Getting to know me: The Sunshine Blogger Award

I’ve been tagged to answer some questions about myself by Katie who blogs at Living Life Our Way

What is your favourite hobby? (Besides writing!)

Such a cliche but it has to be reading. I love post apocalyptic and dystopian fiction. I was a librarian before I became self employed and a bookseller before that so books have always been a big part of my life.

What is your favourite TV show currently?

The Walking Dead has just come back from its mid season break and I’m loving that. I’ve also just finished watching Black Mirror on Netflix which was fantastic (the dystopian/post apocalyptic theme seems to extend to the to!)

Where would your dream holiday be?

I’m not big on holidays abroad. I would love to see the Northern lights but generally a staycation by the sea is my kind of holiday. I also love Centre Parcs but it’s more difficult now that we’re limited to school holidays.

When was the last time you cried and why?

Most likely the last time I watched Greys Anatomy! I’m a complete sucker for the high emotion drama and seem to cry at pretty much every episode.

How did you celebrate your last birthday?

Nothing very exciting, a family day out and then a meal with my hubby. I do like to drag it out a bit though, it spreads from whatever day it’s actually on until the following weekend!

How do you spend your ideal night in?

A long bath, in to my pjs, steak cooked by my hubby then a game of trivial pursuits.

Who inspires you?

My Mum. She brought me up on my own from the age of 8 and made sure that I knew I could do anything I wanted. I hope I can be as good a mum to my kids as she was to me.

Why did you start blogging?

I started my blog because when I decided I wanted to become self employed, I loved reading the stories of Mums who had started their own business. So many of the stories were about Mums who had become hugely successful and , while those stories were great, I also wanted to read about people whose businesses were smaller and everyday.

Where did you last go out?

The school run! But if we’re talking out, out, me and my husband went to Thorpe Park for our anniversary, we love a roller coaster.

Who would you most like to sing a duet with?

My husband, although it should probably be in an empty room, we’re both pretty terrible!