A bit of Q&A

A bit of Q&A

Woke up this morning to the lovely Karen from Twotinyhands having tagged me in a little bit of blogging Q&A, thank you! I’m very new to the blogging game, but hopefully my answers will shed some light on who I am and what motivates me.

How long have you been blogging and what is your best and worst thing about it?

I started my blog at the end of October this year, so I’m very much a newbie! I had been playing with the thought of having my own blog for a while, but didn’t quite know where to start, somehow now seemed a good time, I wanted somewhere to put down my thoughts, a place to share my little family’s adventures.

Best thing about blogging is definitely how you can connect with likeminded mums and dads and the infinite inspiration out there weather it be messy play ideas or a recipe to try out! As a newbie I think the worst part of blogging is to not get caught up in comparing yourself with other blogs and get obsessed with views and the likes… After all you really shouldn’t compare your beginning with someone else’s middle.

How will you be spending Christmas this year? Any crazy traditions?

We will be spending our Christmas in Denmark with my half of the family, I’m dreaming of a white Christmas (as it’s a definite possibility this year) as for crazy traditions I’m sure J, the English half of My Danglish Family, will point out that all our Danish Christmas traditions are weird! (And wonderful I might add) to name a few – on the 24th we dance around the Christmas tree and all around the house while singing Christmas carols, before opening pressies.

Danish christmas
Last years Danish Christmas tree

During the day time on the 24th we have the Scandinavian Christmas Rice Porridge, its served hot with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top and a dollop of butter, but that’s not the weird bit, the ‘weird’ bit is that my mum will hide one almond in the giant bowl of porridge and whoever finds the almond will get the ‘Almond-Pressie’ – usually a board game for the whole family to enjoy! If you check in December I’ll probably share the recipe, I love Rice Porridge (in Danish RisengrΓΈd)! What’s even better is that any leftovers can be turned into the Danish version of Rice Pudding served with Cherry Sauce (Yum!)

What is your favourite dessert? All the gooey details please..

Well if you’ve browsed my posts or follow me on Instagram, you will know that I’m Crazy for cake and asking me to narrow it down to one favourite dessert is close to impossible! But right now I keep coming back to the same deliciously simple Apple Pavlova, Meringue topped with Fresh tangy Apples grated and mixed with whipped cream and sprinkled with chocolate.

Apple Pavlova
Apple Pavlova – I’m addicted!

What is your favourite room in your house?

My favourite room is our living room! It’s cozy and snug and perfect for Hygge.

In which ways do you entertain your children?

Baking with kids
My faithful assistant and taster!

Elliot is 9 months old, most days we try to get out of the house and attend baby play groups, we go to ‘creation station’ (basically messy play) and bounce and Rhyme a lovely free initiative at our Local Library. At home we play various Peekaboo games, he helps mummy baking and when all else fails Elliot loves to play with the vacuum of all things!

Teach them young I say!

How do you store your memories?

I wish I could say that I’ve got photo albums containing our memories, but as of yet it’s still only on the planning stage! I guess I would say this blog has partly been started to have a place to store moments and memories, other than that my phone is bursting with photos of our life. Sometimes I feel like memories of good times and childhood for me is stored in tastes and smells too, hope I’m not being too abstract, but some of my favourite bakes and dishes are favourites because they bring back good memories whenever I have them, like a little hug from the past!

Are you a savoury or sweet type of person?

Sweet! I will find any excuse for cake πŸ™‚

If you could go anywhere where would it be?

J has family on New Zealand and I would love for us to one day be able to afford going there for a longer stretch!

Is there anything you’ve ever regretted?

Sometimes I regret my choice of profession, I’m a nurse, and as much as I love being able to help others I feel like the work environment is awful, we are short staffed and stressed. It leaves you feeling like you can’t give the care you feel everyone deserves. Maybe I’ll change profession one day.

What is the best thing you have ever made?

My little boy (I know cheesy!) but it’s true I’m so proud that J and I have created this awesome little human being!

My Danglish family on Elliots Birthday!

Now as the newbie I am I wasn’t aware of the “tag other blogs part” of this Q&A game. But after Reading Beths answers on Bamboo.co.uk it dawned on me! So seeing as I don’t know that many bloggers yet I’m going to copy-cat Beths version and list some questions below. If you would like to take part then just please copy the questions, get writing and tag me on twitter and/or Instagram so that I can read, comment and share! Thank you xx

5 Questions from Josefine (MyDanglishFamily)

  1. when did you start Blogging and what motivated you?
  2. What is your proudest moment as a parent so far?
  3. If you could go back and give “first-time-mum”- you some advice what would it be?
  4. As a lover of all things sweet, what is your favourite treat? (please feel free to share recipes if it happens to be homemade)
  5. what is your favourite Christmas tradition and why?
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26 thoughts on “A bit of Q&A

    1. Haha I don’t know about super organised, more like “quick Elliot is sleeping it’s now or never!!” πŸ˜‰ Glad you liked the bit about Danish Christmas, will definitely be more of that come December. I love Christmas!! x

  1. I love this. Every day is a cake day! I recently quit nursing for many reasons and one of the biggest was work conditions. I have contemplated blogging about it but I am not sure I am ready to put it into words yet. I think I will soon… Perhaps it will help someone find the motivation to either stay or leave. I hope you have a lovely family Christmas, that porridge sounds lovely.

    1. I know our work conditions are appalling! I’d look forward to reading your thoughts on the matter. I think about leaving often…just not sure Im brave enough to venture into the unknown yet. And I fully agree every day is cake day! Promise a recipe for the Porridge come December. Thanks for stopping by! x

  2. Lovely answers and so nice to learn a bit more about you and your family! I have read about Danish Christmas traditions before and they sound fun / a bit crazy! I’m looking forward to your rice porridge recipe. I’m absolutely fascinated by all things Danish these days so you’ve got an avid reader! #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. Hehe yes I can see why our traditions can seeem a bit on the odd side, but I’m glad you enjoyed the read! All this talk about rice Porridge has made crave it like mad! Won’t be long before there’s a recipe to share πŸ˜‰ I hope you’ll continue to enjoy following our Danglish everyday! xx

    1. Yes I’ve only now realised that the brits are going a bit crazy for Hygge! I can only say about time, it’s the best feeling πŸ™‚ sorry for making your cake cravings worse! xx

    1. You have to try Apple Pavlova it is awesome and it probably doesn’t come as a surprise when I say go to Denmark it’s lovely! Especially in the summer πŸ™‚ or the Christmas markets in Copenhagen, they’re pretty awesome too! Thank you for stopping by! xx

  3. Nice to meet you! I love the sound of your Christmas traditions. Especially the carols, dancing and board games: that’s what Christmas is all about! Look forward to seeing the recipe. I’ll find any excuse for cake too. In fact, I’m eating carrot cake right now πŸ™‚ #GlobalBlogging

    1. Nice to meet you too! Oh I love carrot cake! You should check out my recipe for Carrot Cupcakes πŸ™‚ but yes when other mums say they survive on coffee… I survive on cake! I should probably consider the coffee instead, for the sake of my figure! πŸ˜‰ Ha! Thanks for stopping by! x

  4. Ah this was nice. I love the sound of that porridge and an almond present! Also those apple meringues look amaze, and I’m not even a big fan of meringue but I don’t think I could say no to those. Nice to know a little more about you. Thanks for linking up to #familyfun x

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