This year I have decided to take part in Blogtober – this is a yearly blogging challenge where you publish a new post every day in October, following a different theme each day. It is hosted by Big Family Organised Chaos. Day one is “All about me”, so let’s get started!
If you’re new to my blog or haven’t followed me for long then this may be brand new information (think Pheobe Buffay) if you’ve been here a while, then it may be revisiting old ground. So let’s get acquainted – I’m Clare and I’m going to be 29 in a couple of weeks. I am a midwife by day, I work as a Lead Midwife at the moment, and a mum, well, all the time. I have one daughter called Isabelle, who’s three and I’m from Warwickshire, I’ve have always lived around here. I started my training as a midwife 9 years ago (!!) and have worked in every aspect of midwifery; from the highest risk labour ward to the community and everything in between. I won’t lie, delivering babies is not my favourite bit and I prefer the community aspect over the others. However, I love what I’m doing now and wouldn’t trade it for the world.
I’ve been blogging now for 3 and a half years now and have a sister blog called Where Mama Went which talks about local restaurants, attractions and days out in Warwickshire. In the past, I’ve been a resident blogger for BabyCentre UK and I’m now doing some vlogging work with Mumsnet. I would love to make writing my full-time job and am currently writing a book – although let’s not get ahead of ourselves, the chance is it’s probably a little bit crap.
My favourite things include peanut M&Ms and drumstick squashies, Champagne (however it’s usually Prosecco), knitting, crochet and stationery, I would fill my house with yarn and notebooks if I could. My favourite food is chippy chips and I have the willpower of a gnat. I can be easily swayed to have a takeaway and live by the motto that “you only live once”. My bucket list includes: having afternoon tea at the Savoy, to visit New York, Hawaii and go on a Scandinavian cruise all the way to Russia and back.
I could go on and on, but I’m pretty confident you’ve had enough now. Tomorrow’s post is about boobs, yes boobs. Blogtober18 is talking breast cancer awareness for day 2. So check back to see what I’ve got to say about that!
If you fancy leaving comment, please do, they always make my day!