This is my first Blogger Q&A thank you Susie. I love reading about other bloggers and how they came to be, what they are like, what drives them on. To be included and and able to contribute to that body of information about myself is fabulous. Just hope I can be as interesting as others before me!
Susie has given me a list of questions to answer – So here goes!
My blogger questions:
1. Why did you become a blogger?
As my blog name suggests I took early retirement from the NHS last year. With a lot more free time on my hands and my love for Social media I began browsing and reading Blogs and watching Vlogs on Youtube. I thought this was a great forum – better than most magazines. Because I’m a dabbler and love trying new things plus I’ve been told I can talk a glass eye to sleep it seemed something I would enjoy doing. I love chatting about lots of various things – but nothing too serious though. If I’m honest I spend more time reading other bloggers great work than writing my own.
2. What’s your favourite thing to write about?
Ooh! Difficult question because I’m quite new and haven’t made as many posts as I’d like. However I seem to be favouring my football team Manchester City, and places to visit in Manchester and food. I need to do more beauty and fashion for over 50’s
3. What do you find the hardest thing about blogging?
Easy question this – finding time amongst the hundreds of other things I dabble in! I probably come up with ideas for posts several times a day but then I seem to be slow to type them up! I do juggle this with my passion for comping, football, meeting friends and my new found love for housework.
4. Do you have a special Christmas dish that you make every year?
I’d like to answer this with a sophisticated, elaborate dish that would impress but I’m going to say I have 2 dishes both served on Boxing day- For breakfast I make bubble and squeak with the leftover veg from Christmas Lunch, I serve it with bacon or small sausages, also leftovers! I know I can make this throughout the year after a roast dinner but for some reason I don’t, I save it solely for Christmas.
I also curry the remains of our Turkey crown for boxing day dinner – everyone jokes about turkey curry but actually it makes the most beautiful one, the meat absorbs the flavours beautifully. There’s nothing better than eating this after coming home from watching a football game.
5. Are you a coffee or tea kind of person?
Tea, tea and more tea! I love good old English breakfast tea – 3 cups in a morning to make me human. I then drink copious amounts throughout the day with no sugar and skimmed milk.
6. What is your favourite food?
Another difficult question! I love all food but since I’ve been in my menopausal years I have to watch what I eat as I am now overweight and despite trying everything I cannot shift any of the extra pounds. I love the humble chipped potato -could eat them at every meal, but don’t. My other favourite is a well done steak topped with blue cheese – heaven.
7. Where is the best place you’ve ever travelled to?
Why are all these questions so tough????? You’ll begin to see that I can never give one definitive answer! Everywhere I’ve been lucky enough to visit in the USA, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Southern California, Palm Springs, The Grand Canyon and New York.
8. What are your plans for your blog next year?
Simply to still be around and increasing my exposure and traffic. Plus more posts related to beauty, fashion and lifestyle for the over 50’s.
9. What is your favourite blogger app?
Not sure I know of many probably my WordPress app that enables me to edit and add photo’s on the go!
10. What’s your favourite tipple?!
Good old Gin and Tonic – Bombay Sapphire with Fever Tree tonic and a thick wedge of lime.
Thank you Susie for these great questions and Cheers!