#MeetTheFamily…My Danglish Family

#MeetTheFamily…My Danglish Family

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 :-)

Josefine my dangles family

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.

Elliot My Danglish Family

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.

Josephine husband and so - my danglish family

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

I’ve been reading blogs for a lot longer than I’ve been blogging, but at the moment I’m really enjoying following the lives of these ladies and their families.
Angela – www.lifemotherhoodandeverything.com I’ve found great comfort in reading Angela’s thoughts on being a working mum and returning to work.
Karen – www.twotinyhands.co.uk Karen and her little Robot is a great source of inspiration both when it comes to outdoor fun and indoor messy play!
Lucy – www.leaningin.com.au I got to know this blog first as Lucy’s Locket, but she recently changed her blogs name to leaning in. I really enjoy reading Lucy’s posts and in many ways we are quite alike in our parenting style!
Instagram: my_danglish_family https://www.instagram.com/my_danglish_family/
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23 Comments

  1. February 7, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    Thank you again for inviting me to join the family and for your sweet introduction! One day I really must have you over for cake 😀

    • February 8, 2017 / 5:10 pm

      I’ll just add a #familyfun for good measure xx

  2. February 8, 2017 / 6:53 am

    I love these ‘meet the person behind the blog’ interviews. So nice to read about the real life person behind the thoughts. Great interview.
    #familyfun

  3. February 8, 2017 / 6:55 am

    Nice to meet you – I love all this talk of cake! The blogging community really is the best thing about blogging, and I agree that obsessing over stats and followers is the worst. I haven’t monetised my blog by choice, so I just try to focus on the joy of writing and connecting with others so I don’t have to focus on the numbers. #FamilyFun

    • February 8, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      There is definitely a lot of cake on my blog!! Hehe, if only I didn’t love baking (and eating) cake so much I might stand a chance of getting fit again. I agree focusing on the joy of blogging and then enjoying the opportunities that may or may not spring from that. xx

  4. February 8, 2017 / 7:21 am

    What a fab post. I love these getting to kbow you posts. We need cake recipes!! #familyfun

    • February 8, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      Plenty of cake recipes on the blog, that I can promise :-)

  5. February 8, 2017 / 8:13 am

    Nice to meet you! I’m so jealous of all the cake, I like to think I’m a good cook. But cake, defeats me! #familyfun

    • February 8, 2017 / 5:18 pm

      Oh no! It can be difficult with cake, as you often have to stick to the recipe down to the grams, but a lot of my bakes are of the simple and easy variety if you fancy giving it a go :-)

  6. February 8, 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Good to meet you. I’m off to check out your cakes :) Alison x #FamilyFun

    • February 8, 2017 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you, hope they’ll inspire you to get baking xx

  7. February 8, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    Love getting to know the bloggy mamas in our little community!

    #familyfun

  8. February 8, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Nice to meet you! I need to go look at your cakes! Yum #familyfun

  9. February 8, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    Lovely to meet you Josefine, I love posts like these to find out more about the blogger behind the blog, then again I’m a tad nosey! xx

    #familyfun

  10. February 8, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Suddenly I want to eat cake. Lots of cake. Nice to meet you Josefine. This series is brilliant. It’s great to get to know other bloggers x
    #FamilyFunLinky

  11. February 9, 2017 / 5:25 am

    I can totally vouch for the cake! Totally amazed that I inspired you to blog. You are doing a fabulous job and glad that your enjoying it and that Sarah invited you to take part in the series because you are a member of our blogging family! Keep up the good work! 😀

  12. February 9, 2017 / 9:45 am

    I love finding out more about other bloggers in posts like this. Good luck on your return to work Josefine! #familyfun

  13. February 9, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Such a smiley little one! I was following you on Twitter but not on Insta Josefine so I’m searching for you now… Hello! #FamilyFun

  14. February 9, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Loved reading this! Even though I read your blog a lot, I still learnt more about you. Also, you’ve made my day by recommending my blog. I’m so happy that it helped you on your return to work. It feels like I have paid you back for the Honey Cakes recipe which went down VERY well with my Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law at Christmas! (I think they will become a tradition now.) #FamilyFun

  15. February 9, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe you’ve ony been going since October, seems like so much longer, I love your blog. I really need to go find some cake now!
    #FamilyFun

  16. February 9, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    Lovely reading a little bit about you Josefine! Can’t believe you’ve only been blogging for six months, you seem like an old hand at it 😉
    We lived in Denmark for three years (we’re in Ireland now), and it has influenced our family lifestyle in so many ways! I find it kinda funny too that hygge is all the rage now.
    Looking forward to trying out some of your cake recipes 😉
    #FamilyFun

  17. February 10, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Great to learn about the Josefine and her blog Danglish Family she truly has made an impact when it comkes to the blogosphere. #familyfun

  18. February 11, 2017 / 10:51 am

    I’ve loved reading the danglish family blog #familyfun