I don’t know about you but one of the things I love about being a blogger is getting to discover and read some other amazing blogs. I love an insight into other people’s lives and what makes them tick – I’m eternally nosey I suppose. This is the inspiration behind my new guest series. I want to introduce you to some of the amazing blogs that I love and the blogger behind them.
Today, I’m so happy to welcome Emma-Louise for my first guest post. Emma-Louise writes a lovely blog called Powerporter which I suggest you pop over to enjoy at the end of this post. So without further ado, here is Emma-Louise to introduce herself and tell you a bit about how she became a blogger…
Hello! I’m Emma-Louise of Powerporter blog. A wife and mummy of two in my late twenties, ok so late that I can smell my thirties, but I am hanging on to it while I can! I have not long started my blog, only two months ago in fact, but I absolutely love being part of the blogging community and I am finding the ability to write down how I feel is so therapeutic.
I already have a blog ‘footymadgirl’ that I have been writing on for about 14 months. As you can probably guess from the title it is a football based blog and has brought me some fantastic opportunities, such as gaining a regular spot in the match day programme for Chester FC. I love writing about football but I always felt like I wanted to talk more about what was going on with my family, about being a mum and about being me, so I started Powerporter.
My daughter has recently been diagnosed with glue ear and that was the catalyst for me to start writing. My three-year-old has had her fair share of illnesses in her short three years, with a week’s stay at Alder Hey’s intensive care unit thrown in there for good measure, but for some reason finding out about the glue ear really hit me hard and I just wanted to write down how I was feeling.
As a youngster I was always either writing or reading. When I got older I would write letters to express my feelings, whether it was in the days of thinking you were in love with whatever chap was the latest ‘future husband’ in your 15-year-old life, or when I wrote the first letter to my father who I’d not seen since I was 4 years old at the age of 16. I love to write. I have no idea why I never made more of a push in that direction with my career but I ended up in Human Resources more from circumstance than choice.
So now I’m on maternity leave with a little more time on my hands I am getting into the swing of blogging, around being a mum to a four-month old boy. Writing about my experiences as a mum and also documenting our journey with my little girls’ glue ear. I try to be as honest as I can be about what is going on in my life as I hate fluff and dishonesty!
I love music, food, books, you know lots of things!! All my money is spent on eating though, eating in, eating out - I just love to eat! My other favourite way to spend money is on clothes for my two children. What is it about buying something for yourself? You just can’t do it but when you see a whole rack of things you could adorn your offspring in you just can’t resist. If you can’t spoil them though who can you spoil?
Before we had children my husband and I would be frequenting gigs and football matches. Even when I was pregnant I was still doing both but obviously that has eased off now. We now sit in the house on a Saturday night listening to our tunes on whatever medium we have available at the time, but usually Spotify on the I-pad. He is my husband, obviously, but he is definitely my best friend, how cliché but I don’t care. We have our ups and downs as I am sure everyone does but it doesn’t seem to affect us as a couple, we just muddle on through and know that at the end of the day we will be there for each other for a kiss and a cuddle.
Any time spent with my little family is wonderful, obviously not when either of the children decides to play up, but when all is well we enjoy holidaying as I am sure everyone does. More recently we have switched our normal abroad holidays to staycations in the UK, which I am actually enjoying more than expected. Hopefully we can share some of our adventures!
My friends are quite a varied network of ladies! Some I have met through work, some from uni, I have quite a few mummy friends and I recently reconnected with some of my school chums. We usually see each other at birthday parties these days or whatever occasion is going on, but I do speak to my absolute closest friend every day and all of my friends at least every week. Coffee dates are usually the order of the day or a spin around the zoo, but on the very rare occasion we do get to go for a boogie or a day at the races. I am hoping my upcoming thirtieth will bring some fun and frolics!
So that is a bit about me and a taste of my world. Come and join me at Powerporter.