Who are you? #Blogtober16

Day 1 - #Blogtober16

So here goes, my first stab at the #Blogtober16 challenge over on Hex Mum Plus 1, which asks you to write a blog post for each day of October.

This is all about me. Something I don't actually like to write about. So here goes. 

I am, Shona, a mum of two gorgeous babies. M is 2.5 years and F is 11 months (until the 12th!!!). Before this I worked in a local newspaper as a reporter. Other jobs I have are are a supermarket worker and a job in a science museum. 

I am a stay at home mum and in general I love it but there are times when it can be a bit lonely!

I married my hubby 3 years ago after getting engaged in New York the year before (and even got to pick a ring from Tiffany's to replace the cheap one he used to propose with). I still have the cheap one and will never part with it.

As well as having two children we also have two guinea pigs, two dogs and a cat. Love animals in our house and thankfully the kids love them too.

As child I was competitive swimmer, training 10 times a week, plus 3 gym sessions, and getting up at 5am before school twice a week. Can honestly say the pain of getting up that early will never leave me and I still get a shiver down my spine when I think about it. I am glad I did it as I realise how important a skill swimming is.

In the future would love to retrain as a midwife but until then I will enjoy my children and time at home.


Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.


  1. I don't like to write about myself either...You did well! Great post.
    Good luck with the challenge x

  2. I very rarely write about me, so it was a struggle to write it too! Lovely to meet you, look forward to reading more about you through #Blogtober16

  3. Welcome to #Blogtober16 and well done for writing about yourself, I do like to get people out of their comfort zones! (myself included) that was definitely commitment for the swimming, I used to complain about getting up for a paper round at 6am!I am looking forward to finding out more about your lovely family and celebrating Fs birthday with virtual cake xxx