Hello there and welcome to the latest instalment of my series #MeetTheFamily. 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 you to this weeks member:
My Danglish Family
As Josefine will tell you she is a relatively new blogger, but boy has she made an impact. Her cakes, my goodness those cakes – they really are something else. I am salivating every time I read her posts. I wish I lived closer so I could pop round for a hyggligt coffee and cake with Josefine. I also love to read about her trips to Denmark and outdoor adventures. You also must check out her Instagram page, she has the cutest and smily-ist little boy I have ever seen. Thank you Josefine for joining our little family, it is a pleasure to you have and I look forward to reading your latest post. Over to you
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, who you are, your blog and what we can expect from your blog?
Hi Everyone! My name is Josefine. I’m a Danish mum living in the northern parts of England with my British other half J, our little boy Elliot and our grumpy old cat Walter. My blog is a mix of our adventures as a family, my thoughts on motherhood and lots of cakes, with the occasional sprinkle of DIY. You might think “has this lady not heard the phrase less is more” to that I say yes, but I’m not very good at it, I’ll always have a second slice of cake (Read: third) and my blog is my space, my online collection of memories and a place to share my passions – I hope you’ll all enjoy the mix! I can promise you one thing, my blog is a place of Hygge – I’ve been alerted to this being THE thing right now over here, as a Dane Hygge is pretty much part of my DNA so I’m trying to pass it on one cake at a time
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?
I’ve been on Maternity leave for the past year, but I will soon be returning to work, I’m a registered Nurse working on an Acute Medical Unit, so it’ll be interesting (Read: I’m terrified) to see how it’ll work juggling Nightshifts and a boob-monster that doesn’t yet sleep through…not even close. For fun I love being out and about with my family, preferably combining our love of the outdoors with a nice cafe where I can load up on cake! In the evenings once Elliot is asleep, I’m quite happy snug on the sofa watching a TV-show or a movie with J – quite a movie geek really.
3. How long have you been blogging and what is your favourite and least favourite thing about it?
I started my blog in October 2016, so I haven’t been blogging for long – it was actually Karen from twotinyhands that inspired me to finally take the plunge! My favourite thing about blogging is the community that comes with it and the platform blogging gives you to share your world. My least favourite part must be how easy it is to start obsessing about numbers, social media and reach.
4. If you could pass on a piece of advice to a newbie blogger what would it be?
Honestly I’m still a newbie! When Sarah approached me to take part in “meet the family” I felt like the popular girl at school had just invited me to a party and got all giddy. However one thing I try and remind myself is, remember why you started your blog. If you find yourself not enjoying it, then something isn’t right and it’s time to sit down and look back! You can easily get caught up in wanting to be big and monetise. But a wise person once said, don’t compare someone’s middle to your own beginning and those are words to live by.
5. If money were no issue, and you could tick one thing off your bucket list what would it be and why?
Travelling the world with my family is a dream of both J and I! I hope one day we will get to live it.
6. Can you share some love and tell us what blogs you are enjoying at the moment and that you would recommend?