Blog your heart out

A while ago the lovely Mummy SwanΒ tagged me to “blog my heart out” which is basically a blog post that tells my readers more about me, and the background to my blog. I have to answer 5 questions and then tag five other bloggers to do the same, so here goes…

Who/What encouraged you to start blogging?
Hubs. He is Mr IT and we had a baby blog for L when she was born in 2006 to share with family. Then Hubs set up his own blog all about investing in the stock market, in French, (Bourse Ensemble) and he thought I might like to write one on parenting. Et voilΓ !

How did you choose what topics to blog about?
It just made sense. I was already a mum, we were trying for a second baby at the time, and I was already noticing such massive differences between parenting in the UK and France. Documenting the differences and my personal experiences just seemed like the right thing to be blogging about for me, as I’ve lived a third of my life in France, being pregnant/parenting for nearly 5 of those years.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m a chatterbox. Oh, sorry, what peopleΒ don’t know about me….hmmm…not much, I’m a blogger, oversharing is what I do best. Ok, some people know this, but not everyone. When I first moved to France, after I graduated, and got my first grown-up job, I found out my boss had links to the Russian Mafia, and I watched him on the news one evening, being led out of a courthouse in handcuffs. That was an interesting introduction to the world of work!

What three words describe your style?
Chatty. Honest. Oversharing.

What do you love to do when you’re not blogging?
I love spending time with family (both my own little family, and my extended family) and friends, reading,Β going to the cinema, dancing, eating, drinking, and – believe it or not – spending quiet time on my own too. Being on holiday is something I quite like doing too πŸ˜‰

With my long-suffering Hubs, who I still love spending time with, 12 years after meeting.

With my long-suffering Hubs, who I still love spending time with, 12 years after meeting.

So my nominations are:

Mama’s Haven
Winegums & watermelons
Chocolate is not the only fruit
Clarina’s contemplations
The pigeon pair & me

Apologies in advance if you’ve already done it – I think this one’s been around for a while but I thought it was quite good fun!


20 Responses

  1. Honest Mum says:

    So lovely, I’m a chatterbox too and I LOVE your blog as you know and loved you when we met too, felt like I’d known you forever x
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    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      Aww, thanks lovely. Maybe that’s why we got on so well together – two chatterboxes together πŸ˜‰ x

  2. Lovely to get to know you better, and what a gorgeous pic of you and your hubs. You both look so happy. How nice that he encouraged you to start your blog; mine encourages me to stop mine and look after the children πŸ˜‰ x
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    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      Thank you lovely πŸ™‚ It was taken at my brother’s wedding last year, after several glasses of fizz πŸ˜‰ He loves me doing the blog, but then complains when I’m on my computer/phone on “twitbook” as he calls social media!

  3. Katie says:

    Beautiful photo of you both! And wow your boss and the Mafia – what a story! x
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    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      Thank you lovely. Yes, that was a fairly interesting introduction to the world of work. Then my boss when I was 27 got removed from the company for fraud, having stolen over Β£1M from the company. Welcome to the world of the French Riviera!

  4. Love the over sharing πŸ™‚
    Oh my gosh loving the boss story
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    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      I think you’ve got to be an oversharer if you’re going to be a parent/lifestyle blogger πŸ˜‰
      The boss story is funny now, but a bit scary at the time!

  5. Mummy of Two says:

    Loving reading all these posts. It’s great to find out more about the person behind the blog!

  6. oana79 says:

    Thank you for nominating me, I had fun writing mine yesterday!xx
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  7. What a gorgeous photo of the two of you. I too am a chatterbox, I don’t like awkward silence so I fill it with chatter πŸ˜‰
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    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      Thank you, it was taken at my brother’s wedding last September πŸ™‚ Yay, chatterboxes unite!

  8. Mary Keynko says:

    Totally read that as “spending quite time on the loo” mind you with young children it’s often the only peace and quiet you can get!
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  9. I have seen a few of these tags going around and its so lovely to read about the creators behind their blogs.
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    • Franglaise Mummy says:

      It is so nice to hear more about the person behind the blog I’ve found πŸ™‚

  10. vicky myers says:

    Lovely to read more about you, love the “oversharing” comment:)
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