Meet the family…Two Tiny Hands

Meet the family…Two Tiny Hands

Hello there and welcome to my new series of meet the family. It is a spin off from our linky #FamilyFun. You may know that #FamilyFun is a linky where you can link up any blog post with the idea of it being a fun linky where you share your posts, comments and love with your blogging family. This post is all about getting to know our blogging family a bit better. So without further ado I will introduce to the first member…

I couldn’t really start with anyone else, my first in the series is to my blogging bestie and linky co-host Karen from Two Tiny Hands. Karen and I first crossed paths when we responded to a tongue and cheek post by Katie from Mummy in a Tutu – Blogger seeks personal tribe. We have since been thrown into a little tribe of bloggers who talk daily about our blogs, our family and our daily lives. I am in awe of Karen and her outdoorsy lifestyle and fearless approach to maintaining said lifestyle with a baba in tow. Camping, rain or shine via public transport or bike is no easy task yet Karen makes it look effortless. I think I would have a breakdown. So Karen over to you.

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, who you are, your blog and what we can expect from your blog?

My name is Karen and you can find me blogging away at twotinyhands.co.uk.  I’m a Mum of one and a girlfriend to the other.  Dave is my partner and my son is affectionately known as the Robot on the blog.   We are a bit of an outdoorsy busy family and are always doing something.  We tend to go walking, cycling or camping often at the same time.   On the blog you will find our adventures documented for us to look back at some time.  We try and live in the moment and hope this comes across.

life is an adventure

2. When your not blogging, how do you fill your time – are you a working parent, SAHP, WAHP? When your not working what do you like to do for fun?

Official Stay at home Mum here.  We made the decision that one of us should stay at home rather than send the Robot off to be looked after by someone else.  Dave who is a self employed plumber works really hard but the bonus is that he can work flexible hours too.  Sometimes he can pack up on a Wednesday morning and we can head off into the sunset by the evening.  It’s that whole living in the moment thing.

Fun Fun Fun, life is meant to be enjoyed and we spend a lot of time giving the Robot time to play, explore and just generally fill that little brain with as much information as possible!

The Robot and Dave

3. How long have you been blogging and what is your favourite and least favourite thing about it?

I have been blogging on and off for the past 15 years but I have never really stuck at it before.  I started two tiny hands back in August 2015 but didn’t really kick start the consistent blogging until February.  By consistent I mean not only the writing regularly but the promoting and finding the people to actually read my blog.

The favourite thing about the blogging is the people I have virtually met.  Some of them feel like they have been my friends for life and I’ve never even met them.  It really is just brilliant.

The one thing that gets me down is the self doubt over whether I am doing a good job or not

4. If you could pass on a piece of advice to a newbie blogger what would it be?

Be persistent and just write.  Don’t worry if its any good.  The more you write the better you will get.  I cringe at some of my earlier blog posts!  Please don’t go and find them I haven’t deleted them!!  Although do, have a giggle, it may improve my click through stats, just don’t judge me.

5. If money were no issue, and you could tick one thing off your bucket list what would it be and why?

I’ve not really got a bucket list on the go… adding this to my to do list… if money was no option though I’d like to own a nice size house with an English country garden that I could grow veg in and raise a few chickens and things.  Then go off on lots of little trips around the UK with the family.

Just read that back, that sounds lame!!  I don’t need fancy holidays and fast cars to be happy!

6. Can you share some love and tell us what blogs you are enjoying at the moment and that you would recommend?

I read a lot of blogs and I wish I had time to selectively say I read everyone’s posts but I don’t but I do make sure I select certain people when I spot them in link ups:

Squirmy Popple – I really love Katies writing style.  Our kids are very close in age and find that they have a lot in common so it’s good to make notes from!

Dear Bear and Beany and Hot Pink Wellingtons – I first discovered them in the Happy Days Linky and I always love to find out what they are getting up to.  They now run #sharingthebloglove another awesome linky to be involved in.

You can find me in the following places:

Twitter: @IsntItPrettyKTB
Facebook: TwoTinyHandsUK
Instagram: Two Tiny Hands

Karen and the Robot

 

If you would like to take part in #MeetTheFamily please drop me an email to tammymumuk@yahoo.co.uk – I love to hear from you. 

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19 Comments

  1. September 14, 2016 / 7:42 am

    What a lovely interview – so nice to get to know a bit more about my favourite bloggers! I’m a huge fan of Two Tiny Hands – so much to admire about getting out there and enjoying the outdoor life. Thanks so much for the shout out for #SharingtheBlogLove too – we love getting so much positive feedback on it, that’s really made my morning! I really relate to not having time to read all my favourite blogs and just spotting names via linkys – which makes the fact that I’ve somewhat neglected my own linky participation recently a bit rubbish! Thanks so much for hosting #FamilyFun – I’m really enjoying it so far!

    • September 15, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Hi Katy, glad you are enjoying it so far! I’m putting together a linky plan so that I can spread the love! Karen x

  2. September 14, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Lovely to meet you Karen – well I already know you but Ive been MIA from this blogging sphere for an age and its lovely to see what you guys are building together! A lovely feature – I need to be a bit more spontaneous and adventurous too! #Familyfun

  3. September 14, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Oh I love Karen’t attitude! Living in the moment is the way forward. Lovely to get to know Karen and her family better :-) #FamilyFun

  4. September 14, 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Oh Karen I had no idea you started blogging so long ago! Glad you are finally blogging regularly. I love your answers – always so full of positivity. You’re right about your encouragement to new bloggers and I, like you, adore the blogging community and family feel of blogging – never a lonely moment! #FamilyFun

  5. September 14, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    Eeee this is such a brilliant idea guys! I love it. Karen your pictures are so adorable and I love following your blog and adventures with the Robot. Like Sarah said I am in awe of all your outdoorsy lifestyle and spontaneous trips – I think it’s a gorgeous way to live. #familyfun

  6. September 14, 2016 / 5:49 pm

    This is an awesome idea!!! I feel like some of us bloggers hide a bit behind our titles. Love to get to know people. #familyfun

  7. September 14, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I love Karen’s blog :-) and I love that we have the same dream in life! I wouldn’t say it was lame at all! This is such a lovely idea – not enough people write in detail about themselves on their blogs (not personal things like this), and actually I find them really interesting to read! #familyfun

  8. September 14, 2016 / 7:36 pm

    A wonderful idea! Lovely to find out more about you. And great advice for new bloggers. #familyfun

  9. September 14, 2016 / 8:14 pm

    I love these ‘Meet Me’ posts; it’s great to get to the person behind the name (or Twitter handle!) Ah, I’m very envious of your carefree, outdoorsy lifestyle Karen. I wish I could enjoy the great outdoors more. Will be heading over to TwoTinyHands for some tips :-) #FamilyFun

  10. September 14, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    I love the advice to us new bloggers about just keep writing. I feel like a little Nemo , just keep swimming you will get there in the end #FamilyFun

  11. September 15, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Great to get to know you more Karen, I think you have done so well with your blog and I have no idea how you fit it all in. I love your outdoors style with your family too:)

    mainy

    #FamilyFun

  12. September 15, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Great to hear from Karen. She got my vote for inspirational in the tribal awards recently due to her messy play. #FamilyFun

    • September 15, 2016 / 8:59 pm

      Helena, you are so lovely for having voted for me! LOVE Messy Play!

  13. September 16, 2016 / 4:56 am

    Oh what a wonderful interview. It is really nice to know the people behind the blogs I like to read and this one is really detailed and well done. Karen, I didn’t realize you’ve been blogging for so long! I started early too but like you, didn’t really do any marketing of my blogs or posts mainly because I didn’t know to do these things and because this was before the avalanche of social media resources. I am so glad to have virtually met you and Sarah.

  14. September 16, 2016 / 4:56 am

    #familyfun

  15. September 16, 2016 / 10:22 am

    I love these kinds of features! Lovely idea and so nice to read. #familyfun

  16. September 16, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing and hosting. Love the motto to live life in the now and it’s for living! It really is an adventure and make the most of it whilst you can! #familyfun

  17. September 16, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I love finding out more about the actual people behind the blogs I read so this is going to be a great series. Nothing lame about a country house and garden. I’d love it too as long as someone else did the gardening!
    #FamilyFun