#MeetTheFamily…Bobsy’s Mum

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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:

Bobsy’s Mum.

I am so pleased to introduce you to Donna from Bobsy’s mum she is a regular linker at #familyfun and I always enjoy reading her posts. She shares some amazing recipes that really make your mouth water and just have a gander at her IG for glimpse of what I am talking about. So Donna thank you so much for taking part, and 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 all! I’m Donna, my blog is www.bobsysmum.co.uk. Named after my poor daughter, who will no doubt hate us when she’s older. Her name is Robyn, but somehow this became “Bob” “Bobyn” “Bobsy” and many other variations.

My blog is a little bit of a mish mash of all the things we like. My husbands a chef, and we both love food, so there are lots of recipes. We love crafting, but I’m awful at it…which I like to think is accessible to all. Then there are just little snippets from our life really. Every now and then I wonder if I need more of a “niche”, but wouldn’t be able to choose one.

Robyn of bobsys mum

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?
Blogging has changed my life massively. From writing my blog, I rediscovered a love of writing, that has been dormant for years now. I left my job in retail, as they were being very difficult when it came to flexibility, and decided to try and make a living as a freelance writer.

It was a huge risk, as I hadn’t ever written professionally. But, it’s working out really well, and I’m so pleased I did it.

When I’m not working, I think I’m possibly a bit boring. We’re that awfully soppy couple that walk about ASDA unbearably happy! We like watching TV box sets, films, we play board games, which my nearly 6 year old has just started to get in to.

I’m a reluctant runner. I did the couch to 5k last spring/summer. Then ran a 10k in October, that I loved. But then it got cold, and I lost all motivation. I know I’ll love it when I get back into it, but it’s that forcing myself to leave the house that I struggle with.

Donna from bobsys mum

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

I’ve been blogging for about 5 months now I think. I know we all say this, but it’s been really lovely getting to “meet” other bloggers.

My least favourite thing…I was completely clueless when I started, and all the design aspects were a total mystery. I can easily spend an hour changing the colour of a line. I get really frustrated when I’m entering all the code and nothing is happening. But then, when something does work, I get really excited. I suppose my favourite thing is sort of the same. I feel like I’ve learnt so much, and I have all these new skills. I love learning! Such a nerd.

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

Don’t stress. When I first started, I worried so much that no-one was reading it. Just keep writing, and trying new things, and it will come. Get involved in social media, and have fun, but don’t feel pressured to “grow your blog” if you write well, it will grow on its own.

Donna family from bobsys mum

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

How bad is it that I can’t think of anything? It’s because I’m happy, not boring. To be honest, as practical as this is, I’d probably just buy our dream house. We have been living in a tiny flat for the last 4 years, and house hunting is a nightmare. Then I’d buy 1000’s on pairs on converse, because I love them.

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

I love stressymama Sam started blogging about the same time as me, and was one of my first blogger friends, so I love to catch up on how she’s doing. Mrs A is another favourite, such wonderful creations. I’ve recently ordered a Unicorn, but there’s about 10 other things I want her to make me!

You can find me at twitter @stessed_mummy_

and instagram @bobsys mum                                       www.bobsysmum.co.uk

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23 Comments

  1. February 22, 2017 / 7:23 am

    I’m all for the don’t stress advice! Worrying about how your blog is going is a fun killer! #familyfun

  2. February 22, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Arrgh it’s me!!

    Thank you for this, I feel like a proper big girl!!

    Just to be a bit confusing I’ve changed my twitter to @bobsys_mum (clever!!)

  3. February 22, 2017 / 9:38 am

    Nice to learn more about Donna. I did the Couch to 5K too and am training for my first ever 10K in May. I’m scared, but it’s great to hear you enjoyed your one! It sounds like you’re doing incredibly well, especially for only 5 months blogging. #familyfun

    • February 22, 2017 / 10:11 am

      Thank you!

      If I can run a 10k, anyone can. Good luck!

  4. February 22, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Lovely to learn more about you Donna – you have achieved lots in a short space of time! And I don’t think you sound boring at all, board games are the best. 😃Well done on the running too, I hate exercise so am in awe of everyone who runs! #FamilyFun

    • February 22, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      I don’t feel like I’ve achieved much at all, I’m still very much faking knowing what I’m doing!

      I hate the idea of exercise, but then enjoy it if I force myself!

  5. February 22, 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I love hearing from other bloggers out there in the real world! I wish I wouldn’t stress… I’ve been going six months… how long does the stress phase last? haha

    • February 22, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      #FamilyFun (I always forget this bit…)

  6. February 22, 2017 / 6:38 pm

    Lovely to meet you, I love Converse too :) a x #familyfunlinky

  7. February 22, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    Ahhh it’s great to be happy! Never boring. Well done on going freelance that’s awesome. Keep doing what your doing it’s fab xx #familyfun

    • February 22, 2017 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you 😊

  8. February 22, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Another converse lover?!? My husband has about 5 different pairs. Pink, Black, Red, Blue, Black/Blue camouflage, and he’s wanted to find a green pair. I though he was the only person with this obsession! Lol! Thanks for the encouragement to a new blogger, as well! #FamilyFun

    • February 22, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      I’ve only got 2 pairs right now, but I’ve had so many different ones over the years!

  9. February 22, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    Lovely to meet you and so pleased you have been enjoying your experience back blogging! I love your advice that your blog will grow on it’s own. It’s nice to hear that from a new blogger too – it’s easy to get caught up in numbers. #FamilyFun

  10. February 22, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    Hi Donna. Thank you for the shout out. I love reading your blog and I am truly amazed with all your toilet roll tube crafting ideas. Brilliant tips and advice too! X
    #familyfun

  11. February 22, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Great interview especially the advice #familyfun

  12. February 23, 2017 / 7:32 am

    Oh wonderful to ‘meet’ you Donna! Wonderful blogging advice too – if you write good content your followers will grow – just fab! Hope you continue to enjoy blogging x #FamilyFun

  13. February 23, 2017 / 9:52 am

    Awww I love the name ‘Bobyn’ it’s so cute. Mine is Jake but we all call him Jakey and that’s what he tells people! #familyfun

    • February 23, 2017 / 10:02 am

      Haha, my son honestly 100% thought his name was ‘Michael moo moos’. He was really upset when he started school n we had to tell him it wasn’t

  14. February 23, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    I stopped blogging for a while and am back to being a newbie again so its lovely to ‘meet’ you Donna! I feel put at ease to not worry about my numbers as so easy to get caught in that web!

  15. February 24, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Lovely to meet another blogger. She’s got some great advice. #FamilyFunLinky

  16. February 25, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Great to meet another blogger. I’ll make sure I check it out #familyfun

  17. February 27, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    Lovely to hear about you and congrats on your freelance work. #FamilyFun xx