Some of us bloggers decided to get to know each other better and we’re sharing some guest posts so you can get to know us better as well! Here are some things you might not know about Lauren from Sophie’s Nursery 🙂
I’m Lauren & I blog over at Sophie’s Nursery! My blog is primarily aimed at parents of young children who want to help support their educational development at home. As a teacher, I plan & post lots of different activities parents can do with their children, starting from 0 months upwards. I also love writing general lifestyle & parenting posts!
Q1. How would your best friend describe you? (not sure then ask them)
Apparently, I’m seen as a hard-working & very organised person! (I think being a teacher has made me this way – I cannot cope if I don’t have some sort of plan!). Also, without me paying them, they have said I genuinely care about others & am a great listener.
Q2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
My favourite thing about blogging has to be all the different opportunities it has given me. I have received some amazing items for myself & my family to try out, ranging from phonics toys to sleep monitors! I’ve also had the opportunity to attend press events, enjoyed wonderful family days out & even reviewed some children’s theatre productions. You just never know what opportunity is going to arise next
Q3. If you could change anything about blogging, what would it be?
How much time it takes! I love blogging & the opportunities it has given me, but there just isn’t enough time in the day. Being a mum, trying to live a bit of a life & then researching/writing/taking photos/editing/promoting/emailing all of my posts… I just wish everything didn’t have to take so long!
Q4. If you were invited to a Blogger’s Cocktail Party, which three bloggers would you invite and why?
I’m fairly new to blogging & haven’t had the opportunity to meet as many of the lovely bloggers out there as I would like! I guess if I were to choose though, it would have to be some of the big name bloggers that I follow. As a fellow Brummy, it would have to be Brummy Mummy of Two. I find her hilarious & so relatable. I’d also invite The Unmumsy Mum as I imagine she would keep me well & truly entertained! Finally, it would have to be Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from Making Sense of Cents – I would love to get inside her brain & get her top blogging tips!
Q5. What is the best blogging tip you have been given?
Liase with other bloggers! I have met so many people & had so much love on my blog posts through doing this. They’re not competition, they’re your main support.
Q6. When you aren’t blogging, where is your favourite place to visit for a day out?
It has to be any of the National Trust properties. There’s something for everyone – beautiful walks, stunning buildings to explore & of course the cream scones at the café!
Q7. Tell us about your guilty pleasure. It could be food, drink, a TV programme or your favourite band.
I’m a bit of a sucker for reality TV programmes – I think it’s the ‘not having to think about it’ aspect of them. I do love a bit of Made in Chelsea or Geordie Shore…
Q8. If you knew you were going to be marooned on a desert island and could take 3 luxury items with you, what would they be?
A suitcase full of books – I love reading & this would be a great source of entertainment. A notebook & pen (I’m counting this as one :D) so I can draw & write. Finally, it would have to be some sort of computer that works on a desert island… preferably with wi-fi haha! I think I’ve cheated a bit here…
Q9. What was the last good book you read?
I know a good book when I physically cannot put it down! The last book I read like that was Asylum by Johan Theorin. It’s a Swedish psychological crime thriller. The protagonist, Jan, has just started working at a nursery. However, it’s no ordinary nursery as it’s actually linked to a high-security asylum containing some of the most dangerous people in the country. A totally gripping read, I would highly recommend it!
Q10. Describe your perfect date night?
AN EVENING WITH NO CHILDREN! Myself & my husband are real foodies so it would have to be a good restaurant that sells lots of different vegetarian meals. A bottle of wine to accompany our meal & then a nice walk in fresh, country air to finish.
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