30 Days Blogging Challenge – Day 1

A recent picture of yourself, and 15 interesting facts about you?

Day 1 blogging challenge

  • I enjoy running. Before I was pregnant and had little one I ran 5 half marathons (3 in Cardiff, 1 in Edinburgh and 1 in Bristol), my quickest time was 2 hours and 8 minutes.
  • I enjoy going on holiday to Wales especially Tenby (where we currently are) and Llanbedrog. They are both lovely and I feel lucky to be able to visit these places often.
  • I spent 6 months travelling around the world  visiting Thailand, Singapore, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and South Africa.
  • I have since been back to Bali for a holiday, and to Thailand for our honeymoon.
  • My husband and I got married in 2013, we had a church wedding and then a big party in a lovely country house just outside Cambridge.
  • I was born and grew up in Cambridge.

  • I went to university in Cardiff and studied Business Management, and obtained a 2.1 in my degree.
  • I have lived and worked in London for 9 years.
  • I’m a Digital Project Manager in a London advertising agency, I’ve worked on large campaigns including website builds, mobile sites, email and banner campaigns for automotive, electrical and FMCG brands.
  • My hobbies include reading, cooking, baking, running and now blogging.
  • I have membership to the National Trust, and I enjoy visiting their properties and having a cake and coffee in the café.
  • My favourite foods are steak, cheese, chocolate and chicken tikka massala.
  • I really enjoyed reading The Shantaram and The Goldfinch.
  • I gave up sugar in my tea 2 years ago, and started drinking coffee a couple of weeks ago.
  • I love drinking red wine, and my favourite Gin is Hendricks with a slice of cucumber.

I hope you enjoyed finding out a little more about me.

Claire x

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  1. Rachel Bustin March 27, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I love these type of posts! ( I am a bit nosy!) I enjoy going to National Trust places as well xx

    • The Pramshed March 27, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you, love a National Trust property! We got membership as a Christmas present, and have so far visited 3 properties. Thanks for reading and commenting, watch out for my Day 2 task. Claire x

    • The Pramshed March 27, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you, and thank you for reading and commenting hun. Claire x

  2. Agent Spitback March 28, 2016 / 2:42 am

    Gorgeous pic! Lovely finding more about you. Wow, 6 months travelling! You must have lots of stories to share.

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:45 am

      Thank you! Yes lots of stories even though it was along time ago now. Wish i could do it all over again, but on a slightly bigger budget. Thanks for reading and commenting. Claire x

  3. Double the Monkey Business March 28, 2016 / 10:11 am

    Love getting to know you better! Good luck with the rest of the challenge. I started off really well and now I keep missing days and doing two posts at once – whoops! I blame Easter and getting distracted by chocolate 🙂

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Easter and chocolate are a good distraction, but family and life take priority. I will take a nosey at the rest of your posts. Thanks for reading and commenting lovely. Claire x

  4. justsayingmum March 28, 2016 / 9:16 am

    Hi Claire! So lovely to know a little bit more about you — but maybe that’s because I’m nosey! Gorgeous picture by the way and well done for starting the 30 day challenge … I had a look through the titles and they look fab … look forward to hearing how you get on with it and what works and what doesn’t work etc etc #bigpinklink

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Thank you! I’ll let you know how I get on with the challenge, some tasks are easier than others to write. I’ll give a good go at completing this daily. Thanks for reading and commenting hun. Claire x

  5. Susan Mann March 28, 2016 / 9:38 am

    Oh I love Hendricks gin too. It’s lovely. Way to go running. Do you know I’ve never been to Wales. I should go one day. Sounds like a lovely place. I enjoyed finding out more about you xx

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Thanks Susan, it’s a lovely place, sad to come back to London today, but we are off to Wales for a week in a few weeks….yay! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Claire x

  6. occupation:(m)other March 28, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Ah Claire you did it, brilliant! Hope the next 29 days go well. I really do think it’s great blogging/writing/creativity practice. Lovely to get to know you a bit more through your fifteen facts…I went to Cardiff uni too, snap #bigpinklink Lucy x

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Ooh wow! What did you study and when were in there? I really hope the next 29 days go well, still go task 2 to complete to post out tonight…eek! Really need to bulk blog! Thanks for reading and commenting hun. Claire x

      • occupation:(m)other March 28, 2016 / 7:02 pm

        Ahh good luck! I was there 2001 to 2004. English Lit & Cultural Criticism. Am I loads older than you!? X

        • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 7:05 pm

          No way I was there at the same time as you! Small world. I loved it there, it’s changed so much now. I lived in Talybont South in my first year xx

  7. Something About Baby March 28, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    I love posts like this! Some very interesting facts – please tell me how you gave up sugar in your tea, I just can’t do it! Looking forward to reading the rest of the posts in the challenge x

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:43 pm

      It was really hard to give up sugar at first, and then someone would make me tea and accidently put sugar in it which was delicious. It took a lot of willpower, I did it as I realised I was drinking about 10 teaspoons of sugar a day! Thanks for reading and commenting. Claire x

  8. Debs March 28, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Lovely to read about you. I bet thinking about your interesting facts gave you ideas for future blog posts. Love your photo! I really need to get going with my blog again. xx

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:44 pm

      Please do I would love to read it! Thank you for taking the time to read my post, and for commenting. Claire x

  9. Rhyming with Wine March 28, 2016 / 5:06 pm

    Hi Claire! *waves* It’s nice to read more about you. We love Tenby too and have had some of the best fish and chips ever from there! We live about 6 hours away unfortunately… but that won’t stop us coming back on our hols in September! :0) Dawn x

    #bigpinklink

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:45 pm

      It’s not the easiest of places for us to get to, it took us 8 hours to get there on Friday, and 5 hours to get back to London today! I hope you have a fab holiday there in September. Thanks for reading and for commenting. Claire x

  10. Squirmy Popple March 28, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    I’m so jealous of your 6 month trip around the world! I would have loved to do something like that, but it’s probably too late now that I have a baby. Wales is a lovely place to visit too – my husband and I had our ‘babymoon’ on Anglesey last year and it was gorgeous. #MarvMondays

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 6:47 pm

      Ah lovely, I hope you had a fab time hun! We had a great trip, and back off to Wales for a week in a couple of weeks. I did my 6 month trip a long time ago, I couldn’t do it now with baby. Thanks for reading and commenting hun. Claire x

  11. pinkpearbear March 28, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Oh we have so much in common!! Running, baking, national trust. It’s great to know more about you. This looks like a fun challenge. I might have to look into it! Thanks for linking up! #bigpinklink

    • The Pramshed March 28, 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Ha ha, great minds! I think you should give it a whirl. Thanks for hosting a fab linky. Claire x

  12. beautybabyandme March 29, 2016 / 6:52 am

    Love things like this – I’m going to give it a go! Lovely to read more about you hun xx

    • The Pramshed March 29, 2016 / 10:15 am

      Thank you, I’ll keep an eye out for yours posts. Claire x

  13. Harrogate Mama March 29, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Yey for wine and gin! (Although I prefer white and I’m a Gordon’s girl) but that doesn’t mean we can be friends 😉 xx #Thebabyformula

    • The Pramshed March 29, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Thanks for reading, yes we can definitely be friends! I wouldn’t say no to a white win or a Gordon’s. Claire x

  14. Mummy in a TuTu (@mummyinatutu) March 30, 2016 / 6:41 am

    Love Hendricks and cheese and hendricks! National trust is lovely and I am lucky enough to have quite a few spots locally. Go you on the marathons. We also now know who to hit up for help when we’re all stuck on website problems lovely ha ha ha

    #tribesters & #marvmondays

    • The Pramshed March 30, 2016 / 7:46 am

      Ha ha, but I seem to have lost my digital brain with this baby and seem unable to do the simplest of things….in all honestly I’ve never created a WP blog before so this is all very new. Thanks for reading and commenting Katie xx

  15. Sassy March 31, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    Check you out doing half marathons! It was a very interesting read, definitely enjoyed getting to know more about you! I hope the next 29 days of blogging goes well, looking forward to reading the posts! 🙂 xxx #BigPinkLink

    • The Pramshed March 31, 2016 / 8:35 pm

      Thank you for reading hun, so far I’ve stuck with it, but I’m struggling with today’s – fave superhero….watch this space. Claire x

  16. Kaye April 1, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Aw, that’s one gorgeous pic. Absolutely love it! My OH’s family have a holiday home in Tenby so we spend alot of time there too, such a lovely place to spend time. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

    • The Pramshed April 1, 2016 / 6:50 pm

      Ah that’s lovely, I bet you love going down there, you are very lucky! Thanks for hosting a great Linky. Claire x

  17. newmummyblogcom April 3, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    I love these posts! It’s such a great idea 🙂
    What a lot of lovely countries you’ve visited x
    Thanks for sharing #theBabyFormula

    • The Pramshed April 3, 2016 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks for reading, yes these challenges are fun to do, but need commitment, I’m already lagging behind due to activities this weekend. Thanks for hosting a fab Linky. Claire x

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