30 Day Blog Challenge! 11 Facts About Me!

Because I clearly have far too much time on my hands I’ve decided to take part in the 30 day blog challenge!

Day 1 is 11 interesting facts about me (I was only thinking this morning that I don’t share enough about myself…..)

I’m 34 years old and a mum of two. I’m clearly a natural magenta red head 😉 I look ten years older than this image, my teeth are less white and my pores are more open.


As well as writing my blog, I am director of 2 companies.

One is Lavish and Co. We were the first in the UK to sell Glass interchangeable lockets and floating charms. We have since introduced other items to our collections too.

The other is Snapfire – customised web design for small businesses & other creative services.

In 2015, Lavish & Co won two awards – One was a Mumpreneur Unique award and the other was a Start Up Enterprise Of The Year Award from the Wigan Business Awards.


Despite this, I still have absolutely no idea what I want to be when I grow up.

I’ve always wanted to work with children in some way but not sure how this will work yet. Time to train is not a luxury I can afford at the moment.

I’m a bit like a fish out of water in business. I love the creative side but paperwork and forecasting makes my capillaries pop.

I used to be quite a bit bigger than I am now.

I piled weight on when pregnant with Niamh and struggled to shift it. I eventually discovered clean eating and it started to go with hard work & perseverance. I can honestly say I’m in better nick that I was before my kids. I love to exercise.


I’m a Volunteer Breastfeeding Peer Supporter for the local charity service.

I’m passionate about normalising breastfeeding and if that makes me ‘one of those’ then so be it!

I’ll never tire of wanting to help other new mums on their journey. Next month I will have got my golden boobies by feeding Esme for a year. I am immensely proud of that. It wasn’t easy but it was and is so rewarding. I’m proud of making that choice, owning that choice and not giving up despite difficulties.


I married my biggest crush.

My husband entertains and infuriates me in equal amounts but it is because I see him as my equal that it seems to work. He’s the smartest asshole I know 😉 I hate that…..and yet I love that.


I have suffered with anxiety & phobias my whole life.

Mainly hypochondria, fear of death & any armageddon type occurences. I would never ever watch anything like ‘2012’ or ‘the day after tomorrow’. (Read more about my head scrambles here http://www.thismumbusiness.com/2016/02/not-end-world/)

April 30th last year saw the birth of my youngest and a question mark hung over her health and any silly phobias and personal health concerns went out the window – it set my perspective. (http://www.thismumbusiness.com/2016/01/they-dont-make-diamonds-the-same-size-as-coal/)


My favourite food is stir fry – I go for quick and easy to make and quick and easy to eat.

I wish I’d named my blog something else as I didn’t realise how many blogs were out there with mum in the flippin’ title.

Out of anything else I do outside of my family, which isn’t much, writing makes me the happiest. I’d love to make a living from it but that bloody Unmumsy Mum got in there first and pissed on my parade 🙂

JD xx




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