Love it and I like to convince myself that I would fit in perfectly with them all (because I am obvs not 38 at all. That clearly can’t have happened?) Fab to read a bit more about you – and great questions for your nominees too! Thanks for linking with #fartglitter x

  10. I’m glad no one told me about all that baby stuff, I probably wouldn’t have done it! I always end up on sambuca, even though when I think about it tequila is nicer #FartGlitter

  11. Aw congrats on being nominated! I have to agree with your recommendation of Agent Spitback, one of my favs!! #BloggerClubUK

  12. Lovely questions and answers. I totally agree with the phase thing. They come they go but why do they have to happen!!? #bloggerclubuk

  13. Oh I loved DC when I was younger. #FartGlitter

  14. This is such a cool post to be tagged in!! And who says Bee Gees Staying Alive isn’t a cool song?? It worked wonders for John Travolta. I’m a big fan of 70s disco. The music was something else back then. X Sunita #dreamteam

  15. Great answers, I also love American teen shows as well. Massive fan of Dawsons Creek, The OC, Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaires despite being in my 30’s. #dreamteam

  16. I love these tags. It’s always so nice to find out a bit more about everyone. Love it that you wanted to be an author back then. I think we have that in common and our love for American dramas! Are you watching the current season of PLL… who on earth can A be? *Don’t actually tell me 🙂 Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam xx

  17. This tag is such a cool idea and I enjoyed getting to know you better. I’m with you on the teen angst TV. Those are some of my all time favorite shows!#DreamTeam

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