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Blog Your Heart Out!

I have been tagged and challenged by the lovely Sophie at Franglaise Mummy to blog my heart out. I need to basically answer five questions that will allow other mummy bloggers to get to know me a bit better. Then I will tag five other mummies and challenge them to reveal a bit about themselves too.

I love the challenge in light of the decision I made last week to write a bit more about myself, not only about reflux and sibling issues we are facing at the moment, since they are temporary and will go away sooner or later.

So, here goes:

Who/What encouraged you to start blogging?

I started blogging in 2012, when we moved home. It was a very confusing time in my life, we had just lost our home, moved into rental accommodation and away from familiar surroundings and people. I found myself stranded and lonely and decided to pour my heart out into this blog, as a means to release my pent-up emotions.

How did you choose what topics to blog about?

At the time, I was “only a  mummy” so I blogged about raising a toddler in the beginning. As my confidence grew, I added recipes, travel posts and reviews to the blog.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I have two degrees: one in French and a Master’s in American Studies. So when people compliment me here on my “good English” I feel like strangling them, as they don’t realise I have studied for ages to get to this level of proficiency and it is not my living here and learning from the locals that did it 🙂

What three words describe your style?

Hmmm…I would say reserved, quiet and reflective. I take my time to analyse a situation or a person, I don’t trust easily. When I have formed an opinion about something/someone it is generally not rushed judgement but a methodical analysis of recurrent behaviour/circumstances. So if you are my friend, I deem your trustworthy to be around. If you are not, it is because I have come to that conclusion by observing you and it is highly unlikely that you will become my friend any time soon…

What do you love to do when you are not blogging?

Sleeping…Honestly, with a small baby who is still up several times at night, I would love to be able to sleep a whole week to make up for the past 10 weeks of broken sleep :-). I also like shopping for bargains and cooking, when I am not under pressure.

DIGITAL CAMERAAnd this is me, on my wedding day, no make-up on!

Whom do I nominate now:

Honest Mum

Mother Nature Loves You

Hijacked by Twins

Musings of a 21st Century Stay at Home Mum

Oh So Amelia.


This entry was posted in: Writing


Mum to one beautiful girl on earth and one sweet baby boy in heaven. Privileged carer. Encourager and friend.


  1. Awesome, thank you Oana!Just read that this is your wedding day photo -looked like you took it this morning.Thank you for the nomination!sending hugs

  2. Lovely to get to know you a bit better! I’m with you on the sleeping – you have to get it where you can when you have little ones don’t you!

  3. franglaisemummy says

    Wow! You managed to turn this around so quickly, it took me ages to do mine! Congratulations on the two degrees, I have a degree in French too (and Spanish), and I totally get you wanting more sleep….

  4. emmysmummy says

    My favourite thing is sleep too. With kids you definitely need it. Lovely to find out more about you

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