blog on ice breakerOn Sunday I will be travelling across the M62 to Manchester to attend the Blog On MSI 2017 conference where I will be attending lots of talks about different aspects of blogging, meeting loads of brands and catching up with my lovely blogger friends who I haven’t seen for ages. So that people get to know a bit about me, I’m taking part in the Blog On ice breaker linky challenge.

Here are my answers!

  •  Share a recent picture of you

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  • Describe yourself in three words

Thrifty, loyal, determined

  • How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

I’ve been blogging just over a year. I started when on my first lot of maternity leave when my other mum friends told me they appreciated it when I shared a good deal or link to a baby sale with them so I wanted to extend my reach so I could help more parents continue to live the standard of living they were used to without having to compromised just because they now have to budget for a growing family.

  • What was the inspiration behind your blog name?

Being a new parent and want to still buy what I want and travel where I wish even though I’ve spent most of the last couple of years on maternity pay.

  • What is the best thing to come from your blog so far?

I’ve made some wonderful like minded friends and received messages of thanks for the help I’ve offered people in saving money and making extra money on the side.

  • Your most remembered thing from your childhood

Being sent to school on the wrong day dressed as a Victorian.

  • Something interesting you might not know about me is . . .

I have performed (singing) on stage at Disneyland more than once!

  • Which social media platform best describes your personality and why?

Twitter for my commentary on life and what I’m up to or watching, Instagram for my obsession with decluttering and trying to curate my life with more of a quality, minimalist approach and Facebook for all the deals I spot. I know this doesn’t really answer the question but actually I think it demonstrates the different hats I naturally wear as a blogger but also as a mum, wife, citizen, viewer, idealist etc.

  • What is your happy song?

One Day Like This by Elbow

  • What is your favourite alcoholic drink?

Pina Colada

  • What is your favourite cake?  

Orange Cake

  • What is your favourite takeaway dish?

Chicken Foo Yung

  • Where is your dream holiday destination and why?

I’d love to do a Norwegian Fjord Cruise

  • What would your superhero name be?

Yellow Sticker Ninja

  • What would you have on your gravestone?

 I wouldn’t have one, I want a fruit tree instead.

  • You make headline news around the world in 2 years time… but for what reason?

For eradicating the NHS postcode lottery approach to surgical treatment for Lipoedema

  • If you had a magical power, what would you want to have and why?

Weather control. I am totally solar powered and need Vitamin D as much as I do Oxygen!

  • What one weapon would help you survive a zombie apocalypse?

My husband is sufficiently prepared for such an event, I’d only need him.

  • If you could send something into space, what would it be?

My answer regards politics so I’m going to refrain from answering that one fully…

  • If an EMP wiped out all mechanical forms of transport, how would you get to BlogOn?



I’d hitch a ride on Santa’s sleigh and get there in time for the Xmas Blog On in September.

I love blogging and the fact it brings me an income without me asking for a penny from any of my friends or family sits with me perfectly. I can’t wait to see what Blog On has to offer me tomorrow!