It’s taken me a while to pull myself together and write my first blog post. It’s taken a bit of courage because although I know I am going to enjoy blogging, I do feel that it is is opening my life up to the world. That is the whole point isn’t it!
I decided to call my Blog ‘Mummy of the suburbs’ because of where I live in Ealing, West London. Ealing is know as ‘Queen of the suburbs’.
It’s something I have been wanting to do for a long while. Every since I had my Daughter Amelia who is now four years old, many of my friends have commented on how I always seem to know about the best child friendly places to go. I enjoying spending time reading reviews in any of the free parent & child magazines that seem to be of abundance around London. So I’m hoping to use my Blog to do some reviews on some of the places I frequent with Amelia and David my Husband when I manage to drag him along!
One of my other loves is children’s fashion. Any of my friends reading will already know how much I love to dress Amelia in the latest cute outfits. One of my favourite pastimes is to search for hidden treasures in the numerous charity shops of London. I especially like to visit the more well healed areas of the capitol. I might not find anything, but I love the buzz of never knowing what I might find! I also founded a small business called Mummy Traders, which is a children’s dress agency specialising in pre-loved designer clothes. I put my business on hold in January this year, but I’m hoping to relaunch it soon.
I work as a self employed Practice Nurse, so my job takes me all over London. I look on it as one of the perks of the job! I think I deserve some benefits as I spend most of my day in a GP surgery listening to people moan and groan about the NHS! I often end up working in parts of London that I have never been to before, so I think that makes me best placed to perhaps advice the Mummy’s of West London to get out there and discovery some new places a bit off the beaten track.
Finally I want to thank my good friend and sort of relative (don’t ask it is complicated) Emma Bradley. She is a successful blogger and editor at Tots 100. Emma popped over to see me recently in Ealing, while she was on her way to the Capital Summertime Ball. Emma has inspired me to start blogging as she has successfully made a career out of it and in turn has given up her day job as a teacher. She has also raised the profile of the medical condition Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) which her Daughter Erin suffered from.
So that it’s for now. I’m really excited to be on my blogging journey finally!
Check Out Emma blogs at the links below: